Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Show Me Show Me Thursday

I didn't get an entry in last two week Sassy Cheryl Show Me Thursday challenge, and I'm bound and determined I'm going to make it for this one. I've been busy with babysitting Coleman, cleaning house(won't be showing you that), making Any Hero cards and working on 50th Anniversary Invitations.

 Thursday was a Coleman day. He was good up to a point with watching Dora, while I was working on getting things together for my card class at a local middle school. That said, we finally just had to get outside and play in the leaves.

I've also spent the last two Fridays at a local Middle School in their art department. I got to demonstrate different techniques to the 6th graders, and then they made Any Hero cards and wrote a note in them. These are pictures from the first week's.

I have to tell you, that they were like kids in a candy shop wanting to do all techniques on their cards. They couldn't quite grasp the idea of  "less is more", but you have to admire their zeal. Any Hero that gets one of these notes is going to be appreciative that's for sure.

 As many of you know my DH is one of 14 children, 13 of whom are still alive(pretty amazing when you realize the oldest is almost 91, and the youngest is almost 61). On December 22, 2013, the sister just older than my DH and her husband will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. This will make the 10th sibling to accomplish this. The only sibling older that didn't make this, never married, and he's also the one that has passed away. This family is an insurance actuaries biggest nightmare, because they don't follow any rules for average.

This is the invitation that we designed for the occasion. We used Neenah metallic glimmer Champagne(now sold at Office Depot) to print the top layer, and the base layer is Stardream Antique Gold cardstock(105 lb. and nicely heavy) from LCI Paper Co. The first picture was made with the flash on on my camera, so you can see the amount of sheen to the cardstock. The second was made with the flash off. My inkjet printer printed on the Neenah paper beautifully, but the inkjet will not print on the gold metallic envelopes from LCI. I've got a color laser printer(great deal and a good excuse for a laser printer:) ) coming to hopefully accomplish that task, because I really don't want to be hand addressing 150 invitations.

Come back later in the week, as I have a REAL Show Me Thursday Post. I'm going to show you how to create a silhouette cameo of your child for a great Christmas present.


  1. I think this is a real SMT because you have lots to show us about all the various projects you have been involved in lately. Super cute photo of Coleman and the invitation turned out beautifully. Lets hope the new printer works for the envelopes.

  2. Wow Shirley! Coleman is a cutie and those cards are very well done, both the kids and the invites. Fingers crossed on the laser printer doing the job because I sure wouldn't want to address those envelopes either.

    Eagerly waiting for your next post.

  3. Wonderful cards the 6th graders made and great pic of Coleman!
    The invitations are beautiful! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  4. Darn it. . . .I wanted to see the cleaning too. :)
    I agree with Cec. This IS a REAL SMT post! Looks like they had a lot of fun and as always, Coleman is sooooo stink in' cute!
    Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday fun!!

  5. Sounds like you've been busy, Shirley! Thanks for sharing the stories and invitation with us this week.