Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This is very cool - my super blogging friend and fellow TCP DT member Karrie has had some of her owl sketches made into rubber stamps by Odd Bird Planet :) I got mine a few weeks ago and finally got the chance to ink them up this weekend while working on Tracy's sketch challenge! I also used The Cat's Pajamas' "Happy Everything" sentiment.
Karrie, I am so very proud of you! Way to go!! :)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Here we go....
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:15
Timestamp: 2008-09-25 06:00:28 UTC
This means that the winner of the "Aaargh! Piratey!" blog candy is Linda!! Yeah, Linda!! CONGRATS!! I'm so excited for you! I know you love to make cards as much as I do, so these stamps are going to be put to a lot of use! Enjoy!
Written by toners at 12:01 AM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Just 3 days until the release of 3 new sets of stamps from The Cat's Pajamas :) The rest of the DT gals and I have had tons of fun with these sets; you'll see on Friday (and probably through the sneak peeks) that there are some exciting new additions to the TCP line! Yeah! And just in time for the holiday cardmaking season :) The card on the right is another one from the "Aaargh! Piratey!" set; the patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket (the "Haunted" collection).
So, what's been going on here? Well...
- work is great - I really love working in the kindergarten class for 2 of my 4 hours at school. The kiddos are so eager to learn and are just so enthusiastic about being at school; it's all new and exciting to them. The teacher has welcomed me with open arms, and I learn a lot from her each and every day about kids' learning skills, development, and how to teach these little ones!
- I finished one of my 2 required math classes! Woo hoo! I have a 2-week break until my next math class (I decided to get them both out of the way at the same time), so I plan on making the most of the next couple of weeks :)
- tonight the kids and I went to Math Night at school...the kids in kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade all got to learn new math-oriented games to play at home which will in turn help the kiddos practice and learn their math facts. We also visited the book fair which is always popular in our house...we came home with a huge bag of new books and Jamie and I read his new "Spiders" book at bedtime.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I'm hosting Week 2 of the "Who's That Girl?" challenges over on the MFT forum of Splitcoast Stampers...this week I challenged stampers to use the "Time for the Bubbly" set, the color blue, 4 brads, and 1 piece of ribbon. The stampers are definitely rising to the occasion!
For my card I used patterned paper by Die Cuts with a View, Copic markers and a piece of ribbon from my stash. The brads are by Basic Grey.
Stop by tomorrow for TCP Tuesday - and don't forget to add your comment to my post from Saturday for your chance to win my blog candy! :)
I found this on Janet's blog...I filled in my answers - feel free to copy and paste on your blog with your answers so that I can learn more about you! Enjoy! The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends that you might not have known!
1. What time did you get up this morning? 8:30am
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds - but just little ones
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? "Fly Me To The Moon" 3-D with Nattie and Jamie this afternoon
4. What is your favorite TV show? The Amazing Race (Season 14 starts in a week!)
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Recently Kellogg's "Smart Start" cereal and my Earl Grey tea :)
6. What is your middle name? Don't have one
7. What food do you dislike? Creamy, cheesy sauces (it's a texture thing...)
8. What is your favorite CD at moment? The older Matchbox Twenty CDs
9. What kind of car do you drive? Infiniti QX56
10.Favorite sandwich? Ham, cheese, and Branston Pickle (a British addition to sandwiches!)11.What characteristic do you despise? Dishonesty
12.Favorite item of clothing? Jammies!
13.If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Alaska
14.Favorite brand of clothing? I’m not brand sensitive!
15.Where would you retire to? I'd stay here in the mountains for summer and fall, then go to the beach for winter and spring! LOL! I can dream, right?
16.What was your most recent memorable birthday? December 2006 when I turned 35; we had a huge snowstorm after driving home from my surprise trip to the spa, and we were so grateful to have our new car which was better equipped for getting us home in the deep snow!
17.Favorite sport to watch? Ice skating
18.Farthermost place you are sending this? n/a, since this is a blog post
19.Person you expect to send it back first? I bet Patti and Sue will play along!
20.When is your birthday? December
21.Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning person...once I'm out of bed :)
22.What is your shoe size? 9
23.Pets? Dog - Tasha; Cats - Pickle, Sally, Aspen, Bailey
24.Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? I get my first paycheck this Friday! Woo hoo! Taking hubby out for dinner :)
25.What did you want to be when you were little? An interpreter
26.How are you today? Doing well; had a great weekend and am ready for work tomorrow :) 27.What is your favorite candy? Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate (the proper kind, made in the U.K.)
