Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Copic Certification

I am so excited! This weekend I am going to be attending a Copic Certification workshop in Kelowna taught by Sherrie Siemens. Check out her blog Card Creme
I haven't really had any experience with Copic Markers yet but I am so excited to learn. Check back here to see what I have learned as I start to put the techniques into practice.
The work I see other crafters do is so beautiful I can't wait to try my hand at it. I never thought that in my 30's I'd be learning how to colour again! I hope i'm able to stay inside the lines :)

I have a good reason...

Ok, so I know it has been a rediculously long time since I posted anything, but REALLY, I have a good reason. I had a baby in February, and prior to that I was an exhausted pregnant lady who slept when I wasn't at work. Now that I am home with the baby I fully intend to do a better job at keeping up this blog. I have a very need baby boy though, so sometimes it is going to be difficult. I think though, if I write this here, then I will feel more pressure to stick to it. I would like to have at least 1 blog post per week! There I said it! Now, I have to stick to it.
Anyways, here is why I have been so busy lately...it's not a post about scrapbooking or cards, but at least it is a post, and a photo, and a CUTE photo at that!

Here is my boy...Sullivan James Litz
born February 3, 2011 8lbs 2oz and 20.5inches
This is Sullivan with his big sister Olivia.
She is 8 and so proud of her little brother.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Teacher Survival Kit

I have made this survival kit for my dd's teacher this year.
I bought an empty paint can from my local Home Depot to hold the kit.

The list reads:

Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo.

Band-Aids for when things get a little rough.

Chewing Gum to help you stick to it.

Crayons to colour your day bright and cheerful.

Candle for when you are up late marking or planning

Smarties because that’s who your teaching

Time Out bar because you’ll probably need it by the end of the day

Eraser to remind you everyone makes mistakes.

Lifesavers for when you've had one of those days.

Marbles to replace the ones you've lost.

Paperclips to hold it all together. Pencil to "write your wrongs."

Rubber band to remind you to be flexible.

Shiny Penny to remind you that each will shine in his or her own special way.

Starburst to give you a "burst" of energy when you need it.

Tissues to wipe away the tears...yours and theirs.

Toothpicks to help you "pick" out the good qualities in others and yourself,

and a prayer for you to say at the start of each day.

the prayer reads...

Please help me,

to strengthen their voices,

bodies and minds,

to express their feelings

and control them sometimes,

to explore what's near

and venture afar,

but most important

to love who they are.

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