Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope that each and every one of you had or is having a very loving day and that you got all of the hugs and kisses you ever wanted. If you did not, I am sending a virtual hug your way!!! Just wanted to do a quick post to share the corner bookmarks I made for my team and for my son's team of teachers. Let me apologize for the horrible lighting. I used one of those foam things and snapped these next to the window this morning before dashing off to work.

These are soooo much fun to make that I could crank them out in record time. I think I will make up a huge batch and decorate as needed. 
I forgot to enroll my kids into the Book-It Program through Pizza Hut. Once they reach their reading goal, they get a certificate for a personal pizza. Well, I can't do a pizza, but I can give them a bookmark for each goal. I would have loved to have a set as a kid. I had so many books going at once. Since I do have some kid friendly carts, I will make those more personal to the student.

Until Then.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston dead at 48

My heart is heavy. One of my favorite singers, Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 48. Again, my heart is heavy. I was truly rooting for her comeback. But her voice on her last album fell short. 

Given that, I still wanted her to climb her way back to the top where she rightfully belonged. This song Million Dollar Bill let her fans know that she still had it going on.

With this post I just want to say that Whitney, I loved you and your instrument. Yours was truly a gift from God and your rendition of The Star Spangled Banner set the standard.

Most of all Ms. Houston, please know that we will always Love YOU!!!!

I could post more along the religious aspect and how we take the talents God give to us and use and/or abuse them, but I won't. I just want to revel in the moment and remember the Whitney Houston that I admired on the covers of the Teen Magazines. I saved my dimes and nickles to purchase it because she was a model appearing within the pages. Can you imagine seeing someone who looks like you getting top billing as a model. It was a proud Black American moment for me.

I know that Whitney was a Christian and believed in the Lord. But it is in our deepest and darkest hour that we forget to call on his precious and holy name to have mercy on us.

Rest in peace, Whitney.
Until Then.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine's Corner Bookmarks

Can you believe it is February already? Glad I got a jump start on making some Valentine's Day gifts. I made a set of corner bookmarks for my students and for my son's classmates. He picked up some paper last week to make some for his teachers--a pack of the MME 6x6.

Here are a couple of up close and personal pics of the boy and girl reading. They are from the A Child's Year cartridge. I cut the top layer and put it through the cuttlebug then inked and spritzed it with Glimmer Mist.The border punch on this one is from Recollections.

The Spellbinder Lacey Circle anchors the image. I used my Sakura black gel pen to stitch an outline. On this one I actually inked around the circle prior to removing it from the die. I cut the bottom using the Scalloped Spellbinder heart.

The bookmark itself is cut from an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper to measure 4  1/2 x 4  1/2. The leftover 2 inch strip is what I used to emboss the hearts border (cut down to one inch). Waste not want not.

I cut the initials using the Zooballoo font and placed them inside a heart from the Love Struck cart. I stamped the paper using a candies heart rubber stamp. You can find all of the complete information on the YouTube Vee-dio.

I truly enjoyed making these for my students and my son's classmates. I know that they will enjoy having their own personalized bookmark and lucky for me that the two kids with the same initials were a boy and a girl. No way to confuse those bookmarks. LOL

It's not too late to crank out a set for your co-workers or for your own family. Give those folks with a Nook or Kindle something to envy!!!
Until then.