Friday, September 28, 2012

My Special Ed Classmates

This latest page is very near and dear to my heart. This page is my 13 special ed classmates. I've been with some of them from our first class freshman year, and met the rest two and a half years ago when we started our special ed classes. We have become a very close knit group. Of course I needed to get a page scrapped about our group.

Within our program there are 14 special ed majors. 6 of us studying for our cognitive impairments degree and 8 studying for their emotional impairments degree. We had many of our classes all together, and some more specific classes related to our majors.

During our last month of class, our adviser took us outside for her annual picture day. We had to take the normal nice picture and the silly picture of course. For our silly picture we decided to roll down the hill behind our academic building we have called home for the last 4 years.

On our rolling adventures we managed to kick some one in the head and get some pretty nasty rashes....and really dirty clothes. We managed to clean out a tide-to-go when we went back inside.

And here is the page-

I wanted to do some detailed journalling, and write down everyone's name. Also our rolling down the hill picture didn't really fit in nicely with the rest of the page. If you haven't figured out yet, stitched pockets are my favorite. So my first tag was jounralling, the second was everyone's names, and the third was the picture. They are all nicely tucked in the pocket.

I'm pretty homesick for my old town/friends/old life. I miss Marquette so much .The leaves are turning here, but its just not the same. One a good note I had my first student teaching eval and it went stellar. My kids were awesome.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Easter 2012

Holidays are always a big occasion in our family. I love when everyone gets together. We our known for mini golfing at weddings, and games at holidays. For this Easter we played the game where you have to open wrapped presents while bundled in winter gear. I got some great pictures from that day. 
 The paper line is an old Heidi Swapp, that a friend gave me. I love the brown paisley paper the best. I am starting to buy whole paper lines, realizing how easy it is to make a series of matching pages.
 The flowers above are an alcohol ink creation. I mixed the pink, pool, and lime green together, and then stamped the flowers over the alcohol ink. The stamps are from Stampin Up.
I have a minor love for buttons.

You can tell how awesome my extended family. Our February/March/April birthday picture is a small portion of all the birthdays we have to celebrate.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Basement Makeover

As many of you know, I'm a basement scrapper. I should be thankful that I have a scrap spot, but the basement was kinda gloomy for me. I had some blast from the past carpet, that was pretty atrocious. So when we re-carpeted the family room last month, I got the old carpet to come downstairs. Since we live close to a river, and are just out of flood plain, we just throw down the carpet on the floor. We don't bother with the pad and everything else. This was good enough for me. I was happy for any facelift.

Along with this room being my scrapbook area, it is also the storage area for ALL my college stuff. Aka kitchen stuff, living room stuff, and more. So I was trying to be really creative to cover up all the ugly boxes. I wanted this room to have some personality and homey-ness. 

My scrapbook station. I built this myself from scrap wood about 8 years ago.

Paper storage and my cuttlebug station

My favorite part (besides the obvious carpet) is the fabric cover on the entertainment center. I cannot sew....or thread the sewing save my life. So I got some fabric, ribbon, and liquid stitch glue from Hobby Lobby. And from there I cut out the dimensions of the covers, and put ribbon along the edges to hide my sloppy cutting.

I am super happy with my renovations. This room is so much nicer and has charm. Its no longer a pile of boxes. I'm still sick....I got the cold 9 days ago from my little darlings. I've got 2 scrapbook pages to share in the next few days. I've got lots going on, but I'm loving life!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Back to School

School is officially back in session. And I'm finally teaching !!!!!!!! I've got 21 little darlings in my classroom. So my scrappy time has been decreased as I focus on my teaching, students, and classroom.

I'm going to try and scrap on the weekends. I've also got 3 online classes along with teaching, so I'm definitely busy. I will post as I complete projects. I'm made some cute stuff for the classroom, but it has my students names, so I cannot post anything.

I will leave you with some pictures of my flowers which I am enjoying while the weather is nice.