Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Chocolate Does the Rest...

Finished Card Size: 5.5 x 4.25
Stamps:Love and Chocolate (Embossing Arts), Swirl (Inkadinkado)
Card stock: Real Red, Mauve Mist (SU),White Card (Georgia Pacific)
Ink:Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukenko) Real Red (SU)
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
Other: Ticket Corner Punch

Finished Card Size: 5.5 x 4.25
Stamps:Love and Chocolate (Embossing Arts)
Card stock: Purples (Bazzill),White Card(Georgia Pacific)
Ink:Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukenko)
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
Other: Ticket Corner Punch and Notched Corner Punch (SU)

I don't know why I'm so tired... all I did was sit and make cards for 4 and a half hours. It is a little frustrating-- not that anyone should have a right to complain about a job where they get paid to do what they love to do and would probably already do at home-- because I I'm somewhat limited in what I can do, based on the selection of stamps and inks available at Michaels. I did some stamping and coloring today and I am going to have to go and find a better paper to stamp on. I feel like a spoiled brat at this point, but the paper really does make a difference. I'll probably just bring a few sheets from home for now, but before my first class I'll do some investigating around the store. They carry Brilliance, but no re-inkers, so I had to open a brand new one today. I am trying to get ready for a class preview day in a little over a week. If you've never been to one, it's like a craft fair of store instructors. We will each have a table set up with our craft and we advertise our upcoming classes. I'm really bummed (again I'm complaining) because the times that are best for me are times that the classroom is locked in with Wilton and One Stroke classes. But, I'll fill in a few classes for October and November and see how it goes.

About my classes: I decided to teach what I do best ( in my opinion) So I'm going to do a series of classed called Stamp in Color. I want to work with stampers who already know how to stamp, but want to improve their coloring skills. --One week we will do color pencils, and another water color pencils and another chalks. I am happy to say that they have that Footprints stamp I bought so I may use that in a coloring class.

For October, I'm going to do the Paper Wallets project. I think I'm going to do something with boxes (with gifting in mind) for my project class in November. And finally each month, I'll offer a "Stamp a Stack" type class where they come and make a several pre-designed cards with very little coloring.


KardKrazy said...

Your classes sound like FUN! Wish my Michael's offered something like that.
Your card is wonderful -- is that the truth or not?

Flossie's Follies said...

Your cards are fantastic, love the simplicity of the image and your coloring is amazing and that sentiment is perfect. What a wonderful idea for Michael's, wish mine had something like that also.

Kathy W said...

Coloring classes would be wonderful! And especially if you offer different mediums. I'll bet the classes will be popular; I know that I would sign up. I was at my Michael's today and got the MS bat punch half off with coupon and then grabbed an armload of holiday ribbon that was half off. It is always a joy to get paid for what you loved to do; that's how I felt when I taught dance aerobic classes. Keep us posted on your classes!

Sharon in NE said...

I've heard of sneaking stuff OUT of a store, but sneaking stuff IN to a store? Maybe you could talk with whoever buys for the store so you can get materials you like. If you teach with it, it will sell. I know I'd buy whatever you're selling. :D

Stacy said...

Haha...great sentiment! Love your color combos too.