Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Have you filled a bucket today?

My oldest daughter is now in the second grade, and there's all this talk about "bucket filling."  You can either fill someone's bucket by making them happy or you can  be a dipper.  The idea behind celebrating the kindnesses (bucket filling) is to bring awareness to how each of us as an individual has an impact on those around us.  Her teacher is encouraging the class to pay attention to how their words and actions can either make someone else happy or sad.
pail (bucket) stamp - 100 proof press
This is a card I made for my daughter - a quick little bucket-filler to stick in her backpack.  I'm actually quite pleased that there is a focus like this, an attempt to teach students to be kind and respectful to one another, in the school. It's nice to hear about the whole class all working together to create a more positive environment.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

100 Proof Press Blog Hop!

Hi there!  In efforts to help get folks jazzed about the new site, 100 Proof Press is having its' first ever blog hop.  So here we go... your last stop should have been over on Gladys' blog.  If you've just happened to stumble upon this post and want to find the full list of hop and how to participate keep on reading - I'll tell you where to go and how you can enter to win a prize.

I'm kind of have a pink and green thing going on right now.  And I have always loved the image of the giant cicada, and while their time has come and gone for the year, I'll have one hanging around my craft room a bit longer.

stamps used:  Luna Moth, Giant Cicada, Measurement Bars
I showed this piece to my husband after I finished it.  He could tell I was excited, but I could tell he didn't get it.  Honestly, neither do I, but it sure does feel good to create!  That's right, I spent quite a few hours making this here wall hanging, and I like it.
It's a wall hanging!
Ok so on with the hop... next you should skip on over to Alexa's blog where I'm sure you'll find some artsy-craftsy inspiration. Don't forget to comment on each crafters' blog in order to be entered for the $30 gift certificate to the 100 Proof Press online shop!

Here's the official link on the 100 Proof Press blog with all the details and the order for the entire hop - you won't want to miss out on the projects from the rest of the design team.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you enjoy the rest of the hoppity hop hop!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Miss You Card

My little sister turned 30 last week, and don't even remember the last time I saw her on her birthday. She lives far far away in Alaska - so you'll be seeing a lot of "miss you" themed cards here on my blog.  This a sweet little card I made with a cute new Dantia stamp.  I've been saving that adorable woodland forest paper for sometime now, and I felt like this was just the time to use it.
miss with the Little Squirrel Girl from 100 Proof Press
Now it's time for me to work on a few more minor details for the 100 Proof Press blog hop, and then start brainstorming what it is that I will stamp up for my stop on the hop.