Sunday, March 25, 2007

VSN and Homeschool Convention

Once again I want to thank everyone who helped me out with my banner and whatnot (especially kmb.designer) I think it turned out pretty well. If it still looks wonky let me know so I an *try* to fix it! I took 4 years of computer in HS and even a full year of HTML but do I remember anything? Nope. I lucked out and was paired up with the smartest kid in class (who was also way cute) and never really had to do much. I was so thankful that I quickly became his girlfriend. We were together 2 years and I'm still no smarter for being with him. I can't decide whether to giggle or be severely depressed!

Friday was VSN on SCS and I got a few cards done but didn't get to play too much. I'll share the emboss resist one I did.

  • Delight in Life, Riveting stamp sets (SU)
  • Pixie Pink, Going Gray, black inks
  • Cuttlebug slide die
  • circle punch
  • Versamark and clear embossing powder
  • sponge
  • glitter
  • ribbon
Saturday I left early in the a.m. to go to a homeschool convention in Cincinnati. Wow! There was so much to take in! All the vendors that Joe and I had been looking into were there (Math U See, Mystery of History, etc.) including Five in a Row which we already use. I went to a few of the seminars and they were very informative and started to get me excited to teach History!!! Yes, I got excited about teaching history!!

All of the speakers made very obvious points of how most of us studied hard before the test but once the test was over, didn't remember any of it. THAT WAS ME! I got good grades in school but can't really say I'm all that smart now!

They did a study on college graduates (can't remember what college) where 4 months after they had graduated and taken their final exam they were called back to re-take the test (they had no clue what they were gonna do). Their score on the same test they took 4 months prior dropped 90%!!!!!!!! Isn't that crazy!? Makes me re-think some of the 'smarties' I know! {wink}

Anyway, we got a lot of info and are gonna go back next year.

I made a few cards on Friday that I didn't get a chance to upload too. I made this one for my uncle's birthday. I really like how the trees almost look 3D because of the frame around them. I'll be doing one like this again.

  • Lovely as a Tree, Label Classics, Happy Everything stamp sets (SU)
  • MME Everyday Tango paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, and Black Stazon ink
  • aquapainter
  • ribbon
  • pop dots

  • Deco Designs (TAC), Small Script (SU) stamp sets
  • Real Red, White chalk inks
  • Word Window punch
  • ribbon
  • pop dots
And looky what I got! Fun mail! Allison sent me this card and said that I have a twisted sense of humor. If you only knew what she wrote inside! And she calls me twisted! {wink} Ya know I love ya Allison! Thanks for the card girl!

This is my 'bling' candy that I won from Stephanie! Can't wait to get it out and use it! Maybe I'll get a chance today. She sent me a super cute card to and a Rockabella image! She said it reminded her of my Daughtry concert. How sweet!!!!!! Thanks Steph!


Allison said...

These look great...That Lovely as a Tree card is awesome! Now I don't even remember what I wrote in that can't be that weird!

Julie said...

Great cards Heidi! Love the tree one - perfect for a masculine card!

Jenny L. said...

Hi, I found you by way of Allison. I have to say, that green card is beautiful! They all are, but the green really stands out. Love the trees.

I also wanted to say that I am hsm of a kindergarten boy and we have used the Primer level of Math U See this year and loved it. The pages aren't anything pretty to look at, but I am amazed at what we have accomplished. Just my 2 cents.

Sherrie said...

I love your pink and grey combo with the delight in life set. Thanks for your comments on my blog....I'm new at the blog this. I'm sure glad it directed me to yours.....fantastic work, adorable kids too!

Julia Stainton said...

I just adore the tree one! Love how you framed the image and got a fresh look with that well-used set!