Tuesday, November 10, 2015

HYCCT1523 ~butterfly tattoo~

Hello Blogger Friends and a happy Tuesday to you all. Today is one of the days I help out at our church pre-school.
I don't like to say work because I retired after 30+ years in the telecommunications industry with Verizon. Now, instead of tending to the interests of corporate America,  I am investing in the lives of 3 year olds that is much more worthwhile.
I have taken on more of a role this year as far as being involved in the classroom planning. I teach the alphabet to the children and read at story time. I have never been much of a backseat person.  My management years in corporate are working for me here in the classroom as well.
The books I read tie back to the letter we are learning for the week. Found a great website (This Reading Mama) where the woman offers free alphabet packs.  She gives everything you need for the letter as well as coordinated books.
We use paint daubers with the kids to imitate tracing the letter. The paper we pass out has the letter on it with circles (for daubing) plus a picture of something starting with that letter.
Then on our review day, which is Thursday), I give them a blank letter with different pictures of things starting with the letter we are learning. I have them glue the pictures into the letter. They like doing both of these activities.
The website owner has a masters degree in education and has used this material for her own kids. Courtney (our director) really likes using this material for our kids.
Now, onto my card for today. This is my card for Jeanne's Hope You Can Cling To #23 challenge. She wants us to use any image or phrase on your card that you think would make a pretty tattoo.

I think a butterfly makes a great tattoo. And since I love this butterfly die from Stampin'-Up, I decided to use it for my card. Also, I think the sentiment would be a perfect accompaniment to a butterfly tattoo.

My thoughts are if the tattoo artist had this butterfly image they could fill it in with all the fabulous colors the person who is getting the tattoo wants (lol)!!

My background designer paper is from the Stampin'-Up collection "greenhouse gala" collection. I added a green pear pizzazz panel that I embossed.

Cut a couple of labels 18 dies to frame the sentiment, added some ribbon, pearls and a white doily for interest to complete this card.
Well, Blogger friends that's it for me for today. Time to get ready for pre-school. So until next time........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: butterfly basics (Stampin'-Up) 
Paper: peach parfait, pear pizzazz, whisper white, greenhouse gala dsp (Stampin'-Up) 
Paper Size: A2 
Ink: choc chip 
Accessories: butterfly thinlits die, peach parfait ribbon, fancy fan ef, pearls (Stampin'-Up), labels 18 dies (Spellbinders) 
I am also entering: 
1.  2 Creative Chicks has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Creative Craft Cottage has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Sisters of Craft has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Cards and More has a recipe challenge - 2 colors, 3 papers, 4 embellishments 


  1. Sounds like you are really getting into teaching the littles Mary - how fun that must be (until they all start screaming at once??!) Your butterfly card is so pretty!

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

  3. Stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenges blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE, DT Member

  4. Really pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Hope to see you join us again :) Mary DT member x

  5. lovely card! Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  6. Just gorgeous!!! The patterned papers with embossed papers are a wonderful touch! Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We're so glad you joined us!

    Best, Sonia

  7. Love the colors you picked for this card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage



Related Posts with Thumbnails