Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Greetings everyone!

Yes, I am *finally* back to posting on my blog!  I know in many of my earlier posts I talked about being busy with work, family, and whatnot but I don't think I realized HOW busy I'd been til the end of the school year.  And this summer/next year won't be any quieter!  I am writing curriculum this summer while also starting to work on my portfolio for National Board Certification.  For those not familiar with NBCT, it is a certification program in which you submit a portfolio demonstrating and reflecting on your teaching practices as well as complete a 6-essay assessment.  It is an intense program that usually is completed over a two-year period, but because my state will stop offering grants to pay for part of the application fees after this summer, this year's cohort - my cohort - will complete our portfolios by March 31st.  Eeek!  I am looking forward to taking part in the process, but it feels like there is so much to do and not enough time.  Add to that the possibility of starting our family this year and it is looking to be a busy year! 

Anyways, I don't want you to think I am complaining - I'm not, not by a longshot, lol - but if I seem like I am not posting often enough, please bear with me!  I think I am going to set a goal for myself of posting at least once a week and hope that I will be able to do so more often than that :)

The point of this post was to share some pictures of the projects I have been working on over the last few weeks.  Without further ado:

A sympathy card for my in-laws, who sadly had to put their dog, Velvet, to sleep.  RIP Velvet :(

"Imagine More" Cartridge
Stamp:  Pink by Design "Sympathy"
Adhesive: Mini Glue Dots (Thank you Erica at "My Cricut Craft Room"!)


"Celebrations" and "Wild Card" Cartridges
Stamps: Pink by Design "Take the Cake" and Peachy Keen Stamps "Everyday Faces 1 1/8"
Adhesive:  3-D Zots
NOTE:  These two cards were adapted from a card I had created previously.  Instead of using the cake as the base of the card, I made it the focal point :) 

In addition to these projects, I am working on some cards for a project led by the lovely Erica at My Cricut Craft Room.  For those of you who do not know Erica, she has a huge heart and an amazing drive to help others.  Last month she collected cards from her followers and friends to send to "Operation Write Home" and doubled the goal she had set for the number of cards she wanted to send.  For this month through August she is collecting cards for her local St. Jude's Hospital.  She and her family will travel to the hospital in September to hand out these cards to the children.  Her goal is 5,000 cards!  If you are not already participating, please consider helping to create cards for this wonderful cause!

Expect another posting this week featuring some of my creations for the St. Jude's card drive as well as...drum roll please...my husband's FIRST CAKE USING THE CRICUT CAKE MINI!  (Thank you again to Erica!).

Take care everyone!  Thanks for reading! :)

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"


  1. Hey! Great Designs...just happened to click on your blog...happy I did, now following!

    I am hosting a scrapbooking/card blog hop on Wednesdays....would love for you and your fellow crafty bloggers to join in!