Saturday, May 21, 2011

Robots Have Feelings, Too!

Our principal is leaving our school, so I took on the task of making a thank you card to give from my department.  I'm not really good at making a masculine thank you, unless I know that the recipient likes dogs (or planes), so I went with a math department photo:
Tee-hee!  Doesn't that Eat Cake Graphics "The Boys" stamp go great with the retro vibe of Crate Paper's School Spirit paper pad?  The card is 5x7, with 7 one-inch strips in the background. I printed the math department sentiment using Chowderhead font (perfect match to the grade card font--thanks, whatthefont.com), then stamped the boys on there, and paper pieced 'em.  The A+ is from (old) A Muse School Time set and the "thank you" is PTI Vintage Picnic.

There is a little dog robot on the stamp that I couldn't fit on the front, but I couldn't not use him, so here he is as a little extra bonus on the inside:

I also got some happy mail recently.  Actually, this first one I got a couple weeks ago, but I had to take it to school to show it off and kept forgetting to bring it back home to photograph.  Angela of Paper Cupboard is the sweetest gal ever.  She sent this notebook to me, with a portion of the cost donated to the Red Cross Alabama Tornado Fund.
Then I won a prize from Emily's month-long blogoversary of Art from the Heart, and the happy mail arrived today:
I also got some happy email yesterday regarding the A Card A Day submission call.  It was only for one card, which means I now have quite a few to share with you this week.

Also, I took the time-suck plunge and joined Pinterest.  If you search for corgicreations (one word) I should be the only person that shows up--Meg C (with a pic of Miss Addie).  Follow me so I can follow you, or let me know in the comments if you're on it. 

I've also been doing a lot of reading, but I'll save that list for tomorrow.  Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!

8 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Ha ha--I LOL over the robots. That's awesome! I really like your mix of papers. Love that you shared the RAK and blog candy. :) And, a BIG congrats on the Card a Day!!! Woo hoo for you!

Emily Leiphart said...

Meg, your robot card is fantastic! I love the robots and you've made me drool over that Crate Paper collection.

Ang's notebook is amazing! Did she stitch that outline of Alabama and heart or did it come like that?

Hooray, glad you got my prize! I can't wait to see how you use the twine... that's if you want to undo those scarves. LOL

And you know I'm happy for your sublicating success! :D

Angela said...

Your card is both hilarious and perfect for the occasion -- I'm sure your principal will really dig it. The patterns are great -- love that collection!

Hooray for ACAD! Hooray for twine!

And the notebook came from aQuickStudy on etsy -- I thought it was fab, too :)

Karin said...

What a perfectly charming card! I'm sure it will be a hit :) What wonderful gifts from some talented friends too. Thanks for asking about those A.I. sets...I too have been waiting. Let's hope the nudge works ;)

Lindsey said...

But, Meg -- if the robots on the front are all boys, you're not part of the card! Other than that, I absolutely love it. The bots and papers are so much fun, and maybe best of all is the dogbot inside! Sweet treats from Ang and Em, too.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Is your principal leaving a good thing or a bad thing? LOL! Either way - LOVE that robot card - especially with the robot doggie of course! Too cute!
~Meredith

Emily Keaton said...

What a totally fun card, Meg! I love your math dept. photo--you guys are cool :). Great paper choices and awesome font matching. Nicely done!!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great card for the principal!! I love that you added the doggy robot inside!!!

Congrats on the cool stuff you received too!! I love how they sent the ribbon as a scarf!! Too adorable!!

I'm just hearing about Pinterest and I'm trying to avoid as long as possible! I heard it's a big time-sucker and right now, every minute is valuable....maybe in the summer!!!

Maria