Monday, September 29, 2008

Let's skate!

My girls used to love to skate. We'd buy them ice skates and take them out to the park in the middle of downtown after the water was frozen over and off they'd go. Their dad would skate with them and I'd be going around the perimeter of the rink holding my own, but very glad that I was away from the quick action. In my mind, though, I was gliding around on the ice like Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamel! Like I said, that was in my mind and about the time I'd fall would be the time I was supposed to be doing a double flip!

Tilda on Skates reminds me so much of those fun times with the girls. Tilda is from Magnolia stamps and is colored with copics. I used my nestibilities to cut out and emboss the ovals and the red printed background is paper from Bo Bunny. I used the new snow dots cuttlebug folder on the paper and the white background. The ribbon is from Offray and the snowflakes are from some Christmas garland I got from Joann's years ago. I sprayed the entire card with some Glimmer Mist in Cherub Pink

I hope I haven't jinxed us here in Maine by doing this winter card. Winter comes so early and stays so long that I've fought doing her. Give me a bit of fall before the first snow fall!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Grade Time!

This is the first time teachers are starting to grade for the year. I've been working with new teachers and getting classes all settled to make their job as easy for them as possible. It's not always the easiest thing to do, but you do the best you can.

When I saw this Tilda with Slate, she so remibnded me of all young girls first day at school. And when I saw her writing on her slate, she won me over. I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS and love the Scenic Route school paper and the Basic Grey circles. I picked up the ribbon at Joann's and the tab punch at Big Lots. The flowers are Prima flowers and the card stock is SU.

I hope you enjoy her and that she brings back some great memories of this time of the school year for us all!