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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Attack the F.C.A.T.

Last week was F.C.A.T. week, actually so is part of next week. Our school's theme was military, as in Attach the FCAT. We all wore army green t-shirts that read Attack the FCAT, some folks wore army fatigues and several found themselves being saluted while in public.

 Our pre-k decorated the bulletin boards with camo letters, our 1st and 2nd grades all put on performances to encourage the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to attack the FCAT.  Last year we had a Michael Jackson theme.  Extremely cute.

Anyway, the tags that I made were for the teachers.  I went out and (spent other people's money) bought gift bags and lots of goodies to fill the gift bags, chips, nuts, candy, fruit snacks.  The tags were tied to the goody bags and put in the teacher's mailboxes.  I also went out and got gift cards to places like Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Moes, Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King and made little sleeves to put them in.

Not exactly the duties of a bookkeeper, but I had fun doing it.  On all the job descriptions for our school district the last line reads something like "and any other job that the principal deems your responsibility".  You won't hear anyone saying, "Not my job, man".

I thought the "re-treat from the FCAT" was especially clever.

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Blog Candy over at Lucy's place

Check out Lucy's Cards blog.  She will have 6 days of give aways.  Today's give away is some wonderful chipboard shapes.  Lucy hasn't been feeling well this week so stop by and leave her some cheer.
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

I believe this is Queen's 61st birthday.  Her daughter-in-law is helping to make this celebration totally awesome.  These are note cards for friend to write a little message of love.  There are some close ups farther down that show the Sakura Jelly Roll Clear stardust gel pens on each of the flowers.  I used three different flowers to so the cards aren't all identical.  This flower is from the Dreams Come True stamp set.

This rose is from the Rosy Regards stamp set.

This flower is from the Beloved Blossoms stamp set.
This is for Queen Olivia Green, yes, Queen is her first name.  A friend from work is planning a birthday party at her church for her mother-in-law.  She wants cards that friends can write a message to the birthday girl and a card.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

April birthday cards

Most of these cards were inspired by cards I found in magazines.  This one I found in the May 2011 CardMaker Mag. by Michelle Woerner 

This card was inspired by Roxie Glaza in volume 19 of Just Cards!

This card was inspired (LOOSELY) by Susan Stringfellow's Pinwheel Hello Card in the May 2011 CardMaker  Mag.

This one is inspired by the latest tutorial on SCS called Bargello

This one is from May 2011 Cardmaker Magazine by Linda Beeson.  Linda's was for a bride & groom.

Another from CardMaker Mag, Best Wishes by Tracy Henry

I get so much from the magazines I buy.  As soon as I get one, I go through it and put a post-it on the page to mark it so I can go back at another time and try it.  This batch was easier than some.  I need to go back through some of my older magazines and recreate some oldies.  Try it.

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