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Teacher of the Year!!! Flower Door and More

Whoo-hoo!  I won the Picayune/Tribune Locals Love Us Teacher of the Year for Marble Falls 2014!  I am so honored and excited.  I have no idea who all nominated/voted for me.  To all who did, a great big heart felt thank you.

 I didn't want to come back to school after spring break.  I had a bad attitude that Monday and it wasn't the best of days.  So, on Tuesday, I decided to give myself an attitude check and do something creative, artsy, and inspiring.  So, I decorated my door. 

Each flower is different and 3D.  The tallest flower encircles the window on my door.  The bright pink flower with the yellow center is strips stapled into loops.  The other bright pink was made from extra strips held together with a brad in the center and then curled around a pencil.  The purple flower was made by fringing the edges.  My students told me I had to add a Texas Bluebonnet.  The purple rose near the bottom was made by one of my student M.  The bright yellow flower on the right was made b…

Scrapbooking for Spring Break

Yea!  It's Spring Break!  The time all teachers are thankful to be out of the classroom and get a little rest and relaxation.  It's been awhile since I've worked on my scrapbooks so I decided this would be a perfect time to give it a go.

My scrapbook pages are different from most of the examples you find on the internet and on books.  Those focus mainly on the decorations.  Years and years ago, I was a Creative Memories consultant and one thing we taught was simplicity and to put the focus on the pictures.  Also, when I started scrapbooking, I was on a really tight budget and I would always try to get as many pictures as possible on a page to help save money.  My style of scrapbooking does keep evolving but I find I'm always trying to place the most focus on the pictures and place lots of pictures on the page. 

Here are four pages that I have completed so far.  All my albums are just in chronological order and I'm a about four years behind.  On this first page, I w…