Wednesday, October 27, 2010

OOOH...have you seen the soon to be released "Once Upon A Springtime" Collection by Graphics 45...will be arriving in stores at the end of NOv. These are just delicious!




Monday, October 25, 2010


Inquiring minds want to know....LOL! I added a page to my blog, if you click on it you will find a short bio of  who I am. Now off to finish the grades for the 1st report card of this school year...don't know if I should laugh or cry! Have a great day...

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I don't like Sun. evenings. It signals the weekend is over and I have to get into work mode. I corrected tests today for my Food I students...didn't know if I should laugh or cry. The NC State Benchmark test is Thurs. but I'm the only one worried about it. I have a new curriculum and I have worked my fanny off...I will pass but not sure if my students will. YUK! This also means that I only have a short time everyday when I can sit down and CREATE { that word}. Well no more boo-hooing from my end. I'm going to add some pictures that make me happy...I hope that do for you also.
PIZZA from Bocce's Pizzeria, Buffalo,NY

Right up the road

LATONIA BERRIES ~ our backyard


FULL MOON 10/23/10

I have a problem...finally I have convinced Phil to let me switch my "CREATE CAVE" {the smallest of the 4 bedrooms} to the larger quest bedroom. It makes a lot sense but now...OMG how will I move all my "STUFF" {purge...purge..purge.} Here's my proposal...if anyone wants to come to North Carolina and help me do this I will come to your house and help you! Yes...No...And to throw in some added persuasion I will take you to the OUTER BANKS or we can travel up to VIRGINIA BEACH {both within an hour from here}...and if that isn't enough Phil will cook his most famous RIBS. RSVP if interested....hehehehe


Saturday, October 23, 2010


I need more time in my day...I have so much to accomplish on the weekends when I really want to PLAY!!! I want to re-design my blog...maybe this weekend. Off to do some chores Like CLEAN my "CREATE CAVE", it's a disaster. I've gone from a 3' x 6' work space to a 12"x12" space...when that happens it's time to put stuff away and clean-up! This what it should look like:

Friday, October 22, 2010


Several weeks ago I told you I had a I'm here to tell you what it is....

Cheers to the new Tattered Angels design team!

Thank you very much for your patience as you waited to hear the news.  It was a very hard decision to make as many fabulous entries were received.
Wow, it’s so rewarding to see how many people want to be on the Tattered Angels design team.
Drum roll please…….and in no specific order…
Please welcome and help us congratulate:
Anna Dabrowska
Benedicte Raphalen
Birgit Koopsen
Christyn Holmes
Emeline Seet
Erica Taylor
Holly Simoni
JJ Sobey
Kirsty Wiseman
Martha Richardson
Nicole Martel
Peg Hewitt
Sesil Cratin
Sherry Mendoza
Zoe Nemburt
Joining us again:
Gaelle Fauglas
Jamie Dougherty
Mandy Collins
Patricia Komara
Susan Lui
Nat Kalbach
Vicki Chrisman
Trisha Ladoceur
Cheers to all of you!

YUP...I earned my ANGEL WINGS today...over the moon with excitement :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010



Collage by mrich2500 featuring 1928 jewelry

I love POLYVORE...check out the site that allows you to create COLLAGES from clipped items on the internet. This is one of mine...I have used some of my collages in LO's. Check  the site out...MUCH FUN!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


LOOK what I did...I added a blinkie to my blog. WooHoo! I want more BLINKIES...I think I might like blogging because it's a little bit like shopping...the hunt for the perfect_______________{fill in the blank}. What I find difficult is my lack of time. I sometimes get very irritated because work interfers with my life and right now I want to go find BLINKIES...but I don't have time.

Actually I don't have time because I'm off to watch Heidi Swapp's webshow...this week is going be good...all Tattered Angels goodness!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Colour! Or Is It Color?

I'm taking my 2nd online class from Nic Howard, a New Zealand scrapper, over at Big Picture Classes. Nic is an incredible teacher, having taken Dimensional Directions from her last spring I now am an ardent fan of her. She has an excellent teaching style and makes different techniques so easy to understand. I'm going to share the Pre-Class assignment with you. Our challenge was to create 6 tags showing the basic R-O-Y-G-B-V color theory. 

I love working with reminds me of the years that I taught color theory to my HS students in Clothing & Textiles and Housing & Environment. It also reminds me of the early morning trips to my daughter Cait's day care usually would be at the crack of dawn and as I drove we talked about the colors that appeared in the morning sky. Those were great days and today she has an eye for color and uses it in her profession. Here are my 6 tags...what do you think?


Friday, October 15, 2010

It's 1:45 pm...90 more minutes ;)


What a week...I complain alot about work but if I didn't work I couldn't pay for OBSESSION. Work so interferes with my life I want to lead!! I know...I am extremely grateful that I have this job, sometimes my attitude just STINKS!!! But looking forward to 3:20 when the dismissal bell goes off and my students leave my room.

I'm so excited...I just signed up for Nic Howard's Colour! or Is It Color? class over at BPS. I completed Nic's Dimensional Directions class at BPS and have been waiting anxiously for another one. As a teacher myself I can honestly say it was one of the BEST classes. Taking an online class can be difficult sometimes but her directions were some of the best written, easy to understand & follow. So do yourself a favor and head over to BPS and sign up!

Have a absolutely fabulous can find me here!

I have named this the "CREATE CAVE"...this is where I want to right NOW!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


UNDER CONSTRUCTION...need more time...right now I have to go and watch Janet Hopkins Webshow! Will be back this weekend with the construction crew!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tropical Storm Nicole...

FINALLY...went away. She was something, rained for the past 3 days...up to 14" of rain. Yesterday was a nightmare at school...a 2hr. delay followed by a tornado warning as the students were arriving in a torrential the hallway for a brief but torturous moment. Class for 1 hour into 1st lunch...POWER GOES OUT! We shouldn't have been at school anyway...what a disaster. After HS students sitting in the dark for 2 hrs. the powers to be finally decide to send them a torrential rainstorm. Today was school...many streets were under water so I guess they figured it was time to call school...of course it means that we make it up on a Sat.

I'm hoping this weekend allows me to finish the self-paced blogger course I'm taking {} I'm really ready to try some HO3 Blog Couture..ohh can't wait. Until then I'm going to practice posting some more pictures. I love this small tag book I made...fooling around with Tattered Angels glimmer mist and assorted stamps. Love the colors...note to self {write down the colors so you can remember!}. Enjoy your WEEKEND!
Define you Life!