Thursday, May 26, 2011

Teacher's Apple

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my kiddos! I still don't have a "crafting space" but I needed to get the teacher's cards and gifts done regardless. My daughter has two teachers; one for the morning and one in the afternoon. On Friday's, one of them doesn't come at all, so I had to make sure I sent everything today. After all of my careful planning, my daughter told me that the other teacher wouldn't even be there for the last two days! Oh well! I told her to stick it on her desk and pray that she comes back to clean upI wanted an "Americana" theme for the cards since I had purchased the new "Apple Pie" hand soap and sanitizer from Bath and Body Works. I thought it worked nicely for a teacher. I am so proud of myself that I didn't use Olive and Red this year, like I usually do!








I used this month's SFYTT sketch and some left over Graphic 45 paper from this project. I had just enough to get the three cards done with a few scraps to spare. This month's sketch is sponsored by Your NExt Stamp and I think you still have time to take advantage of the 10 percent off sale. Check my last post for more info! I chose to use "Teacher's Apple" from PTI. It is the perfect set to have on hand when you have little ones going to school. I have used it every year since I bought it and have loved having it!





Everything is pretty straightforward, but I did use some super thin cork paper for the scallop around the focal image. It is super easy to punch and I love it. All of the buttons and ribbon are from PTI as well. I hope you get a chance to play this month; you still have a few days left.


The construction projects are taking much longer than expected. The sheetrock is all done in the bedroom, but it still needs to be taped and mudded (that doesn't sound right)painted, electrical finished, carpeted and then the fun part; moving all of my son's stuff downstairs! I can't even begin to work on the baby's room until all of that is done! This baby is coming whether we are ready or not! I am feeling great right now despite a big belly that makes it hard to bend over. We have had a ton of rain so the temperatures have stayed cool which has been a benefit for a pregnant gal! Once the heat hits, I think I will swell up like I did with Emma. Once all of the construction is done, my son is moved and the baby's room is done, I can focus on getting my space put together. Right now my crafting is on the "way" back burner. Thanks for fluttering by!

6 comments:

Jane Hogue said...

I miss your posts! I love your creativity but I completely understand your"busyness". Praying all your adjustments go well, especially the birth of your new little one!

debbie said...

Cute card Kelly. Glad your feeling well. Good luck with your construction projects.

Marci said...

So happy to see a post! I have missed them! Glad to hear that everything is going well and you're feeling good! *LOVE* your teacher cards! They are perfect! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us.

Cynthia said...

Hi Kelly! That cork paper really adds to those already beautiful cards...as a former teacher, parents like you make it all worth while and they are so lucky to be the recipients of your beautiful artwork. I can't believe you only have 67 days to go! Glad you're feeling well enough to create! Hugs!

Lori Craig said...

So good to see you crafting, Kelly. Miss you, but I'm glad you are healthy and that things are good. Hugs!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wonderful card! Just love that apple image and your use of the cork. That teacher will be back to pick up her things before they close the school for the summer. She will not want to miss this special gift. So pretty!