Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never forget...


That day stands out in my mind like it happened just yesterday.
I can still remember being unable to move, frozen in front of my television screen... the shock of it all hitting me in waves.
"This is not happening... this is not happening... OMG, this is not happening..."

Here is a link to a beautiful tribute by Jason Powers titled "Can't Cry Hard Enough".


I don't know what to say except...
I will never forget.

with much love,

Monday, September 08, 2008

All About A Boy named Keiji...

My 3 year old started preschool last week in my classroom.

I just wanted to share some pictures of his first day with you.

Standing proudly in front of school sign!

Cutting and pasting...

There's no stopping this preschooler!

Legos, blocks, now puzzles... oh my!

Home at last! What's this? A card from Giulia?

What a day!!

Thanks for enjoying Keiji's first day in preschool with me!


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Passing along some blog candy!

I found a couple of blog candies and thought you would like to have a chance to win too!

Would you like to have a chance to win a banner for their blog? I know I could use one! lol! Hurry! Loreen will pick the lucky winner tomorrow (Friday)! One blog banner at Loreen's Scrap Space

How about a blog candy package of 20 sheets of 12x12 BG pp, SU Daisies wheel, SU Easter Fun wheel, Bella images, Elzybells images, 3 x 5 plastic card holders? Jacquie is offering these on her blog, Javablustamper until Sunday, Sept. 7th!

Gina is celebrating a huge milestone! She has reached the 20k hit mark on her blog, Gina P Crafts! Congratulations, Gina! To celebrate this, Gina is giving away:
1 - 8x10 frame (holds a 5x7 photo)
1 - full sheet of On Board Accents from SU!
2 - 6x9 board puzzles
1 - mini photo album (see my Christmas in July post for project idea!)
Gina's also including one of her awesome cards from her blog so you can see it in person! How cool is that?
SO... you have until Tuesday, Sept. 9th, to get over to Gina's blog and get in on the blog candy!

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Cupcake, anyone?

Here's a card I made for the Z-fold challenge that my Scor-Pal group is doing this week.
The "Z-Fold Card" tutorial is shared by Rose Ann Reynolds.

The Z-fold base is quick and easy to make.
4-1/4" x 11" to start.

Score at 5-1/2"


Move cardstock to the right to 1/4" mark.
Score at 8-1/2"


Fold into a "Z"


Here's the cupcake from SU's new Simple Birthday Thanks stamp set. I used my SU! markers to ink up the areas I wanted to stamp. Then I used some retired DSP and paper pieced the bottom of the cupcake. Using my handy dandy Scor-Pal, I scored some lines into the back of the cupcake, giving the front of the DSP some dimension. You can see that I used a sponge dauber that was inked up in Pumpkin Pie and added some color to the scored lines.


The sprinkles on the cupcakes needed some added dimension so I used my small hole punch to make mini circles and glued them on the cupcake.


The cupcake was mounted onto the cardbase with snail adhesive and pop-up glue dots.
Front DSP is 2-1/2” x 4-1/16”.
Inside DSP is 4-1/16” x 5-5/16”


Happy stamping!