Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Free School Bucks!!!

Woohoo! The School Bucks are flyin' over at The School of Scrap! Come join in the fun! If you post a comment here in my blog, you will get ten School Bucks from me just for posting a comment! Now how does that sound?

Monday, March 26, 2007

Focus on Stamping and Basic Grey!

So we just finished our Focus on Stamps week at The School of Scrap. It was a blast! Here's one of the layouts I did last week! I stamped the background, stamped with ink, paint, and bleach. Stamped on paper, ribbon, chipboard and OVER paint. It was fun to use my stamps so much on ONE layout!

I also just got this layout posted in the Basic Grey Gallery today! I'm psyched!

Check it out!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

I LOVE Spring!

Ok, so it's not really spring. But the last few days here have certainly FELT like spring! A huge and wonderful change from the snow we had a couple weeks ago! I'm so OVER the whole guilt thing of Charli not getting use out of her million dollar winter wardrobe... she can wear it next year, too! So today I got the thumbs up from Jeff to buy a few spring things for her! We got some DARLING stuff from Gymboree and GAP kids. The rest of her wardrobe will have to be from Target, Kohl's (though I haven't shopped their yet!) and Old Navy!

More importantly, the kids and I have been spending time OUTSIDE again, and it feels SOooo good! We've been exercising, exploring, running stairs, and taking caterpillars to turn into butterflies! At least THiS year, we know what their host plant is so we can feed them properly! Here's a photo!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


I did this page a couple weeks ago, but it's still one of my current faves. This was Jack's last day at the little gym. Man, he loved that place, even though sometimes he said he didn't want to go. He would bounce and skip around the entire time... all happy signs! Charli adored it, too! I would LOVE to sign them back up soon!

Yesterday was my birthday! It was a glorious, sunny day! I took the kids to a nearby ranch, and we fed carrots to the horses! We'll definitely be going back soon! My parents, my sister, and her boyfriend came over in the evening for pizza, cake, and presents! It was a great day! Also, today is my day to be in the classroom... I think one of the other Moms is bringing tadpoles and a dissecting microscope so the kids can see their (the tadpoles!) little hearts beating and stuff! I'm so excited! I LOVE being in the classroom!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

March is Here!

March, glorious March! That means spring is just around the corner! Woohoo! It is also the beginning of a new month at The School of Scrap! Please come join me in Art Class and try the first assignment!
Ok, students, for this month's first assignment, we'll be focusing on an Oil on Canvas painting by French Impressionist Painter, Camille Pissarro, who was a key member of the French Impressionist Group. I have selected Hillside of the Hermitage, which is pictured below for you to use for inspiration. Please remember that you may use as much or little as you like for inspiration... color, content, shape, whatever. After all, you're artists! Just mention what you used for inspiration in your description!
There is a catch, however. Since this is March, I would like your layout to be about something that makes you feel Lucky. You do NOT have to use the word Lucky on your layout. Lucky, Thankful, Grateful, or even no such word will do. It's totally up to you. Here's the painting:

Below is my layout using Hillside of hte Hermitage as inspiration. I've taken the color green from the layout, and the rows on the hill reminds me of a rainbow, so I took that, too. I feel lucky to have my fabulous kids!
I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this assignment! It is worth 100 Art points, and some amount of school bucks, too!