I was feeling extremely overwhelmed and my mojo was nowhere to be found.
I never ask for help, so when help was arriving in my mailbox and on my doorstep I was thoroughly thrilled and surprised and ever so grateful!! I always try to put my own spin on a project so I will show you what was sent and then what we did with them.
First up is projects sent by the Divine Miss Emily aka Stamp Muse
I did not get a picture of the first project she sent me....my bad, but the kids loved it! Here is her second project.....
Impression Obsession Cover a Card Clouds and Treeline stamps as well as the Mega Mount Block. She had sent duplicates and a second block so I could do this in the class! WOW!! The kids did excellent with the Mega Mount!
I think the fall card is beautiful but this term we are concentrating on winter/christmas projects so I redesigned it and this is what I came up with for the kids to make with this . I liked this card so much I cut more and made it my christmas card this year!
|Card made by Cassie grade 5|
Next the IO sentiment-C5175 was stamped through the window in Adirondack Espresso ink. Added an Ek Success Snowflake in Silver Mirror Paper with a rhinestone and a ribbon. Cassie had a lot of fun making this card, she especially loved using the Mega Mount block. I want to thank Cassie and Rebekka for making these cards to send for thank you cards! I had no shortage of kids to volunteer to make the thank you cards!
Here is Emily third, yes I said third project...........
|Emily's Sizzix Gift Card Holder Front|
|Emily's Sizzix Gift Card Holder Inside|
This is what I changed it to for the kids to make...........
|My Gift Card Holder Front, inspired by Emily|
|My Gift Card Holder Inside Inspired by Emily|
Next up is the Fabulous Diane Fischer- I Luv 2 Scrap blog. Diane is my sweet friend that always raises the bar for me. She has mega talent and is the number 2 in sales for Close to my Heart. Diane cut all the pieces for these cups and dropped them off at my house. We were going to make these into message cards but the kids asked if they could do hot chocolate holders with them so that is what we did. The kids loved your cups girl! Thanks!!
|Hot Chocolate Outside|
|Hot Chocolate Inside|
The measurements for this Hot Chocolate/Candy Cane Holder are........
Cut a piece of card stock 3-3/4" x 6-1/4"
Score at 2-3/4" and 3-1/2"
Measure 1/2" from the top and the bottom and cut between the score lines to accommodate the candy cane. Easy Peasy Project!!
Next up I want to thank the most marvellous Betsy Maguire of Seattle,WA for donating 50 stamp pads and a whole set of markers!!! You Rock girl! They sure are coming in handy and speeding things up with so many kids!! Hopefully I will see you next summer!!
I also want to thank my neighbor Dodie Martin aka camera girl on SCS. She has been there helping me cut, package kits, haul stuff to and from school as well as demonstrate at the same time as me and working with the kids. You are a complete inspiration to me!
Next is a project that I found the tutorial on in 2007 and can't find the link anywhere but I do know there are some videos on You Tube. The kids always love to do origami and I make sure every term we do at least one project using it.
|Oragami Tree made by Logan grade 6||I|
I want to thank Logan grade 6 and Camryn grade 5 for making the extra origami tree cards to mail out for thank you cards!!
We used this beautiful Graphic 45 to make our trees. This is a wonderful quality of paper!
This is a card that Annika from my drama club in grade 4 made for me with crayons and an iron. Isn't this amazing and creative!!!
|made by Annika grade 4|
These next two cards I received from Rebekka in grade 7. She has an eye for colour and design!
|made by Rebekka grade 7|
|made by Rebekka grade 7|
Isn't the Paper Crafting community a wonderful place! With all of the commitments I had , I was only treading water and now I am all caught up thanks to you fabulous ladies!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I appreciated everything you ladies did and KNOW the kids did! I have a few of my school kids read my blog and that is the reason I try to explain the smallest details. These kids are all amazing little budding artists!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very merry christmas!!!