Saturday, October 31, 2009

Welcome to the pumpkin patch

To celebrate the end of the month I made little pumpkin patches for a few of the people at school, they turned out pretty cute.

Everyone really like them. The surprise is in the back...
Have a happy and safe Saturday. I'll talk to you again soon.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Desktop Birthday Party

My friend had a birthday this week so I threw her a desktop birthday party.  She loves purple (yes just like me) so that was the theme, "purple".  She also likes minitures hence the "miniture" chocolate cake.

We have only worked together for about a year and a half but she is a sweetheart and I hope her birthday was great!  I made her a shades of purple birdhouse with frames on it so it can also be used for some of her favorite photos.

I used a small wooden birdhouse and modge podged it with a variety of purple papers.

It originally had a rope hanger coming out of the top but I removed that and used it to hold flowers and a ribbon.

I used my Cricut and cut several chipboard frames and then stacked them so you could slide pictures in and out of them.  Painted them purple and covered them with glitter, very sparkly.

Have a great Friday and I'll talk to you again soon.

New Mexico Style snow storm

Around here we don't get much snow so when it happens it can be an event, people get sent home early or school gets cancelled.  The nice thing about NM snow, it's usually gone in a few hours.  I took this picture this afternoon from the driveway.  An hour later... gone.

Hope your week has been good so far.  Welcome Friday!  Have a great evening and I'll talk to you again soon.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Birthday card for the box

Finished another birthday card for giving at school  I need three more to finish the month of October!  Lots of people born in October on our staff.

I'm working on a costume to wear at a stamp expo next weekend and a friend's birthday is coming up so I've got some picture to share from those projects too.  Hopefully, I'll have time to post again later this weekend.  Have a great one and I'll talk to you again soon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Homemade award ribbons

I host a pumpkin decorating contest at school and I always make the award ribbons.  Here is this years batch.  Three winners per grade level.

I think they turned out pretty good.  Happy Friday!!! I'll talk to you again soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall colors

We had a temperature change this weekend and when I got ready to leave the house yesterday this is the sight that caught my eye.  Beautiful fall colors right in front of me. 

Have a great Thursday.  I'll talk to you again soon!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Some challenge cards

We have a stamp expo coming to town at the end of the month and the challenge for the cards were baby boy card with no blue and baby girl card with no pink. I had to work at it a little but here they are:

For Baby boy I used Cranberry and black

For Baby Girl I used Creme Brule, Olive and Chocolate.

We'll see how they do in the competition. Thanks for stopping in, I'll talk to you soon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Wednesday

Still working on birthday cards for the box. Here's another one, I had to try my hand at something a little fall'ish.

The picture doesn' t quite do it justice. The colors are more coordinated in real life. Oh well, I'll keep working on my photograpy skills. Thanks for stopping by, I'll talk to you again soon.

Paper, stamps, ink from Close to My Heart
Punch from Martha Stewart
Ribbon and button from my stash

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby Tag Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! I hope your day is going good. Here is a tag I made to top a baby gift basket for a teacher at school. I totally forgot to take a picture of the basket it turned out really cute too. But anyway here is the tag.

The tag coordinated with some of the items in the basket. Too cute! Thanks for stopping by, I'll talk to you again soon.

Stamps and ink from Close to my heart
Misc. colored pencils
Ribbon, button and papers from my stash

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Balloon Fiesta

The International Balloon Fiesta is a BIG deal here in New Mexico and I am lucky enough to have an amazing view of the field from my back yard.  Here are some pictures I took early Saturday morning while I was comfy and cozy in my pj's and slippers.

Dawn Patrol goes up first to check out the wind currents.

Then as the sun starts coming up over the mountains, you can see all the brightly colored balloon begin to fill up and stand on the field.

Then finally, the mass ascension...

We had a ton of them flying over the neighborhood yesterday morning.  Such a pretty sight.  Have a sweet Sunday and I talk to you again soon.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Woo Hoo got the Mojo done!

It took all week but I finally had a chance to sit at the worktable and work on the Mojo sketch! Here is the Mojo Monday sketch,

And here is my version. This card is also doing double duty since I'm sending it to an organization that will judge it and then sell it and donate the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity.

Hope you're having a great weekend, I've got some Balloon Fiesta pics to post for tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by, I'll talk to you again soon!

Peer Recognition

Fostering an attitude of gratitude is not ever easy but I'm trying to help it along at school. My team has implemented a little program were staff members get a chance to recognize each other for the thoughtful things they do for others. My team presents the first two baskets in September and then those people recognize two more people the next month. It's not what is in the basket that counts it's the idea that we recognize that other people go out of their way to help us everyday.
Who are you grateful for today? Let them know with a little note or a token of appreciation. Thanks for stopping by today. I'll talk to you again soon.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Trio of Sympathy Cards

September was a rough month for our staff. We had three people suffer the loss of a loved one. We sent each a plant and our sympathy. It's not easy to recover from losing someone you love but sometimes it helps to know your friends are thinking of you and praying for you.

I hope your week is filled with all that is good. Stop by again and I'll talk to you soon.

All paper, ink and stamps are by Close to My Heart
Ribbon: Wal-Mart
Border punch: Fiskars

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Retro Birthday

This card reminds me of my bedroom when I was growing up. These were the colors in the bedspreads. They are still some of my favorites! All the papers, stamps and inks are from Close to My heart, border punch by Martha Stewart. Thanks for stopping. Have a great day and I'll talk to you soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Better late...

Than never, right! I looked at the Mojo Monday sketch on Monday and thought it looked a little too complicated but, I had a little time today so I thought I'd give it a try. Here is the sketch, you can click on the sketch to visit the mojo site.

I really had a bit of a hard time with this one.  It took a while to come together but here it is...

The day started out cloudy and overcast for the first Sunday of the balloon fiesta but the sun finally came out this afternoon.  I tried taking some pictures on the front porch.  It was a little windy but I snapped this one before the wind blew it over.

Have a great week, we have fall break coming up and I am looking forward to a couple of free days to stamp and play.  I'll talk to you again soon.