August 13, 2008

Christmas Window

Oh man, I am really not ready to be back to work. I was so tired yesterday when I got home after my first day of inservice. It was a cool inservice, especially for me, we are making very cool posters for our classrooms. I will have to share some pictures of the ones I made. They are a lot of work but worth it and useful for my students.

Last weekend I had a meeting with the Stampin' Up! group that I am a part of. It is the ladies that all signed up under one particular lady. We made some great cards and I will share them of course. But, we also had a swap and I made this card. I actually received this card as a swap at convention and I re-created it for the swap. I changed some of them from Night of Navy to Not Quite Navy and liked both colors with the new Kiwi Kiss.

The original artist was Elizabeth Petzold for Rehoboth, MA. I had fun casing her card. I stamped the window first on a sticky note and cut out the big windows. Then I stamped the window on the white, covered it with the sticky note and then stamped the Christmas Tree. I then cut out the little girl and added her and finally punched out the snowmen to show what she is looking at.

I thought it was a really fun card. On a Personal Note: Zoe started "school" yesterday. We decided on a small Montessori school that has been in the area for about 10 years. It has a small number of students and teachers that have been there a long time. It isn't fancy but I was really impressed with the staff and the director and felt good about Zoe being there. We have been talking about it with her a lot and preparing her to go. She has been excited and keeps telling us, "at school, I use potty?" Well, she didn't yesterday but she sure is thinking about it and preparing herself for this big change in her life. She did well at school. She cried some at lunch time and nap time (same as home), but she played well and showed off her dance moves during music time. Here are a couple of first day shots. :)

Talk to you soon,

1 comment:

  1. Zoe is just beautiful! She will get the hang of it all.

    I loved your Christmas card. I tried to click on the catalog of ideas and my laptop wouldn't pick it up for some reason?? Could I sign up for one here? How do you cut everything to match so well when you layer them together? Ok I know you are a busy lady. Thanks