Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A little funny and a card share

We have had a terrible winter.  Lots of snow, ice, and school cancellations.  In fact, we have cancelled school 15 days thus far and still have the rest of February to get through.  Anyway, the last day that we had school, I did a simple experiment with my 4th graders.  They are studying conservation of matter so I gave each of them a piece of bubble gum.  The idea behind the lesson was for the kids to weigh the mass before and after it was chewed and then discuss what caused these changes.  Anyway, as I passed out the gum, one of my boys looked at me and said...."Mrs. Yontz....I can't believe I am this excited to chew a piece of gum."  He was all giggles and was smiling from ear to ear.

The reason for that story is that I can't believe I am this excited to go to school today!  I honestly love my job and the kids make me smile every single day.

Since we did not have school yesterday, I made this card.  I think it is a clean and layered card because of the blank card space. 

Here is a close-up of the focal point.  I found a beret of feathers while out shopping and love popping one in here and there.

Thanks for stopping by and I am giving away some blog candy this month for one of my new followers in celebration of the 1st challenge at Sketch n' Dies

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

The Card Concept:  Monochromatic Pink
Crafts Galore:  Use bling
Challenges 4 Everybody:  Anything Goes
Sister Act:  Anything Goes


  1. I LOVE this card! It's so PRETTY! GREAT job, Mary!

  2. Such a pretty card, love the little feather you added

  3. Sweet story,nice to hear you love your job! Your cards is beautiful lwith all the pretty dies and layers. Hope you warm up soon.

  4. Very pretty card, love all of your dies. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

  5. 15 snow days?!?! I live in the Northeast and we haven't come close to that! We are due for a doozy of a storm tomorrow though so who knows what the rest of the season holds for us. Anyway, love this card! I'm a huge fan of polka dots, and all the other elements you added make it perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  6. There are so many great elements on your card...that sweet feather? So smart and what texture it adds. I also really like the sparkly flourish. This is a very creative card!

  7. You have some super sweet layers here, Mary! From the oh so pretty heart die to the gorgeous bling flourish, it all blends together wonderfully. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept this week!

  8. Oh my gosh I love how you highlighted the heart and how you used the bling on this wonderful beautiful creation. Thank you so much for joining us Creative Knockouts for our Be Mine Challenge.

  9. Lovely card, I love that heart die. Gorgeous flourish too, so sparkly (Think I might have been a magpie in a previous life...I do love a bit of bling! lol) Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Add A Gem, Glitter etc Challenge #2 and Good Luck!