Sunday, March 20, 2016

New Favorite Stamps: Penny Black

I just discovered Penny Black stamps and LOVE THEM! Here's a birthday card I made with Penny Black Bubbles collection. I used my new Zig Clean Color Brush pens to color the image. It's been a great vacation!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Oklahoma History Workbook - Almost Done!

I just finished the next stage of the Oklahoma History Online Workbook, which goes with my Oklahoma History Online Curriculum

It's still not exactly where I want it to be, but life is interfering. My husband has had several medical procedures in the last few months and is having surgery again this week. Between that and teaching school, time is just flying by!

Instead of waiting until this resource is perfect, I've decided to put it up on my website so that my subscribers can use it now. I'll work on it some more this summer to make it better. It's a good start, but I'm looking forward to making this a really super resource. 

A special thanks goes out to Carri Stone, Amanda Ferris, Tiffany Roberson, and Kelle Flear for their help in catching my mistakes and for their VERY helpful suggestions.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Another Crazy Bird Card

This one was fun! My friend, Linda, came over and did a Crazy Bird day. This is the one I made:

Here is the one she made: 

Christmas Cards - Tim Holtz Crazy Birds

Been having fun with a new stamp and die called Crazy Birds. Here is a Christmas card that I made using the Crazy Things dies and Jellybean Holly Berry Borcht paper pack. I love the Crazy Things which add the 3-D elements and fun hat!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review of "A Crow of His Own"

I recently received a review copy of A Crow of His Own, written by Megan Dowd Lambert and illustrated by David Hyde Costello. Love this book! 

Scrawny Clyde is brought in to take the place of Larry, the prized rooster who took off for new opportunities. The question is: Can Clyde live up to Larry’s reputation?

Clyde tries his hardest to live up to Larry’s reputation using every trick in his book, but he soon finds himself inadequate for the task. In the end, however, Clyde saves the day by "crowing a crow of his own."

Colorful illustrations, a subtle lesson to “be yourself,” and a happy ending make this a book any child would enjoy.

Teachers: “A Crow of His Own” is a great choice for a mentor text in the composition classroom. First, it contains some amusing alliteration. For example: “He had a crick in his comb, his right wing was all wrong, and his wattle? Well, his wattle was a wobbly wreck.”

And, second, the use of complex words such as “disapproving,” “humiliated,” and “inquired” demonstrate how word choice can enhance a story and make it fun to read, even for the youngest reader. 

I thoroughly enjoyed A Crow of His Own and recommend it to children, parents, and teachers, alike.