Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Maria's Monday Madness Video Tutorial and Congratulations to My Daughter



Hi Everyone!! I'm sorry for the double post (I posted this tutorial and card on my club site too) but I just wanted to share my music video! LOL! I acutally made a fairly decent one. I used to have a weekly cardmaking/music video tutorial called "Friday Card Frenzy" but argggh, it was soooooo amateurish, it's embarrassing. I've improved somewhat but I've got a long ways to go.

Anyway. . .if you want more details on this card, visit my "Stampin Inspirations Club Site" or check out the video.

I have something important I want to share with you right now. . .



The imporant stuff I wanted to talk about is my sweet child, Alexis. She was inducted into the "National Honor Society" yesterday evening. Out of 3000+ students in her school, 20 was chosen to be a member of the "National Honor Society". Twenty!! Can you believe it!!

I'm so proud of her, I could cry! She worked so hard and never gave up as far as keeping her grades up. She had stumbled a few times but managed to pick her self up and try, try again.

To be inducted into the National Honor Society, you have to have to possess 4 major qualities. . .scholarship (GPA above 3.7), service, leadership, and character.

My daughter has been part of the Key Club for 4 years and was the Treasurer last year and this year, she is the President of her school's chapter. She participated in couple hundred hours of community service and she also is part of the California Scholarship Foundation. She now can add the National Honor Society.

I'm sorry. . .I don't mean to toot my daughter's horn but I cannot tell you how much of a struggle it was for her last year. She was struggling in her AP Calculus class last year and I thought, oh no, it'll sink her GPA but she worked hard and made it so for her to make it in to the National Honor Society is almost poetic.



This picture is of my daughter with 2 other honorees and coincidentally, her officers (Secretary and Vice-President) of the Key Club. If you have kids entering high school, please let them know about the Key (Kiwanis Educated Youths) club. It's a national organization that benefits the community. . .these kids volunteer countless hours serving the community at large. Visit the Key club website and find out more about it: Click Here

Congratulations, my dear sweet child! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the great work!!

31 comments:

Scrapbookmama said...

THAT IS SOOO AWESOME! CONGRATS to you DD!! :) ((((HUGS))) to you for having an awesome baby! :)


-Ellie

Lori said...

Congratulations to Alexis (and to you, too!) on her fantastic achievement.

Michelle said...

That's awesome...congrats to your daughter!

Lisa said...

Aw Maria, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments.
Your video is fantastic I love it and thanks for sharing all the tips, I have those wavy scissors but never used them in that way, but I will now.
Congrats re your daughter, its a wonderful achievement. Young people have to work so hard these days so its really nice when they are rewarded in this way.
Hugs
Lisa
XX

Mel M. M. M. said...

Your video is wicked! That scissors trick. Maria! You are too GOOD! I'll be using that for sure. And now I know how to get the ribbon on (it seriously torments me and I can't wait to try your trick!) Have I told you lately that you rock my stampin' world? Seriously! Thanks you so much for all yopu teach us in your madly marvellous Maria's manic Mondays! :O)

And your beautiful post about your daughter made me cry. How wonderful that she is not only succeeding in school but also her community. You must be SO proud and I'd honk that horn too! :O)

retiredheather said...

Congrats to your Daughter. What a wonderful achievement. Congrats also to her family. Your encouragement and support has aided her in this acheivement I`m sure. Well Done.
Heather

AnnMarie said...

That is such great news!! I am so excited for you and your daughter! Great big congrats!!! Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it?! Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!

Diane said...

That is something to be prous of!!!
Congrats to your DD !!!!
Your card is amazing as always!
Have a wonderful day Maria!

De said...

Love this card! And congrats to Alexis! I know you have to work hard to achieve that honor so you have every right in the world to be proud! I'm happy for both of you! Congrats!

Darlene L said...

I am so glad you shared your dd's accomplishments. She is a beautiful girl inside and out! Congrats to both of you. Darlene

AngelRenee said...

