Sunday, August 30, 2009
Well Tuesday is the first day of school, so I have put together a little gift for the parents. This is their child's first year of school and I thought the parent's needed a little something.
I had hoped the card would have been smaller, but by the time I made it cute it was a little bigger than anticipated. Oh well. The child can eat the apple and the parents can keep the cute little reminder that they are just as much as a teacher as I am
Stamps: Apple from SU Tart & Tangy
Paper: U Real Red; green scraps; DSP (SU)
Ink: SU Real Red; SU Old Olive
Accessories: ribbon; buttons; embroidery floss; circle punch; binder clips
Friday, August 28, 2009
A look at my desk with my "Filed with flair" and my assessment folder, along with a pencil holder and paper trays that I continued the punched circle look.
My first theme is apples...of course. Here is my thematic table.
The bone of contention in my classroom. The play structure!!! It takes up a huge amount of the classroom, but is loved by the students in all 3 of the Kindergarten classrooms.
Well I think I am ready for next week. I start gentle entry with my JK students so I meet with 6 students and their families on Tuesday...they then come that Thursday. Then the week after I meet another 6 students and their families. That Thursday I have 12 students (both groups of 6). Then the third week I meet the last 6 students and their families, and that Thursday I will have all 18 students in my class.
As for my Core French...we are jumping right into curriculum.
Wish me luck!!!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I also covered a little jar in dots and ribbon to put all my binder clips in that I use regularly.
Other side view:
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I just love how it came together, especially how the swiss dot embossing matches the ribbon. I coloured in the image using copics, but used chalk to colour in the back wall. Inside I mimicked the front panel layering the black, red and white paper, and also adding the ribbon.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Lauren Meader has posted her newest Timeless Template Challenge. She has challenged everyone to make a gift using one of her templates with a back to school theme. Well since I am a teacher I thought I would make myself a gift for going back to school. I am hoping to get done a few templates to use on my desk this year using Filed with Flair and Perfect Match Box, but we are headed camping this weekend....and all the packing has been left up to me as my DH is working till 430pm. So instead I quickly put together an assessment folder using All Boxed Up. I always use cue cards to keep track of my anecdotal assessment notes. I thought why not put it into a cute little folder that also has sticky notes to use.
(Click on the photo for a better look)I teach Junior Kindergarten (4 year olds) and throughout each school term (there are 3) I will constantly make anecdotal comments and notes to be used later during report card time. To ensure all the comments are in one spot (my sticky notes use to end up all over the place) I started using cue cards. As you will notice I only used one pocket on the right hand side which houses my cue cards that are alphabetic and hole punched to fit a ring. On the left hand side are some sticky notes to use as well.
Stamps: SU Tart & Tangy; PTI Simple Alphabet; letter A
Ink: Black; SU Pink Passion
Paper: PTI True Black; PTI Raspberry Fizz; SU Whisper White
Accessories: Lauren Meader's My Timeless Template "All Boxed Up"; Circle Punch; Saddle Stich black ribbon (Micheal's); cue cards; ring; pen
Friday, August 21, 2009
We are headed to Blue Lake Provincial Park. It has a wonderful lake where we normally go windsurfing; however this weekend we have decided not to bother with loading it up in the truck. Here is a scrapbooking page of my DH out windsurfing a couple of years ago at the park.
Our annual Scrapbooking Convention here is town is coming up the end of September. The theme for this years Page-Layout Contest is "Life is good at the lake". Now we live on Lake of the Woods, which is Northwestern Ontario's Muskoka. Our Lake spans all the way down to Minnesota and is home to hundreds of island with thousands of "cottages" aka Mansions. If you live here you have to love fishing, boating, swimming, anything water related. Anyways, as a result, I am sure everyone is going to have a good entry this year. I haven't entered before, but since we love the lake and doing things I thought I would try this year. So camera is charged and multiple pictures will be taken this weekend. Wish me luck that I actually capture some good shots.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I apologize for the dark photo. With the crappy weather we have been having there isn't any natural light to help with the photo.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Here is a card I made last night for Matt. A girl that works for him made a pancake breakfast for everyone and he wanted to give her a thank you.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The Limited Supplies Challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to create a Food Only card with both images and ink. Here are the rules:
First: Your card or project needs to have food/beverages as its main theme. You know, pretty tea cups, yummy cupcakes, tangy citrus. Or maybe a scene with friends sitting at a café, or your favorite grill-meister in his element. Just think food!
