Thursday, April 29, 2010

Core-dinated with texture

I found this super cool paper at the LSS (Priceless Scrapbooks) a couple of weeks ago. It's so cool!!! The dots on this card are in the paper but you can't see them until you lightly sand the paper. The little butterflies are there, too!! Just added some ribbon and flower trimmings and a simple sentiment and the card was done!
On this card made with a different pattern of the same paper line, you reveal the stitching in the paper. Again, most of the work is already done because of the details in the papers.
Just a quickie share of a couple of cards that I actually made several weeks ago....hope you like it!! I'll be doing some heavy duty creating for the next two days. I even took a day off from work in honor of the holiday...LOL!!! I'm so excited...see ya in a few days!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

JJ Cook-ing Journal

I made this little journal using one of the new images from Totally Stampalicious. This one is called JJ Cook and is an image brought to you in clear polymer acrylic by Totally Stampalicious and was previously available only as a digital image by Bugaboo. I covered a wire-bound journal that I bought forever ago and found stashed in a drawer. I covered it with polka dotted papers and added pink, black, and white trimmings!! Isn't she cute??? I've never kept a cooking journal myself.....DH remembers when I used to cook once in a while! LOL!! Don't think I'm going to start keeping a cooking journal now, so I believe this will become a gift to someone who is actually in the habit of creating delectable delights in the kitchen!! Bon Appetit!! (Digital image used for sentiment)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tickle Your Funny Bone with the Totally Stampalicious Challenge

The challenge this week at Totally Stampalicious is to make a humorous card, so I used one of the new Stella images from Totally Stampalicious. This image is part of the collection of acrylic stamps that were previously only available as digital images from Bugaboo. There are a total of eight sets in this collection and they were just released Thursday evening for those of you who love those Bugaboo images but prefer to work with a rubber or acrylic stamp.
I made another easel card with a base of Basic Gray. The dsp is from SU!'s stack that was available during Sale-Abration and is layered with GP white.The ribbon is Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, also from SU!!! I love this ribbon....ties up into the prettiest bows!! The image is colored with Copic markers. I used a clear glitter gel pen to add some sparkly accents to the image. Hope you like it...sure was fun to make!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Queen for the Day: Cathleen Torina!!

There is a new game on Splitoast Stampers called Queen for the Day and this is week 6! This week the stamper being honored is Cathleen Torina aka ctorina and she has a fabulous gallery!!! I ended up casing two of her cards which can be found by following the link to this week's game. This was my first card and I used one the newly released sets from Totally Stampalicious. This set is called Sean and is an acrylic version of a digital image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. I kept the layout and whimsical feel of Cathleen's card, but changed the image, colors, and papers. Hers was a square card and I made mine a standard A2 size. I also added some ribbon and bling.
My second card is made with an image I received as a RAK from one of the sweetest stampers on SCS, StampMuse. She and I share a passion for all things that sparkle, shimmer, and contain glitter!! I think the image is by Sarah Kay, but I'm not sure. Thanks, M!!!
I have been wanting to do one of these boxes with the easel card as the topper and finally got one done Friday night. I used chocolate chip card stock and Close to Cocoa dsp for a majority of the project. The buttons for the drawer pulls are cordouroy brads by SU! and the sentiment is a rub on I've had for ages and never used. I used half pearls as the flower centers.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Totally Stampalicious New Release Blog Hop

(copied from the TS web site)
Welcome to one of our most EXCITING releases EVER!!! As most of you may have heard by now, Totally Stampalicious has teamed up with Jodie Mackrell of Bugaboo Stamps!! We are thrilled to be taking some of our favorite Bugaboo critters, kids and characters and turning them into RUBBAH!!! (Well...photopolymer actually but you know what we mean)! We have also added a few fun sentiments to the main images that we think you're going to love!!!

Just to keep you on the up and up, please know that if you are interested in the Digi Images, they are only available at Bugaboo Stamps and are NOT part of the Totally Stampalicious Digi Promotion!!

We have EIGHT brand new stamps sets to share with you this release and they will be available at 10PM EST at the Totally Stampalicious Store!!

So! Are you ready for a bit of a sneak peek??!!

