Saturday, March 31, 2018

Tiny Townie Butterfly Girl Blanche


Happy Easter Eve as Laila's been saying. She was determined we needed to go out and have dinner to celebrate. lol Stinker!!  Stamping Bella recently had a new release and there were four awesome butterfly stamps. When I saw Stephen's card I was sold. You guys know how much we love our Monarchs. It's funny that I got this stamp this week as we just saw our first Monarch of the year!


I wish you all a Happy Easter. Hugs!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Kitty Love


Hello! I hope Monday was kind to you.  It felt like a long day here, but it's almost over, right? :) I am about to put on my pajamas and grab a book. I wanted to take a minute to quickly post this card I made for my aunt. She's my Aunt Rita and we have a special bond that goes past our shared name. I with she wasn't all the way in Virginia.

I've been trying to do better about mailing cards and so far, so good. I think I mailed out almost all my Easter cards today! It's like a miracle. Ha!  I have been stamping and coloring, just not posting I guess. Maybe I'll catch up with that this week. Maybe...

 Laila and Little Lady. That cat loves her even though it doesn't look like it with that face. lol She's always trying to lay near Laila or sneak into Laila's room. It's cute. Laila had a great day at school today even though her teacher was out. She's so inconsistent with that though, so we are still at more bad days than good.  I think her teacher is pretty much done and only sees the negative side of her at this point and I don't know what to do about that. Her aide's last day was Friday, so we are waiting to see if she gets a new one. She needs it, so we'll have to fight if necessary.  It's been an exhausting year for sure and it's hard not to be completely discouraged at this point. I keep second guessing our decision to transfer her to this school and to start her at a young five instead of holding her back for a year. Who knows though? She's already bored because her reading level is so much higher than everyone's so waiting would have made that even worse. I wish her teacher challenged her more instead of just saying she knows all the sight words we have and can read all the level books we have. That doesn't seem helpful to me, but we've asked for a change with no results. Again, frustrating. Anyway, that's the never ending saga and I won't bore you to death. It's not like we are making any progress to share. :/

Monday, March 19, 2018

MFT Card Challenges 376


Just a quick post to enter my card in the MFT Card Challenges sketch challenge. :) I finally managed to finish it up today in between cleaning bathrooms. I had put it to the side because one of my markers made a big blob on her face as I was coloring her hair. I tried to fix it as best I could and I think it recovered okay.


Now I'm heading to the kitchen to start up the dishwasher and then off to relax and read for a bit. It's been an emotional evening of school drama and I need to decompress.  Have a great week!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sick Birdie


Hi guys! How's everyone doing this weekend? This card is pretty fitting for ours. I made it for my dad, but Laila looks about like that poor bird about now. Of course she gets sick for spring break, right? lol Ugh!!!   Oh well. We'll have a slow start to the break and hopefully she'll feel like something fun by the end. I want to go visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin so bad! 


This is the other sweetie who is recuperating at our house. This is Little Lady's mom. Our neighbor still never had her spayed, so I took the money I earned from blogging from the past 3 years (a whopping $100) and added to some money I'd saved to help her. I knew it was about time for her to start up a third litter and neither she nor our neighborhood needs more kittens. This one girl has turned into 6 cats or more already. It's crazy. Now I have to work on getting the kittens she's had taken care of. She's been such a great house guest, but I can tell she's anxious to be back out where she can roam. I'm keeping her one more day and then she can go.  I'm hoping she'll stay on our porch a lot like she had been.

I'm off to love on her. She can't stand me being in here and not petting her. lol Have a great week!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

MFT Sketch Challenge 374


Hey!  Happy Sunday. Where did Saturday go so fast? Man!!  We worked a little outside in the butterfly garden this week, but I also found some time to come in and color. I've been trying to get back in the habit of making cards. Oh, and mailing them. lol This card is for the MFT Sketch Challenge from this week. I'm usually a coffee girl, but I do have a couple friends who enjoy tea.


Things have been about the same here. Laila had some great days at school, but ended the week in a blaze of glory. Jason had to carry her out of the library on Friday at dismissal. That's two weeks in a row for that. :(  We did get her results back from testing and she will qualify for an IEP. We meet with the large group this Friday to see what that will mean for her. She already has a full-time aide which helps some, but not always. I feel so down about it all right now because I've reached a point where I don't know what else to do.


She did earn her white belt on Thursday. She should have gotten it on Tuesday, but she wasn't listening or participating very well. That was our first screaming meltdown of the week. She did much better on Thursday though. We have a couple more weeks to decide if we want to do the year contract for it, so we'll see how it goes.

That's all for me. I am off to read a bit and maybe have a second coffee. :)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift


Easter... :) It's my favorite holiday and I've decided to use my stamps and paper during March. Oh, and to actually mail out the cards! I have been awful at mailing anything this year, so I hope to change that. I used the gorgeous Indescribable Gift set from Stampin' Up! with my Copics. I love this set so much!!  I don't love my pink Copics, but I like to challenge myself to use them every now and then.


She cracks me up sometimes. :) She had two awesome days at school to end the week last week. We decided to add in something new, some mixed martial arts. They are very serious about respect, so I think it will be good for her. She seems to like it when she's not off to the side for not listening or being respectful. lol

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Easter Chicks


Hi all! Just stopping in for a quick share before I head out in this rainy weather get my girl. Today was their 100th day of school, so we'll see how it went. I think they did some things they don't normally do and that doesn't always go over well. We do have our ARD meeting set up for the second week in March to see how her special education evaluation went. Progress...slowly.

Anyway, I pulled out all my Easter stamps and papers this week to try and get myself in a creative mood. I did manage to make this card, so that's good. I need to add some additional lighting to my room though because it's hard to color in there. Weird shadows going on. I guess I'll be shopping later. :)  I need some Copic refills anyway, so maybe I can find them at the same place online. Fingers crossed.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

FMS 324 Teacher Valentine


Happy Valentine's Day! or Ash Wednesday. Or both. :) I managed to stamp something this week for Laila's teacher. I hope she liked it. I used the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. It's a fun one! I am not sure if teachers get sick of apples or why we even associate teachers with apples. I think I need to be on the lookout for non-apple teacher sets. lol This set is from Simon Says Stamp.

My house and stamp room are a mess, so I need to work on cleaning this week. It's been one of those weeks where there seems to be some errand that must be done every day and takes way too long. WAY TOO LONG. I was hoping to go to IKEA for some stuff tomorrow, but I might put it off until Friday and just clean. 


This is what I get when I ask to take her picture. Stinker! She had a rough morning at school, but a good afternoon. She's back at her regular class, but the behavior program failed to send someone with her to help her transition back.  They are supposed to be fixing that and if someone isn't there by Friday I guess the not nice momma is going to school. I hate having to do that, but things are reverting back to before the program. What's the point of her going if you just let it go and don't support her? Ugh. She does have a person with her in class now, but not someone that's trained or even knows her really. So not helpful right now. So send good thoughts that it gets cleared up so that I don't have to go yell.