Oh, Wow!

Wow!  It has been a little while since I put anything new here.  Since last weekend was a three-day weekend, you wouldn’t think that would be the case.  One would think that I had extra time off so it would  have been easy to post something new.  But, no.  When I have an extra day, I fall into the trap of thinking I have all the time in the world, and then very little gets accomplished.  So today, I will post two things.  The first is the Valentine I made for some of my work friends.  It was a simple little Ghirardelli candy holder that I made using the envelope punch board.

Valentine Candy Holder

Here’s what I used to make this.

Fresh Prints Designer Series paper Stack  132996

Real Red Card Stock  102482

Whisper White Card Stock 100730

Language of Love Stamp Set  133074-w / 133077-c

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set 128748-w / 127802-c

Jet Black StazOn  101406

Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (SAB)

Scallop Edge Border Punch  119882

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies  125599

Tea Lace paper Doilies  129399

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

Envelope Punch Board  133774

The other card I want to share is one that I created for an upcoming crop I am doing with my principal at my school.  The crop is a fundraiser for one of the clubs, and the principal asked me to do a make-n-take.  It is a simple little notecard that measures 3 1/2″ by 5″.

School Crop Make n Take

Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper  132995

Jet Black StazOn Ink  101406

Bermuda Bay Classic Ink  131171

Just Sayin’ Stamp Set  133200-w / 133203-c

Word Bubble Framelits Dies  132968

Bundle stamp set and framelits and save 15%

134819-w /134820-c

Off the Grid Stamp (Background)  130736-wood only

2-1/2″ Circle Punch  120906

Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration)

Banner Blast Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration)

Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  This was quick, as I still have lesson plans to create and papers to grade.  Once I am retired, I hope that I will be able to post so video and photo tutorials on the projects I show you.  Until then…

Happy Stamping!

Josie

Sharing in Your Sorrow

It is always sad when someone passes away.  But I think it is even more sorrowful when someone young dies.  Yesterday, I had the occasion to attend a young person’s memorial service.  I didn’t know the deceased person at all, but the young man’s father is my husband’s Air Force buddy.   So, we attended the service for the family.  That’s why we do the things we do when someone passes.  We do them for the family and dear friends that are left behind.  We have funerals, not for the dead, but for the living.  We cry, not for the deceased, but for ourselves because we have lost someone we loved,  and we must now live without that person’s presence in our lives. 

As a mother of two adult children, the youngest soon to be 27 and the oldest currently 29, I CAN NOT  imagine what it must feel like to have out-lived a child.  I know that I have felt some pretty heavy heart ach when my children have experienced hurt.  I know what it feels like when my children come home to visit, and then a few days later leave again.  I miss them.  But would I survive the ach of loosing a child?  My heart was heavy most of yesterday after attending this service, but not for me.  As I mentioned, I did not know this young 23-year-old man who passed away.  I won’t know what it is like to miss him.  But my heart was heavy for his parents who I also don’t really know.  All I can do is put myself in their shoes and imagine what the ach must feel like.  For them and their heart ach, I am truly sorry.

Thoughts & Prayers

Here’s what I used on this card.

Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set  128751-w/127805-c

Jet Black Staz On  101406

Basic Black Card Stock  121045

Very Vanilla Card Stock  101650

Modern Medley Designer Series Paper  126926

Scallop Oval Punch  119856

Large Oval Punch  11985

Pearl Basic Jewels  119247

Basic Black Ribbon (Retired)

Until next time…

Happy stamping~

Josie

Snow Day No. 2

It is the second straight day for sub-zero temps here in Colorado Springs, so needless to say, schools are closed again today.  My husband and I went out for breakfast this morning at around 8:00 and my ears began to ach from the cold for the two minutes it took to get from the car to the restaurant.  It was a good call to close school, as many students walk,  and some would arrive dressed inappropriately.  On Tuesday of this week, it was snowing and very cold,  and I had a student show up to first block in shorts and a t-shirt.  I asked him if he had a coat in his locker and his response was, “No.”  That was how he had arrived at school because he was, “In a hurry.”  Yikes!  I wanted to ask him if one of his parents had seen him before he left that morning, but I didn’t dare.  You never know a students situation at home.  But then, you do need to take into account the age of the student…14 years old…, and many kids that age have had their brains stolen by aliens, and we wonder when they will be returned? Around age 30, if we are lucky, I would guess.  LOL!

Here is another card I’ve worked on over the last two days.  I realized I need something somewhat masculine for an upcoming birthday and this is what I came up with.  Hope you like it.

You're Amazing Birthday

Here’s what I used on this card.

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Island Indigo Card Stock  122923

Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper  132994

Island Indigo Classic Ink  126986

Tea Lace Paper Doilies  129399

You’re Amazing Stamp Set  132103-w/126722-c

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

Chevron Border  Punch  132154

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch  119275

Until next time…

Happy Stamping~

Josie

Snow Day!

Along with probably the rest of the United States, we have a snow day here in Colorado Springs!   Yip…Yip…Yippie!!!!!  My older sister, a teacher in Ohio, also has a snow day today.  Then I heard from a friend in Connecticut, and she is off work today too.  What crazy cold weather we are having across our nation.  But here in Colorado, if we ARE going to have a snow day, it usually comes in January.  Believe me, though, snow days in my school district are few and far between!  I’ve had to drive in to work on days where the weather was so bad every other school district across the city is closed, but not mine!  No, they’d rather take their chances loading their busses with kids and sliding off the road somewhere.  Or better yet, a few weeks ago, it was so bad a car slid into one of our busses loaded with kids when every other district in town had a two-hour delay.  I sometimes think the people who manage to make it to the top (in any field) forget what it was like when they were a peon like me.  That is when it is time for them to move over, in my opinion, and let someone else who remembers take over.

So I know I sound like I am not, but I am VERY THANKFUL that I didn’t have to go into work today.  It was -17 degrees here this morning with a wind chill of -23.  Good call on everyone’s part.  I am fortunate to have a warm home to be in with a husband and children that love me.

Snow has been shoveled, floors have been cleaned so I won’t have to this weekend, and now it is time to share a card with you.  I am calling this one Perfect Pennants Love.  This card is note-card size which means the Crumb Cake card stock is cut at 3.5″ x 5″.

Perfect Pennants Love

Here’s what I used on this card.

Perfect Pennants Stamp Set  133227-w/133230-c

Banner Framelits Dies  132173

(Bundle & Save: Perfect Pennant Stamp Set and Banner Framelits Dies

134815-w/134816-c)

Banner Blast Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration)

Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration)

Crumb Cake Classic Ink  126975

Coastal Cabana Classic Ink  131175

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Very Vanilla Card Stock  101650

Strawberry Slush Card Stock  131295

 Tea Lace  Paper Doilies  129399

Arrows Texture Impressions Embossing Folder  132187

Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape  133001

Very Vintage Designer Buttons  129327

Linen Thread  104199

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

Small Heart Punch  117193

There you have it.  That is the list of all you need to create this card.  Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Josie