The first stop on the Bugaboo Hop is the Totally Stampalicious blog. 
If you found your way to my blog first, you will want to hop over to the TS blog and start there. If you arrived here from Melissa's blog, you are on the right track!
We are offering up THREE prizes that will be drawn randomly from all the Blog Hop-ees so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment for your chance to win!
The prizes are as follows:
1st - $25 Stampalicious Gift Certificate
2nd - 2 Bugaboo Stamp Sets of Choice
3rd - 1 Bugaboo Stamp Set of Choice

The Blog Hop will end at 9PM EST Friday and the winners will be announced Sunday Night!

Now here's a little peek for you!!
This card was made with the Fat Mouse Flower set. The papers are from K and Co. Image was colored with Copic markers with a little sparkle added to the flower with Stickles. The border and corner punches are by Martha Stewart and those little white flowers were crocheted with my very own hands! I even really sewed the buttons onto the centers! Now here is another card I made for the hop:
This card features a set that was a favorite of mine the first time I saw it on the Bugaboo site! I just love the sentiment!! How true is that???? Papers are by SEI and image is colored with Copics. Kept this one pretty simple with the all the patterns in the papers. The stamp set is called Stella Nurse.
Now it's time to Hop on over to Monique's blog to see the fab eye candy she has in store for you!!
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the order of the whole HOP!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Totally Stampalicious color challenged....yes I am!

The challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week is to use the colors Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, and Creamy Caramel in a project. Colors that I love proved to be quite a challenge when I started putting ink to paper! First I will show you the card I made as my second project because I just wasn't feelin' it for the first one. Then we'll take a peak at the first attempt with these colors. I have a disclaimer on this card, though....I had to throw out the Creamy Caramel and I have totally cheated on this one!! I think I know why SU! is retiring Creamy Caramel. It used to be a go-to color for me, but when I read about the colors that were being retired, I realized that I hadn't used CC in AGES!!!
The dsp I used is from a new stack I picked up while at JoAnn's on Saturday. It's from DCWV and is called linen closet. These papers are in lovely shades of blues, greens, grays, and neutrals....gorgeous!!! And they are loaded with my favorite embellishment....glitter!!! The color I used is closer to Kraft...soon to be known as Crumb Cake....makes me want to buy it already!! Paper pieced the Old Brawd image and added a sentiment from the Farmer Hawg Sentiments set.  The flowers on her hat are another Saturday find from the thrift store for a small local church.....a bag of assorted hair pieces made from ribbon, beads, and silk flowers. They were a little beat up in their finished form, but torn apart for their pieces, they will embellish many cards in the future! Added little pearls to her necklace and some dimensional glaze to the cupcake icing. The pearls at the bottom were white half pearls that I colored with a Copic marker. It all ended up being a project I'm pretty happy with.
Now, my first project was another story. I just wasn't feeling that old flame for the creamy caramel and I think it really shows here, but since I will be carrying my coffee around in it, I guess I may as well show off my failure, too. Helps to keep one humble, too!
I used the Coffee Brawd set to make this. The dsp is from SU! and I think it's called Candy Lane or something close to that. It's from last year's catty, I think. The sentiment says "You haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running!" My philosophy exactly!! Sure helps with the ability to multi-task!!
I never noticed until I actually made something with these little mugs how cloudy the plastic is on the outside. When you take the insert out, it's much brighter...see???
Well, they they projects for this week's challenge. Kinda wishin' I had the wardrobes this "brawd" has with all the cool paper piecing that has ever been done with these sets!! I'm off to work now, in clothes that aren't nearly as cool as this chick's!! Why not play along this week? There's always a cool prize! Head over to Totally Stampalicious' blog and use the Mr. Linky tool to link your project so we can all see it, too!!
And be sure to check back on Thursday evening for our blog hop to celebrate our new release of cute Bugaboo images in acrylic!!! Very cool!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mouse in the Pantry

