Sunday, December 18, 2011
**This is a card I created for a Card Idol contest--and I've actually moved on to the last round! Yay me!
What are you…
Cooking/Baking? I haven't cooked or baked anything all day! My dad took me out for breakfast this morning and when I returned home late this evening I warmed up some frozen spaghetti sauce and had it over rice (I love it on rice heehee!)
Watching/Reading? Just catching up on some blogs now. Heading to bed very soon. There is a Christmas moving playing on the tv, but I haven't been paying attention to it and can't even tell you the title lol!
Listening To? Whatever that movie is...and the furnace. Our oil bill is SO expensive--I can hear my money disappearing each time the furnace cuts in. This is my first experience with oil, and I'm not enjoying it!
Happy You Accomplished this week? I went to my cousin's wedding this weekend. It was beautiful. I seen all my family on my dad's side, so it was fantastic. I also just finished two homemade gifts-- my goal for next year is to increase it to around 10 homemade gifts.
I'm planning on getting my 2012 goals (financial and personal completed this week-- or so I hope!)
Pop on by at My 1/2 Dozen Daily (http://halfdozendaily.blog.com/) and have a little chit chat :)
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
This a new years card I made a lil while back. I love the image, it's totally me. Inside it says "wishing ewe a happy new year"---my mom didn't get it!? lol.
POSITIVE NOTE OF THE DAY: We've decided to put up a Christmas tree. It's my first one with my boyfriend-- I thought it was super exciting. Maybe I should take a picture of it :)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here is a quick Christmas card I whipped up. I wish I had all day long to craft--I sure do miss it being at work all the time. I love teaching, but c'mon, who wouldn't want to craft all day?!
POSITIVE NOTE OF THE DAY: It's half way through the work week! I'm applying to start my masters of education program this week. Wish me luck :)
Friday, November 25, 2011
I know I've already shown you all this tag, but I'm entering it into the Whimsie Doodles November Challenge which was to create something with a tag. Well, it's a tag, and I used a Whimsie Doodle imagine so yay me, I'm entering! Swing on by! They are also considering someone for the guest spot for January-- woot!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Here's a quick Christmas card I whipped up other night. I like the simplicity of it for some reason. I've been hoarding that poinsettia for about 3 years now--but I've recently given up saving my things for "special" projects...the quicker I get rid of them the quicker I get new goodies!! :)
Positive Note of the Day: Parent-Teacher Interviews for term one are complete. I only had 7 out of 16 parents attend--I was a wee bit disappointed, but it's their children so I guess I don't need to feel bad. But all the hard work is over for a little bit- can't wait to just get back into the usual classroom things now that I'm finally over this terrible cold!
Give Me Back my Five Bucks is offering the chance at winning $500 cash to put towards your financial bucket list. My financial bucket list includes: 1) Paying off my CC debt 2) Paying off my student loan (probably take me another 10 years! *sigh* 3) Save for a down payment on a house 4) Start saving for an emergency fund 5) Start a savings fund.
In my budget for the next 6 months I've actually started a massive CC repayment plan. Included in the budget is a savings and emergency fund--yay! It's going to be a tight squeeze..which equals no shopping for a year or so probably...but I think it'll be worth it.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This is a card I whipped up for my mom's friend who wanted a "missing you" card to send to her family. She didn't want anything too crazy or wild...hmmm...hope it isn't...heehee!!
Positive Note of the Day: My mom and one of her friends came to visit me. It's super welcomed especially since I am sick. She cooked me a pot of soup last night! :)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Boy oh boy it has been a busy week. Spent 17 hours of my week doing out report cards. They are done, passed into the principal and now they are handed back for revisions. So I need to devote another 1-2 hours revising and then printing again. Super fun.
And guess what!? I'm sick AGAIN. Another terrible cold...blah blah blah. Same thing all the time!!
Here is my to do list for today since my weekly list went completely down the drain last week:
- Wash bedclothes and fold other clothes
- Vacuum carpets and sweep floor
- Go get more juice and cold meds
- Start my snowmen tags for a swap
- Finish recipe book for Christmas gift
- Online Christmas shopping :)
Is that all!? Maybe I should relax so I can feel better...hmmm...
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
In an effort to keep myself more organized and to not have to spend my entire weekends cleaning I've decided to divide my housework throughout the week. This is my "general" list and doesn't include things that I do every second week or monthly (clean car, etc.) and may be updated at anytime. Do you do anything to keep yourself organized?
- Do laundry (Done!)
- Clean master bathroom(DONE!)
- Dust living room (DONE!)
- Dust bedroom (DONE!)
- Sweep & scrub floors (DONE!)
- Dust kitchen (DONE!)
