Monday, September 26, 2011

Did you ever want to say to your child’s teacher . . . Thanks!

Teaching requires tons of patience, impromptu creativity and a sense of responsibility most of us would not want to assume. Besides that I believe in bribery lol!

My goal is to have my grandsons take each of their teachers a gift every month . . . we’ll see how that goes!?

September Gifts:
The pencil cans are filled with pencils.

The tops of the pencil cans.

These little altered tins are full of paper clips, brads and puch pins.

I'm thinking I should get started on October's gifts!

Monday, September 19, 2011

. . .  and the ABC Crop at My Sketch World continues.  I love seeing all the different takes on the challenges! . . .and here are a few of mine.

J is for:

K is for:

Remember the old shelf that I picked up at the second hand store a few weeks ago?

Randy was sweet enough to give it a few coats of white paint . . . and it now looks like this - full of scrappy supplies.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The ABC Crop is in full swing at My Sketch World . . . and the inspiration from all the participants is amazing!
Here are my takes on the challenges:

E is for:

G is for:

H is for:

I is for:

Monday, September 5, 2011

I have two more projects done for the ABC Crop at MSW:

C is for:
This was a color palette challenge.

This paper was in a stack I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  When I got it I thought . . . what am I ever going to do with this!?  . . . and I actually put it in the give-a-way pile.  This morning I happened to think of the cart I had for my Cricut "Summer in Paris" and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I’m not sure what’s happened lately? I’ve never been the kind of person to have UFO’s
(unfinished objects) sitting around. I never work on more than two projects at a time. As I look around my scrappy room I realize that I have five projects in different stages of completeness. And if that’s not bad enough, I have at least another five waiting to get started.

While working on scrap booking layouts today I realized that the problem with adding details to my pages is it takes me hours to decide on what supplies to use and what techniques to try. I sat back and . . . it was like . . . this is all I’ve accomplished?!
But then I decided it’s not about the layouts or the projects. It’s about the process. I find it therapeutic and really enjoy the hunt for the coordinating paper and the search for the perfect embellishment. So for me it’s more about the process and less about the project, it’s more about the doing and less about the end result.

My Sketch World is hosting an ABC Crop with inspiring challenges, fun games and some awesome prizes , be sure to check it out!

A is for Arrows:

B is for butterflies:

Not only does MSW have the ABC Crop going on this month, the September Sketch is posted on the blog.  I loved this sketch so much I've already used it 3 times :)

A few weeks ago I went to lunch with my friend Barb. We decided to root through some second hand stores and I found this little cabinet that has so many possibilities! I’m thinking I’ll use it in my scrappy room.  I'm thinking a few coats of white paint will do wonders. We’ll see how it turns out?!

I had to come up with an idea for my office bulletin board. When I found this Simple Stories collection at Archivers, I knew just what I wanted to do with it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

In September for a while
I will ride a crocodile
Down the chicken soupy Nile
Paddle once, paddle twice
Paddle Chicken soup with rice.
(Chicken Soup With Rice - written by Maurice Sendak)

The ABC Crop is starting today at My Sketch World. If you’re looking for fun, games, inspiration and a chance to win some awesome prizes and RAK’s check it out.
Be sure to sign in.

The September 1st sketch will be posted today on the MSW blog. This sketch is so versatile that I used it on 2 layouts other than the one I turned in for the Design Team. Here’s a sneak peek.