28.What is your favorite flower? Carnations
29.What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? None in partcular right now...just going with the flow!
30.What are you listening to right now? The dishwasher
31.What was the last thing you ate? A mini candy bar with the cup of tea Iain made me earlier tonight
32.Do you wish on stars? No
33.If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Periwinkle
34.How is the weather right now? Cold and dark - it's about 40 out there tonight
35.The first person you spoke to on the phone today? Didn't speak to anyone on the phone today!
36.Favorite soft drink? Sprite
37.Favorite restaurant? A place in San Francisco called the Indian Oven
38.Real hair color? Brown with 75% gray... :(
39.What was your favorite toy as a child? Coloring books and a set of new markers!
40.Summer or winter? Fall :)
41.Hugs or kisses? hugs
42.Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla :)
43.Coffee or tea? Tea all the way!
44.Do you want your friends to email you back? Absolutely - I want my blog friends to play along!
45.When was the last time you cried? On the first day of school - it happens every year :)
46.What is under your bed? Cat fur, dog fur :)
47.What did you do last night? Stayed home, had bacon sandwiches for dinner and watched TV with Iain and the kiddos
48.What are you afraid of? Cancer
49.Salty or sweet? Salty
50.How many keys on your key ring? 2 - car key and house key
51.How many years at your current job? 1 month as a paraprofessional; 4 years of design team work
52.Favorite day of the week? Saturday :)
53.How many towns have you lived in? About 8
54.Do you make friends easily? No, I wish I did though...
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
for some more new releases from The Cat's Pajamas - I made this clock with a kit from Kaiser Craft (an Australian company) and used a bunch of the images from the new "Arrrgh! Piratey!" set that will be released on Friday :) Aren't they great??? The other DT gals have also created some amazing pieces for you to see throughout the week, so check their blogs too (linked over on the left).
And, it's time for BLOG CANDY!! I have a set of these stamps for one lucky winner - and all you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment in response to this post...telling me your favorite time of day to craft (keeping along with the clock theme here)...so, what are you waiting for? Good luck!!
You have until midnight MST on Wednesday 9/24 to enter.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Did you know...that one week from today there will be some more brand new releases from The Cat's Pajamas? Yep! 3 more sets of fun and fabulous stamps - and I hear there will once again be some BLOG CANDY up for grabs, courtesy of Alma :) So stay tuned...I'll be back this weekend with all the details - and the sneak peeks will begin!
Written by toners at 6:21 PM
Patterned paper is by 7 gypsies; brad by Die Cuts With A View.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
- lived in 2 countries (U.K. and U.S.)
- lived in 4 states (CA, FL, MA, and CO)
- lived in 12 apartments/houses (yikes!)
- had 7 pets (6 cats, 1 dog)
- had 2 healthy kiddos
- had our ups and downs
- had lots of fun!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Written by toners at 11:03 AM
Hi there, I wanted to let you know that the MFT Design Team is going to be hosting some challenges over at the MFT Forum on Splitcoast Stampers :) The fun starts this Monday, September 13th. I'll be teaming up with Laura Canale on Mondays - we'll be hosting a different "Who's That Girl?" challenge each week. And other MFT gals will be hosting challenges on other weekdays, so you're bound to be able to find something you can play along with!
Mondays: Play along with Who’s That Girl?
Tuesdays: Find out more about MFT crew and fans on Thread Starter Tuesday
Wednesdays at 9pm EST: Chat it up MFT style!
Thursday: Get a little sketchy
Friday: a little Oldie PLUS Goodie
Written by toners at 10:28 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
How's your week going? I worked some extra hours at the school on Monday and Tuesday while the teachers did some testing on the kids. I am really enjoying working there, and have had some super-positive experiences helping kids with different things :) The principal also asked me to represent the paraprofessionals on the school development committee, so I'll be attending my first meeting tonight to learn more!
Fall is definitely in the air here...temperatures are fluctuating a lot! One day we'll be in the 70s and the next we can be in the 50s! Earlier this week (I think it was Monday), the high was just 44 degrees! I checked back at my photos from last year to see when it started snowing. We got a dusting of snow on 10/7/07, and then the following week there was another storm where we got several inches...so the first snow of the year isn't far away...
I hope you have a great Thursday! Catch you all tomorrow!
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
The patterned paper is some Arctic Frog paper from last year that I found in my scrap stash...and the appletini drink is sparkling with some Stickles glitter glue ("Eucalyptus").
Have a great Monday! I'm off to get ready for work now :) Stop by tomorrow for TCP Tuesday!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008
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Monday, September 01, 2008
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