Saturday, August 28, 2010

Viva la Verve!

I'm alive. Barely. lol

I got the "go" on Tuesday morning to move my classroom over to my new room. I took my roomie along for the ride and we spent Tuesday moving everything in the 105 degree heat. Bleck!

Wednesday brought my roomie and my parents along for the ride to unpack, put up walls, run copies, and help with basically everything to set up a room for the school year. Thursday was more of the same.

Friday was our official staff development day. Meetings all morning, followed by even more prepping of the classroom with the roomie's help.

That brings us to today. Saturday. A day of rest. 'Cause I'm exhausted! I am in utter shock by how quickly we were able to pull everything together. Yes, folks. We packed, moved, unpacked, put up, and prepared a room for the school year in just 3 days. Three. Trois. Tres. Crazy! I went to be at 10:00 last night and slept until 10:00 this morning. I ran a few errands in the late morning, came home and took a 2 hour nap. Every muscle, every emotion is tired. So thank goodness I've had this card finished since last weekend, ready for such a day as this. Ain't no stamping happening today. I'm heading to bed early!

This is the third Viva la Verve challenge for August. I took the first inspiration picture (it had Rich Razzleberry in it!) and turned it into, in my opinion, a so-so card. I must have been tired when I made this one, lol. I did lots of staining around the edges and added a contrasting chocolate ribbon rather than purple or white. It kept things a little darker. :)

I'm off to lounge around some more. Soooo tired! I had to text my roomie to tell her that I'm not going to make it to her concert tonight. It's about an hour away, and I'm literally scared to drive that alone right now. I'm that tired. Maybe I'll get some stamping in tomorrow. But ready or not, the kiddos are coming on Monday! Back to the work grind. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- PTI: Big & Bold Wishes, Fancy Flourishes
Paper- Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pale Plum, Cottage Wall dp
Ink- Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive
Accessories- ribbon, dimensionals, tea dye stain, embossing folder


  1. oh, I love these colours!!! This card matches that room perfectly!! I hear ya on the tired...good call to stay home...sometimes I forget how I get home at times...kind of scary that one can be that out of it and make it home safely :) Rest up!!! Yup, the summer is over and back at it... :)

  2. YEAH!!!! You got your room all set up. Can just imagine the pace everyone worked at. Thank goodness for family and friends :) I can see why you slept so long and took a nap - I would have done the same. Actually crashed HARD on the first day of our week away (as did the kids) after our last day of swimming lessons. It has been a very busy summer for me too and it was nice to be able to read about Jamie and Claire a fair bit while away :)

    I've only got 6 sleeps left until a blissful day of six hours all to myself. However, laundry, carpet cleaning, getting kids school supplies all packed in their back packs, hitting Costco to load up on school lunch goodies and after school snacks for the daycare etc. come before then (at least I am almost done going through the 155 emails and all the blogs I follow). I may be napping for a few hours on the 8th myself LOL!

    Glad you stayed home and didn't go out. Being tired is the equivalent of being DWI as the reflexes aren't there.