Friday, July 1, 2011

Tiny Teacher Toby Turtle

I was invited to join a new forum called "Teapot Tuesday".  No invite is necessary by the way- anyone can join through Splitcoast Stampers.   I decided to see what this was all about.  It is a bit of a stretch but I thought... why not!  Well after viewing a few cards and reading their stories  I had to pick myself up off the floor  while still laughing and dust myself off! (That alone says something about my housekeeping)!
So what is Teapot Tuesday all about?  You can read all about it  HERE.
This is what  this fun site is all about.
  • Anyone is welcome to play! You automatically become a Teapotter the first time you play in our challenge.
  • You can write a little story to go along with your card.  You do not have to write a story. You just have to be inspired by the  picture  of the week and/or by the story,
  • Have fun!
  • this is your first Teapot Tuesday Challenge, please mention that in your commentary so we can be sure to greet you properly, in pure Teapot Tuesday fashion!
  • Every last Tuesday of the month is Tickle A Teapotter Week! You can choose to send your card to a selected "destination" if you desire.  Your participation in Destination Station is 100% voluntary and not at all required. Just have fun! 
Well ..... this is my first go at it....  The challenge for this week is:


Back to School, Back to School
To learn to count would be so cool!

Back to School, Back to School!
To prove that we are not a fool!

Back to School, Back to School!
I'm sure there's not a single rule!


Tiny Teacher Toby Turtle
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
Lewis Carroll
(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)

Unlike Alice, Tiny Teacher Toby Turtle knows just where he is going. He knows when he will get there because he knows that the school is just 152 steps from his home. Teacher Toby also knows that 152 is also his age (in human years, that it).   He is diligently counting his steps.. When he finishes making 152 steps, he will be at Turtle School where he will teach all the other little turtles how to count so they will not lose their way in this life! 
Copic Markers
Copic On Paper Blending Inking Method
Paper Piecing

Card Base 5.5 in. X 8.5 in.
Score and fold  at  4.25 in.  (This makes card for a 2A envelope)
Base Layer  4 in. X 5.25 in.
Base Focal  Layer 3.5 in. X 4.25 in.
Focal Image  3.5 in X  4 in

Supplies:  GKD:  Little Critters and Happy Camper

Copic Markers:
            Turtle: E40, 43, E45,
            Shell:    YG91, YG93, EY95, YG97, YG99
            Grass: G16, G19
            Sign:  E35, E37, E47, E44

Card Stock Cryogen White,  GKD Pure  White, Pumpkin Spice and
Fresh Asparagus

Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Cottage Ivy, Paris Dusk and Desert Sand

Tools: Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy, Paper Cutter (I use Fiskars), Scissors  (Tim Holtz helps reduce pain for those with arthritis!), Quickie Glue, Adhesive and large sponge daubers

Tip of the Day:  If you are going to paper piece your project, it is ok to color outside the lines.   The outside will but cut away and you will have a clean finish!

 I hope you enjoyed this cute little card and story.  Stop by the Teapot Tuesday site at Splicoast Stampers and join inthe fun or look at some of the fabulous cards!

Stop back soon,



  1. Marie, you have definitely aced your scenery - Love that background! You've colored your Tiny Teacher Toby Turtle beautifully too! Sweet story. Hugz! ~ Rose

  2. Soooooooo beautiful. Love the scene and love the coloring on the turtle. Great job!

  3. What a wonderful card Marie..Love that sign and love your background.

  4. Great card Marie! love your background. You are just way too funny!!!!! That is the best tip of the day yet!

  5. I love that turtle and how you colored his shell! TFS this fun post:)

  6. Stunning background Marie, adorable coloring.


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