Wednesday, May 5, 2010

NSD winner and Couture Cardstock artwork

You have all been patient with me ! I have been way too busy with kids and work. Hubby is out of town to California for "work". I put that in quotes because, let's face it, being wine and dined in beautiful San Francisco and Napa Valley without kids or home responsibilities sounds delightful to me right now. I'm in charge of ALL things home and elementary art related. Today was an exhausting day... here's a summary of my whirlwind of a day:
It was an absolute crazy day!!! I didn't stop running for even a second from 5:15 am (when Christopher woke up crying) till now (9:30 pm)!!! I hopped in the shower while he was fussing in his crib so I could at least get a shower, he quieted down and I dried my hair... hair dryer won't blow hot or even warm airnow... damn! Then, I got dressed, got him dressed and fed, got Mark up and fed, out the door at 8am, to daycare, to my school, prepped 5 grade level's lessons, taught crazy class schedule today due to testing in various grade levels, had the worst group of 6th graders doing my grant project (which made a HUGE mess... bless the girls that stayed to
help clean up!) and home to pack the car up with the last of the garage sale stuff. Run over to mom's where the kids were and unpack car, price, organize, and set up sale stuff while mom ran after the kids and fed them, home to do baths and bedtimes (at 7:30-8pm) and then doing laundry because Mark has no socks and needs his baseball uniform for photos tomorrow! Wheww ... even writing it makes me tired! I am relaxing a bit doing some work and then off to bed for me by 10:30pm to do it all over again tomorrow! If I hadn't taken so much time off for sickness earlier this year, I would take Friday off for stress relief! I can't do it tomorrow because I have Kindergarten and need to do the grant thing with the 2nd set of 6th graders who hopefully
will be more cooperative. Calgon take me away!!!

Okay, if you are still reading this, then you are awesome! I'm gonna share some pages I did with my first papers from Couture Cardstock DT. In April, they partnered with Prima for an amazing combination! Here is one of my projects... I will post the others when I get the okay:

Just as the title says... layering with papers, distressing, textures.

Okay, now the winner of my little RAK pack (stamps, stickers, buttons, and papers from one of the Nikki Sivils lines)....

Erika M. said...

I really love the whimsical designs of Nikki's paper!

May 2, 2010 7:55 AM

Send me an email with your addy this weekend and I'll get that out to you early next week!



Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

It's National Scrapbooking Day today and I'm late in posting this! I scrapped with some great friends last night at our local Scrap store, Stampin' and Scrappin' Time in Bridgeport, NY! It was a blast as usual... lots of food, laughs, honest discussion, venting, and creating! I didn't get much done but it felt so good to get out and hang with my peeps!

I have alot going on right now in the creating world. I am working on many different projects for both Couture Cardstock and Nikki Sivils! Can you believe that my term at Nikki's is almost up? I am part of her inaugural team and I'm excited to say that she is hosting another DT call now! Here are the details on her blog. If you love her products and lines as much as I do, you probably have a hard time picking a favorite line, but if you leave a comment over on her blog or here you can be eligible for a NSD RAK. I know I'm late the the scene tonight so I will be giving away a RAK in case her's ends before you comment. Leave a comment here about what you love about Nikki Sivils papers or products and I will give away a little goodie bag of Nikki products including burlap buttons, pocket of stickers, and a stamp set!

Hope you are sitting down and making some art or scrapping right now in celebration of our crafty holiday! Have a happy NSD and May Day!