Saturday, September 24, 2011

Support our Children!

I was just ranting on my nephew's blog about the lack of support in the US for our children. It begins with lack of leave, then, and continues with lack of funding for preschools and kindergartens. Then it affects materials and student-teacher ratios. We have 37 kids in a class and not enough textbooks for each of them. I waited 5 days for enough chairs for students in my language arts classroom this year. I watched a show about Sweden yesterday. They have a common expression to answer, "How are you?" It means it is good enough. I am content. Swedes wonder about Americans grasping to be #1, the best, the most powerful. What is wrong, they wonder, with content?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A New Paper Piecing and Stamping Project!

Using Holly Berry House Original Stamps, I created the dimensional card. I used Copic Markers on the Hydranga card. Both projects are time consuming but fun!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lake of Wonders!

"Lake of Wonders" Design Team Projects

Here is is--the most fun project ever! Thanks Tim Holtz and K and Company for this fabulous product!

This is "Lake of Wonders" Shadow Box. These are my grandchildren on the shore of our lake, and all rocks, moss, twigs and grasses are from our lake front. I was inspired to create it when I discovered the pebbles they found that day in the pocket of my jacket.


Friday, January 21, 2011

My Picks for New Product Lines in 2011!

Here are my very favorite new lines for 2011. I hope you check them out!!

Teresa Collins Notations and Blingage:

Teresa Collins is always distinctive, elegant, and upscale. She is, as you know, my favorite designer. I would love it if CW would carry her product!!!

Teresa Collins Sports edition II:

Such original designs that are perfect for older kids who are athletes as well as the small fry.

7 Gypsies Lille


I think 7 gypsies is just the right mix of vintage and grunge!

Bo Bunny Gabriel:

Sweet colors! I love turquoise, brown and pink!

Graphic 45 Core Impressions:

Wow! Fabulous textures!

Crate Paper Portrait Collection

Oooh! Cool vintage, great bold gold and black colors!