Monday, June 28, 2010

The first of "Many Thanks"

Back in January, yes January, I decided I would make a thank you card for my son's kindergarten teacher that featured all of his classmates hand prints. At that time, I even sent a little note home with each child (including a piece of brightly coloured card stock) asking his or her parents to assist me by submitting a hand print of their child with a personal note to their teacher on the palm. Well, I only got maybe two-thirds of them back, many of which were on different paper because they had lost the one I provided. Fortunately, I was recently the parent helper in class and was able to get the remaining hands traced so that no one would be missing in the completed project.

The moral of the story is, here I am the night before graduation and the project I began 6 long months ago is finally finished. I have to say, I am very proud of the final product. Despite all the hurdles along the way, the colour scheme still managed to fall into place--I found the perfect patterned paper to tie it all in together. Without further adieu, here are the photos...

The front

The inside, open view

A side view, to see the accordion folds

Close-up of the front design elements

Close-up of the greeting inside

Here are the details...

Design: Adapted from "A Handful of Thanks" found in the book "Pop-Up Cards" by Sandi Genovese, Published by Lark Books, 2008. The front cover layout design was inspired by MOJO145 from the Mojo Monday Blogspot.
Paper: Miscellaneous card stock, pattern paper from Cosco
Stamps: Close To My Heart "A Little Everything" and "Doodle Alphabet"
Ink: Close to My Heart black and white daisy
Other: Slice "Words and Expressions" Design Card; Stampin' Up "Spiral" border punch

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ready or Not, Here I Come...

Well, I've done it now! I've started a blog. I don't know how often I'll post, and I don't know how interesting it will be, but you're welcome to join me for the ride!!!

I'll be honest--I think I'm a little crazy for doing this. The last thing I need is another thing to do (So don't expect regular updates). But I think the thing that won me over is the fact that I've been hanging out at so many scrapbooker, card maker, and stamper blogs that it finally occurred to me that I could do this. And if I want to continue to participate in challenges and contests, posting my own creations would be a whole lot easier via my own "blogspot"!

I also owe this not-so-temporary insanity to a few ambitious Facebook friends who told me that I should go for it. This is a message for them: "You asked for it...I hope you don't regret it more than I do!"

So, ready or not, here I come!!