Wow! I really thought I'd get to this post a lot sooner - last week was a blur!
I was so honored to be asked to teach a card class to a fabulous group of K-12 Alliance teachers (see previous post). A couple weeks before the class, I got a text asking me for suggestions for a title for the class. I admit, I was useless! I had my brain in *thesis land* and came up with a couple boring ideas. So, apparently the team planning the professional development weekend proceeded to throw out random words, with two words being chosen as the title: Scale and Design.
Perfect for a bunch of math and science peeps!
For the class itself, I had to take on the premise that no one would have any stamping or card-making experience, which led me to keep the cards very straightforward as I really wanted everyone to just have fun. The most important thing to me was teaching everyone to properly ink the stamps (we all chanted, "don't squish!", LOL).
Soooo... without further ado, the cards:
I was really challenged to make a card that was "math" oriented, so after a few attempts this was what I ended up with. I figured it would suit our math teachers well, and would be a cute valentine that the teachers could give to a loved one :)
This card might look familiar - it's one of my favorite designs I did a while back (click here). I love it and I think it's so much fun to stamp on the maple cards. The sentiment, "you make a difference", would be the perfect card to give to a friend or teaching colleague. It's amazing how just one person saying something positive can make a difference to a teacher.
I *HAD* to make a card with the sub!!! *HAD TO* :) I love how this "Swiss Cheese" border punch from EK is the perfect bubbly companion. Speaking of sub, did you know that Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute now has an Alvin Cam!!!!! Alvin, the first "manned" Deep Submergence Vehicle - the first to discover living things at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and famed for discovering the Titanic wreck, is undergoing a multimillion dollar "facelift", enhancing the submersible's ability to explore the ocean depths, and you can peek in on the journey (click here). Because I'm so in love with Alvin, and am a huge advocate of innovative scientific exploration and research, I'll also let you know that you can find out more about the project and even make a donation to this non-profit institution to support oceanographic research (click here).
So, what do you think? I have to admit, I had a ton of fun designing cards for teachers!
Thanks for your patience in waiting for these cards to get uploaded and thanks to those of you who take a little time to leave comments on my posts - I appreciate hearing from you! :) I'll be back in a few days to share a very special card for my *paper ho's* (I didn't get a chance to mail them until yesterday - and I figure they get first dibs on seeing them! LOL)
Have a great week everyone!