The gingham dog went "bow-wow-wow!"
And the calico cat replied "mee-ow!"
The air was littered an hour or so,
with bits of gingham and calico"
(Eugene Field)


a little bit of this and a little bit of that

So much to do for all the areas of my life! And yet, creating something...anything...still drives it all...last night I was making decorations for my classroom. I also spent a couple of hours making cool tags to hang on the baskets in the closet in my classroom. Cool tags for pencils, red pens, bingo chips, highlighters, crayons, etc....baskets that I have always used to keep my supplies handy and organized. Now they will have cool, pretty, colorful tags hanging from them! I predict that every time I open the closet door to get something...I will smile!

Here are a couple of cards I made to send to my mom, who is recuperating from foot surgery (again). To make her ooh and ahhh,

This is a very elegant card (in my opinion) using all Stampin' Up materials perfect plum & pale plum cardstock and inks. The ribbon is Stampin' Up, too. The stamps are Stitched Exotics (background) and Fabulous Flowers (flower). Everything is clear embossed, which gives it a lovely, elegant, shine. (Thank you, Kristine Werner, for bringing me back to clear embossing inspired this card!) I used the NEW scalloped border punch (it's cool & easy...thank goodness no more corner rounder edges).

To make her smile,

I was just playing around with some miscellaneous products on my desk. This is miscellaneous silver cardstock that I cut out using a Scenic Route chipboard as a stencil, Stampin' Up's Tagger's Dozen word stamp, scalloped border punch, brilliant blue designer paper (now retired) and white organdy ribbon, and miscellaneous adhesive rhinestones.

{ I apologize for the picture not being very good. I am working on my picture-taking!}

This card makes me smile, and I think it will make my mom, too! (Love you, Mom!)

Time to create!

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