Monday, August 10, 2009

                   
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Artisan Award Challenge: Greetings, Earthling!

Happy Monday! I'm so excited to share with you my first Artisan Award monthly challenge from Stampin' Up! I received the super cute new stamp set Greetings, Earthling! (which was on my wish list!) and was asked to create a project with the theme "Just for kids...and the kid in you!" They do ask for a project that is "demonstrator friendly" and that would be easy for demonstrators to do at a workshop...of course, we could do additional projects with a "wow" factor if we desired, but I didn't have time with vacation and preparing for Convention, etc.


I wasn't sure what to do at first...I was stumped for a couple of weeks...then it hit me, "Oh yeah, I'm a teacher, I have a TON of kids stuff packed up with my school supplies!" lol! So I decided on a "Mom and Tot"" workshop, with projects moms and their tots could do.


This is the first, a card using Greetings, Earthling! and the Woodgrain stamped on the card base. I chose these bright colors and the adorable button because the Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise buttons are the ones featured in the Bulk Buy for demos. For a simpler version, you wouldn't have to add the Dazzling Diamonds glitter with a 2-Way Glue Pen on the orange alien, or the Crystal Effects on the belly of the pink alien. I think you all know by now that watercoloring is not my strong suit, but I used the Aquapainters with the markers, which is the easiest for me!




Next is a cello bag with four cards and envelopes already stamped and ready to go for the "tots" to color in with their crayons! Four may be too many for a workshop, but you get the idea. I wish I had photographed each card, they are all a little different in stamps and placement.



Last, this item could be like a party favor for the "tots" and if they finish coloring their cards, they could open the packet and play with the toys. These are just inexpensive little things I buy in bulk at the party supply store for the prize box for my students at school.



Hope you like these ideas! If you have any specific questions, feel free to leave it in the comments or email me! I'm embarrassed to admit this, because it's 8:15, but I think I'm off to bed! I am pooped after my first day back to work...I only slept four hours last night...still on my summer vacation and Convention schedule, yikes! But it did feel good to be back and I'm super excited to get things ready and see the kids!


Hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

17 comments:

Tara said...

love this! I already saw it on the demo site a couple of days ago!! So exciting! :)

2stampis2b said...

Love these! Especially the card pack the kids can color with the attached crayons...great idea!

Ann said...

The whole thing is too darn cute!

Marie said...

Super cute, Angie!! TFS

MEL said...

Too cute!

Heather P. said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Alyssa B said...

I love how super excited you are about your work! Its so wonderful to see.

Tina said...

Well done, bravo!

Lisa H. said...

love this set, it was FREE to me too with hostess bennies! I just finished up my swap cards with it. Love what you did here, you used my two fave monsters/aliens. great idea and Congrats, again! your stuff was awesome :)

Juanita said...

What a wonderful idea. There are lots of Moms that would love to go to a workshop, but can't because they are taking care of their Tots.
The coloring and the goodie bag would keep little ones busy long enough for some crafting and some visiting!
This is why you are an Artisan

dannisdoodles said...

cuuuuuuute, love this Angie, HUGE deserving congrats to you!!!

Laura B. said...

LOVE THIS!!! So adorable!! I love the glitter, the colors, and I'm totally drooling over the woodgrain! You must be the funnest teacher ever!!

Shantaie said...

Angie,
Im so happy for you to have won the artisan award! I was already proud to be your team member and "bug sister" but Im also very proud of your newest accomplishment!! HAVE FUN!
I wish we could have gotten together!

Anthonette said...

Cute job, Angie! A Mom & Tot is a good idea for a class. That stamp set is one of the cutest sets.

Marilyn said...

You are so creative - moms will love this idea! You are warming me up to this set, it is really not my style,but you have made it really really cute!

*Jenni* said...

Great ideas!

Savitri said...

Cute cute cute and what great ideas. I love the crayon one. I'll have to remember this! I have some robots and alien stamps that I haven't used.