Thursday, September 16, 2010

PaperPlay DT Card - All Shapes and Sizes

Hi Blogging Buddies,
It is Thursday and this week for me it is PaperPlay Thursday.
This week the challenge is to make a shaped card of any kind.
I dont often make shape cards so I chose to use my SU Top Note Die Cut to cut out my card.  It is a mini-card ~ but I love making mini-cards.  Our sponsor for this week is Craft Brulee and wow do they have some beautiful hand-made flowers at that shop! I just love them.  If I won I would be definately be getting some of those here is a picture if you havent seen them yet...
How pretty are they? I think I need some asap : )
Well...would you like to hear a little about my card?
I made it using papers from the Prima "Jack and Jill" collection...they are so sweet...and you can buy them here at The Craft Garden.  The flower and butterfly are also from The Craft Garden.  I distressed and inked all the edges and coloured with Copics using colours to match the papers.  I added some lace, a blue button, kindy-glitz and glimmer mist.  (I am a bit obsessed with glimmer mist at the moment, can you tell?)
 I couldn't resist the opportunity to enter a few challenges:

ABC Challenge Blog - D is for Distressing

So, would you like to play along with a shape card?  Click on the picture below to go straight over to the PaperPlay blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's amazing inspiration.

I am a bit behind on my "Learn Something New Everyday" program...but there is a significant learning that has come to my attention today.  When wishing to command the attention of children (ie. a class, but perhaps it could work at home as well) use a low voice, and I mean in pitch as opposed to a higher-pitched voice and talk slower than you normally would.  I have heard before that kids respond to male voices better than they do to female voices and so I am wondering if that has something to do with the lower pitch of a male's voice.  I have had the opportunity this week to see lots of different teachers using their voices and it is a theory I am coming up with.  Try it with your kids (if you have any), get out your low, slow, masculine voice and let me know if you think it is effective.  I suppose there is research on this somewhere, but I havent looked, so I cant back it up with any hard and fast evidence...Just something I learned today while dealing with some of the most challenging classes and children I have seen in a long while.

Thanks for stopping by,

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