Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Teachers are amazing...

I am sending this into my "grade one-er"'s (as he calls himself) teacher because she is clearly amazing...

We had his 7th birthday party this past weekend at our house- 2 parents to 12 boys (ages 5-8) - it was an intense 2 hours.  Their energy was unbelievable - it's a wonder the only "injury" was one bloody nose!  And this was not even all the boys in his class - imagine a class full!!  I am still in a state of shock from the party - I don't think I'll ever forget it!!

1)      stamp 3 pencils, colour with copics and cut out
2)      cut 3 thin strips of cardstock in the same colour as the pencils
3)      adhere pencils & thin strips to white cardstock of main panel
4)      stamp sentiment
5)      mat main panel in black
6)      adhere orange patterned paper to bottom ¾ of card base
7)      adhere twill ribbon where orange paper and card base meet
8)      adhere main panel over top
9)      adhere punched star


Paper:  GinaK (Pure Luxury White), BasicGrey (lime rickey), A muse (cobalt blue, shimmery orange, chiffon green), Stampin’Up! (basic black), Copic (XpressIt blending cardstock)
Ink:  Palette hybrid (noir black), Memento (tuxedo black)
Stamps:  A muse (pencil, for a special teacher)
Accessories:  Star punch (Stampin’Up!), copics, green twill ribbon (unknown source), pop dots (all night media), Corner Chomper

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Time for fun...a party card...

I have a "reject" from a magazine call that I thought I'd share tonight...

This card was a lot of fun to make...colouring with my copics, masking the cactus and lots of glitter!  It's hard to see, but the sombrero is pretty glittered up and there is a red-glitter-dotted-border on the black mat.  This card is in honour of the busy month of January with 2 birthdays in the family and a trip to Florida coming up quickly :-)


Paper:  Pure Luxury White (GinaK), XpressIt Blending Cardstock (Copic), basic black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette hybrid noir black
Stamps:  A muse (cactus, sombrero, time for fun)
Accessories:  MS glitter (carnelian), pop dots (All Night Media), Copic markers, Ranger liquid pearls (ruby red), Eclipse masking tape