Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Green Leftovers Anyone?

While blog hopping the other day, I noticed a few "go green" challenges and it brought two things to mind. The first being, obviously, the color green and the second being recycling or reusing. So after everyone went to bed, I created this celebration card which features reused peel off sticker leftovers. 
I had colored butterfly peel off stickers with Starform markers and created beautiful rainbow colored butterflies, that I adorned many things with (including Mechele of the Stamp Doctor's laptop), but left me with a sheet of colorful leftover sticker bits. I burnished the leftover bits onto a Starform Transfer Sheet, then placed those bits on the frame I had created using Cheery Lynn Designs Little Stackers dies (Scalloped Oval and Inverted Scalloped Oval)
I used a peel off sticker in silver that I placed on acetate and raised off the card base with foam dots and colored (on the back) with both Starform Markers and Creative Inspirations paints in Carmel and Green Olive. These paints are awesome and really shimmer! I applied the CI paints by dabbing them onto the acetate using a Fantastix brush tip applicator.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Elementary, My Dear Teacher

Mrs. Weiss & me, Mesa AZ 3/6/11
At the stamp show in Mesa, AZ I met someone from my past...my Kindergarten teacher Sandy Weiss! I had my oldest son take a picture to share with you.

It was so great to see her after all these years, it brought back a lot of memories (The Letter People, Patch the Pony, show & tell, and ice cream socials to name a few).

She was a wonderful teacher, and helped to foster a love of learning that I still have today. I thought it was kind of neat that we met up again after so many years, and at a stamp convention at that!

I was glad that she stopped by our booth and we started talking, otherwise we wouldn't have even known that we knew each other! She happened to notice on our sign that we are from Fowlerville, MI and mentioned that she taught in Brighton for 30 years, and then retired to Arizona with her husband.

We chatted for a few minutes before I asked her what grades she taught (K-3) and which school district (Howell). Then I told her that I attended elementary at a small school (Birkenstock)...and we realized that she had been my first teacher - what a small world, and a nice surprise!