- Clean counters and top of fridge (DONE!)
- Vacuum (DONE!)
- Organize clothing to sell & put up for sell online
- Clip coupons and organize
- Do laundry
- Clean garbage cans
- Clean inside of fridge
- Clean guest bathroom (DONE!)
- Organize for shopping on Sunday (groceries + personal items)
- Pack for long weekend :)
- Away for the weekend :)
- Away for the weekend :)
- Organization project
- School work
- Clean craft room/guest room
- Grocery Shopping
Classroom "to-do" list
- Create classroom boggle game
- Correct massive pile of work
- Plan spelling/word activities for next two weeks
- Put together spelling workbooks or folders?
- Plan next week's Math Cafe activity
Sunday, November 6, 2011
So I got this idea for Simple Sunday from My 1/2 Dozen Daily. This is totally one of my fave reads, I always stop by there every day. From this comes my inspiration to start my own Simple Sunday. I'm not feeling the best today, so I'm thinking it's back to bed to do some reading and cuddle with my puppers for me!! Hope your Sunday is going well.
On my "to-do" list today (with the way I'm feeling this could be a 3 day list heehee) is:
- Do 2 loads of laundry (DONE!--Actually I managed 5!)
- Clean master bathroom
- Lesson plan for tomorrow (DONE!--Hope I'm not too sick to make it there!)
- Set up a classroom Boggle game (as seen on Pinterest)
- Create 2 Christmas cards (DONE!--Finished 2 Christmas cards plus one custom order "Missing you" card!)
I hope it isn't too ambitious for today. I was going to go shopping but that involves a 1-hour car ride to and from, so forget that :)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Loving the orange and blue together. Not my usual colors for crafting, I'm more of a pink girl. But it's super think I think. My cousin wanted a card made for her mom, so I whipped this up last night using the sketch over at Sketch Support. Pop on over and have a look around!
Friday, September 30, 2011
This is the second custom card order for my friend. It is the second birthday card for her mom. I also whipped up this quick coordinating gift tag to pop in with her cards too (also made one for the other card-- see previous post). I'm really hoping she likes them.
I have used the sketch over at Skipping Stones Design. Fabby sketch and blog so feel free to pop on over!!
This is a card and a quick gift tag that I put together for my friend tonight as a custom order. She requested two cards for her mother's upcoming 75th birthday. So this is the one that I created from her and the other one I created is from her kids (coming in the next post).
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This is the super adorable (or I think so!) coupon book I made for my boyfriend. I live is SEVERE isolation where I teach and can't get out to get him a gift, so he asked for a "love" coupon book. I thought it was a silly idea but when I seen printable coupon pages I thought maybe it wasn't such a bad idea.
**I just hope he doesn't see this post-- if you're looking-- oops heehee!!
I used my Cricut and the cartridge Indie Art. Such an awesome cartridge. I used it for the lips and for the SMACK. This is for challenge two on the Die Cuttin Divas challenge blog. Awesome blog!! I still haven't did the first one yet, but it's on the list of "to-do". Hope you have an enjoyable day :)
This is a card I made for my Dad for Valentine's Day. I used a sketch over at Crafts 4 Eternity. Fabby sketch, you should pop over and see it.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Woooo, my first layout in FOREVA!!!! I was so pleased that I finally sat down and completed one. It seems as though I've only been making cards this past while. This is a LO of myself and two of my friends this summer past while on a lil boating adventure.
I stamped the red paper with brown inked flowers. I first stamped green paper but hated the look of it, so I changed it up and done it with some red. The green paper is below. I really didn't like the look...not for this LO anyways, I'll probably use it for a card :)
I used a sketch from Designed to Inspire your Creativity! They have a sketch challenge going on right now and it's lasting for two weeks, you may want to pop by for some inspiration!
Monday, January 31, 2011
So this is a card I made for my godson for his 4th bithday. It didn't quite turn out as "kiddy" as I had hoped, but I still like it. Would be super nice for a teen prehaps.
I used the sketch over at The Sweetest Thing. The sketch is very fabby!
I'm hoping to really get into the groove of things with my crafting again. This is two posts in one day, so I hope I can keep it up, at least a little heehee!!
Hope you're all doing well out there in blogland :)
So I came across this new challenge blog--and I think it's gonna really get me into the mood of crafting again. It is a challenge blog to use any die cutting machine. I have a Cricut and I RARELY EVER use it...it's so sad really. I was so happy to make this card for my friend's daughter this past weekend.
The cartridge that I used was the STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION one. I used the snowman and the snowflakes. I love how this card turned out. A big thank you to Die Cuttin Divas for the inspiration and I cannot wait to get started with all your challenges!!