Second: The real limit for you today is in the COLORS. You must only use colors that have “edible names”. Such as certainly celery, pumpkin pie, barely banana, creamy caramel.
Check out the end of the post to see what yummy ingredients I used to make my cards.
I also decided to try out Michelle Wooderson's idea of mass producing cards assembly line style. I cut all my strips up, stamped food images onto them (creating my own DSP), altered their order on each card, and then assembled. I added the circle "let's eat" stamp to the front, along with some Lemon TART ribbon.
Inside I added the sentiment "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Happy Turkey Day!"And now I am finished my thanksgiving cards....hehehe. This will give me enough time to get all my Halloween cards done. I always find there isn't enough time between Canadian Thanksgiving and Halloween. I only need a handful of thanksgiving cards, but for Halloween I always put together a little treat for my students, as well as a few family members. But I really shouldn't be thinking about October now...I still have a Birthday card for my DH and an Anniversary card for my Aunt that need to be finish in like a weeks time. Yikes!!!
Ingredients "Thanksgiving Food Only":
Stamps: G Studio; SU Dotted Autumn; SU Tart & Tangy (apple); PTI My Punny Valentine; Martha Stewart Monogram Collection
Paper: All SU- creamy CARAMEL; always ARTICHOKE; very VANILLA; more MUSTARD; wild WASABI DSP; CHOCOLATE CHIP
Ink: All SU- close to COCOA; always ARTICHOKE; CHOCOLATE CHIP
Accessories: PTI LEMON TART ribbon; circle punch
This week Dawn came up with quite the colour palette. I currently am out of Cream cardstock, and I don't have the new PTI Scarlett Jewel colour, so had to add lib when putting the card together. I was able to combine two copic colours to come up with my version of scarlett on the grapes.
Ingredients "Italian Wine":
Stamps: Grapes (Micheal's); SU En Francais; Sentiment MFT; Scalloped circle Martha Stewart
Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz; PTI Plum Pudding; SU Whisper White; Cranberry
Ink: SU Perfect Plum; SU Rose Red; Copics R59 & BV04; SU Chalk
Accessories: Circle Punch; ribbon; embroidery floss; eyelets; crop-a-dile
Saturday, August 8, 2009
A close up look at my copic colouring. I am still learning and playing around with shading and highlighting, but think I did a pretty good job for my first time working with the copics.
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: brads, copics (B); argyle ribbon; pop dots
Here is my take on the challenge.
I thought about the ruffles and lace you often find on the bottom of aprons. So I used one of my Martha Stewart's punches to create my frill at the bottom of the card. I then covered the seam with some scrap ribbon I had in my bin. I then decided to cut a top note die in half to represent those little pockets you often find on aprons. I lined the top of the top note using some thin pink ribbon. I used PTI's Guide Lines to create a pattern on the pocket, added some buttons and a sentiment from MFT and there you go.
Ingredients "Apron Inspiration":
Stamps: PTI Guide Lines; MFT sentiment
Paper: PTI Spring Moss; SU Tempting Turquoise; (Top Note was some blog candy I won, so not sure the paper colour)
Ink: SU Rose Red
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch; scrap piece of ribbon; thin pink ribbon; buttons; embroidery floss,
Friday, August 7, 2009
Stamps: PTI Men of Life
Dawn's Colour Challenge:
Stamps: Stamping Bella, heart stamp
Paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Spring Moss; PTI Pure Poppy; SU Whisper White; DSP
Ink: Copics (Set B)
Accessories: Buttons pin, ribbon, label punch; embossing folder; cuttlebug
Ink: Copics (Set B); black