Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Zoo Thank You
I had a guest designer help me with the card design and layout. Since Samantha is going to the zoo for her birthday party, we stuck with the zoo theme for her thank you cards. She was standing over my shoulder approving every step of this card. We started with the Changito stamp from Stampendous and colored that with Copic markers, using a Sakura glitter pen to cover the "U". The bananas were stamped by my able assistant to make the white and yellow panels. We used the banana from the Lip Gloss set from Clear Dollar Stamps. She had to have some brads, so we used these orange brads from the Paper Studio. Samantha approves of the card because it uses her two favorite colors: yellow and orange. I have colored some of them and she is coloring them too. I do let her use my Copic and Prisma markers when I am there to supervise and I guess I have given her the "be careful" speech too much. As soon as she reached for the marker, she repeated it word for word to me! She and her sister have been using most all of my supplies for some time now and they know that the privilege will go away if they are not respectful. They also have their own supplies, some they have bought with their money so they know the value of what they are using. Samantha especially likes to paint and she knows that real watercolors from the art section of the store cost more than the ones in the children's section, but that the colors are more vibrant and if we take care of what we have then we can have a wider variety. Works for me!