Wow congrats to your DD.. And so pretty too.. I have been following your blog for a long time.. I can't even begin to tell you what the comment you left for me on my blog meant to me.. to have someone like you take the time to say you liked something I did.. Thanks so much for making my day..

Renee

vickiw said...

Congratulations to your daughter!!!WOW SUPER COOL
I'm so glad you shared cause this is what life is all about. You have every right to be elated. They couldn't do it without their parents cheering them on from the sidelines. SHe will has a bright future ahead of her for sure. Now I have to go watch your video....

J-Yo! said...

How Awesome Maria!! Congratulations to your daughter, and you and your family. You must all be soooo very proud of her!! This is great that she has reached on of her many goals - such a great thing to add to her list of accomplishments. I will definitely look into the KEY club at Chazz school... he loves helping out all the time, so it'll be something great for all of us!!!

Love you card - it's gorgeous!!! The colors... so yummy, and your coloring - just super!! Thanks for the video! I think you do an amazing job with your videos. No worry!!

Hugs,
Jen

Ida P. Krause said...

Congrats to your daughter for a job WELL DONE! You have every right to be proud of her.

Wonderful card. It really has a nice Autumny feel to it.

Rita said...

Congrats to your daughter, it is a huge honor & she deserves all your tooting!!! My son recieved this honor in high school also years ago of course & I was so very proud of him, so I know how you feel!

JRLadies said...

Unbelievable! Loved the video. Can't tell you how complicated I thought that ribbon would be until I saw you do it.

Keep up the video tutorials, they are really helpful. Thanks!

Rita said...

I forgot to comment on your pumpkin card, I luv it & those colors are awesome together! I luv those filagree brads, I have to order some of those!

Tonniece said...

Beautiful Maria


Congrats to your Daughter, wow, you must be so proud.

Elena said...

That is awesome news! I am very-very happy for your daughter! Can imagine what you feel! Send your Alexis Big Congratulations from WI! Your daughter is very beautiful! Now to the card making world! Great tutorial! Wonderful card! I just love you and love your blog! Thank you for sharing your news with us!

StampingJoan said...

Maria this card is da bomb! (do you need my address?) I love the blue with the fall colors! And the scallop scissors too!

And you should be tooting your daughters horn! That is quite an accomplishment! What an honor!
WOOHOO!

Joan

malieta said...

Congratulations Alex!!!!
Even though you don't know me, I am very proud of you and keep up the great work!!!!
Thanks for sharing the fantastic video Maria and your card is very pretty!

2 Worlds said...

Thats very cool , congrats to her.

Jodi said...

LOVE that card!!! I have something for you on my blog. =)

Bonnie said...

Toot away Maria!! She deserves it so much! With everything that kids have to go through today kudos to her!! YAY!! Your love for her shines through, that is for sure!! oh and luvin' that thankful card!!

Shelly said...

Congrats to your daughter!!! That's a marvelous achievement and she deserves space on your blog to have her horn tooted. : )

Thank you for all you share with us. I learn so much from you.

Teri said...

Congrats to Alexis and you too mom! What an honor-I keep telling that to my son that hard work pays off...

Teri said...

Oops! it's me again maria! Forgot to comment on the awesome video and the beautiful card!! I love the way you cut out the scallop border around the pumpkin...thanks for sharing!!

mickyg said...

Wow Maria, is all i can say...love, love love your cards and thanks so much for the video! I was wondering how you made the cute little scalloped ovals...so I tried it but is there a trick or just practice to lining up the scissors for the perfect mattings? i tried it and mine looks so awful! I love the ideas. thanks so much for sharing yoru expertise. Also sorry so long but congrats to your daughter: NHS is such an honor. you should be proud. (from a fellow member..way too many years ago to count :) lol

Beth Norman said...

Awesome card and tutorial. Thanks for all your hard work. Speaking of hard work, congratulations to your daughter too!

kathleenh said...

Congratulations to your daughter! That was a lot of hard work paying off!

Gorgeous card too!

Tracy.H said...

No need to apologize for toot'n...you should!! Congrats to her!! :0)

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