Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall Cards...just a little halloweenie

Just when we're actually ready for those crisp cool mornings, we wake up and find the Portland area in the mid eighties and 90% humidity. It's a little joke the weather likes to play...sweatshirt in the morning and shorts in the afternoon. We're up to our ears in laundry 'cuz we're changing our clothes a few times each day!

I'm a little late in posting these cards...and not because of the laundry. I finally have two days a week to get things done, and I've overbooked my time two weeks in a row. Hopefully, I'll get my schedule under control. ;)

There are 2 fall themed cards and one Halloween card. I have a second fall class planned for October 19, so we'll make another Halloween card with a mummy or bat...and don't forget the yummy treats!

Class includes all materials to make 3 cards shown here.


Monday, September 13, 2010

September Class

And the final card to be added to this mix is:

The 2nd card is a bit more simple, but still colorful:

Sometimes I get asked why some cards in a class are more "simple" than others. It really depends on how long it takes for me to assemble a card, then I add 5 minutes on for everyone else, since there are so many great conversations going on, and to allow for questions or help. The first card takes a little more time to put together so the other two will be slightly more basic. Here is card one:

Class is Tuesday, September 21, 12:00 - 1:00 cost is $10 for 3 cards. Hope to see you there!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Last-minute teacher gifts

What a great summer we've had! Lots of sunshine, but not too hot and lots of good fun with my 3 boys. I had thought I'd have some time to craft while the little one napped, but that plan flew out the window and I spent most nap times cleaning in-between homework and acting the referee.
We also received our class assignments a bit late this year, so I made a non-gender specific gift of pencils in a homemade paper box.

It was looking fairly plain and I thought I'd have to scrap (ha-ha) the entire project, but then I remembered I had this cute owl punch from Stampin' up to use, and it turned out stinkin' cute, IMHO. I replaced the paper eyes with googlie eyes. the tag reads: "Hope your first day is a Hoot!"

I can't wait for tomorrow...first day for my 4th grader, 1st grader and preschooler. And I get 2.5 hours of alone time. What ever am I going to do with myself??