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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Joy of Children

I had such a great day yesterday. My DD's school does a program called Everybody Counts. The goal of the program is to make children aware of different disabilities. One day each year several volunteers spend a little over an hour with the children doing hands-on activities with them. Each grade level focuses on a different disability. I got to spend time yesterday teaching the kids in L's class about hearing impairment. There was an experiment with sound waves and a quick game. I had such a good time and it reminds me how much I miss teaching. I am not quite ready to go back yet but I do miss those sweet faces and being in the classroom. Tomorrow I get to be with the 4th graders doing activities about physical disabilities. Should be fun!

I wanted to share a quick card with you. I do like that a little bit of the paper piecing is making a come back. Not sure if I am ready for all the paper piecing projects of my past (you should see the little girl on the slide I made) LOL but I do like using it once in a while. To create this card I simply found a soccer ball image and printed it to match the size of my Magistical Memories chipboard circle. I then cut it apart and used it as a template for my black pieces. I did it this way because I wanted to change the direction of the stripes on the ball but you could easily just print it on the back of black patter paper and cut it out. I printed a second ball on white paper and used the back for the white parts after inking the edges. Piece everything back together on a painted chipboard circle.



The mountain of laundry in my laundry room is about to take over the whole house so I better go dig in. Have a wonderful day!!!

8 comments:

Kate said...

laundry should be a 4 letter word! I won't let such a dirty word be used in my house hold. We call it the L word...

Terri Davenport said...

What a great program to have in the school! Love your card!

Audrey said...

looks fantastic -- love the striped paper for the black parts!

Stacey Michaud said...

Love to hear about programs like that, being a special education teacher and all! Your card is so cute! Wanted to let you know that there is an online crop at The Nook this weekend with the chance to earn a guest designer spot! Would love to see you there!

Scrapper Mom said...

The card is beautiful, as usual! Love the color combination...

Sherry Wright said...

How adorable, great piecing! Have a great time at the school.. sounds like a wonderful program. Love the cards and lo below as well. :)

Summer Fullerton said...

just had to pop in and say HI ... miss you xo xo xo

Linda Beeson said...

Wow! I love that soccer ball and I love the colors you used on the card.