Thursday, January 29, 2009

Snow and Ice

Well, the snow and ice (especially the ice) have put my crafting endeavors on hold. We are without power for yet another day...So, today I ventured out to the library to use their computers and check out some more books. No school most of the week. I hate not being able to use all of this "free" time in making all of the Valentines, etc. I need to be making. I'm also needing to put together some cards for an auction basket I'm doing. Oh, least I have the options that I do have. I have found myself thinking a lot about places in the world where my little inconveniences are a daily way of life. AND they also have to search for food and fuel, worry about violence, etc. So, I'm thanking God that I have options in my life! I have been able to get quite a bit of my Beth Moore Bible study done! It's a great one: Esther. I highly recommend it! Well, my time here is up so Keep Warm and Keep Looking Up!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Snowy Thank You

I made this thank you card using my new Nestibilities label dies. The shiny snowflake and the gem are from K&Co. Bazzil cardstock. I used a cuttlebug die for the snowflakes and stars. It's snowing here today! I love snow, especially if I'm working at home.
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Why I Stamp, Part Two

Thursday evening my school had a dinner honoring teachers and staff who had been there ten years or more. I was one of the honorees. Several of my current and former students spoke about me. One student, a senior this year, told several of her favorite memories and then held up a Valentine I had made her in SECOND GRADE! She has had this card in her bedside table ever since! She talked about when she received the card how it made her feel "wow, my teacher really must love me to take the time to make me this card." She went on to say that over the years when she became discouraged in school, etc. she would pull out this card and look at it. Continuing, she spoke about how now, as a senior, when she looks at it she notices all of the details I put in it even though it was for "just a second grader" and she thinks, "wow, my teacher really did love me!" She went on to tie that in to how I treated each student, how I taught, etc. So, fellow stampers, keep it up! We never know what impact something as simple as a homemade Valentine might have! Have a wonderful weekend and keep looking up! Deb

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mitten Thank You Card

I stamped out these mittens on Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper and then paper pieced them. The rest of the paper is also Figgy Pudding. Used chenille yarn and a white snowflake brad to give it some texture. I can't remember who makes this mitten stamp but I love it! Today is a good day for mittens in Lexington as we are having what the weatherman calls a "wintery mix". Of course, my students had a hard time focusing on me when it was really snowing outside our classroom window! I'm happy to be safe at home in my warm house. I have so much to be thankful for! Hope you're having a good week and keep looking up!
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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Snowman Thank You in Purple

This is that same little Serendipity snowman done up in purple. I used my cuttlebug for the white snowflakes and cotton for the "snow". I used a Nestibilities tag, once on white and once on purple, for the sentiment by Stampin' Up! I hope you had a great weekend. I did! It was busy as I tried to get a few last minute things done before school starts back up. I always find myself wishing that I had "just one more week" of Christmas break! Well, gotta go - UK is being beaten by the Louisville Cardinals (boo hoo!). Keep looking up!
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Friday, January 2, 2009

Snowman Thank You

I have been busy making thank you cards. This one is an old Serendipity stamp colored with Prismacolors. The snow is Martha Stewart "Snow Glitter". This little guy is just the cutest thing isn't he? The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set that I bought at a garage sale.
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