Friday, October 14, 2011

Monster Bingo Time And An Announcement

Well, I hinted at this just a little last week, but now I can officially announce something I'm really, really, excited about! I am joining the Cricut Design Team!!!!! If you have been following my blog for a while then you know that over this past year I've completely fallen in love with my Cricut and so I practically leaped out of my chair with excitement when Jana Eubank emailed me about it!

My first project, some Monster Bingo cards, are up on their blog today. You can see a close up here, but you can see the entire project by checking out today's post on the official Cricut Blog.

And if you are a Cricut Circle Member you can see my fist post on the Circle blog here, featuring a Fall card and treat holder.

And since it's Friday I thought I'd do another Friday Flashback--Cricut Style! Here are a few of my favorite Cricut projects that have recently been published in the Cricut Card Magazine using the ultra cute Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge.

Thanks for letting me share my excitement! This should be a grand adventure and I'm happy that I'll get to share some of it here on my blog! Have a great Friday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hey, Howdy, Hey

Well, I have picked up a nasty cold somewhere so today's post is going to be short and sweet. Just a simple share of one of my past layouts from last month. It's about Spencer's Halloween costume from last year featuring We R Memory Keepers Spookville collection.

The journaling reads: "Spencer, you made the cutest little Woody for Halloween! It was easy to pick out your costume this year as you love Toy Story so much! You were especially excited to wear your hat as I think it reminded you of how much you love to steal and wear grandpa's cowboy hat! Thankfully now you have one of your own to wear! Halloween 2010"

I'm off to go nurse my cold and find some medication. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The First Day Was A Little Rough....

The first day of school for Spencer, that is. He has always had a hard time being left with anyone outside of his family, and the look of utter betrayal in his eyes as I left him screaming and crying in his preschool room was hard on me too. But I knew it was time for him to learn to adjust being with other adults and I knew he was ready for this step. The second day was also hard at drop off time, but that was the last day he cried. In just a few short weeks he has come to love his pre-school so much! Now when we walk into the school he quickly drops my hand and runs to give his teacher a welcoming hug, rarely ever looking back at me. He loves his class now and I love to see him so happy and progressing so nicely with his communication skills. He continues to use his ipad with proloquo2go as his main way of expressing himself, but has also learned lots of new and fun ways to communicate at school. We are so pleased with the progress he has been making lately and consider it a major answer to our prayers on his behalf. 

So here is his first day of school layout. You can see that before he understood that I was going to be leaving him there he was pretty excited about it!

The papers are by Imaginisce from their Geek is Chic line.

The journaling reads: "Today was your first day of preschool Spencer and I am so excited for you! You had a hard time letting me go today, but I think you will quickly become accustomed to it and have a really fun time! You have great teachers that are supposed to be wonderful with autistic children and I know you will learn lots with them. We debated for a long time about when to start you, knowing it would be hard, but also knowing you were ready and needed this specialized help. This timing just feels good to your Dad and I, and we feel like Heavenly Father has helped prepare you and us, and has guided your placement in this program. May you have a wonderful year Spencer! Aug 22 2011" Based on a sketch by Becky Fleck

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ty's First Day of School

Because of my blogging hiatus I haven't yet shown my September layouts here on my blog. One of my favorites from the bunch was this one of Ty and his first day of school using the Basic Grey Oxford line.

The journaling reads: "As you start 4th grade Ty, I am amazed at the young man you are becoming! When did you grow so tall and handsome? It seems like it happened practically over night! You are confident and excited to be starting this year at a beautiful, brand new elementary school but also glad that you know a few administers, teachers, and kids in your class (including your best friend Tristan). I'm excited for you to start this new adventure and hope that your teacher is great and that you have a wonderful year! August 2011." Inspired by a sketch by Becky Fleck

Sadly, his best friend did end up getting moved to a different class, but they still see each other a lot, and he has made many new friends as well!

More of these September layouts to come!
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