Hello out there! Well, summer camp is over! It was a bit sad on Friday to say goodbye to some of my favorites, but it was also a happy day because now I can truly focus on getting ready for the new school year. Today, I spent some time at a friend's house, talking shop (school shop that is) and making some things for our classrooms. Tomorrow, I will go visit my classroom and start to get it ready for the kid's arrival in only a few weeks!

This card is using the new SU! set, Priceless, which is just gorgeous and so elegant. The paper is River Rock, as is some of the ink. The patterned paper is Almost Amythest. Butterfly is stamped in Purely Pomegrante. On the piece with the swirls and flowers, 'thank you' is stamped in white ink, but it is difficult to see in the photo.

I've got a lot of projects ahead of me, hope I'll find time for them all!

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Monday Blues...

Hello out there! Today marked the last day of summer camp, and what happens to me? I tripped over the sidewalk which is very uneven and has a huge hole and hurt my ankle. I am sitting here icing it right now, but it feels awful, and I can barely walk on it! Ugh...this puts a kink in my plans! I really hope it feels better tomorrow...
Thought I'd share these 2 cards I made this weekend, both with the new Garden Whimsy set and matching wheel from SU! This set is so pretty and can be playful or fun. On the piece stamped with the wheel, I took ink daubers and just daubed a circle of ink to make it a bit more colorful. On the second card, the butterfly was stamped by adding color to the stamp from the sponge daubers and then huffing on the stamp and stamping it. I love this neat effect because it looks marbled...wonder if this a real technique?
Enjoy your evening...my Mom and I are just waiting for Big Love to come on, only a few more minutes...
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Happy Sunday!

Wow! Is it August already? In about 1 month I will be teaching in my first classroom, now that is a bit of a scary thought! I had plans to get some things together, like plans for the first few weeks and some long term goals for each subject, but I first set out to clean up a bit and of course it took forever! Now I am finally done. Last night I went out with my friends Katie and Joan for Joan's birthday which was earlier in the week. We went to this really cool place in River Edge, called Archetypus, which was right on the Hudson River, overlooking the city. The place is a little cafe which is really like a cave inside, you sit in small booths which are mini caves, it was awesome! We got a bit lost going there, and I had to get a cop to help us out, and he actually ended up driving us there while we followed him, which was pretty funny. We saw the smallest and windest and narrowest street in the world, where we almost got hit and got honked (or plonked as Katie was calling it) at quite a bit (Joan was driving), but it was an adventure and a blast!

Onto stamping things...here are 2 bella cards I made recently, the daintybella was for a bridal shower I went to yesterday. She is simple, but pretty, the bride loved her! This second one was combined with a few new stamps that I got from SU!. The words strip is actually a new SU! wheel, and the stamp set is a hostess set. It is super cute and I thought the sets went well with shopabellas.
Enjoy and have an awesome week (I know I will because it is our last week of summer camp...yahoo!)
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Let's Play!

Good Evening everyone! I got some time tonight to play around a bit with some of my new SU! stamps from the new catalog. My parents went to see Michael Buble tonight at Radio City Music Hall, so the house is a bit quiet. Last night my Mom and I took a ride to Walmart, where you should run, not walk if you have children in school or are a teacher because there are awesome deals right now! They have markers and crayons by Crayola for 20 cents, folders and notebooks for 10 cents and glue sticks for 20 cents. I have to be honest, we went a little bit crazy buying stuff (that includes my Dad too who found the sale this weekend) and have about 200 glue sticks now! We had to buy a container just to store everything! Wow, I am now VERY well stocked up for this school year and many to come!!

Now, on to stamping...these cards all use the new Priceless stamp set. I tried to use all of the stamps in the set between these 3 cards, and actually succeeded! The wish big uses the technique of rockin and rolling around the edges of the main images. The so kind also uses this technique, as well as faux stiching. The last card is my favorite! I love the font on the Priceless word and I love this doodly looking stamp that is on the blue. All paper used is the new In Colors for this year.

Enjoy! Any further explanation needed, let me know!!

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