Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sweet Angie has given me this wonderful award. I'm always so surprised when I get something like his. Thank you, darlin'! You made my day!

The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

Deliver this award to 5 -8 and include this cleverly-written text in the body of their award.

I wish to pass this award on to some of my Wonderful Blogger Friends....





Their blogs are just lovely.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Someone's having a 50th birthday...

So in celebration of this major event, I made this 4x4 birthday card. I can't show you the back, just in case she logs onto my blog. Happy birthday, special friend!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Paper Whimsy Challenge #5

I just love the challenge collage sheets that Gale puts out every 2 weeks. It gives me my "me" time, which I need very badly right now. It just seems that every teaching position I apply for is on the cutting block. Especially a Kindergarten one that I wanted very badly. It's a shame. I really feel that teaching is my life's calling and I can't do a damn thing about it. I have never been unemployed for this long in my entire life.

So when all else fails...make art! (If you click on the image you'll see it better...)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I should have known...

I'm in a Mussie Tussie swap in Paper Whimsy. I was so excited about doing this. Went to the store to get just the right paper, little gifties to put INSIDE of it, etc. I spent all day working on this. When it was finished, I started thinking, "man, this opening is kind of small..." Sure enough, it is small. I was so upset! I just hope the person it's going to isn't disappointed. I wrapped up her goodies in a matching gift bag real pretty so perhaps all will be forgiven.

Live and learn...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Britain's Got Talent

You have to watch this...it's incredible!


It's Susan Boyle...an amazing sensation!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!

I just got my test scores for the first 3 tests I needed to pass to get my permanent CT state teaching licenses. I not only passed, I passed with flying colors!!!!!!!! I'm so excited I want to scream~ WAHOO!!! These first three tests were so hard. They were like taking my high school SATs all over again. I thought for sure I had failed at least one of them. But, I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, G_d!!!

I take the next 2 tests on April 25th. I should probably start studying for them...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Now, don't laugh at my header...

I'm just trying to get a handle on this digital thing. I have accumulated enough digital pieces (compliments of Barb and Tamara) that I just thought I'd start playing. I'll probably have a header for every day of the year at this rate!!!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

A Book of Why...

So here are my first 2 Book of Why journal pages. I'm going to try to do them in the "Zetti" style because I really need the practice. I don't own any of Teesha Moore's collage sheets, so I'm strictly on my own here. I don't get fashion magazines either, but the place that cuts my hair gets tons of them and they're always throwing them out. Now they save some of the better ones for me.

There are LOTS of glittery things on this page, but glitter never scans well.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Isn't this a cute banner?

My sweet friend Tamara made this for me. I was just waiting for the weather to get nice enough to use it!

Thanks sweetpea!

I finally did it!

I finally put together this journal. I made the cover from fabric paper about 4 months ago. I made the pages with Color Mists around the same time. I bought a Rubicoil machine a looooong time ago and was afraid to use it. Don't you think it was about time I put all three together?!? I cut the fabric paper to 6x6.5 inches and cut the water color paper to the same size. I broke down, got out my rubicoil and practiced and voila! I have no idea what took me so long!!!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Fabric Pages for Mixed Media Madams

These pages are for Debbie J. in my Mixed Media Madams group. The theme for her "book" is Grandma's Sewing Basket. These were really fun pages to do. The background fabric is from a vintage quilting squares that I bought at a flea market ages ago. I think there were actually around 50 of them that I bought for $5. The orange lace is also vintage, if you can believe that! Nana Norah is the front and the sewing group is the back. This was a little challenging because the finished product was only 4x4 inches!!! Not a large surface to work with.

Debbie, I sure hope ou like them!