I made this card for the Queen for the Day game over on Splitcoast Stampers. The queen selected for Friday was fellow design team member from Totally Stampalicioius, Sue, so I just had to play along! You can see the cute card of Sue's that I cased on the computer screen in the background. For my card, I used a House Mouse image I received as a RAK. Unfortunately, I can't remember who I got it from, but I'm pretty sure it was one of the Divas. I colored it up with Copic markers. The card base is Dusty Durango and I used a dark brown Bazzill card stock for my layers. The dsp is Nook and Pantry by Basic Gray. The little flower  where I started with this card. Sue had a round shape on her card for her sentiment. I had picked up this pretty peachy trim at JoAnn's yesterday and knew I wanted to make a flower with it even if I did have to do some sewing to accomplish it! I even sewed the button on instead of using a glue dot!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Copper addiction

I ran across a new stack from Die Cuts with a View a couple of weeks ago and have not been able to stop using this paper! It's called Natural and this stack has enough shimmer even for me. The best part is, it's all in my favorite metallic color...copper!! I'm in heaven!! I made a couple of cards right away at the Friday night crop I was at and here they are...
Then we got to thinking that these papers would be great as the basis for a class at the store, but if I'm going to teach at the store, I have to use products available there. The horses in the first image were borrowed from a friend and the second card was made using a set from Stampin' Up!...definitely not available in the LSS. So, I made some adjustments to the cards and came up with these as potential candidates for a class....
For the remakes I used the Hero Arts grass background. The first one was stamped twice in Rusty Hinge Tim Holtz distress ink and the also twice in Versafine Sepia. The sentiments on both cards are also from Hero Arts. The only problem I ran into was on the first card. I wanted to use copper embossing powder on the sentiment, but it's really hard to get that Versafine ink to dry! It says instant dry, but I had to use a heat gun twice to get it dry enough to not have the embossing powder stick to everything!
I also made another card using these papers, so I'll go ahead and show you that one, too!
No stamping on this one. I just cut down one of the rose images on one of the papers and cut out a leaf image from the same paper. I don't think you can really see how shiny the rose is from this photo, but the other photos showed too much shimmer and it was almost impossible to see what the image was. All of the papers came from the stack except the Dusty Durango card base and matting. Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
That's about it for today. Enjoy what's left of the weekend!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Old Truck for a Car Swap

When I made this card, I did something I haven't done in ages.....watercolored my image!!! I have been so stuck on using my Copic markers that I haven't used anything else to color for months!!
This card was made for a swap using cars as the image. Didn't have any car images that inspired me (guess I need some new ones...LOL!) so I used my favorite old truck image. This image is appropriately called "Old Truck" and is from TAC. The papers I used are Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and dsp from a new stack I found from DCWV that is just full of papers with neutral colors and loads of shimmery copper accents!! It's a wonderful masculine stack!! I think I'm gonna have to get another pad of these papers!! Added an aged copper paper clip and a piece of ribbon to the corner. The only other embellishments were the brads int he corners.
This week is just flying by! I can't believe tomorrow is Thursday already!! Only 39 school days left...where has the year gone?? Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

After Dark

The Divas (one of my on-line groups) was having a swap called Wait Until Dark in which we were to make a card based on something you might see after dark. As I was rummaging through my stamps looking for some inspiration, I came across this scenic image which had never seen ink and I can't even remember where I got it from. It's unmounted red rubber, so it may remain a mystery forever!
I attempted to do some of the brayering technique I learned at Michelle Zindorf's workshop back in February and considering how little practice I've had, I don't think it looks too bad! Of course, I'm a really ninny sometimes and I used brown at the bottom of the scene and then realized it was actually a snow scene! DUH!!! It doesn't show in the photo, but I also added some clear glitter gel pen to accent the mountains and snow drifts. I used specialty dsp from Stampin' Up! but for the life of me, I can't remember the name of it and I should have gotten more of it while it was available because I just love it!!! It's matted with Baja Breeze. Used the modern label and word window punches to make the corner accents.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Critter Challenge

Lots of exciting news at Totally Stampalicious this week. First of all, the challenge this week is to use a "critter" on your card. In honor of this challenge, for this week only, TS is offering this Rockin' Frawg or the Hawt Dawg set for $10 each! How's that for a deal?  I used Rockin' Frawg on my card with some of the papers I picked up a couple of weeks ago in my favorite color scheme...purple, blue, and green. I can't seem to stop using these papers, but I'm thinkin' I should have stopped this time. My card turned out a little on the wild side. I think the only people this card may appeal to would be my teenaged granddaughters! The image is completely paper pieced....mostly with those K and Co. papers. The guitar is brushed silver cs. I painted over his eyes and mouth with shimmery white Smooch paint. The flowers in the corners are firmly attached in the corners and then the outermost edge is popped up for a little dimension. Anway, it is what it is!

