Monday, September 9, 2013

Koi Fish - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Sept. Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10
Koi Fish
 
Featured Sept 11
Primitive Farm
 
Featured Sept 12 
What a Scream
 
Featured Sept 13
Tailgate Party

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Sept. 14, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 13, 2013.
 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Holiday Tag"



 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
"Nature's Brushstrokes"
         
Here's the Design Team:
Now peace is what those sweet little kinders I am working with need.  We have a couple in school that have cried every day.  Several others keep asking when it is time to go home.  This is the first year in my district where kindergartners go all day with the rest of the elementary students!  I'll dedicate this card to them and maybe even bring it into class tomorrow!
 
I'll have to put my thinking cap on and see what I can make in honor of the first grade students I work with because they are just as special!
 
Don't forget to head over to Sue's blog to see what she has done with today's fabulous set!

 
Details - Stamps: Koi Fish (MFP); Paper: Neenah Solar Crest White, GKD White; Ink: Pool Party, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Yellow Stickles, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals.

20 comments:

stamping sue said...

I like that you used the yin yang in the background then popped the koi on top. have fun with the kids at school.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Janine said...

Poor little ones - they need time to be children too and the current education systems seem to forget this. I love what you have done with the set and hope you and the children find peace this week.

Pam said...

Very cool way to showcase this stamp set. Love the symbol used as the bg and the koi fussy cut.

Lois said...

I like how you used the yin yang symbol as the background to the koi. Very nice card.

kReN said...

I like the use of repetition on your card. Those koi will be great images for lots of cards.

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Pat Garvin said...

I worked in Kindergarten for 7 years. Miss those days. My daughter is interning in Kindergarten and she loves it. Hopes to get her own class room some day. Love the peacefulness of your card.

Jane said...

I love how you did the big Yin and Yang as your background!!! Lovely card.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how you made your own background with wonderful repeated stamping.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute card, I love how you used the Yin and Yang.
Hope your little kinders get adjusted soon. It is hard for them to go all day.

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card. Praying for peace for the little ones and for you.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great idea using the yin/yang as the background to your koi!

Kathy Bradley said...

Toni,
Very pretty card and I like how you've used the yin/yang symbol in the BG! My sister (who is 5 years older than I am) told me I cried the first day of school at kindergarten, but that my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Gillard, took the class and walked us to and in each and every classroom at school to show us the "big" kids and books and materials they used. Also, as kindergartners, we didn't wear uniforms as the 1st-8th grade students did (and I wanted a uniform). (Little did I know that I would be wearing uniforms all through grade school and high school). From that day on, I never cried and wanted to get to be one of the big kids to have all their neat books, supplies and uniforms.

Lagene said...

Love how you used the different stamps1

Carmen M. said...

Love the yin yang background Great choice

Angie said...

Awwww! Beautiful card! I am so sorry the Kindergartners are struggling! It was all day for my kids and I hated it! I still think they are babies in Kindergarten! Your students are so lucky to have such a special teacher!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I love how you created the background with the yin and yang symbol. Gorgeous fish too.

Cindy Groh said...

I like it. I haven't seen anyone use the yin and yang stamp so far. Great way to showcase this fun stamp set.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cute fish with the addition of the Yin, Yang image!

Beth F. said...

Great use of that stamp set...I like the turquoise and orange color combo :)

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh how pretty. Love teh colors.