Hi Everyone! It has been awhile since I have been here. I'm sorry. I am back to stampin again. The last couple months have been hectic and I also decided that I needed some time invested on me. I have been focusing on losing weight and getting healthy. Since January 1st, I have lost 56#. It is going really well and I am feeling a lot better . I have my goals set for the next few months and now it's time to get some stamping done!
The local art teacher asked if I would come in and make Mother's Day projects w/ her 8th graders. When I originally agreed, I assumed there would be 10-15 kids in the class. I was wrong! The 8th graders are required to take art. I had 30 kids in the class.
Here's what we did in ONE CLASS PERIOD!
We made a simple 3 x 3 card. They loved learning how to make a 3D flower out of a few circles. The boys especially loved to make flowers. Their teacher had just finished telling them that they would need to be careful because Stampin' Up! cardstock is a lot 'better' than what they usually work with. If they messed up by not paying attention, they would not get replacement pieces. I told them to take their cardstock scallop circles and crumble them like a gum wrapper. LOL
Then using my Big Shot, we cut and embossed the scallop envelopes, made a little 'wonderful mother' card to go inside, added a ghirardelli chocolate. Then I had tie a ribbon to hold it all together. ***No chocolate was consumed during the prep or making of this project. LOL
The boys did the razzleberry, old olive and pretty in pink cards and envelope.
I would highly recommend teaching an art class if you are wanting some cardio exercise. I didn't stop moving for an hour and whew---I was warm!!! :)
I hope their moms enjoy them and Happy Mother's Day to all you Stampin' Moms!!