Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bon Voyage

We recently had a colleague to relocate overseas. The staff received the notice at the last minute, and I went home and quickly threw together this card for her. I wish her and her family well in their new journey.

Now, I have somewhere to spend my summer vacation. LOL
Until then.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I know, I know. Mother's Day was this past May and no cards were posted by yours truly. It is never too late to honor Mom.

These were the cards my students made for their moms. I cut and constructed the cards bases and inked the panels. Their only job was to create the flowers to go inside. I modeled a few for them and then turned them loose with all of the punched and precut flowers and leaves.

Of course at the last minute I realized they were all done and sent home and I had not ONE photo. There were gorgeous purples, pinks, greens, yellows and oranges, reds, etc.

There was one student who had to leave early the Friday prior and did not take his home. I snagged it and snapped a couple of photos.

They fold flat for mailing if needed and then pop open to form a box.

I do hope all of the Moms enjoyed their cards on Mother's Day.

Until Then.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Congratulations on your Ordination

Happy Sunday all. This is a quick post to share with you a card I made for a long-term substitute teacher in my building.

He saw a going away card I made for a colleague and asked if I could create something for his son. It was my pleasure and an honor.
This is what I came up with.

The background paper is DCWV Lemon stack. Love that paper. The cross is from Spellbinders Crosses Two and cut using the American Crafts Metallic line. The die cut border is Anna Griffin. The border around the verse is from Spellbinder also, just can't recall the set.

This is what I wrote for the inside.

I hope his son finds great joy in the card and that the memory of this night will last always.
Until then.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A half century ago...

One of my former colleagues pushed her way into the world and none of us have been the same since.

In honor of her birthday one of her best friends and former colleagues wanted to send her 50 hearts through the school mail so that she would be showered with LOVE on her birthday.
Of course I had to send my best wishes.

The original heart was pink poster board. I asked if I could jazz it up a bit and was told yes. The cards were numbered and I took number 50 and decided to do leaving 49 and forging ahead to 50.
This is what I sent from my son and me.

Once my students saw my heart, they wanted to send one to her also. At work that day, I quickly threw this one together from them. They all signed the back which was decorated and there was a die cut in the center that said, from 18 kids who know you rock...the number of students in my classroom at that time.

I truly hope that when she opened her box she felt the love that her former school stills feels for her.
Until then.