Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sharing about my Inner City Card Classes!

Happy Boxing Day!!  It's Boxing Day here in Canada and a Holiday!  It's a day of huge and crazy good sales so I do hope to go shopping at some point!  Otherwise today is a relaxing day here, everyone will have naps and the kids are enjoying relaxing and playing with all there new toys!

We had an amazing Christmas!  On Christmas Eve we got together with my immediate family at my parents house and had a meatless dinner, fish, shrimp, perogies and all that!  On Christmas day we enjoyed a morning opening presents and a yummy breakfast (like we do each year) Last year the kids slept in till 9 am on Christmas day.  This year we weren't so lucky, they woke up at 6 am went downstairs saw there stockings full and got so excited they went and found my scissors and cut the ribbon holding it to the railing!  We told them it was much too early (they went to bed late) and told them to go back to sleep!  Got another hour out of them!  We went for lunch at my aunts house who is a chef with all of my moms family.  It was wonderful to get together with everyone!  My aunt made such an amazing meal of turkey, two salads, stuffing, beef with veggies, oriental rice, fetticine alfredo with chicken, and perogies!  We enjoyed the afternoon with them and than went to Chad's parents and got together with the immediate family and celebrated with all his siblings!  And another amazing dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all that!  Had a fun night with his family!  :>

Before I forget funny Christmas moments:

Me- Carter you have to get dressed up because it's a Christmas party!  Carter- Good I will dress up like a fireman!  Me- No Carter I mean you need to wear your suit!  Carter- No I don't want to be handsome!  It seems to always be an argument to get Carter to wear his suit and style his hair!  Because we are trying to grow his hair out to a cute shag we have to style it now and he does not like that!  I want to be cool not handsome is something we hear a lot of!

I wanted to pop in and share the classes that I taught in an inner city high school this month!  A friend of mine is a resource teacher at a inner city high vocational high school and asked me if I would be interested in teaching some creative classes a few times a month after school.  I jumped at the chance!  Even though they are paying me (not too much just enough to cover the expenses the time and travel) it's a great way to spread my creativity especially in a way that can make a difference!  I am so grateful for the opportunity!  I started with card classes as it's my most familiar and we made Christmas cards!  They loved it!  I did 3 classes in a week a half!  Well 2 were classes than another teacher invited me to have a booth at the school Christmas party day and we had about 30 kids make cards that day!  They loved stamping, and really liked die cutting and embossing with the big shot!  :>  I have some other creative ideas to make with them: paper bag all about me albums (I like the idea of using paper bags so they can make them themselves later); necklaces with glass rectangular squares and stamped papers underneath or photos....  If you have any good ideas please let me know!  :>  They don't have to be one week class we can work on something for a few weeks...  Here are the cards we made (we did 2 at each class and did the snowman card for the table I had at the party)

(Yes same card as I made on Breakfast Television)

Well that's it from me!  :>  Off to enjoy lunch and go for a nap!  We are all wiped from Christmas!  :>


Maureen Morton said...

Thanks for sharing so much about your holiday times, Anita. What a great family holiday you had! Love the funny stories. I am so proud of the work you are doing with the kids - you are a great role model. I know they love it and will remember it for years to come. Bless your sweet heart!

Trinh said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas! Your cards are so pretty and it's wonderful what you are doing for the inner city kids. And i love the convo you had with Carter. So cute!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful projects Anita! Thanks for sharing your Christmas moments with us, happy holiday to you and yours!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sound like you had a lovely Christmas, Anita! And what great cards - such fun to share crafting with those kids!!

Lindsey said...

Hi Anita! I'm catching up on blogs after a busy few weeks getting ready for Christmas. Just want to wish you a (belated) Merry Christmas! Great cards, and as you said, what a terrific way to share your creativity.

Dawn T said...

sounds like a very full on Christmas Anita but so delightful to spend time with your family. Your classes sound awesome. Great samples for the participants to try,

Emily Leiphart said...

Great post, Anita! I enjoyed reading about your holidays. I can't believe the kids actually went back to bed for an hour. LOL What a fabulous thing you are doing teaching those classes!

jennfontaine said...

All the cards are so cute! I'm glad your classes are going so well:)


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