Saturday, June 25, 2011

So Much to Do

It figures... I'm totally inspired and I have so much work to do that I likely won't be able to scrap until we are off to our vacation. We leave in roughly 36 hours. Yipes! And I haven't packed a thing. At least I've made lists though. We definitley don't want to forget anything - especially any of the medical stuff we have to take from now on. I'm hoping the letters from the doctors saying that my son must have access to lots of fluids and takes a medicine that must be dissolved in 8 ounces of fluid (we put it in a Pediasure) will make getting through security with more than the 3.4 ounces of liquid just a bit easier. I hope.

Anyway, I did get a scrappy moment the other day so I'd like to share some layouts....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Scrappy Mood but there's still Work

I'm in a very scrappy, creative mood today but I'm not allowed to take advantage of it. It is the end of the school year and I have grading that must be finished today. Oh well. Only 3 more days - all final exams and packing up my classroom and then I can be creative whenever the mood strikes! Yippee!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sketch It To Me Blog Hop

Ok all, sorry this went up late. For some reason the "auto publish" feature failed even though I'd tested it previously. GRRRRRR!!! So anyway,

Welcome to the Sketch It To Me June Blog Hop. You should have come from Ashley's blog and will head to Mandi's when you are done here. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. I will admit, this is my first time participating in a blog hop but I've had so much fun "attending" them in the past, that I wanted to give it a try. I hope you find a little inspiration from what you see here.

Here is the sketch for some inspiration

And here are a few projects I made using the sketch.

Papers and elements from Safari kit by Catia Cunha (; Fonts: CK Bendy ( and Freehand591BT (internet source unknown)

A variation of the project sketch. I used a similar photo block placement for the main block of photos and also kept papers at the bottom (but curved). I did add an extra photo but I still felt quite inspired by the original. I used the Sweet Serenity mini kit from Shabby Princess Designs.

This final project is a birthday card for my husband inspired by the sketch. I was particularly inspired by the general block of three main items (one large, two small) as well as the small rectangle and circle accents. In this case I used three scraps of patterned paper (by Provo Craft, I think) and a blank, premade card I had. Sentiment stamp by TPC Studios, ink by ColorBox, circle punch by EK Success.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed your stop here along the blog train. While you are here, check out some of my older posts... I have some links to digital freebies that I have made and I have some more in the works! Thanks for visiting and please come back again.

In case you get lost or need the whole list, here is where you've (hopefully) been and where you are headed:
Cynthia **YOU ARE HERE**

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