Sunday, July 01, 2018

I’m Still Alive!

Well what do you know?  I can still make stuff on occasion.  I've been keeping myself busy teaching school and reading books.  I haven't really made any time for art over the last year or two except for the card making club that I run at the school.  However, I've got a fully stocked craftroom and I was finally running out of cards!  This card uses stamps from lawn fawn (lady bugs) and altenew (sentiment).  A little copic coloring and a lot of black ink.  Happy summer friends!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Falling Leaves

Hello!Long time no write! Once again school has started and teaching English takes all of my time. So many things to do, so many papers to grade. Since the start of the school year I've made like 10 cards. Sad but true.  This card uses a set from Simon Says Stamp (Leaves and Scribbles?) and some PTI paper and ink.  The leaves are die cut and also brushed with gold perfect pearls... sparkly in real life- not so much on the computer screen.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Me... Begging for Money on Behalf of My Students

Hi Friends!  I interrupt this blog to ask you to consider to giving to my classroom via Donor's Choose.  I am once again asking for books for my classroom.  I have my students read 5 novels per term for a total of 20 novels per year.  They don't always make it but even if they only do half they will read 10 books in a school year!  This is in addition to our 4 class novels.  Some of my students come from homes completely devoid of books.  Some of them hate reading.  Some have never read a novel by themselves.  Its my job to try to change that.  I look for books that will interest them.  I talk up new books.  I try to tailor book choices to their interests.  I will spend tons of my own money on books this year, as I did last year.  Will you help?  Even if you can't donate, can you help spread the word?  Also if you donate in the next 6 days you can put in the promo word SPARK and Donors choose will match your donation! So $5 becomes $10!  Here's the link:

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Clean and Simple Birdies

Clean and Simple #amusebirds
Hello friends!  I have some very CAS cards for you today.  Two stamps (both from a muse), some copics, and patterned paper.  Thats it.  All cuts done with the paper trimmer.  Quick and so easy!
  Clean and Simple #amusebirds 
Different orientation, one bird stamp
  Clean and Simple #amusebirds 
Same thing but fun color change!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

More Lawnfawn

Hi Friends! I have another Lawnfawn creation for you today.  I used the Bug set.  Sorry the name is escaping me at the moment and I am too lazy to look it up.  I stamped on stampers white and colored with copics.  I added some stickles for sparkle.  It's mounted on PTI wisteria cardstock.  Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens

Hello Friends!  I came into some Lawn Fawn stamps the other day, aren't they the cutest?  I love that little snail.  Although I admit the scientist in me is screaming that snails eyes are on those antennae!  Of course, eyes up there are not nearly as cute.  Google snail eyes, you'll see what I mean.
  Lawn fawn gleeful gardens 
Anyhow this card uses PTI cardstock, pti sentiment and Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens.  It is colored with copic markers.  Simple and easy!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

More Watercolors

Good Morning friends!  I got together with a friend yesterday for some card making and now have a few new things to show you.  Above I have a little sunrise scene that I drew and colored with Zig Clean Color markers.  I used watercolor paper.  I added some Maya Road twine and a sentiment from PTI.
Here we have a little beach scene.  Again colored with the Zig markers on watercolor paper.  Maya Road twine and PTI sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by!