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Monday, May 24, 2010

My poor neglected blog

WOW things have been busy around here lately. I have been keeping quite busy with lots of end of the year school type stuff. One of the things that has been really keeping me busy the last couple of weeks is trying to get a jump start on next year's fund raiser for the school. This last year I was part of a team that revamped the way our school is raising money. In the past we they have done wrapping paper sales. The problem is, half of the money always went back to the company. So our school decided to try something different and we held a Read-a-Thon. This year we brought in $12,000 MORE than the previous high. Because our PTO works with both the Primary school (K-2) and the Elementary school (3-6) we do the Read-Thon at both schools with different themes. That is really the biggest struggle with this program. Anyway, the Elementary school theme is going to be the Percy Jackson series.
Have you read these books? I have to admit, at first I was a bit less than thrilled with this theme. I love to read but Fantasy has never been my Genre of choice. I decided though, if I was going to really be able to embrace the program next year I needed to become familiar with the books. I have to admit, I am really loving this series. I am not an instant fan of Fantasy now but Riordan does a wonderful job writing these books.
I have two cards to share with you today. The first is one I shared sneaks of two weeks ago for Creative Charms. I am in love with the Pure Blossom gem flowers. They are so versitile. You can see I created a garden at the front of the house with them on this card. The blue gem stone on the door and that sweet butterfly are also from Creative Charms.
The second card I want to share with you was for this last week's challenge over at the Card-a-Licious challenge blog. We were challenged to use the color green, polka dots and a flower. Here is my card. I created the polka dots using the Textured Dots and Flowers Embossing plate from Sizzix. LOVE that set! The little pink flower in the middle of the green flower is also from Creative Charms.
Hope to be back real soon to share more with you! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!!!!


Pamela said...

Your cards are fantastic!!! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey there, Lisa! Sounds like you are indeed busy these days! I'm so glad that end of the year stuff gets easier as your kiddos get older. Love the idea of your read-a-thon, and I adore those Percy Jackson books. I've been reading them out loud to my kids every night, and we just finished the last book. I'm going to miss them.
Love your cards. What a cute house you've created. Love how you did the sentiment. And your Cardalicious card is fabulous. Adorable flower.

Sarah Mullanix said...

LOVE the cards! Hope you and the fam are doing well and getting ready to enjoy a fabulous summer!!

Casey Wright said...

Your cards are beautiful! And good for you helping out with the schools... In our economy it seems as though the education sector is the first to suffer, so it's great to hear that you and your family/district is doing something about it! Great job!

Renee Lamb said...

Cute cute cards! And love the read-a-thon idea!!! I hope it's successful for y'all!

Elisa K said...

Your cards are awesome... Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

ooooooo awesome cards and congrats on a big fundraiser. good luck next year,

kimosabescraps said...

Lisa... my daughter read the entire series.. she loves it!!

Love those cards... cute handmade house!!

Charlene said...

Hi sweet friend! Love your adorable cards! Sounds like your life has been busy indeed...But a wonderful kind of busy :-) Have a great week and remember to take time for you! Hugs, Char