The next bit of news is the announcement of the newest guest designer to join the TS design team. This was actually posted last week on the TS blog, but I guess I was asleep at the switch (translated into "on Spring Break") and didn't mention it in last week's TS challenge post. We are so pleased to welcome Melissa from My Paper Obsession to the team and can't wait to see what she comes up with for the new release images.

Which brings me to the last bit of news....did ya notice the cool new blinkie at the top of my sidebar? Totally Stampalicious is releasing 8 images from Bugaboo digital images as acrylic images. Wait til you see them!!! They are so stinkin' adorable and I'm having a blast working up some samples using the new images! We will be having a blog hop to celebrate the new release on April 22 starting at 9 pm with the images being released for sale at midnight!

Well, I think that's all the big news for this week. If you decide to play along with the challenge, just use the Mr. Linky tool at the bottom of the post on the Totally Stampalicious blog. You can use any critter image you may have if you don't have any TS images yet.The sale is a great opportunity to add some TS images to your stamp collection. The frawg and dawg images are so much fun to play with! If you are posting your image on SCS, use TSMONDAY24 in your keywords so everyone can find it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Whinnie for Pat Smethers FS166

I made this card for the featured stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers today. The featured stamper today is the wonderfully talented, super sweet Pat Smethers! She makes the most awesome western themed and horse cards. I got to know Pat through SCS a few years ago when she first asked how to make the faux tooled leather background I had used on one of my cards. I am not the creator of this technique, but it is one that I have used many times and it isn't often seen which is a shame because it is so cool and easy to do, too!
To do the faux tooled leather, just stamp a paisley or other westerny print background stamp on card stock with Versamark. I usually use Close to Cocoa but have used other colors. Then cover with clear embossing powder and heat. After that, rub a coordinating color of ink into the exposed areas of the card stock with a sponge. Typically I use a yellow ink such as YoYo Yellow, but I have experimented with several other colors. Then just just your piece of faux tooled leather to fit your needs.
I chose to case this card of Pat's. For my card, I used some stashed Mauve Mist card stock as my base for the tooled leather. After reading about the color renovation going on with Stampin' Up!, I decided I should use up some of the hoarded colors from the last time SU! changed its colors about six years ago!! I used Sahara Sand ink to rub into it.
The image was stamped onto creamy textured paper with Versafine Sepia ink. Sponged TH distress inks in Tattered Rose and Soot Black around the edges. I used Basic Gray card stock for some layers and used the tooled leather for some accents. Some dsp in similar colors and a western print was used for a background.
I am so amazed that I actually got a card stamped while my granddaughter was here! She was so fascinated with the swiveling chair that she didn't even attempt to get into any of my embellies or other "stuff" cluttering my stamp room! What a mess my room is!! It's a wonder I can find anything in here!!
Well, off to get this posted on SCS! Have a wonderful day!!

Ms. Bright Side Award

After stamping with the girls all day Friday and late into the evening, I was surprised to find a message in my email yesterday morning from Lynn of Confessions of a Left Brained Stamper telling me that she had passed on this blog award to me. How sweet of her! Especially since this extremely talented stamper says she is inspired by MY work!! Not saying that Lynn would tell a story, but it amazes me that someone with her skills would be inspired by me!!! In order to claim it, I must share with you 10 things that make me happy and 5 bits of trivia about myself. I must then pass the award on to 5 other talented bloggers!

Ten Things That Make Me Happy: 1.My hubby who supports my creative efforts even if he doesn't "get it" 2.My granddaughter, Kyli 3. A big cup of coffee 4. Stamping with the girls 5. The month of April  6. New stamping toys 7. Finding bargains 8. My job 9. My big, hairy dog, Ice 10. Helping others learn how to expand their creativity.

