Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve

I just got back from the Zumbathon at the gym...a 2 hour party of shakin' your groove thang! mags went with me and we had a great time...they even had party hats and those paper blower things.

Well, the new year is almost here so I might as well share my December Daily pages that are done. I am still not done, but have high hopes that I can complete the rest of the pages before I go to work on Monday...if not, no worries...

I picked one activity from each day to document, even if there were a bunch of things going made the project manageable for me. For most activities, I did a small single page LO. I used the Studio Calico/Ali E. kit and added some bits and pieces from my goes...

December 1st...mags had a choir concert that was a great way to kick off the season!

dec 1

the AC alphas came from the kit...I added KI lace paper, Studio Calico Autumn Press paper from the mini paper pack, some music note paper (I think that was was just a small piece of paper in my Christmas bin), a doily, a little tag and an evalicious button.

December 2nd...I made and hung up a circle paper garland in mags' room.

dec 2

Crate Peppermint paper, washi tape, misc brads and pearls, Studio Calico Autumn Press paper from the mini paper pack, Ali E. stamps.

December 3rd...I took my dad to the airport after his Thanksgiving visit. I wish he lived closer and we could see each other more often.

dec 3

Crate Peppermint paper, Studio Calico Autumn Press paper from the mini paper pack, washi tape, Sass paper (green) and JB paper from the kit, a tag, doily and Crate (?) brad.

December 4th...I took mags shopping so she could spend her Christmas money from her Nana.

dec 4

JB paper, kraft pinked circle, flower and brad from the kit, Studio Calico Autumn Press paper from the mini paper pack, Spellbinders die cut and a tag.

December 5th...Paul's mom's 87th birthday celebration...we ordered in chinese and had 3 different kinds of cake!

dec 5

October Afternoon star paper, Sass green grid paper, Crate Peppermint paper, Studio Calico Autumn Press paper from the mini paper pack, doily, baker's twine, Quickutz nested star dies.

I'll be posting all of the pages in the next few days...but now I need to go and get to work on day 14!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How about some birthday cards?

Just a few cards that I made for the students at school who had birthdays in December. I used some Studio Calico scraps from Back 40 and Met. I also used the Sunday Sketch from Studio Calico...

happy birthday

happy birthday

It is a beautiful day here...warm and sunny and we are trying to make the most out of it! Hope are have a wonderful day too!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I have been very busy finishing up at school and prepping for the holidays...I know you know what I am talking about. It seems like it was extra busy this year and I still don't think I have everything done!

I did make some Christmas cards for my fellow teachers...everyone else got store bought cards with a picture of mags in it...a girl has only so much time for crafting! Maybe I should start today making Christmas cards and even if I only made 1 a week, I would still have 52 to send out next year...what do ya think?

I used some Studio Calico sketches and old Basic Grey that I promise myself I will use up every year, but I think it reproduces throughout the year because I never seem to be any closer to using it up!

2011 christmas card 1

2011 christmas card 3

2011 christmas card 2

I have also been working on my December Daily...I have not kept up every day needless to say, but I am determined to complete it before I go back to work in January...I'll take some pics soon and post them!

I hope your holidays are filled with joy and peace.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 11.17 Sketch

Welcome back for another addition of Sketchy Thursdays! This was a super fun sketch to work with! Hope you can find some inspiration and join in on the fun this week.

Here is the sketch...

sketchy thursdays

and here is my LO using some fun random pics of mags...

sketchy thursdays,studio calico

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

it goes by too fast

the weekend that is! it seemed like a very busy weekend with birthday parties and shopping for presents and laundry and grocery shopping and blah.blah.blah! and now I am planning the week ahead...but I did have a little time for some crafting this weekend...a LO for the Studio Calico Sunday sketch and weekly challenge!

studio calico,quickutz

thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

I will have another Sketchy Thursday LO on Thursday, of course, so stop back by and see another fun sketch and what I made with it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 11.10

It's time for another fabulous Sketchy Thursdays sketch!

Here is the sketch...

sketchy thursdays

and here is my LO...I flipped the sketch so my border would be on the bottom of the page...

sketchy thursdays,studio calico

and a little detail...I tucked my tiny title label under the picture...

sketchy thursdays,studio calico

I used my Glee Club kit add on from Studio Calico...the splats are made with black paint and custard Mr. Huey.

Thanks for stopping by...and I hope you can find some time to play with us this week!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays GDT

It's time for Sketchy Thursdays reveal and my first LO for the November GDT! I am really excited about hanging out with Sketchy Thursdays this month and hope you can find some time to play!

Here is the sketch...

sketchy thursdays

and here is the LO I made using my Studio Calico Field Guide kit...

sketchy thursdays,studio calico

and a little detail...

sketchy thursdays,studio calico

and some journaling by mags...

sketchy thursdays,studio calico

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

'twas the day before halloween

and I had some extra time, so I decided to play with this week's sketchy thursdays!

here is the sketch...

sketchy thursdays

and here is my take...

studio calico,sketchy thursdays

I used my Field Guide kit from Studio Calico , some Mr. Huey's and Twinery Twine...thanks for stopping by and happy halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Check this out...

