This is the only tag that Tim demonstrated today. He has done such an awesome job teaching all of these techniques. I have 25 technique tags and I am so happy to have learned how to do them all. Some I will repeat often, I am sure...some I might not try again.
Friday, March 30, 2012
This is all that is left of the English building and old Gym at West Campus. There has been a group of citizens who are trying to keep the old building from ending up like this. This property was sold to a private owner after the high school built a new addition to East Campus and closed West Campus. Nate was a sophmore and walked from West to East in the rain in the Spring of 2000, ending the last classes that where held on West Campus.
Day 8 tags had to dry overnight. These techniques can not be dried with the heat gun. It was a ton of fun working on the sticky back canvas. That butterfly is grungeboard with Rock Candy crackle paint and distress stains! AWESOME!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
These are the PBIS awards for the students at school. Each quarter they receive an award pin and get to participate in a special activity if they earn enough "paws". We made about 800 of those Tim Holtz rosettes, punched a paw print and circle for each pin, glued ribbon and a pin on the back. The kids are very proud of their achievements!
Tim Holtz has new Distress Markers. I don't have any of them, so I used my Stampin' Up markers. While I am sure they don't blend as well as Tim's markers do, I tried to follow his instructions and I feel like I did okay. I do love the middle tag. I used the specialty stamping paper from Ranger. That stuff is pretty awesome!
Happy Birthday, Peyton! He is 10 years old today. (can't believe it!) He picked out the Extreme Chocolate Blizzard Cake for his birthday. Uncle Jim was teasing him about needing a fire extinguisher to put out all those candles. Peyton told him, "Nobody wants foam on their ice cream!"
I loved working on the tag on the left. I don't have many re-inkers (gotta get some of those!), but it is fun to play and see what I can use instead. Tim Holtz is such an awesome teacher. I could listen to him talk about inky stuff all day long!
Day 2 tags. I tried several times to get the watercolor tag (you can see all of my attempts in the background of this picture). For some reason, I kept getting mud. So, I walked away and came back later and think I got it!
My hair isn't long enough to do anything "crazy" with it. I just spiked it like I normally do! However, several of the staff had fun arranging their hair for "Crazy Hair" day. This has been a fun week for the students and all of the staff!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We went to breakfast this morning at the Harvest Cafe. This restaurant is in Delavan and is famous for it's "Farm to Table" meals. Most of the food that is served in the dining room, is grown locally and made in the kitchen of this cafe. We have been here one other time for breakfast. We hope to go back soon for dinner!
We invited the family over for hamburgers on the grill tonight. We had a great time hanging out with everyone. We don't do that often enough. My great niece, Saige is just the cutest little girl! She is so petite and such a little lady, well...until she gets tired! Oh boy! I miss seeing her and will have to try harder to get together with everyone!
I have been going to therapy for my wrist since December. I hit it on the door in February and had a major set back with the pain level. I tried this drug on tuesday during therapy and it really helped my wrist. I picked up my own prescription today and will receive treatment again. I am hoping this will get me pain free, soon!
If you look closely, you will see the sign in the middle of the board that proclaims the new bulletin board contents would be coming soon! I guess the other second grade teachers couldn't wait for Mrs. Goeken to finish her projects. This morning, all of the waste construction paper was stapled to her "coming soon" board!
We went to Rubber Rainbows for a Glitter class tonight. Margaret taught us how to use the peel off stickers, glitter and copic markers to make some glittery images. It was lots of fun and everyone had a great time. I was very happy that I didn't spill the glitter!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess! One of our first grade classes celebrated his birthday by wearing Cat in the Hat, hats! They also read a Dr. Suess book to the kindergarten students. This morning one of our local news personalities came and read a Dr. Suess book to them. They also had birthday cake!
Poor Winston has been so sick this week. He has been vomiting for the past two days. His skin is really red and now his right eye has the cherry eye. I tried to get some benadryl in him, but he didn't even want the cheese this morning. He did eat a little tonight. Hope I don't have a mess in the morning!