Five Bits of Trivia about Me: 1. I was a severe introvert as a child 2. I love high adventure outdoor activities like camping, canoing, and repelling  3. I love living out in the country  4. I love to get up really early and get lots done before daylight 5. I love to take on big cleaning and sorting jobs like closets and garages and finding treasures!
It was really tough to narrow it down to only five stampers to pass on this award to, but narrow it I did.
I am passing this award forward to the following gifted stampers who always inspire me with their wonderful work:
Charlene at Where M&Ms Gather
 Sue has been away from her blog for some time due to an accident her son had on New Year's Eve, and has only recently started to post again. It has been a long hard road for her and her family as her son recovers from the TBI he experienced from the accident. His recovery is far from over, but it's good to see Sue getting into her stamping room again. If it wasn't for Sue's inspiration, I probably never would have started stamping! She is one who first introduced me to my addiction, so anything I do in the world of stamping is ultimately her fault! Thanks, Sue!! You're an awesome friend and mentor!! Hugs!!

Ladies, should you chose to claim your award, just grab the photo above and post it on your blog. When you list 10 things that make you happy and 5 bits of trivia about yourself, you may then pass this award on to 5 other talented bloggers!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Stair Step Card Class

A few days ago, I posted a card I had made for a stair step card swap I was in with one of my online groups. I had a card I received in that swap with me when I went to the LSS (Priceless Scrapbooks). Tricia (the owner) and I talked about doing a class there for the three different styles of stair step cards. We picked out some papers and stamps from the shop and this is what I came up with. I think they turned out pretty darned cute! The papers are from Reminisce and are the back sides of a series of papers depicting fairy tale images....Snow White, Red Ridinghood, Alice in Wonderland. The stamp set is an acrylic set by Hero Arts, Sweet Wonderful You. The class will be offered on May 4th which is a Tuesday evening for any of my local readers who may be interested in taking this class. Here are some photos of each card closer up....
I used Nestabilities to make the oval shapes for some of the images. All images were colored with Copic markers. Glitter gel pen was added to the flowers and some of the other details on the images.
Thanks for stopping in today! Hope your weekend is filled with stamping or something else equally wonderful!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Diva April Sketch Challenge

This card is going out in the mail tomorrow to my swap partner for the online group I belong to. This was done for the sketch challenge that was posted within the group. I got to use my new BoBunny acrylic set to make it! The card is on a 5 1/4" square base. The white layer was dry embossed with the swirled Cuttlebug folder in my Big Shot. The rest of the papers and card stock are Melon Mambo. I picked up the ribbon at the stamp/scrap yard sale held at Priceless Scrapbooks a few months ago. I got the last spool of this and wish I could have gotten's so pretty!!! For the flower, I used Melon Mambo ink and then used the rock and roll technique to add Rich Razzleberry to the edges. Some dimensional glaze in the center held the little yellow seed beads very securely and I added a little glitter to the rest of the flower petals. Border punch is by Martha Stewart...this is one of my favorite punches and it has a coordinating corner punch, too! I used them on the desk set box I posted last week. Thanks for stopping in!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Side Step Fairy

Just a quick card I made for a stair step swap. I used the fairy set from Inkadinkadoo and a sentiment set from Hero Arts. The base is Almost Amethyst and layered with Certainly Celery. The dsp is Basic Gray's Wisteria. Image is colored with Copics. Added a few blings and some glitter. Card measures 4 1/4" square.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Monday Challenge on Tuesday and Some Easter Ham

