Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Altered Canvas for a Special Teacher

Being a teacher, I know how wonderful it feels to know that not just the students appreciate you, but that the parents appreciate you as well. Both of my boys have had the same 2nd grade teacher, and next to Cole's Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cullen, by far, has been the best teachers they have had. 2nd grade was hard for both of them. 2nd Grade is when we realized that Cole had Dyslexia, and any other teacher would have kept telling me to let him wait it out another 6 weeks, that it was normal for my child to be as frustrated as Cole was with Spelling homework, and let me tell you, he was FRUSTRATED! But Mrs. Cullen REALY listened to me as a parent and helped Cole so much, and made what could have been a horrible year, one of Cole's best. We have hit a few snags this year as well with Peyton, his though, is more laziness than anything, although she has had his best interest at heart and suggested testing for dyslexia, because the precious boy cannot write a number in the correct direction if his life depended on it. Thankfully he tested above normal in everything, so I guess he will just always write his 2's and 5's backwards.

Anyway, I have jumped at the chance to do whatever I could to show Mrs. Cullen how much I appreciate what she has done not just for my boys, but all the 2nd graders she has ever taught! This year the class gift to her is a gardening theme and I had all the students in her class make fingerprint flowers. I then wrote their names as the stems, and added them to my altered canvas. I will also be including the final frame at the end with an inspirational quote. I hope that she likes it, I'm not 100% sure I like it, I mean sometimes I look at it and go Yes, I like it, then I look again and go, is it missing something or does it have too much and should I hang a ribbon from it so she can use that to hang it by???? Any feedback you want to give me would be appreciated, I have another week to fix it if I need to.

Well I am tired, so I am going to bed, but hope to see you again real soon!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Saturday's Stamp Club

If you are still undecided about coming to Stamp Club on Saturday or just want a Sneek Peek at what we will be making......Then VIOLA! We are making a Post it Note Stand and a matching Birdie card!

Hope you like them! And I hope to see you Saturday!

Hugs, Heather

Last Set for tonight

I have too many to upload tonight and I am sleepy this will be last set set before I do Stamp club post. I will definately try to upload more this weekend and take some new pics of some stuff I have made and post directions as well!

Here is another batch!

This will teach me not to blog for 6 months! :)


I guess it will only let me post 4 photos with each Blog Posting. I'm tired because I waited till 11 to get on tonight! But I am determined to get some of these photos up!

Ok! So it has been a LONG while...

For those of you near me, know the road I have been traveling since September, and you know that road has been steep and rocky! I did finish my schooling in Applied Behavior Analysis, but it seems as if Satan has decided things were getting to comfy and happy for me and decided to try to block my path with a few, rather large obstacles. I am not around all of them yet, but I feel as if I am very close. I am so thankful to God for the love of my family, with out them I am not sure where I would be.

That being said, I have crafted a few things here and there and even started selling some of my items in a craft store in Lewisville, but ; like I said, Satan has been taking up much of my free time with some very tedious ordeals so I really have not made much and some of the stuff I have made, I did not take pics. I have a few pics of things I have made. Some of my Facebook friends have already seen these items, but I plan to take pictures of the items i have made now. This time I won't post much about the items just the pictures.

On another note... I am selling my items, making custom cards,announcements and invitations as well as signs, frames notebooks or anything you are interested in let me know the colors you want these items in. School is almost out and I hope to be opening a new chapter in my life so that maybe I will have more time to craft. I am also hoping I can start selling at some craft fairs in the Fall. I met a new friend in September that loves to craft and wants to help me mass produce items, hopefully after April we will be able to sit down, make a plan of attack and get to work. I also hope that since my beautiful sister has moved back she might want to join us, but I'm not sure she will. She is young and has a life outside of her house :)

I also have started a once a month Stamp club with a few ladies where we make crafts and stamp cards, this has been very theraputic for me as well as a boost to my ego! These ladies think I am so talented! I sure wish my 8th grade art teacher could hear them. She once told me at the end of the semester, that I really did not possess an eye for art and I should look towards other areas of studies. Ummmm... Do you think what she said stuck with me a little? I married an artist and have always worked my butt off at trying to make something good. I guess I am my own worst critic though, because I really don't think the stuff I make is all that good, well maybe one or two things I am proud of, but for the most part I am very critical of what I make, but at least I have fun trying.

Well I need to upload some photos, and make another post for Stamp club members to see what we are making Saturday and then I need to go to bed, I have school tomorrow and I heard 2 of my paras will be out, but that is another story and if you want to hear about that joy, give me a ring and we can go chat about it for a few hours:)

Thanks for looking and have a BLESSED Week.