Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Beautiful Mind

Have any of you seen that movie, "A Beautiful Mind"? Do these pictures remind you of it?
My almost 5 year old was not really excited about learning his numbers and letters a year and a half ago. Smart mommy that I am, I decided to take him out back and have him write on the fence (kind of like a huge chalkboard). Now he is completely obsessed with writing numbers . He will do this for HOURS on end. We take turns writing numbers and we circle around and around the fence in the backyard---when that gets filled up---we write on the patio, the iron table, the playset, the slides---you name it. Our backyard literally looks like someone threw up numbers all over it.

It is a bit sick if you ask me but it sure beats playing power rangers.

Here is a quick card I did for the My Favorite Things sketch on Splitcoaststampers. I loved the sketch this week and was determined to get this one in!

All stamps are from My Favorite Things ( The image is stamped and colored. I used blue stickles on the star and blue and red stickles in the tree. I put a layer of clear glitter over the shadow under the penguins. The image is framed with a nestability scalloped rectangle. The sentiment is stamped and I used the scalloped punch from Stampin' Up! to frame it and I added a bit of ribbon. The cool wavy pattern is a template from Creative Memories.
The snowflakes on the decorative paper are outlined with the Ultimate Gel Pen- so in real life this really shimmers. I added the ribbon ties and brads to finish this up.
Materials used: Stamps-My Favorite Things (Winter Blast, Home for the Holidays); cardstock- bayau, white, blue sky, Basic Grey dp; ink-brilliance black; Copic Markers; Stickles--red, blue, gold; Ultimate Gel Pen-Metallic; brads (SU!); ribbon (SU!); Nestabilities; SU! Scallop punch; Creative Memories curvy template.
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Amber (bambi64) said...

aww Cammie!! Your MFT card is soooo much better than mine!! I don't know why I had such a hard time with it!

twinks said...

Great card!

That son of yours is amazing! Is he actually doing this all on his own with no prompting? Notice how the numbers on the right in the photo where he's chalking away are all neatly printed odd numbers? How cute is that!

Rita said...

Awww, he's so cute! They all lu to write on things, brilliant idea! I luv that penguin card, it's adorable!

Elizebeth said...

AWESOME CARD!!! I bow down to you.....this sketch was hard for me!

My daughter became obsessed with the alphabet about a year ago, at 2.5 so for MONTHS we had pages and pages and pages of the alphabet all over the house. Obsessive fun! Whatever it takes to get them to learn, right?

Rae said...

Look at your son go.... love it! And yes, it definitely beats action figures!! Love your card too, that stamp is too cute! ~rae

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

What a fun way to work with your son!! It does beat power rangers..and it washes off in the rain..Great thinking..I noticed the numbers in odd too!!! Have a wonderful weekend with your family Cammie! chris

Love the MFT sketch card too..those penguins are so adorable

Michelle said...

Children are totally amazing, aren't they? They way their little minds work totally fascinates me.

Love your penguins card!

Julie Masse said...

Very cool Cammie - good job finding something that worked for your son! Love your card too - you're inspiring me to use my penguin set! :)

Christina Fischer said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! Love the colors and that sketch!

What an amazing son you have!! Any child who is that passionate about learning is okay with me!! Thanks for sharing those photos! :)

Jane said...

Love the curves on the card...and the image is toooo cute! Thanks for sharing.


flygirlual said...

what a creative idea for teaching your son!! Never in all my years have I seen my fence as a chalkboard and there it was staring at me all the time!!! Well, since the youngest is 18 I guess i will have to wait for grandchildren to use this great tip!!! Oh yeah, your cards are nice too!! :-)

Wife2TJ said...

This card is absolutely adorable!

Debbie Olson said...

My WORD! This is a gorgeous card! I love that curvy line--great job!