Thursday, April 23, 2009
What Were We Thinking?
This afternoon, my friend/colleague, Sam, and I hosted a card class for nine, first grade girls and one, second grade boy. This particular class was a part of a silent auction for our elementary schools' scholarship fund. Sam is also the same friend whose kids are in the summer scrapbook page I posted yesterday.
Well, Sam and I had this great idea to add our card class to the items to be auctioned. Well, the winners were two little first graders. Very cute first graders I must add. Anyway they were each able to invite 4 friends for a total of 10 little stampers. We began right at the end of our school day and planned for one hour and fifteen minutes. During this time we also served a snack of apples, pretzels, and lemonade.
I was in charge of designing a card for Mother's Day and a card for Father's Day. Sam designed a boy birthday card and a girl birthday card. I got started with 5 kiddos at one table and Sam was at a different table. The plan was to stamp our 2 cards with a group and then switch off kiddos. As we got the stampers started on their first card with numerous repeat directions we sort of snickered to ourselves, looked at each other as if to say, "What were we thinking?" The first card took...FOREVER!!!! The second card moved a bit faster and the progression continued to move more quickly. Long story short...I know, too late... although this group was super young for our involved cards, the bottom line is that they really had a lot of fun. They were quite impressed with what their little hands could do. Our little male stamper had a great time too! He was WOWED by the oval punch and the brads. Yep, the tools were the highlight for him. After punching out his oval he said, "Cool!" The girls liked the tools too!
Although there were lots of "What Were We Thinking," moments I would do it again. We found lots of humor in the experience. The kids had loads of fun and the parents who arrived early, were quite impressed with their kids cards.
Things in life may not go as smoothly as planned but if it ends with happy kids then all is well.
Card Recipe for Mother's Day Card:
Cardstock: Candy Lane designer series paper, Very Vanilla, and Riding Hood Red cardstock
Ink: Riding Hood Red, and Mellow Moss
Card Recipe for Father's Day Card:
Stamp Set: Wanted and All Year Cheer
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Versa Mark
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, and Very Vanilla
I'll try to post Sam's cards tomorrow.
Well, thanks for listening to my ramblings...now go stamp something!