We had a great day today! Love the card that the staff all signed for me and the "paw" necklace that I can wear with my "tiger" shirt! My boss gave me a gift card to go out to dinner and the Parents Club gave me a gift certificate to Scrapadoodle!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Mr. Dickson took us out for lunch today for Adminstrative Assistants Professionals Day. We went to Olive Garden. We had a relaxing lunch away from school! He thanked us for all of our hard work and dedication to our school district.
I have been going to Weight Watchers since August 8, 2011. I have been struggling to lose weight for the past few weeks. I am not cheating or over my points for the week, have been getting my good health guidelines covered, using my points for the right foods and getting at least 5 days of exercise 40-60 minutes a day. I have lost and gained and can't figure out why. I am keeping my head up and continuing following the plan because I know this is the best thing for me!
I have been working on cards for the past couple of weeks. I don't know, I just want to make cards. And well, I needed some new stuff in my stash of cards. I like to make 4 of the same design and just change the occasion. Be surprised if you get one of these cards! I used the bird punch (the wing) to make these flower buds. I am so tired of punching that bird!!
I got to take a class tonight from Stacey DeWid, who is a Freelance Crafting Industry Educator & Designer for Tattered Angels. She taught two classes today and I wish I could have taken the first one this afternoon, But I had to work :( Anyway, this class was so much fun. I sprayed ink and glitter mist all over the place and had a blast doing it! There is something very satisfying about watching a natural colored flower embellishment turn into a very beautiful blossom! I could have worked all night!
When I got to work today, this box of Spudnuts was sitting on the table in the lounge. Actually, there were two of them! In the past, I would have helped myself and not even thought about it. I can't even imagine how many Weight Watcher points one donut is!?! I didn't have one and really didn't want one either!
This is a group picture we took on the grounds of Menno Haven Camp. It was an awesome weekend spent creating with friends, old and new! I hope I get to do this again with this group of serious crafters! Thanks for inviting me, Nikki and thanks to everyone who made this such a wonderful weekend!
Nikki and I have been friends for several years. She lives down the street from me and sells Stampin' Up! She is a very creative person and I enjoyed rooming with her and sharing the day creating cards and chatting. Becky, Wendy and Kellee were at this retreat, too! The rest of the girls (there were 16 in all) were former Paper Moon customers and have continued to scrap together after the store closed.
I am going to a scrapbook retreat on friday night. I will have 3 days to do nothing but create! I can't wait to spend some time with my scrappin' buddies and to meet some new friends. I pre-planned to make the cards for my Chirpin' Chicks card swap. I made one of each card and gathered the supplies, making kits to make all of these cards (and lots of other ones, too).
I finished the 2011 12 tags of Christmas by Tim Holtz. I love to try his techniques. I didn't have all the supplies to make the tags exactly like he did, but I got close! I have made the tags for the past 3 years and want to go back and complete the tags for 2007 and 2008. He recently announced that he was retiring the "12 tags of Christmas" and starting a monthly tag challenge. I can't wait!
Good morning my darling, Saige! Isn't she just about the cutest little girl you have ever seen? I took her Easter Bucket to her today. She was trying to fit in the bucket! She is the happiest little girl. Look at all those teeth in her mouth! She carried that bucket all around the house and filled it up with toys and dumped it about a million times. Love you bunches, Saige!
We had our Easter Egg Hunt tonight! There were 58 eggs for two little boys to find. Well, there were 59, but we had an unexpected egg hunter. He was a very friendly squirrel, who stole and egg, broke it open and tried to eat the candy! And I was standing about 3 feet from him. I chased him off and he came right back and tried to get another egg. We had the kids run around and gather up the eggs before he could come back. We ate sub sandwiches, chips, fruit & dip and veggies & dip. I love spending time with my family!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I have made about 8 of these baby books recently. I cut the books out of chipboard with a die at Scrapadoodle. Each month, is labeled for a picture of the baby. One page for each month including the birth. At the end of the year, there is a complete album showing how much the baby has grown in a year!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Yesterday, Tim Holtz posted his April "12 Tags of 2012", I got busy and made the tag on the left, as I didn't have the bird and branch die that he used. I used some of the techniques that I learned in the Creative Chemistry 101 class (which was AWESOME!). After I was finished with the tag, I looked in the gallery on his blog and was reminded of the bird in the cage die, which I DO have. So this morning, I had to run to Hobby Lobby (using the coupon from my iphone! lol) and buy the distress embossing powder in brown so I could make the bird tag.
Since I was all inky, I made the February and March tag, too. Again, it was so much fun to be able to use the techniques from the Creative Chemistry 101 class with confidence!
This morning, Jim and I were reading the newspaper. He picked up his new IPad and showed me this app he has. It takes a divides the screen into 9 different blocks. Each one has a different "effect". He can also use the camera to take a picture using the whole screen.