Monday, July 19, 2010

cards for kids

Hi all!  I am back!  We had an amazing time at the cabin, the weather was perfect and I went to the beach 6 days in a row!  I am such a beach bum and I loved it!  We had a lot of fun together as a family and my inlaws too for a few days!  Last week was full of a lot of summer fun also, a wedding, a birthday party, bbq's with friends and strawberry picking with 11 kids!  Oh just to let you know boiling water takes out strawberry stains! 

While I was out at the cabin I made some cards for kids for Jennifer McGuire's card drive .  Just before I went away she had some examples of cards to make and suggested jokes.  I loved this idea, it made it so much easier!  Here they are:

To find the jokes I searched the image of my stamp,  for this I searched eggs and got a few jokes.  Because I was at the cabin I just free hand wrote them out with a black gel pen.  I also put glossy accents on the egg!  Since it's fun (and I am curious and would like to know if it was me)  I may as well share the jokes I used:

What did the eggs do when the light turned green?            
      they egg-celerated!

How do comedians like there eggs?
     funny side up!

What day do eggs fear most?
     Fry-day!  (I thought that this one worked best with the image!)

How do eggs get up a mountain?
     they scrambled up!

I love these fish cards!  They were so simple but yet fun to make. Perfect for making with the limited supplies I brought to the cabin!  I stamped them and than colored them in with my derwent and prisma pencils, than glued a googly eye and glossy accents for bubbles!  There were a lot of fish jokes to pick from, here are the ones I used:

What fish is the most valuable?  

Why is it so easy to weigh fish?
     Because they have their own scales!

What is the best way to communicate with a fish?
     Drop it a line!

Why did the fish cross the road?
     Because someone threw it!

After making my bee cards from my last post I had some leftover yellow and black embossed paper so I came up with this simple design!  Lots of great bee jokes to pick from too!

What kind of bees hum and drop things?
     A fumble bee (my fav joke)

How does a queen bee get around her hive?
     She's throne!

Why do bee's hum?
     Because they have forgotten to words!

What do bee's chew?
     Bumble gum!

On Friday night we had some friends over for dinner.  Kate and I had a chance to craft together and we made cards for Grace for another card drive of Jennifer McGuire's.  Here is the card I made (I also sent her one of each of the other cards):

And here is the card that Kate made, it's amazing! For my flickr friends I helped her upload it to the Hero Arts group so go give her some love here

I called Kate that morning to ask her if she wanted to make cards for Grace that night and she also brought some cards she made before so I thought I would share them:

I told Kate that she should start a blog, isn't she talented?

I also asked Ariel if she wanted to make a card for Grace and gave her a white card and she came back with this:

So cute, can you see my scraps in there?  Someone raids my stash, but I had a lot of old stuff that I never used anymore!  Ariel was so excited to send her card to Grace. When I asked her what she would like to write inside she said "Not to be afraid and that I love her"  That touched me.  I didn't know if I should write that so instead we wrote that we hope she has a fun day.

Well this was quite a long post!  Thanks for reading it!


~amy~ said...

Oh I love all the cards!!!!!! Way toooo fun!!

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm giggling!!!!!!
What a great post Anita and your cards are just so clever and perfect!
You're so creative ;-)

Thank You!

Barb said...

Love this post, Anita! The cards with the jokes are so cute! The kids are going to love them! And what a cute one you made for Grace! Love Kate's cards...great colors! How sweet that Ariel made one too! Love her flower and matching scraps!

Vanessa said...

Oh, I love your fun cards!!! And Kate and Ariel are so talented - fab cards!

Alice said...

awww.... those are so fun!! great cards for those kids! they are sure to make them happy!! thanks for sharing!

Dawn T said...

Wonderful post Anita... welcome back. Your summer holiday sounds like it was just perfect!!!! Adore all the cards you made and I know the kids will get a laugh out of the jokes!!!

Sarah J Moerman said...

These are fantastic, Anita! So sweet that your daughter made a card too!

Rosemary said...

oh anita! those cards are soo funny and just too cute! kate's card are just adorable! love ariel's card,too!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ahhhhh!!!! These cards are SO fun!!!
I was actually reading the jokes out-loud to my co-workers! Haha!!...
I'm glad to read that you had a fun time on your trip!
Oh and Kate and Ariel did an awesome job with their cards! I'm very impressed with Kate, her cards are adorable!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your cards are soooo fun! Love the jokes for the kids. And that was so sweet what Ariel said to write. Her card is GREAT!

Leni said...

Hi Anita,
I love the cards with the joke's. So funny!! Thanks for sharing!!

Leni said...

Hi Anita,
I love the cards with the joke's. So funny!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jenny said...

Wonderful cards, I LOVE them all!! So great!!! :) :) :) :)

Anne said...

Anita your cards are absolutely too cute- love all the fun jokes! I bet the kids will ove them :)Glad you had a wonderful time being a beachbum!

Jill said...

These are all sooooo cute, fun and cheery! Sure to bring many smiles! You are so creative and kind-hearted! :) HUGS!

Kim Wilson said...

These are amazing girl! I love the jokes, what a great idea!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Anita, those cards are super cute!! Love the jokes! TFS

Kathy said...

Glad you had a wonderful vacation Anita and love all the cards. You have been beesy!! Hugs,kathy


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