Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Still Summer

Good morning.  It looks like another hot-but-beautiful day here in northern Montana.  We've had a lot of rain and hail recently (farmers are not happy about what it does to the crops), but generally it is at least still summer.  And I am driving a new car, nice to be on wheels again.  We are just too far from anything to be without.

I'm back into my craft room.  I had a great time yesterday playing with my Silhouette SD.  I bought the upgrade to the Designer's Edition software and have been busy importing SVG files into My Library.  I had no idea what some of them were before, but now I can actually see what I have!  I love it.

I decided that I should make some things for my classroom and the first thing I thought of was a new sign for my door.  The sign I've had until now was a piece of school letterhead with my name written under it in black marker.  Really ugly.  So here's what I came up with:

The mountain scene is from Paper This and That (a freebie) and the wheat sheaf is from the Silhouette Store.  I have used three colors of green, two colors of yellow, on Kraft paper, and my white Jelly Roll pen by Sakura to highlight the highest peaks of the mountains and to outline the letters.  In person they really pop.  Unfortunately I didn't think to photograph this until I had already laminated it (using my Your Story).  Anyway, in person it really does look far nicer than what I have had.  I think I'll enjoy having it on my door.

Back to the craft room today.  There is a lot going on this week, a trip into Canada to meet a new baby, a trip to Helena (197 miles one way) for a 15 minute doctor appointment, a wedding and a funeral this weekend.  I'll try to make the most out of the time I have left.  My first day back to School is August 20, which is three weeks from yesterday.  Summer is always too short!

Hope you have a lovely summer day!


  1. Great sign!! Love the mountains. The colors are fabulous. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  2. Fabulous! Only 15 days here until school starts! Yippie! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  3. Hi Sue,

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and your fun comment.

    So glad I tracked you back and got to see your wonderful card. I saw that mountain scene and thought it was beautiful!

    Hope you have a super weekend.


  4. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  5. Thank you for your comment ! Crochet edges on my cards are made by my mother :-)

  6. Kudos for you for using your Silhouette to make a beautiful classroom door sign! I am still pondering whether or not I want to invest in a Silhouette; it sure has a lot of capability. My daughter, Kathryn, leaves the self-contained Autism room for the resource room (aka "The Clubhouse") for her core subjects, and is out with the typical children for all the other classes (Spanish, music, art, PE, computer lab.) Her favorite part of the day is when she goes to The Clubhouse. It was supposed to be a closet, but the resource teacher is in there with his desk, bookcases, file cabinets, and enough desks to seat 6 children. It is cozy in there :)

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today!

  7. Your door is going to be a hit. Everyone will be coming to you to make one for them. I have all my classroom decorations done, but I now want to make a sign for the door with the student's pictures. I have a week to see if I can get it done!

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Carson's Creations

  8. What a beautiful sign. I love the colors and how you've used the gel pen for the mountains and letters. It sounds like you have a jam packed next few days and I hope all goes well at the doctor visit. Thank you for being a lovely follower of my blog and I hope your school years is fabulous. Happy Crafting. <3 -Kim

  9. Love your mountains, the Gelly pen highlights look really good.


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