Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Art Warehouse Sweets

Since I have to work tomorrow I am posting now. This is on the Art Warehouse blog right now. After that last post I needed something sweet! Happy Thursday everyone!!

A few pics



from Monday. Trying to potty train the little guy today. I am so pooped. He's not. In fact that is the whole problem. He will not poop on the potty. He tried to sneak off in his bedroom closet where he likes to go for privacy and when I tried coaxing him to the bathroom he decided he didn't need to go. He had no accidents all day. I tried to bribe him and told him I would get him this toy he wants. He spent a good hour crying about it today. My head is about to blow. I'm so tired of family members bugging me about his potty habits. I'm sure they mean well, but he is such a stubborn little guy and sometimes I just want to tell everyone to mind their own business. You can only push him so far and I'm the one who suffers the repercussions. Okay, sorry. I promised I wouldn't whine on my blog, but I hate to receive unsolicited parenting advice more than anything in the world. Every child is different and learns at their own pace. You don't need an education degree to figure that one out. :) So on that note...Happy Wednesday!!

Some Super Simple Cards


Monday, May 28, 2007

Saturday shots




We had a really nice weekend. I went with my parents on Saturday to decorate graves and then we stopped at Buffalo Days (it's like a small town carnival..they have it right on the square and everything). No, we didn't participate in the buffalo chip throwing contest, but we still had fun. We had already eaten at this really cute little restaurant called Cooky's, so no we didn't eat any Buffalo either. We did have a fair amount of fried chicken and pie...mmmmmm. Today, we went to dh's parents and I got some cutie pics of the kids, but that's for another day:) I need to get some sleep so I don't fall asleep at work tomorrow.

By Bag...


Yes, I love tote bags and purses. I finished this one yesterday. I sewed the heart and flower on, the ribbon around the handles, and altered the hang tags (they are Creative Imaginations). Now I'm off for a fun filled family day! Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Halloween mini album!







I am finishing projects today. I am the Queen of Unfinished projects. I like to start things and then find something better to work on. I have finished 4 things today. Yay!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Super Duper Day!



This has been the best day. I got to go to an inservice at the school I'll be working at next year. Everyone is so nice. I tell ya, I'm as passionate about teaching as I am about scrapbooking. It is so awesome to be with other people who share your philosophy of teaching. Then I stopped by my LSSand the whole Love Elsie line was in. Well, now it's all at home with me. LOL! I had an hour before school got out so I made a quick layout!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Thank You!


Lovin' the Fresh line a little too much. I need to use my Vibe stuff too. I wish I could do better boy pages!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Another Bo Bunny project


Another Bo Bunny project for CMK this month.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Lucky Me!



To get to spend the day with this little character.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Meet Our New Baby!




Did you know we were expecting? Expecting this little one since she was just days old. Finally she got to come home yesterday. She's not really ours...dad won't allow pets, but grandma and grandpa (mostly grandpa) decided the kids needed a puppy, so they got one. Adorable isn't she? I'm not sure what the little guy is doing, but I love the picture. Yes, it says Crazy on his shirt.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bottle Cap pencil cup and card




Here is what I finished today. Finally using up these bottle caps I used to think were SO COOL! Feels good to put them to use!

Saturday!

Finally Saturday! This was such a long week. I was so tired last night. Now, I have some time to myself and I'm trying to decide what needs to be done first. Laundry, cleaning, a little scrappin'? I'm anxiously awaiting some new Art Warehouse prototypes to play with. I think everyone is going to love the stuff that's coming out. I know I do! Maybe I'll have a scrappy post later if I get in gear.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I Did It!


I finally got a job. I'm going to be a 3rd/4th grade reading teacher. So totally happy. I couldn't imagine a better job! So, I can't have a post without a pic...here is my sweet girl. Love the look on her face.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Yummy Storage


I love my yummy new storage containers. I painted the lids to match my scrapbook room. They hold lots of treats! Sorry, I tilted the camera a little much with the top picture.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!


Hope everyone had a Happy Happy Mother's Day yesterday. This is a little card I made with the Art Warehouse Fresh line and lots of ribbon.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

That is....

so fake! She thinks she is the boss. I know she secretly loves it that I take her picture every- where she goes. Love my silly girl!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Smile....


It's Friday!!! Just a little lion card. It opens in the back where the circle is. Kind of silly, huh?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Crash!


I took this picture Monday night, but it just sums up their whole relation- ship. He is looking for someone to crash into and she is constantly jumping in his way and laughing about it. Yikes! I had to take them grocery shopping tonight and somehow managed to come out of 2 less marbles than I went in with, but somehow ended up with 2 packages of mini M&Ms someone snuck in the cart. Then the nightly homework battle began. I want to teach so badly, you would think I could reach my own child. Not at all. It's a good thing I don't use her for a reference on my application. She says I am telling her the wrong thing. I'm not a real teacher. Should I argue this point. Does she need a copy of my certificate? Or should I just pinch her head off right now? Just kidding. I love her. Children need to make meaning out of learning. She needs to connect it with something she knows and can relate to. I know all of this. I can help. It all goes out the window with your own child.

Bo Bunny

Bo Bunny is the design team sponsor for CMK this month. Here are my first two projects. Their rub ons and brads are my favorite. There is also a contest to win some Bo Bunny product, so if you have some Bo Bunny layouts lying around you should run over and upload them to the Bo Bunny contest gallery for a chance to win. Gotta love a chance at some free stuff!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

It's Owl Good!

Love me some Funky t-shirts. My new fav! I really could've used a bigger size... I know, but this is all they had.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Art Warehouse/ Hampton Stamps!

Yummy Yummy stamps! I actually stamped in color instead of just black and brown. This was my challenge for CMK's NSD crop. All Art Warehouse Fresh stuff and Hampton/Limited Edition Stamps.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

NSD at CMK!


CMK is having an on-line crop for National Scrapbook Day. There will be challenges all day long and lots of prizes. Rebecca always gives away the best stuff! I am also giving away a Stamp RAK for my challenge...Elepahant Stampede. Come by and play! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Happy Birthday!!



Somebody around here had a birthday!! So happy I have this sweet girl. Even when she drives me bonkers.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

AW Product Spotlight

This is my Product Spotlight for Art Warehouse. You can find step-by-step directions and a supply list on the Art Warehouse site.