However, the soon to be Tony nominated play "Drei Kleinen Schweinchen" was performed at Albert Einstein Academy, starring the soon to be renowned actor Andres portraying the "Stroh Haus."
For those of you who were unfortunately unable to attend the dramatic, humorous and at times action packed performance let me just say you missed out on the making of 2nd grade history.
Adorned in his yellow shirt, Andres was nothing short of brilliant in his recreation of the hay filled abode. Not since his performance as Martin Luther King in the "Hereos" assignment earlier in the year has he embraced a role with such intensity, emotion and drive.
I actually overheard someone in the audience say..... "I have never seen a dried stalk of grain been played with such passion and integrity"....... and then another proclaim "I can't believe a straw house could bring me to tears one moment and then laughter the next." and yet another gasp "Genius!"
Autographed pictures will be available on my Etsy in the coming weeks......
from a cold that grabbed hold of me over a week ago. Ack....I have a few pictures of a "Paper Cake" class I'm teaching this Saturday at Paper Tales.......
I was so bummed I had to cancel my "Hoarders" class this last Saturday.......
I need to reschedule it for another evening. I suppose it could have been worse and I could have gotten the full blown flu that I have seen disarm many around here. For myself the last couple weeks have been a case of stuffed up head, sore throat and this past week losing my voice.
Hi everyone! I have a little tutorial for you using some Melissa Frances paper and embellishments.
Various Papers for the tag and background of tag (I used Attic Treasures and 5th Avenue)
Vintage book page
Melissa Frances crepe paper
MF Organza Pouf/Pink
MF pom pom trim
MF Resin Key
MF Pearl Embellishments
MF Crystal Drop
I’m currently obsessed with both kraft and corrugated paper. So I decided to keep my obsession going with this quick and easy valentine tag. First thing I did was cut a tag using some kraft paper. Next I glued down some Melissa Frances Attic Treasures paper as a base and some 5th Avenue torn up on the sides.
I like to use a wash of paint on my projects. So here I just dry brushed the sides of the tag with a cream acrylic paint.
Next, I cut a heart out of corrugated paper measuring just to the width of the tag. Because I like the look of a “non-perfect” heart, I just folded the paper and cut to size.
I love painting on corrugated paper. I just adore the look. Because I was using the beige and blue paper for my base I decided to paint the heart pink with some cream accents. I didn’t layer the paint on too heavy because I wanted some of the paper to show through.
I still felt it needed a bit of something else. I was going to put some of my old stand by glitter on it when I spied my Glimmer Glam out of the corner of my eye…..perfect. Once the paint was dry, I just put a coat of that on top of the heart to give it just a bit of shimmer and gloss.
Now, for the all important glitter….. I used my glue pen to trace a thin line around the edge of the paper and then sprinkled the antique silver glitter on top.
I next made a little banner out of some vintage French book pages. I thought it looked romantic…. although I have no idea what the words said. I simply cut the paper into a banner shape and then gave it a quick coat of cream paint. I also traced the edges with my glue pen and sprinkled some glitter on it.
I glued some crepe paper that I ruffled with my sewing machine to the bottom back of the tag. I then glued the Organza trim to the top of it. Since this was for Valentine’s Day I decided to keep the layers going by topping it off with some pom pom trim and a black and cream ribbon.
I then glued my heart in place on top of the tag. I placed the banner on a slight angle and then glued it along with the key into place. I embellished the ends of the banner with the pearls.
I kept toying with the phrase “you have the key to my heart.” But no matter how I maneuvered the words around there was no way it was going to work. So I finally decided on the simplicity of “Love.”
I then topped the tag off with a bow of tulle and a little crystal at the top. Now you are ready to give to your favorite Valentine.
The new and improved cover of the "Hoarder's Anonymous" mini book at Paper Tales. It needed something in the middle and I just couldn't figure out what. I scoured Paper Tales for just the right object. I informed customers they were on their own and told Michelle to drop what she was doing and start searching for the perfect item that would catapult this book from being a so-so scrapbook into a standing room only class. And then there it was, with no help from Michelle, I spotted it.......
We just got in these little porcelain initial charms.....Perfect!
Here are a few more pages.......
I'll be back with a Valentine project with Melissa Frances.....Talk to you soon! Karin
At least when the crew of the tv show Hoarders comes knocking at my door, they will all have something pretty to look at. Even the 1-800-GOT-JUNK guys, who normally are leaning against the side of the truck counting the minutes until they can punch the clock and go home, would be duly impressed with my piles of paper.........
Last year, I created a "Hoarders Anonymous" at Paper Tales so we could all start using that paper we have stashed but never use. I even came up with a quiz to see if you fit the bill of an official paper hoarder. Anyway, last week, I did something I have been preaching all along. I cut into my one piece of all time favorite paper. Do you recognize which one?
It's the floral paper from the Basic Grey Lollipop Shoppe line. I have held onto this paper forever. I LOVE it. But I did what I have been preaching and cut it up to make this mini album......
And I'm so glad I did. It inspired me to pull out more paper that I love and create this book.......
We'll use it as a base for the class. Everyone will bring their own paper and use my book as the jumping off point. It's so much fun to see what everyone comes up with.
I finally got my new batch of cupcakes finished for my class at Paper Tales. Once again children proclaimed me mother of the year when they saw the baking pans come out. And, then in the same breath, proclaim that I'm the meanest mommy ever for making fake sweet treats in front of them.......
Oh well. Life is tough kids. Get used to it.
I purchased a new frosting tip that makes the bigger swirls.....
It's the little things that make me so happy......
My pictures aren't the best because of an uncooperative sun. But you get the idea.......
Making more cupcakes for a class at Paper Tales. Uggg.....the picture quality isn't very good. I was hoping to take some better pictures today but it's pretty cloudy. I also finally sent out two more of my round robin journals. Although it took me FOREVER to finish these up,I love how they turned out. I have one more to go and then the reveal of our journals......
I forgot to write down who wrote that quote....I love it though. It's so true. Talk to you soon! Karin