Wednesday, February 16, 2011

She's Alive!!

Hey stampers!  Another round of the Creeping Crud has come to live at our house.  Even my trusty Nyquil wasn't kicking it.  But I persevered and fought the good fight and have beaten it into submission............for now. 

It has been rampant throughout my school and I've become best friends with hand sanitizer.  Why don't parents teach their children to cough or sneeze into their arm?  I can't tell you how many times in the past 3 weeks I've said, "cough into your elbow (I model this for them because they've only seen me or their teacher model it a thousand times and apparently they need a thousand and one or two).  We don't want your germs."

 I visit 5 classrooms a day.  You would think I would be immune to germs by now...........or dead.

So anyhow, I've really missed you.  I think about you all the time.  I have been stamping and have new goodies to show you.  Its just that by the time all my chores are done for the day, I'm just to tired to talk to you. 

Don't take it personally. 

So today I want to show you the Valentine goodies I made for my family.  

(Holy Cow!  I just went and put my watermark on all the pics and there are so many!  So I'll just be showing you the men's projects today)

  Woodgrain background, I {heart} hearts and Well scripted (retired).  Soft suede, whisper white and crumb cake cardstock.  Black Stazon, Soft suede and Riding hood read inks.  Corner rounder, natural hemp, misc. white button and dimensionals. 

My husband works with wood all the time.  So most every card I make for him has a wood theme.  I thought the button might be pushing it but, it needed it.

I freehanded the heart and put 4 dimensionals in the center and then just one on each side.  I wanted it to really stand out. 

This is what the kids Valentine's started out as.  Sometimes hoarding cans, bottles, tiles, wood chips, candles, misc. game pieces, etc.....are a good thing.  Funny how they are pretty much the same size.  Lucky for me because they practically measure things just to make sure no one gets more than the other.  Geesh!

Well Scripted (retired) and Woodgrain background.  Crumb cake, riding hood red and choc. chip cardstock.  Black Stazon and crumb cake ink.  Heart to heart punch, dimensionals and DSP that retired about a million years ago. 

Every year I make a special little something to hold a little something for the kids for Valentine's Day, and every year my boy gives his back.............after the candy is gone. 

Several years ago I made my hubby a "Can O' Love" out of a Pringles can and decorated it with this paper.  Everytime there is a special holiday or occasion I fill it with candy for him.  He LOVES candy!  So this is a "Can O' Love" for my boy.  We'll see if he keeps this or not.  I don't have my hopes up. 

So there ya go!  The cans I made for the girls are much more involved.  But they keep the things I make them so I put a little more effort into it. 

Alrighty then, time for bed.

Thanks so much for continuing to stop by and check up on me.  I've disenfected things so many times I don't see how any germs are left and I hope to be back to a more regular blogging schedule.  I miss you guys. 

Blessings, b.

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