It took a while, but I finally got around to making a card for this week's challenge for Totally Stampalicious. The challenge this week was to make an easel card.....MY FAVORITE!! I used some papers I picked up over the weedend from K and Co. I love these papers!! All glittery with lots of blues, greens, and purples!! I used Brilliant Blue for my card base and assorted papers from the stack to make my card. Coffee Brawd was may set of choice today and one of her sentiments fit perfectly in one of the little matching dimensional embellishments. I used it like a picture frame for some wall art in Coffee Brawd's kitchen. The lighter paper at the bottom of the front panel has a tiny tiled print in it. I don't think it shows up in the photo. Reminded me of a tile floor. The ribbon is from the scrap jar that I always forget to dig into when making cards! I really need to find a closer location for it so it gets used up more frequently.
What took so long to get a card made this week??? Well, I had a small distraction at my house for Easter weekend and then most of the day yesterday. My granddaughter, Kyli, was over for a visit as usual. The duration was a little unusual. She doesn't typically stay over two nights in a row, but I just wasn't ready for her to go home Sunday.
She has obviously been taking lessons on posing from her older cousins. Their reaction to a camera is to lean in and smile! Every time I picked up the camera, she threw herself into a pose...too funny. Here are a few shots from Easter morning and then a little later in the day when we were out with the cows and walking around the yard.
shot really shows the birthmark that will be removed later this year, probably in May or June. The doctors were hoping it would go down more on its own, but it hasn't. It doesn't bother her at all, but the doctors are concerned that she will very soon become aware of the comments that are made about it and want to spare her that. It has changed color and is now a pinkish color rather than the bright red that it used to be. They say that's a sign it is ready to recede, but it may not happen until she is seven or so. Too long!!!

This was a huge dead oak tree on our neighbors easement that he had taken down a few weeks ago. It was very similar to the one that the ospreys have built their nest in in our yard (grammar?). I was kinda hoping  a pair of ospreys would make this tree their home, but alas, it's gone now. No danger of it hitting anything if it had fallen and looked kinda cool! Guess I'm just weird like that. Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful week. Hope to get more creative time in this week! Happy stamping!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Scrappy Magnolia

A few weeks ago, I received a card in the mail from a stampin' friend. The card was made using scraps, and she encosed a handful of scraps like those she had used to create her card. All the pretty blues, greens and  purples with a little silver added in was right up my alley. Finally got a chance to play with them just before spring break, but never posted my card until today. This card was made entirely with scraps except for the card base. The image was one I had colored and started to cut out, but quit when I saw things weren't going where I had initially intended. The ribbon is a small piece leftover from a necessity purchase a few weeks ago at the LSS (Priceless). I love when good things come out of the scrap pile!!
Finally get to do some stamping and creating tomorrow!!! Thought I would get to play a little tonight, but 2 year olds can be exhausting!! I have watched the Princess and the Frog three times in two days and we had to dance every time that jazz music played in the movie! I plan to get some much-needed sleep tonight and then play, play, play tomorrow!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Inspired by a student's shirt!

One of my eighth grade boys was wearing a colorful striped shirt the other day and I thought the color combo would look great on a card! To duplicate the colors, I used Garden Green, Tempting Turquise, Whisper White, and piece of dsp in a  much lighter shade of Tempting Turquoise, I also wanted to play with a new corner/border punch set by Martha Stewart. I know better than to go to the wall with punches on it at Priceless, but I always end up over there anyway! I am soooo addicted to all the wonderful new border and corner punches they have been coming out with lately!! I managed to get it to come out right. It should be easy with the instructions and measurements that come with the punches, but I usually mess it up anyway!
The image is from Judith and is one I also picked up at Priceless. I colored it with Copics and added a touch of glitter to it. The bow was made from SU!'s white taffeta ribbon...I love how this stuff makes up into a bow and holds so well!
Today is a teacher work day. Just making sure our grades are all in the computer correctly and then working on lesson plans for the duration. We will skip lunch and have a cookout for the last hour....yummy!!! Don't think I'll be needing dinner while I'm at the Friday night crop tonight at Priceless!! Spring Break is on!!! I plan to do lots of creating!! Hope you get to also!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A quick card I put together. It looks like a lot of cutting, but most of the flowers were punched, so it really was pretty quick. Added some blings and glitter to the flowers. Ovals were done with Nesties and the border is a MS punch. Ribbon was picked up at Hobby Lobby. Quick card and a quick post!!
Today is the last day of school for the kids before Spring break. I have made cookies and brownies for them as a little treat. I've been neglecting them in that way lately, so thought I'd take in some of their favorites! The brownies have chocolate chips added in and I made Gooey Butter Cookies....mmmmmmm!!! I have to go in tomorrow to make sure grades are done and get some lesson plans put together, but it should be a quiet day!! Thanks for stopping in!!