Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Project Life Weeks 6 & 7

Week Six:

Week 7:

Still sick around here. I went to the Dr. yesterday. After waiting 3 hours, I found out that in addition to my cough, I have a sinus infection and an ear infection. The bad news is that the cough medicine they gave me actually made my cough worse, and I got no sleep last night. The good news is that they gave me Z-pack, so I'm already starting to feel better. I stayed home today, along with Brendan, who is pretty stuffed up. Here's hoping we'll all be back to school tomorrow!

On another positive note (trying to be grateful here), I had time to read the novel The Help. I loved this book! It deals beautifully with the tough subject of segregation and race relations. It made me laugh and cry. I couldn't put it down. I was sad when it ended. I would definitely recommend this book.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Couple 4 am Cards

I've had a horrible cough for the last week, and haven't been sleeping well. At four this morning, I gave up and headed to my scrap room. I colored a few of my new Sparkle Creations images, and I decided to make a couple cards.

The first card used Celebrating Chloe and CTMH's Piece of Cake, as well as Opaques as embellishments. The papers are Basic Grey's Perhaps. I love the way the colors and papers came together.

This card uses Birthday Josh. I used CTMH's Shining Star and Express postage for the sentiment. The papers are retired CTMH Birthday Bash.

I am loving my new Copics, but I'm not sure about 4am stamping sessions :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What happens when you give a 5 year old your camera?

This weekend is our big district basketball tournament for 7th and 8th grade. Since normally, the kids play on teams with members from all the schools, this tourney is all about school pride and playing together as a class/school. It's great fun, and it also means that we've already attended 5 games in two days. The boys weren't thrilled about going, but did a great job of supporting their school.

This morning our seventh grade boys had to play our 8th grade boys. That was a hard one for me, since I teach both grades. The 8th graders won. Brendan was bored, so I asked him to take some pictures of the game, so I could post them on my Smart Board Tuesday. In all, he took 49 pictures, and MOST of them were of the game. However, it was the in-between ones that were my favorites. I'm sensing a scrapbook page in my future!

Look at me!

Now look at the game (I posted a far away one because I don't want to post any minors without permission). He did actually get some great shots.

Now back to me

My shoes

Me again. Nice chocolate face, by the way.

My drink

Mom and me

Austin playing DS.

I love seeing Brendan's perspective!

Here are a couple of shots I took to round out the post. Bren watching the game. Gotta love the plumber crack! This was after I already cinched up his pants once.

Little monkeys hanging over the gym floor at halftime.

We took a break between games and hit the Discovery Center--check out that bubble!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day

I know I'm a day late, but I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine's Day! We had a nice relaxing one at home. I wanted to share a few of our LOVE-ly creations.
This first one is the Valentine card I made for Mike. I used the February Stamp of the Month, Friendship for the background, Hearthrob for the hearts, and My One and Only for the sentiment. The ribbon is CTMH's new Ruffled Ribbon. I also used glitter (of course) and Black Opaques. I took the photo at night, so it's hard to tell how sparkly the heart is.

The boys prefer store bought Valentine's, so I don't get the fun of making their class ones anymore :( I decided to make some for my class instead. I needed something quick, and I wanted to use my Copics, so I came up with these. I used our adorable Party Animals set. This set came out for Halloween, but I automatically saw V-Day and birthday.

Here's a shot of Brendan's Valentine's all filled out. The cards themselves are blurry because their holographic. When you turn the card, the puppies get bigger.
I probably won't be posting much this week. I have progress reports due Friday, so I've got to keep busy grading. I'm also still sick. This seems like the cold that will never go away. I'm down to just a cough now, but it's no fun. Not sick enough to stay home, but not well enough to get much done.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Project Life Week 5

We've been so busy the last couple weeks that I haven't had much time for creating. I have been keeping up on Project Life, though.

Last week, my wonderful hubby got me Copics for my birthday. I kept telling myself I didn't need them, but I've wanted them forever. I have squeezed in a little time for playing with them. I can tell they are going to be addicting. Every time I color, I think of more colors I'd like to have. This could be trouble. Now I just need to make from cards from some of these images :)
We're having Austin's birthday party today. Then it will be another crazy week as I get ready for progress reports Friday. I can't believe we've halfway through the third quarter. Time flies!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friendship Card

Here's another card using the February Stamp of the Month, Friendship. I love the damask look of this set! For this card, I stamped Indian Corn Blue on Indian Corn Blue cardstock for the background. I stamped the large image in second generation Indian Corn Blue. Then I stamped the quote using Outdoor Denim. Simple, yet elegant.
February Stamp of the Month, Friendship

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Project Life Weeks 3 and 4

I've been keeping up on Project Life, but haven't been getting them posted on here. I still haven't perfected the lighting for taking pictures without the glare, but you get the idea. You can click on the photos to get a closer look.

Week 3

Week 4

Fall Layout with Friendship and Bohemian Alpha

I had a CTMH Scrapbook party for a friend Thursday. I wanted a layout to showcase the new Stamp of the Month, Friendship. The inspiration for this layout came from some cards I saw on Vicky's blog. I would have never thought to put Sunset and Lagoon together with black. I loved her cards, and had to re-create the look. I knew these pictures I took would be perfect with all the bright orange in the leaves and the boys' shirts.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sophia and Bohemian Alphabet

Are you tired of Sophia yet? I can't help it; I love the pinks. Hollyhock and Blush are two of my favorite CTMH colors. I used the Bohemian Alphabet (another new favorite). I also used Posy for the flower, with a Blush button for the center. I stamp kissed the flower with the February Stamp of the Month to give it a textured look.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February Stamp of the Month--Friendship

I love the damask look of this month's Stamp of the Month set, Friendship. I made this set of cards for a friend who is hosting a party for me this week. I used the SOTM, Friendship. I also used the new Bohemian Alphabet, Sophia, and Posy. The Hollyhock card uses the new Pinks Designer Ribbon. I cut one of the roses from the ribbon. Colors are Black (my Black needs to be re-inked, but I like the gray look), Hydrangea, Ocean, Moonstruck, Hollyhock, and Pear.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Idea Book Released Today

Today is the day! The new Close To My Heart Idea Book is live online! The catalog is now good for 6 months, with even more fabulous papers and stamps! To view the catalog visit my site www.moments2treasure.myctmh.com.

With the new Idea Book, there are not one, but two specials for February! The first special is for Studio J members. If you are member, when you order 9 layouts in the month of February, your tenth layout is FREE! To become a member or find out more, click the Studio J tab at the top of my page.

The other special is for anyone who has ever thought about being a Close To My Heart Consultant! Become a consultant in February for just $129. If you achieve Straight To The Top, you will receive a rebate on your consultant kit AND $100 in FREE product credit. To achieve Straight To The Top, you must sell $300 your first month and $1,200 in your first three months. To find out more, contact me or click on the "Become a Consultant" tab above.