Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Been a Long Week!

It has been a long week!   I had my formal observations this week.  That means I formally write up two lessons and then my principal comes in and watches me teach.   I have been doing this for quite a few years but it makes me nervous every time!  The first lesson was earthquakes and it went very well.  The sixth graders really did a nice job.  The second lesson was rocks and it went awesome.  Those second graders rock (no pun intended).  Anyway along with that comes some meetings to talk about the lessons both before and after.  Then on top of that I got my hair done which takes forever since I have required bleach since the age of 19, lol!  So that was my week in a nutshell.  I barely had time for anything, but of course I did manage to crank out a few cards.
This is one of my favorites.  It was kind of a happy accident.  My original thought was to mask off the square in the middle and stamp the square flower from Out of the Box.  However it turned out a little funny looking.  So I took the vellum that I used for the mask and adhered it to the card and then stamped the square sentiment on it in Ripe Avocado.  I then remembered these cute little Heidi Grace translucent flowers that I had bought on impulse at Big Lots ages ago.  I am such a sucker for the Big Lots deal.  So we have the flower, a rhinestone, and then yellow stickles on all the other flowers.   I think its pretty cute.
Other Stuff I used:
PTI kraft
PTI fresh snow ink
MAMBI rhinestone (I think...)


Niki Estes said...

Very cute, Michelle! I love the white ink on the kraft cardstock.

Heidi said...

Love this card! I'm glad your observations went well. I've done this for years too and still feel the same way. You're soooo not alone!