Monday, June 4, 2007


Saturday night was the big night! Sophie performed in her 5th Dance Recital. They danced to "The Best Years of Our Lives" from the movie Shrek. A fun song to dance to and she just shined! I can't believe she has been dancing for 5 years already! Where does the time go?

Here is a picture of her from her first recital :

Isnt' this sweet? She's only 3 here. Amazing how quickly they grow! She's all ready to sign up again next year too.
Anyway - things are starting to wind down a little here. School is done on Wednesday. I spent all day today with Sophie's class on a field trip. Nolan had a great time hanging with the bigger kids.
I actually got some stamping in yesterday. I spent most of the time working on the prayer journal for my niece, Shannon. I've really been putting a lot of time in it, but it is worth it - even if she thanked my kids for the gift and not me or my husband - but that is a long and tired story. I hope she will know that in spite of everything I am working on the book for her and it is coming from the heart. I'll post a picture of it when I am done. I have been doing my own pages for the jouranl. The pages cosist of catholic prayers and I am decorating the pages with stamps and embellishments. It's been really fun to work on and I hope it portrays the heart I am putting into it as well as my Love for the Lord and my hopes that she too will one day know the Greatness of God's mercy and love.
I did do a few other cards yesterday too. I tried a new technique -which I will share in my next post. I also made a few cards to send out as RAK's - which will be my first ones to send out. I got a few RAK's this week and will be sending these ladies some of my creations as I thank them for sending one to me. This RAK stuff is really great - how nice to receive something other than bills in the mail!
Sorry, not much to say today. I will be spending some time putting together a class for some new stampers. I'll be teaching the basics of basics - from cutting your paper - to stamping your project using a few basic techniques - to making sure you sign your name on the back. I've taught this once before, and got a good response. It is something I am going to offer to all my new stampers. Once someone holds a workshop, I am offering my services to teach them how to use their new stamps and stuff to help them gain the confidence to try some stamping at home. So many time people buy the stamps, but never use them once they get them because they are intimidated. I plan to help east this by offering a post workshop basics class to each hostess and her guests. I'm thinking this will be a good program.
Okay - now I am off to bed as it has been a long day!
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