I'm a winner by a nose!

sketchy thursdays november dt

I'll be hanging out with the Sketchy Thursdays gang for the month of November by 1 vote!

Thanks for all of the know who you are!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

card making saturday

I made a couple of cards from my scraps today...I needed a birthday card for a school birthday next week and I made a card using my scraps and the sketch from Sketchy Thursday November dt challenge!

I am in love with Studio Calico's new Memoir paper...couldn't throw away even the smallest pieces that I used for this LO!

studio calico,quickutz,technique tuesday

this one uses my favorite hero arts/basic grey stamp set and my grand spellbinder label dies...and I'm still making flags for my cards! and I used of some bits of paper from my Studio Calico February Sweet Shoppe kit...yay!

studio calico,spellbinders,hero arts

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sketchy Thursday November GDT LO

Thought I would throw my hat into the ring for the November guest design team spot over at Sketchy Thursday. I also needed a list of favorites and at least 5 leaves. I have been super inspired by Rahel Menig's layering and her little hidden journaling areas and thought I would try it out!

Here is the sketch from Sketchy Thursday.

sketchy thursday nov dt sketch

and here is my take...

studio calico,sketchy thursday

a little detail of the awesome Studio Calico veneer heart...

studio calico,sketchy thursday

and the inside where my list of fall favorites hides...

studio calico,sketchy thursday

and the other side...

studio calico,sketchy thursday

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the leaves are falling

and I cannot resist a pic...especially when I am participating in a picture a day challenge with some friends! and we already have so many dried up leaves from the lack of rain...might as well make lemonade!

oct 11 pad

Monday, October 10, 2011

in service monday

we made it through parent/teacher conference, a day of in service for me and voice lessons...and I finished up two cards that were in the works!

happy birthday

studio calico

and another birthday card

studio calico

most of the strips and punches and even the cupcake were sitting all over my desk...I cleaned it off and used up most of the little bits of mess...gotta love that!

thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

happy 3 day weekend

if you are the sort that celebrates columbus day! I do have to go to work tomorrow, but the students are off which is always a little bit of dilemma, but I think we have it all worked out now.

it was a card making weekend at my house...needed some cards to give to the students at school and also needed to get rid of some scraps of paper from my last couple of studio calico kits...I am glad to say that the kits have been finished off and I have a few extra cards in my box!


studio calico,spellbinders,the twinery

hooray! (I love this stamp set and would use it on every card if I thought people wouldn't make fun of me)

studio calico,basic grey

birdie card

studio calico,sizzix

you are so sweet

studio calico,martha stewart

I have a few more on the assembly line...hope to post them soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

sketchy thursday

with a super fabulous grid I thought I might play this week!

here is the sketch

sketchy thursday

and here is my LO with my sweet puppy!

sketchy thursday,spellbinders,studio calico

I used my handy spellbinders square dies and then just added some flower buttons and those awesome brads! thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

happy sunday!

I am making chicken and dumplings for dinner...and that makes me happy! I have been out shopping for a new oven...and that does not make me happy, but I haven't had one that works all summer and I haven't been to bothered by it!

Made a canvas this week to give as a gift to a student of mine...she really loves pink and it fit in perfectly with this weeks studio calico challenge to do a monochromatic LO...I just had to cheat and sneak the last little bit of the yellow and "pink" polka dot paper in there! I painted, I misted, I stamped and really had a lot of fun...hope she likes it!

studio calico

and a little detail

studio calico,quickutz,spellbinders

and I made a little birthday mini for my little cousin...thanks to the inspiration of the fabulous Liz Kartchner!!

the cover:

studio calico

page 1:

studio calico

page 2:

studio calico

page 3:

studio calico

page 4:

studio calico

I also added a few blank pages in the back so she could add extra pics if she wanted.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

the end of the weekend already

it just goes by too fast! already getting ready for back to the work day grind tomorrow.

I finally broke down and joined the technique tuesday Studio AE club and I have loved the 3 sets I have received so far...I use them tons and they are great for cards and scrapbooking...and I used one on the LO I completed this week (yes, it did take me all week...don't laugh)!

a pic of mags with her new short haircut...using my august studio calico kit...

studio calico,technique tuesday stamps

and a little close up...

studio calico,technique tuesday stamps

working on another mini and hope to get it posted soon...hope you have a great week!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

yes...I actually did make that mini

just didn't get around to re-sizing the pics until today...oh, well...high hopes!
I get a lot of sassafras lass in my studio calico kits and usually I am super excited about it, but the big stickers always stump this month, they were the first things removed(and actually the only things I have used so far) from the kit to make this little mini!

cover: with the super fun camera stamp from the kit!

studio calico,sassafrass

page 1-2

studio calico,sassafrass

page 3-4

studio calico,sassafrass

page 5-6

studio calico,sassafrass

page 7-8

studio calico,sassafrass

page 9-10

studio calico,sassafrass

page 11-12

studio calico,sassafrass

page 13-14

studio calico,sassafrass

page 15-16

studio calico,sassafrass

page 17-18

studio calico,sassafrass

I had a little piece of the cloud paper sitting out from the back to school cards I made and decided to cut out the clouds and use them and glad that the little piece of paper is no longer on my desk!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.