Monday, March 4, 2013

Anything But a Card Challenge 14

Well, hello! I am so glad you are visiting today!  After an incredibly manic two weeks, I think my life may be returning to it's normal level of crazy...  Our childcare center has officially moved into our new building and I can finally say after sharing a classroom for over 12 years, "I have my very own classroom!!!"  No more panic attacks about spilled paint on the carpet (who puts carpeting in kids classrooms????), no more hectic Fridays where I magically change my classroom for 3-5 year olds into a Bible study room for adults, and best of all, a place where I can let the kids be as creative as they like with messy art supplies!  The bad part?  Trying to move over 12 years of teaching 'stuff' in one weekend and remember where the items new homes are...

Added on to the chaos of moving, was my mother having her heart go out of rhythm (again) and then also straining her back.  She is fine now, but since she has been told to take it easy, that means her daughter who lives up the road gets a few more jobs added to her 'to do' list.

So if I haven't been by to visit you lately, now you know why!  Hopefully, I will be able to get back into creating and blogging again this week and catch up!  But enough of my rambling!!

We have a brand new challenge at Anything But a Card Challenges and once again, there are lots of different directions to go with this!

Challenge 14: Anything Green Or Irish or St. Patrick's Day-  I know it's a BROAD challenge but it has so many options that surely you can find something to inspire you:  leprechauns, fairy, rainbow, pot of gold, Saints, St. Patrick, shamrocks, recycle something (go green), Ireland, iconography, triptychs, just to get you started!  Or you can just do something primarily in the color tones of green. 

The design team has some fabulous projects posted and we always get so many wonderful creations linked up as well, so I really hope you will find the time to join us!

Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!


  1. So basically you've been a human tornado for the past few weeks? I love the visual of you in your OWN classroom going, "Now, where did I put that thing? I remember seeing it..." Congrats on accomplishing that enormous task and I'm so happy you have a room just for you and the kids. Let the creativity begin!!! So sorry to hear about your Mom. My mom called a few weeks back to say hi and when I asked what she was up to, she said, "Oh, just coming home from the hospital. Had to have a pace maker put in." OMG!!! She made it sound like, "Oh I just picked up the dry cleaning, took the dogs to the vet, had surgery on my heart and now I'm headed to the movies." I sure hope your Mom is doing better and I'm happy you live so close to her. I mean really, when you're already doing 100 things, what's 2 or 3 more, really? :D
    Great to know you're still kicking in your neck of the woods.
    Your sis

  2. That's great that you have a classroom all to yourself now!! Know that makes you so much happier! Have fun!

  3. Congratulations Margaret!!!!! Yeah, the moving part is a pain. I've done it twice in 15 years. It's amazing how much you accumulate (and I share a space with 4 others). Good news is you weed out a bunch of stuff (mostly cause you get sick of moving!).

  4. Sorry to hear about your Mother and glad to hear she is okay. Congrats on the new classroom.


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