Sam, the grandson of friends, is starting kindergarten next month and moving from Oregon to Virginia! With all these big boy changes, don't you think he deserves a "name frame" for his new room? I used the Cricut and some patterned paper. No stamping! Too much fun for a grown up to be having!! While I was working on this, I started thinking about how frustrated I've been lately with my lack of artistic talent or creativity. The more I looked at other stampers' and paper crafters' work, the more depressed I got. I had to find a way out of this attitude. So, I've decided -- I'm in kindergarten for stampers! I've spent the past 4 years in preschool (I'm slow!), and now I'm ready to hang out with the big kids -- but, only in kindergarten. I have to practice, just like Sam will have to practice his letters and numbers (actually, Sam already reads, writes and plays the violin, but this is just an analogy!!). Already, I'm itchy for 1st grade, but if I don't do my homework, I'll never get there.