Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pure Craziness!

Sorry I haven't been around lately, life is in fast forward again!

Let's see I have 25 days to get everything finished for the 2010 Michigan Mingle.

Katie qualified and got excepted into the new Cros-Lex 5 Early College program.

Ben and Jake are both in a panic trying to get everything done before spring break, which is in one week.

And the biggest stress is that Sanilac CMH is moving into our new building in five weeks! Which is a good thing but it means that we're trying to consolidate 150 handicapped individuals and 50 staff from four buildings into one! For those of you that haven't had much experience with the disabled, they often have a seriously hard time adapting to change (I mean take a so called "normal" person and multiply it by 100) so along with all of the regular moving stuff, boxing, packing, deciding what goes where, etc... We have to make sure the our consumers aren't stressed and worried anymore than necessary. Which means as coordinator of the programs, I have to make sure that 150 plans, equipment, supplies, room furniture, and everything that goes with our people are in place!

And I'll let you in on a secret...I can handle the consumers, they are often the brightest spot in my day, but the so called "normal" people - EEEPPPS! I have some co-workers that I could cheerfully dope up with Valium and keep them that way until we're moved - I mean c'mon people what are we 12?

Sorry that was snarky but I needed someplace to say it!!!

Anyway I promise some happy posts starting tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Faux Cloisonne'

Now this is a technique I love!!! Recycle old magazines or calendar photos into art work by embossing an image onto the photo and then cutting them out - beauty made easy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Reinker Spread

Grrr... I've gotta keep working on this one, I'm never happy with the look I get! The popped up rose is done the same way but on Mulberry paper for a feathery look.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hostess Gift Packaging

I made this little "oval window box" and put some candy and a gift certificate in it for a hostess gift, my hostess was happier with the box than GC I think!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I Still {Heart} Keith Partridge

Everytime I still this Happy Together set I start singing "C'mon Get Happy" I'm a dork I know! The birdies are watercolored and the background panel is "paper pleats" edged in Cosmos glitter

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Want To Be This Cat

I love this cat sunning itself on the chair, I really wish I were sitting there with him on my lap sharing the sunshine! The image is watercolored using my inkpads and a paintbrush. Hope you likey!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Patty Loves Jeff

Spent last weekend with DH and the kids in Frankenmuth for the Snowfest, Ben snapped this photo. I will be doing a "Week of Love" campaign for Jeff starting on the 8th and ending on Valentines day... I promise to show you pictures of everything I made him, but I want him to be the first to see them!

A Faux Picnic Basket

Playing around with Chinese take out containers - yes it was unused ;_

Jeff's Anniversary Card

Egads I've been bad about my blog lately! Can't remember if I shared this one or not, but I did kites with SU! paper and made it into an anniversary card for Jeff.