Friday, March 2, 2012

I'm getting old.... and FWF!

I discovered exactly how old I'm getting the other night.

I co-teach a 1st/2nd grade Bible Study at church and one of our kids was making horrible squeaky sounds on the table with his hands. I asked him to stop because it sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, and then I had to explain what that was. Then of course, the whole class started.

My 2nd grader's classroom doesn't even have a chalkboard. They have a small whiteboard that they hardly use because they mostly use the Promethean board.


PTI cardstock, ribbon, white ink
MME pp
Versamark ink, Zing white embossing powder
Souffle gel pens
Martha Stewart edge punch
Ranger white pen (for the Thank You)
Unity Stamp Co. stamps

This is a magazine rejection. After my conversation with my little first grader the other night, I'm thinking a big part of that might be because NO ONE seems to use chalkboards anymore. But I like the chalky look of this, darn it!

Hobbling off to count my gray hairs....

16 comments:

Jen said...

LOL, I'm old too! And I love the chalky look of the planets... it's perfect.

Congrats on your KOM win, too!

Crystal said...

This is a really cute card, I love the chalkboard look of it! It's hard to believe that chalkboards are retro!

shuggy said...

cute!!

Jingle said...

LOL! I like the chalk board look, too! Your card is very cute! (And yes, my husband is a teacher and he uses the Smart Board - it really is much better than the old chalkboards and can do SO much!)

Houses Built of Cards said...

I like the chalkboard look! And this is beautiful!

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Joni Kix said...

Think of it this way... chalkboards (and us) are vintage; like good wine, LOL! I think the card is adorable!

Ruby said...

Very cute card.

JPScraps said...

Count me into the 'vintage' crowd. I like the card!!

Linda said...

This is nice card.

mtscrapgal said...

This is the way I feel--kids today are missing out on things like chalk boards, shoes that have to be tied(not velcroed), writing real paper and pen thank you notes(to grandparents),walking to the tv to change the channel(I barely remember that one). Your card is cute as pie--retro or not.

Heather said...

wow what a great card!

Sarah said...

Great card! Oh how crazy...the good ole fingernails on the chalkboard. Ahhh kids these days :)

Roslyn said...

I too am "old" when it comes to chalkboards. My youngest two have only Smartboards in their school.
your card is great!

BloomingPink said...

Wow, who woulda thought chalkboards would start to disappear in my lifetime! Yikes!

Love that card...so cool to see how it actually looks like chalk on a board! Super cool.

sandee said...

Don't give up on chalk boards as they are suppose to be a big trend right now....yikes...I'm thinking thats funny now that I wrote it, proves chalkboards are a wee bit old fashion if they are now considered a "trend", nevertheless, your card is beautiful and us "older" gals are just trendy! waving hi from the sunny but cool hills of North Carolina :)

Tameko said...

Adorable card!

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