Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This Year's Teacher Gifts

I will be honest. I completely forgot about teacher gifts until yesterday when I was dropping one of my daughter's off at school and saw a little boy with a gift for his teacher. Um, oops? I am new at this. So I did what any respectable mom would do...ran to the nearest store and brainstormed, remembering all that I have ever read about what teachers REALLY want for Christmas in Parents Magazine. Here's what I came up with:


Hand Sanitizer

A candy cane full of Hershey Kisses.

Then I put all of them in a cute bag with a little poem:

We really love our teachers,
We miss them when they’re sick,
So we thought you could use some things
To make the germs not stick!

First some sanitizer,
To make your hands all clean,
Because we know that sometimes kids
Leak stuff that is green.

Next up are some tissues,
Just in case you catch a cold,
They even have lotion on them!
They’re soft when out they’re pulled.

Finally, to show our love
We’re giving you some kisses,
But this kind won’t make you sick
The chocolate kind, this is!

Thank you for your work,
You make our school so fun!
We wish you Happy Holidays
And now our poem is done!

Feel free to use this idea and poem for your favorite teachers!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Quote project

I am taking yet another class on Photoshop...this one is all about brushes and I have already learned some new things (it's only day 2)! I used a quote by Marianne Williamson to make a cute wall hanging. The journaling frame thing is a brush by Nancie Rowe Janitz, as is the chalking. Very cool!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Two in one week...

I love scrapbook challenges, especially when I am able to think of an idea right away to fit the challenge. This challenge was to use a screen shot from a website on a page. I had just taken some fun pictures of my kids and nieces and nephews holding a toad, so I did a quick search on Wikipedia for toad info. I found a page I liked and did a screen shot, then cropped out the pictures I didn't want on my page. I found papers and elements to fit the feel of the page, then put it all together. Here's how it looks:

Background paper: Harvest Sky by Gina Cabrera, Digital Design Essentials (I changed the color of it, though)
Stamped letters: Little Dreamer Designs (color change by me)
June Tag: LivE Designs (
Stapled Tags: Thank Ya Kindly kit by Jessica Sprague
Dotted paper: Creativity by Crystal for
And the font for journaling is Cochin (I think I forgot to list that when I posted it to the Spraground gallery. Whoops.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

And finally, another scrapbook page!

Between photography classes, photoshoots, and now editing classes, I haven't had much creative computer time for scrapbooking. This is interesting, considering that the reason for the photography and editing classes is to take better pictures for scrapbooking. However, this week is the 2nd birthday bash for my favorite digi-scrapping website, Jessica Sprague, and to celebrate they are having some fun challenges and freebies. Yesterday's freebie was just what I needed to make a page out of this:

This is easily one of my favorite photos right now. I took it for my Portrait class last month, but have had it planned ever since my daughter started holding worms. When I saw the challenge and freebie yesterday over at Jessica Sprague, I knew the page and photo were perfect for each other. Here's the finished product:

The papers and embellishments are all from the freebie kit by LivE Designs, which is now available in the Jessica Sprague shop. Fonts are Savoye LET (titles) and Bodoni SvtyTwo OS ITC TT.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

D & D and their little dog, too!

My brother-in-law and his lovely wife were so kind as to pose for one of my portrait class assignments this week. I took a bunch of photos and haven't been able to edit very many, but I wanted to share a few:

Thanks you guys! You are awesome...this was a lot of fun! I can't wait to show you the rest...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Portrait Class

Here are some pictures of R that I took for my portrait class. I used the "Fresh and Colorful" action to bump up the color a little bit.