Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Clip Art & Sad News

See this nice 'button'?  Well this is a bit of an understatement for me! :-)  Now I love Mel from Graphics from the Pond, but I have come to the conclusion that she is MEAN...yep, just plain MEAN.  I mean, I have been trying desperately to get all of my clipart/graphics organized and usable {so maybe I will know all of the TOUs (Terms of Use) and actually start posting in my TpT & TN stores!!} and just as I am getting close she has to be a part of this project:

Do you see that OVER 1,100 images, fonts, & papers!!??!! The deal is $29.99 and you save 75% compared to what you would purchase these individual sets for at TpT or TN!  It includes some of my favorites~~The 3am Teacher, Ashley Hughes,Mr. Magician, Ms. Fultz's Corner, & Melonheadz.  It also includes designers who are new to me so...of course I had to check out what they have in their shops & see what freebies I could add to my collection!!  I have purchased this set, unzipped it, and put the files into my 'to add to graphics by designer' file.  I still need to add a preview of each to my 276 page document, print that out and add it to my giant graphics binder {I think very soon it will have to be split into two binders!}
Now, Mel didn't just stop there....oh, no...she decided to torture us some more!  She just added this super cute Christmas set to her store & it is half off for today...or for HER today {she's down in Australia}
$4 for all those goodies...for now at least! :)
See...she's just plain MEAN...<3 you Mel!!
As I said above, she lives in Australia & has had wildfires all around her area...she has chosen to use her talents to help the koalas effected by the fires.
I purchased her wonderful koala set & you can to...all proceeds go to help the koalas.

All graphics above link to the sites where you can purchase them just like I did! :)
Now, if all this isn't enough...about a week & a half ago Jin at Under a Cherry Tree posted about the best sale on Silhouette Cameo that she had ever seen...well...I have had my eye on the Silhouette for YEARS!!!!  I know there are many crafters and teachers who have gone for the Cricut, but being a 'font-a-holic' I have always wanted the Silhouette because you can use the fonts you have!  Guess what I am getting for Christmas?!?!  

I am like a little kid...SO excited!! I can't wait to open the box and try it!!  I love Lettering Delights and began getting fonts from them, then started purchasing graphics, when I finally understood how alphabets work I couldn't stop adding to my collection...they have 'cut it' sets for the Silhouette!!! Every Friday they give away something free and I have quite a collection of 'cut it' sets to get started but I couldn't resist their current deal {it ends Thursday} for a 'Gift Giving Bundle' it has 40 'cut it' sets and is normally $170 but is on sale for $30!! {every time you make a purchase they give you a code for 25% off your next purchase :-D} & when you spend $30 by 10/31 you get a FREE giant Christmas Village set!  Okay...NO MORE DEALS!!! I really can't afford it!!!! 

Now, completely changing mood {wow, as I started to type this my whole body slumped} this summer I had shared with you all about a woman from my Sunday school class who was missing.

Unfortunately, her body was discovered last Sunday in the desert not far from here.  Her service will be Saturday.  I had already agreed to do Saturday school, but if they end up not needing me I will be at the service.  Please pray for the Delzell family and their loss.  Thanks you.

Wow! A Month Since I Last Posted! Time FLIES!!!

Okay...I really don't get how some of you do it!!  Teaching, being moms, posting constantly, posting new products, having perfect, neat, tidy, organized rooms!!! Wow!  I am almost daily thinking of things I want to post, make, do, organize...my to do list is always about a mile long...dishes & laundry pile up, papers to be graded & recorded pile up...well, I'm just me so I will keep taking 'another step, and another step, and another step' as Steven Curtis Chapman says in his song on his newest album!...Our family saw him in concert a few weeks ago...one of the highlights of my year!!!!

 {Sorry...it sends to you Youtube}
This is Red Ribbon week and the theme worked so well for our 'Apple Basket Classroom' it is 'A Healthy Me is Drug Free'. We have a door decorating/banner contest at school here are pictures of the banner we made.

My daughter took these pictures for me on Sunday & I am so glad that she did because we live in the High Desert of Southern California & when the wind kicks up...IT KICKS UP!! This is what it looked like at the end of school yesterday :(  They are going to judge the doors/banners today & will judge ours based on our pictures!
Our team heading up Red Ribbon Week has done a great job...each day a fun theme...the bummer for today is that it is Jersey day..."Team up Against Drugs" and I am NOT a sports person...no jerseys...so I will just wear a pumpkin shirt today!
I have had a half apron at school for several years & I've loved it...the only problem was as the pockets filled up it would pull down and the tie would stay up.  The seller on Etsy that I bought the apron from the first time didn't have any apple aprons {my old one was dingy & tearing} so I found 'The Apron Addict' and ask if hers had belt loops or if she could add them.  She did & didn't charge extra! I LOVE my new apron!!!

It has a zippered pocket too!
We are the Montara Roadrunners & we had a parent {whoo hoo from my classroom!!!} who raised funds on her own & purchased this professional, amazing mascot outfit for our school!!!

Well, I may break the 'blogger posting law' and post again later...I have so much I want to share!!!...I will take it in small chunks!
Be back soon!! {I HOPE!}

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