Today is going to be devoted to yard work, redoing web pages for my class, and work at school. Here's a picture of my room at the beginning of the summer. This year I moved to a different building, although I'll still be teaching 4th grade. Pretty depressing...not a room any gradeschool teacher would want.
School starts the 17th of August for students. Not many days left. When I'm done I'll post another picture.
Another challenge from fresh and fun. I've taken artistic liberties this weekend. I know all the shapes are suppose to be square, but according to Webster a square is "a rectangle with four equal sides". Thus I used one rectangle. The shape with the saying is really a square...the rectangle is hiding its true shape :).
paper & flower stamp (sassy stems--I love this set) SU sentiment-papertrey ribbon-Walmart flowers-Bazzill Wings- Bitty Blossoms
Swap # 2 (for me) is finished. The swap was from SCS and the theme was black and pink...although I think my cards would qualify under pink and black. All materials except ribbon and watercolors are from SU.
These are the bags I've made for my students. Included in the bags are a welcome poem, eraser, lifesavers, dry erase marker and assorted candies. The cello bags are the ones I use for cards, I used the lavender scalloped marvy punch, purple ric-rac, and assorted purple paper (our school's colors are silver and purple).
Countdown...21 days until school starts for students. :)
This is a little card I'm making in 'mass production' for a swap (my first)! I'm making each one just a little different and that's the reason it takes me so long to make cards.
Thanks Amy at Heartfelt Greetings for the suggestion of just cutting around the scalloped edges...I also can't afford , or do I want to own all those punches.
Happy Tuesday...I've been working on getting my classroom ready for the start of school-August 17th. No air conditioning yet...but I've been promised...we'll see. I'm making 'goodie' bags for my students. I'll try and get those done tomorrow and post a picture. I'll only have 10 students, so it's not a big task.
My goal for today was to make a card from the Take Ten (summer '07) magazine I bought a couple of days ago. On page 4 I chose the 'Celebrate Birthday' card since I knew I had the stamps (SU). Here are two of the three cards I made. All the materials are from my scrap basket. I'm amazed when a stamper can remember the company of the paper used in a project . I get my paper and then I sort by color, thus I forget the brand unless it's on a tab.
I have 4 Mondays left of my summer vacation before school starts for me. I best get busy and make more cards. I tried working in my classroom today but it was HOT! There is to be air conditioning before the first day...we'll see! Here's a card I've made some time ago. I really enjoy Lasting Impressions paper. If you haven't tried it, it might be worth your while. Enjoy what's left of the day.
Thank you SU for the inspiration for this card (pg 104). The green paper was embossed with Fiskars embossing plates. Is there anyone out there who can tell me how to use Friskars' embossing plates with my Big Shot? Flower stamp from Shopko, 'thanks' from SU, and pearlescent chalk from Pebbles.
Today I only managed to make 2 cards. I've had a grandson (5 years old) here for a week, so when grandma makes a card he works on a project. He embossed paper with my Big Shot today so he can take some home. I'll miss him...but it's a lot of work! I know why I didn't work full time when my children were small.
I totally blows my mind the way some stampers can produce a card-a-day. I'm presenting a card I made some time ago. I love stick-kids---since I'm someone who can't draw. I used watercolor pencils to color. The paper is from Lasting Impression ...I love their paper.
It looks like I still have flowers on the brain. Here's the details... SU's 'Definitely Decorative Daisy' stamps, 'uptown green' ribbon, and Bazzill cardstock. Have a good day...whatever is left of it for you. Pat
This will be my last Sassy Stem cards (for awhile-any way). I became a little more daring with the background paper. Another card blogger suggested that, while making one card...make more. So I've taken that advice. Thanks! I'll be more vigilent from now on to whose blog I'm taking suggestions from and give them credit. ( I have about 15 card blogs I scan every day!! I need to get a life)