January 28, 2015

What I Wore: College Week Edition

Last week was a fun week at school. We celebrated College Week!

dress: soffe from macys

I attended THE Ohio State University :) for both undergrad and graduate school, so I'm a pretty big fan of the school. Interestingly, I'm not a huge sports fan, so I never had OSU gear until after I graduated. Haha. My mom found this dress for me on clearance at Macys one day for something silly like $10. I'm not a huge fan of red, so a black polo style dress with red letters was not too flashy and for the price, it was pretty perfect. She told me I would need it one day and made me buy it. She was so right. I wear it whenever we win a big game, you know, like the championship game :) and when we have college week or sports day. 

dress: jessica simpson from tj maxx / cardigan: loft / necklace: ?? it's older than dirt / bracelet: kate spade

I have no idea what professors wear even though I went to college for 6 years... Seems like they just wear normal clothes? So I went with normal clothes. haha. Funny cause I just told you I don't like to wear red and here I am on day two wearing a red dress. :) 

scrubs: medline (from the hospital) / cap: from the hospital / face mask: kimberly clark

All my time in the hospital last year finally paid off! Haha! Lots of people dressed in scrubs as doctors, nurses, dental hygienists, but I received lots of compliments for looking the most authentic. I have surgical scrubs as a sort of souvenir from the hospital. I had to wear them home because I couldn't wear normal clothes with the incision that I had. The cap is from my actual surgery and the gloves were from my IV treatments that I had at home over the summer. The face mask was from the school health room. I'm loving the Disney characters. You can't see in the photo, but my cap has little bears all over it, so I look a little like I work in a children's hospital. I had quite a bit of fun dressing up!

sweatshirt: underarmour (similar) / leggings: target

I don't have any OSU sports gear, just the dress I wore on day one, a t-shirt and a long sleeved shirt. Since I'm still not able to wear jeans yet, I had to be really selective of what I wore since I wanted to make sure it covered up enough, if you know what I mean. :) I went with my University of Hawaii hoodie that I got during my trip to Hawaii in September. This Under Armour hoodie is my favorite hoodie style. It's more fitted, without that front kangaroo pocket, so it's a very cute style. And there are elbow patches! Who doesn't love elbow patches?!?
Fun fact: My step-dad went to UH.
Fun Fact #2: I've only ever been to one college football game. It was a UH game with my step-dad when I was 6.
So I guess it makes sense that I would wear Hawaii Warriors gear when we're dressing for college sports, since it's the only team I've ever rooted for in real life. Haha. 

So that's it from last week! Back to normal boring clothes now... Do you ever have fun dress up days at work? It's one of the fun things I love about working at an elementary school. 

January 27, 2015

A Quick Hello

Hello! We have a snow day today, so I am enjoying a little time off. I'm just popping in really quickly to share a card I just made... I'm quite enjoying the Fusion Card Challenge that I only just discovered a few weeks ago. When I saw this week's challenge, of course I had to play along again!

I was working on my card for Cupcake Inspirations and had some left over pieces that I made a quick card with. Don't you love when that works out? Anyway, you'll be seeing a couple elements from today's card this weekend...


I love this wood chevron patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line from American Crafts. I've had it set aside on my desk, waiting for just the right card and when I saw this week's inspiration photo with all that gorgeous wood, I knew it was time! I made a mini version of the sketch in my little wood polaroid style photo frame with some watercolored flowers from Secret Garden. I added a bit of greenery by using the bird punch on some pretty green paper from Heidi Swapps Favorite Things line. A little Hello die cut with a Technique Tuesday die on some of that fun Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP adds the final touch. What do you think?

Paper: Basic Gray Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Paper Pad, Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Paper Pad, Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Secret Garden
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: Recollections wood frame
Tools: Bird Punch, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, paint brush, Stampin' Dimmensionals, Stampin' Write Markers - Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Technique Tuesday Say It - Hello die

January 26, 2015

Pink and Gold Thanks

I just got a bunch of new goodies from Stampin' Up! They currently have their Occasions catalog out along with their Sale-A-Bration promotion, which means lots of fun new stuff and some great deals! As soon as I opened up my box, I was inspired to make some new cards, so here's one that I made last week...


The Snuggles and Smooches stamp was a last minute pick for me. I don't think it showed up in any catalogs, so I don't know that it was well advertised. I saw it, sort of by accident and threw it in my cart at the last second. I'm so glad I did because I sort of love it! As soon as I saw the stamp set, I grabbed my Gold ink and started stamping! Aren't those swirls just beautiful? I used a left over strip of Gold Soiree DSP and feathers from the card I made for our Double Dare Challenge. Apparently my desk needs to be cleaned up because I have lots of random left overs scattered on it! Then I die cut the sentiment from the new Hello You thinlits. It's impossible to tell, but I used the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, which is fabulously fun and layered it onto some foam for a little dimension. Of course I had to tuck in a little doily for an extra feminine touch. Love it!

Paper: Blushing Bride Cardstock, Gold Foil Sheets, Gold Soiree DSP, Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, Whisper White card stock
Stamps: Four Feathers, Snuggles and Smooches
Ink: Metallic Silver Encore ink
Embellishments: doily (Wilton), fun foam
Tools: Feathers Thinlits, Hello You Thinlits