More Teacher Gifts

5 more days…just 5 more school days 'till SUMMER BREAK! YAY!

So, a lot has happened around here lately… We spent the Memorial Day weekend in Sunny (but cold- always cold) California (Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz, Monterrey, San Jose, etc. etc.) for our nephew's wedding. You may remember the wedding invitations that I made for them. Our oldest son was the ring bearer and that was a treat to see him all dressed up in a tux! He took his job very seriously (as he does with everything in life, it seems). He said to me right before he walked down the aisle "I'm not going to smile, Mommy". I didn't know why he said that until I took his picture coming down the aisle. Ah, very serious. This is serious work. LOL. Anyway, their wedding was beautiful. It was outside in the redwoods near Santa Cruz. The wedding itself was very nice and a bit warm and then moments later at the reception, it was cold (when the sun went behind the beautiful trees!).

DSC_0224 copy (Small)DSC_0216 copy (Small) On Sunday, we went to Monterrey with some of our extended family. I hadn't been to the Monterrey Aquarium in years… so much more fun with kids. 

DSC_0251 copy (Small)DSC_0249 copy (Small)About 10 days ago (who knows, really? :)), I sat down and made 200 3×3 cards for teacher gifts. That works out to 25 packages of 8 cards and envelopes. You've probably heard me mention that these were going to   be my teacher gifts this year – well I decided that they were and made a ton more. I've mentioned before how I like to give past teachers gifts as well, especially at the preschool… so for both boys, I needed 21 or so gifts (librarian, music, art, pe, teachers, asst. teachers, preschool staff, etc. etc.). Quick and easy. I made 4 birthday and 4 thank yous per box.

Did you see the Summer Release from A Muse? There were some surprises that you hadn't seen in any of the amuse-bouche. What's your favorite new stamp?

Tomorrow, I'll be in Dallas teaching 5 A Muse classes and most importantly getting to see many of my Splitcoast friends from all over. They are gathering in Dallas this weekend for another Texas Swap. If you're in the area, stop by Personal Scrapbook and say hello! (that damask is really a regal rose color not a red!)


amuse-bouche… #5

Here is my last amuse-bouche. The summer release is available at your LSS now but soon it will be available online! DSC_0005 copy (Small)

Isn't that boy cute??? I paired him up with an old sentiment and the treasure chest (and seaweed).

Be sure to check out the rest of the team and the A Muse News Blog for more inspiration.


And here is #4… are you enjoying this release? SO FUN… can't wait for summer!

DSC_0004 copy (Small)A GIRL pirate… now that's cool! I was in a hurry when I stamped this so if I were to do it over, I'd use my stamp positioner… another time, another day.

Happy Memorial Day! Thanks to all those that serve and that have served our country to keep our freedom and to keep us safe!

amuse-bouche… Summer is almost here!

DSC_0001 copy (Small) So, not a lot of chatter today (which I'm sure you're happy about!)… amuse-bouche starts today. I stayed up extra late last night to stamp some samples (It's Elena's fault!) for this release.

My 3 year old has become noctural…sorta… and decided that we need to get up extra early the past 2 days. Yesterday it was 2:42am…got him back to sleep relatively easy. Today is was 5am. Not back to sleep today. Not so bad if I didn't go to bed so late… I should've just stayed up….

Did I mention I'm going to California in a few hours for our nephew's wedding this weekend? Oh, I guess I should pack, eh?


Upcoming Classes!

I've added a class to my schedule… Austin at Memory Depot on June 13th… one class only this time around – A Muse's Sizzlin' Summer Fun at 10am. Call the store to reserve your spot 512.326.8045

Also, I'll be up in the Dallas area next weekend (Fri the 29th and Sat the 30th) and I'd be happy to meet you there! Personal-Scrapbook is a very unique place in that each student gets their OWN desk area… it is FABULOUS… If you're in the area and want to make cards, call the store to reserve your spot, (972) 351-8717. Tara, the owner, is a sweetie and she's new to A Muse and new to STAMPS. Let's show her how us stampers like stamp stores 😉

A*Muse*A*Palooza is coming!!! I'm still working on the class details but the schedule is tentatively set so SAVE the DATES!


A*Muse*A*Palooza #1, Friday, July 10th, 2009, 10am Memory Depot, Austin, TX

A*Muse*A*Palooza #2, Friday, July 10th, 2009, 1pm Memory Depot, Austin, TX

A*Muse*A*Palooza #3, Saturday, July 11th, 2009, 10am, Memory Depot, Austin, TX

A*Muse*A*Palooza #4, Saturday, July 11th, 2009, 1pm, Memory Depot, Austin, TX


A*Muse*A*Palooza, Friday, July 17th, 2009, Stamp Antonio, San Antonio, TX

A*Muse*A*Palooza, Friday, July 17th, 2009, Stamp Antonio, San Antonio, TX

A*Muse*A*Palooza, Saturday, July 18th, 2009, Stamp Antonio, San Antonio, TX

A*Muse*A*Palooza, Saturday, July 18th, 2009, Stamp Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Hope to see you around Texas sometime soon!