Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Good, The Bad and 365 Cards

What a week! It started out great as I went to my sister's elementary school on Wednesday and taught 2nd graders about scrapbooking. There were 113 students and we had a blast! I showed them several books of mine, including a Disney album I made for our family's trip about 5 years ago. Of course they loved the Disney album! I also got them started on making their own paper sack album that will be all about them. They were so excited and as they began making their albums, I was very impressed with their creativity. Hopefully the teachers will take some pics and if so, I told them I would post them on my blog.
Thursday......not such a great day. In fact, it was horrible. I went to my hip doctor and had to have injections in both hips. It was so painful that I cried like a baby and had to sit in the parking lot for 1/2 hour before I could drive myself home. I iced up my hips all day and by Friday morning, I was feeling much better. Then..........last night I started trying to bling out my blog. Well, if you read my post below you'll see what happened with that! Also, do you guys remember that "gravity wave" that I told you about a few weeks ago? Well, ever since then our internet and home phones have been wacked. My husband finally called the phone company today and they are sending someone out on Wednesday. Wednesday?! Anyways, our net is up and down and that doesn't make it easy to post to the blog.

Well, now that I've bored you with all of's challenge at 365 Cards is to use 8 blooms on a card. Well, I had the perfecto paper for this one. This paper is by Making Memories and it's called "Glitter Flower Stripe JustChillin' Girl". Not sure if you can tell, but the "blooms" are glittered as well as the little dots. It's really quite pretty in person. Well, I have tons of Mother's Day cards to make for friends so I'll be back often this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!!


Ann said...

I love it! Great job on the challenge!

jacque4u2c said...

You did an awesome job! I can't even imagine having the attention of 113 kids - YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

Karen Lee said...

What a sweet card!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Rose said...

113 students?? please say they were not all at the same time!! LOL How wonderful of you to take the time to get them started on their very own book :-) pics would be great to see. and i will be praying for your hip problem and pain.
Oh that is the perfect paper for today's challenge!! great work!!

Jana said...

WOW. You have been busy with all those children. 113! Yikes. Very pretty card. Love when paper works for you like this.

Vicky said...

Beautiful card!!! And...113 kids! Wow, I'm exhausted just thinking about that - so cool that you've introduced them to scrapbooking. I bet there are now some kids that have just gotten their first bite of what will become a lifelong passion. :)

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card but you've had a very tough time of it! I hope things improve.

Injections in BOTH hips - I'd be crying too. No shame in that, that had to be just awful.

I hope that happy times are just around the bend.

Riherd Family said...

Diana, that's horrible about your hip injections...double ouch!!! I'll be praying for you!

Love seeing your cards, we missed you!

I know those little ones had a blast with you. You've helped them start on their own fun, scrapping journey!

~amy~ said...

Hey....FAB card...I hope that you're feeling better!!!!