Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lots To Catch Up On - A Long Post!

First of all, let me apologize to all my blog candy entries -- I have been crazy busy with various things that have taken me away from my blog for several days. So first things first:

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Timestamp: 2009-05-14 17:20:03 UTC

LOVELY LINDA! Linda, email me your address and I will get your goodies out to you tomorrow! Here is what Linda won: a package of Prima Dandies, a bottle of Shimmerz, a Crafty Secrets stamp set and some lovely ribbon! Congrats, Linda!

My dad has been in the hospital for over a week now, but is doing much better! He was in ICU for several days, but has now been moved to a different floor and is improving each day! Thank you to those who have been praying for him and for my mom!

For most everyone in school, things are wrapping up for this school year. I have been involved with all sorts of things there, from the talent show to doing grades for my 250 students, to attending end-of-the-year banquets and award assemblies and graduation parties --- just like a lot of you are doing, I am sure!

I am proud to report that my daughter won an Acting Award from her school for her portrayal of Sally Brown in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"!

And speaking of acting - something else that has kept me away from posting: auditions for "My Fair Lady" at our community theater are coming up on Monday and Tuesday, and I have been working on music and choreography for that -- brushing up on the script and characters!

AND -- (I still don't believe this one) producers from the Lifetime Channel from Los Angeles (owned by Disney) are coming this weekend to visit our community theater. They are doing a television series this fall on one community theater from around the country - we applied and became one of five finalists and now we are one of TWO! So this Sunday I will talking with them, and auditioning for "Beauty & the Beast" (which is what we would be doing for the series if we are selected). A little nerve-wracking! Guess I will make sure my jeans are clean! HA!

Now on to today's project!

The SCS Ways To Use It Challenge 218 today was to alter tins. If you follow my blog at all, you know I don't alter very often. I am a card girl. But I thought I would give it a try and this is what I came up with:

My "bandaid" tin is covered with Patriotic Stars Masterpiece Designer Paper, various ribbons, and the beautiful eagle image from In God We Trust by Our Daily Bread designs. The twill is stamped with one of the sentiments from God Bless America.

You can find several tins to alter here.

I altered this tin to hold what coin collectors call "Wheaties" - pennies with wheat backs on them, rather than the Lincoln Memorial. My dad is an avid coin collector and I still come across Wheaties just about every week. So I made this tin for his pennies.

This was so fun and easy to make. I know it won't be such a long time before I do another!

And just a reminder for all you sketch lovers: Tomorrow at noon is the deadline to participate in this month's ODBD Sketch Challenge! I hope you can play. The prizes are wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: God Bless America and In God We Trust by ODBD
Paper: Patriotic Stars Designer Paper by Masterpiece, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: twill ribbon, striped twill ribbon, patterned star ribbon, Cuttlebug Swirls EF, distressing tool


  1. Oh Judy, sorry to read about your dad - glad he's improving. I'd missed you and assumed it was real life issues, and was hoping nothing too serious.
    COngratulations to your daughter.

  2. Judy! I am sorry to hear about your dad, but very glad he is doing better.

    hehehe, you DD is just so cute! A big congrats to her! cool is that for you and your community theater! VERY exciting!! Best of luck to you! tin is just stunning! Love it! :)

  3. So sorry to hear about your dad, I too am glad he is doing much better. I love your project, awesome job.
    What awesome news about Disney coming to your theater.

  4. sorry about your dad...glad things are better...

    gotta guess that you are ready to jump out of those jeans in excitement....that is such cool news.....I will keep my fingers and toes crossed that your theater group gets selected...

    and, by the way, that altered tin is pretty fabulous

  5. Well well, Miss Judy! You are certainly the busy one, aren't you! First and foremost, my thought and prayers are with you and your parents, most especially you Dad. May his health continue to progress and hopefully he'll be out of that hospital very very soon. xoxo
    Next, a HUGE congrats to your darling daughter! What an accomplishment, she should be very proud of herself! And what a great Mom she has to support and encourage her endeavors with such enthusiasm! That must be why she has the confindence to do what she loves so beautifully!
    Also, a big ol' round of applause for your community theater! WoW, that is truly awesome and exciting! You are so multi-talented and I wish I could have the chance to see you excel musically and theatrically too! But, I'll take what I can get, and I'll definitely take this fabulous idea for holding coins! What a gorgeous piece of art and useful too, love that! Your Dad is sure to cherish it! Ok, I think I've jabbered on long enough, lol! Honestly though, I could go on forever about how much I adore you and everything you do! big hugs and well wishes for you and yours, my sweet buddy!

  6. Judy you amaze me! I have no idea how you get so much done... but they say if you want something done give it to a busy person! I love your project today! I have been praying for your Dad... I'm so glad he's doing better! Hope your Mom is holding up well too! Your daughter is adorable and big congrats to her... and to your community theatre on being one of two being interviewed!!! I hope you get it and I can watch you on TV!!! I'm challenged now to go alter some tin! LOL! Great job!

  7. Hi Judy, I just wanted to say...firstly...I am sorry to hear about your Dad and I will keep him and your family in my prayers.

    Scondly...congratulations on all the theatre achievements - your family seems to be gifted in the 'arts' in many forms...all the best with this up and coming one!!!

    Lastly - I am so excited to have won your BLOG CANDY - I have PMed you my details.....thank you so much for the opportunity to play...I screamed the house down when I read it....I guess the family don't quite have the same excitement! LOL!!!

    God bless you!

  8. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tin!! Wish I had it to use for the tin PR on Monday! LOL!

  9. Wow! Congrats to your daughter for her acting award, and to your theatre for being chosen as a finalist. What an honor for all of you. I love your altered band-aid tin. What a great idea!

  10. yay, lots of positives!!! a big congrats to your daughter!!! so glad dad is doing better! and a big WOW to the lifetime channel thing! holy smokes!!! how cool!!! best of luck w/ that!!!!

  11. Congrats to Laura!! Yeah!! Glad your dad is better. The tin is very cool! Love it!


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