Now that’s kind of a misleading title, isn’t it?? Last night was our Stampin’ Up Bingo night and we had a great turnout! And did I think about photos?? Not until I was home! So much for photo ops but we DID have a great time and everyone received a super goody bag of cardstocks, DSP, and this time also one of the embossing folders from the Let’s Celebrate duo pack. Prizes included the fern embossing folder, Sun Prints DSP, Trimming The Tree Stamp Set, the 2022-24 In Color Baker’s Twine pack, the new decorative circle punch, and the grand prize was the Season Of Chic bundle. And once again our Bingo Queen Johnna Bixenman Clarke graciously was the caller. Six games of bingo, 2 make and takes, a prize patrol, a small presentation and we were still finished in less than 2 hours!
Using The Flowers For Background
Obviously the highlight of this stamp set is the bottled image which corresponds with the Bottled Punch, but today’s card simply used the floral and leaf images along with the greeting. When you are looking at your stamp sets try to move past the obvious and think outside the box (or bottle in this case!) to allow for versatility of the set. By stamping the floral image in Fresh Freesia and the leaves in Soft Succulent I ended up with a DSP pattern. Word of caution though – because the images over lay in a specific way, I stamped the flowers then the leaves BEFORE moving and repeating for the back ground effect. Finishing one image before moving on will make it much easier to align the two stamps,
Final Thoughts on Day 3 Countdown:
Today I’m heading to school to enter progress reports on the computer and do my end of the year filing. There’s lots of change to the whole grade card system over the years – no brown envelopes for the grade card to go in, no handwritten comments from the teacher (would you believe all of my elementary grade cards said I talked TOO MUCH?), and grades have changed from E,S,I, F to A, B,C, D, F (can anyone explain what happened to E????) to S, I, and N and everything posted via the computer program.
I was honored with a special visit from my superintendent Wednesday. Dr. Fanning came down from his office in the Ivory Tower of Administration to thank me for my service and exchange a couple of hugs. I can joke about the Ivory Tower thing because he is married to my speech therapist AND he was one of my principals 20 years ago. The poor guy had the whole deer in headlights look when I hit his office door back then. Pretty sure he was thinking “what the HECK does she want NOW???” but he was always gracious and understanding and we worked together well. (That translates into I usually got what I wanted.)
I’ve been blessed with many administrators over 40 years of teaching. Many were good friends, several were adversaries BUT we still got along, one tried to marry me off by introducing me to an eligible bachelor in the community ( my first year of teaching), and one superintendent and several principals were actually my students. My hats off to administration – not a hat I would ever have wanted to wear. Their shoulders have to carry lots of responsibility, many times it’s a thankless job and the worst part of all – you are separated from working with the kids which is why we went into the field in the first place.
Granddaughters and the whole family are gathering this weekend so I may be MIA and living in the moment soaking up the hugs and cuddles. Until next time, keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless!Product List