Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tutorial Trials

I thought I'd give making a card tutorial a try. The first had to be deleted as almost nothing was in frame. Please understand, I don't have any of the equipment needed to do this! Just a Samsung tablet that a friend got free when she signed up to a new bank account and she gifted it to me.

So the second one I just redid the card again. I just added a little more adhesive. It was okay, but in order to get everything in, I filmed it vertically. Of course the best videos need to be horizontal.

Now for the third. Figured out how to film horizontally so I gave it a try. This time it worked really well. I did forget however my scissors, so I had to go quickly to get them. Other than that I think it was a good video.

So here it is and don't forget to comment.

Thank you.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Christmas cards

Here are a few that I have been working on.




Birthday Card

I've seen many of these double Z fold cards on Pinterest, so I thought it might be time to give it a try. All the tutorials on YouTube were so long, but in all honesty it's a pretty quick card to make. Having said that, I chose a stamp that needed coloring, so it took longer than necessary.
My friend Ida is celebrating her birthday and I've been invited to her party. It was hinted that she was looking to buy something from the Jays Shop since she is a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan. So a gift card is tucked into this card.
Hope you like it Ida

Monday, August 01, 2016

Back to card making

So now the summer is here I've been making a few cards. The one above is using a sketch mojo459 from mojomonday. I'll be adding a few more Christmas ones, as I go along. I wanted to post this one, as a test since I'm trying to make a blog post from my phone. Let's see if it works.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Card Swap Group

I joined a card swap a number of years ago, ensuring I sent at least 5 cards to my secret person during the year. I did it for a couple of years, and of course I sent more than 5. I also sent to others who celebrated birthdays and holidays. The first year I was matched up with someone who must have been a beginner. She sent me only 5 cards, and 2 of them were identical except for colour. The others were very basic, as though put together by a child.  The next year that person didn't sign up for it, and I got someone who was a bit more experienced, and it became fun.

The group was closed down by its owner, and although I have no one to send cards to, I still make them. A couple of weeks ago, one of the people who used to be in that swap group posted a call out to join a Facebook group. I decided it would be a great idea. The only concern I have is that at least 3 cards should be sent out a month. Hopefully I can keep up with that during the school year.

So here are the first cards:
Christmas in September


Black and White

Kite
Just because I am a little concerned that I won't get cards made in time, I have signed up for the October swaps already. Here are 2 of the 3 I signed up for, I have plenty of time to get that last one done.
Fancy Fold

Hallowe'en
So I am back in the card making mode, and I love having my creativity back!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Christmas in September

I saw this sketch and I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. It turned out almost exactly as I imagined, I just ended up changing the colour of the background paper. So it came together probably the fasted I've ever made a card.

I love MojoMonday sketches, they inspire often, and they are offered weekly.

This is the one I decided to make:

I am sending this, along with some other Christmas cards to someone in a Facebook card swap group. I'm also sending these:

For a Black and White Swap

For a Kite Swap
I used a Wobble under the kite, so if you flick the bottom of the kite it wiggles
So after a really long time of not crafting, I've finally gotten back to it. Only problem is summer is just about over, and I've got to go back to work next week.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kindergarten Graduation

I've spent the majority of my days in Room 5 kindergarten class @tdsb_wilkinson this year. About half of the kids will be graduating from senior kindergarten to grade one. We will be having a little ceremony for those kids along with the other 3 kindergarten classes this week. They learned 2 new songs to perform at the ceremony, nothing cuter than 5 and 6 year olds singing to an audience.

I made these little tags to double as book marks for room 5 graduates. I used my Cricut machine, patterned paper in the school colours, some red and white twine, and lots of patience for some intricate gluing.

I'm really happy with how they turned out.



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

I had a lovely day on Thursday when we celebrated Valentine's Day with the kindergarten kids. It was a PD day for parent/teacher interviews on Friday so we had to share on Thursday.

We had an assembly that included some singing, some information on famous black Canadians, and some dancing. We also had Crazy Hat day. What a shame there are no photos of mine... NOT!

I made those dear little owls for the children, and some of the parents that let their kids look at their Valentine boxes, (tissue boxes with tissue paper and hearts), came to me to let me know they loved them.
The children did a few Valentine activities, which was good because it was an indoor recess due to the wind chill factor being -32*c brrrrr. I handed out my little treat boxes to the staff, with chocolate inside. The free cutting file for them is here. Thanks SVG cuts.
My favourite card that I received from the kids was this one, (I know we aren't supposed to have favourtes, but those ugly dollar store Disney ones are nasty!)
Handmade, just for me. LOVE IT!

And now here is the card I made for my son, since he is the love of my life, always.
I used the Cuttlebug Script embossing folder on the dark purple cardstock, 3 other purples for the banners, and the Lovey Dovey stamp from Stampin`Ups A Little Somethin` and 3 little purple jewels.

I LOVE the way it turned out. I bought him a red mug and a chocolate cake as well.

Happy Valentine`s Day Everyone