Friday, May 11, 2012

8th Grade Art Class

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!!


  1. very nice projests; what diet are you on?

  2. What a fabulous class! I love every project in each color that you prepared for them. The art teacher must have been pretty impressed. I would not have thought about doing something like this with kids, and your class has been an inspiration to me to try a mom and me class that my stampers have been asking for. GREAT PROJECTS, and love the color combinations! TFS!

  3. Wendy, WOW! You have accomplished alot lately.
    Congratulations on the weight loss, that is a major accomplishment. Been there several times. Your cards are beautiful and I really enjoyed your blog. LOve your banner!

  4. Nice gift for the Moms. Congrats on the weight loss. Thanks for sharing the project.

  5. So glad you are back and feeling better. When you weren't on line for
    so long I was worried. Very nice projects for the 8th graders. Sylvia

  6. Great cards!! I think it's wonderful that you did this with the class. What a great treat for the mothers! Congrats on the weight loss, and healthier lifestyle.


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