Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cards that even YOU can make...

I met up with some friends today to make some cards and a card holder. Ok, I'll just say, we had a great time and did some really neat things with paper and yes, even bleach and sandpaper that even you can do! Here are a few pics and short descriptions:
Cardholder/Organizer - made with 8 sheets of 12x12 dbl sided card stock paper.. OMG - SUPER EASY! (Oh, and a big thanks to Trish for letting me use her binding machine!)

Animal print cards - made with card stock, stamped and heat embossed animal prints, bleach and a brush - SUPER EASY and WAY COOL!

This one's my fave... the white part of the tiger is the bleached part (the paper was blue). The blue eyes are 'Stickles'.

Embossed flower card - Made by heat embossing a flower print on shimmer paper and then coloring it in by spraying it with water and dabbing in ink with a brush - SUPER EASY!

And finally, Embossed card made by embossing on two sided Core'dinations paper and then fine sanding the embossed side to allow color on back side to show through! Again - SUPER EASY - I'd even let the kids do this one!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Are you smarter than a ....

Are you smarter than a 2nd grader? Well, I thought I was! Until now of course. Yes, that's right.. now that Jennah is in the Quest Academy program, I'm feeling kind of stupid! Her homework consists of getting on the computer and doing math work, making family trees using one of five ways to show it to the class (ie. technology, art, writing, etc) and let us not forget doing family interviews for writing. Oh, did I mention she has 73 ways to practice spelling words! Crazy huh! 73 ways! What happened to writing your spelling words 50 times until you got them correct! I didn't even have a computer in my classroom until high school and at the age of 7, I don't think I even knew the word technology never mind doing power point presentations! What a difference time makes. Anyway, I'm looking to the future and thinking I'm going to help Kaylee more with her homework which mostly involves the decision of what color crayon to use for the picture she's going to color. I'll let Mike help Jennah with the 73 ways of spelling and the technology! LOL

Labor Day weekend

Had a wonderful holiday weekend and hope everyone reading this did as well. We took it easy and really didn't do much at all. I did go out shopping with Jennah as she needed a few more things as far as school clothes go and I also took the kids to the park yesterday. Other than that, it was a nice relaxing weekend for all of us. Have a great week everyone!