Thursday, May 7, 2015

Red, White and True Blue Teacher!

 I'm switching gears today to show you an unconventional teacher card, but one that was a lot of fun to put together. Before I get started on the card details, I want to point something out; something that no one else has probably even noticed, but is a super huge deal to me. I have noticed on my sidebar how many post I have made every year and for the last few, it has been dismal. Yesterday's post marked the 45th post this year, WHICH MEANS, I have shared more this year (and it's only the beginning of May) than I have since 2010. Wow! That says a lot about where I've been and where I am now. I feel like I need some fireworks or something...I guess that works well with today's card! LOL! Anyway, I feel proud of myself!  Okay...on to the card.....

        On my daughter's teacher's spotlight, she mentioned how much she loves the 4th of July and baseball. I knew that would be a match made in heaven. I also chose to send this card on the day they were supposed to wear their teacher's favorite color which just happens to be...BLUE! I knew it would be perfect! I used an older PTI ink set called "Let Freedom Ring" for the sentiment on the baseball. The stamp says "friend" at the end, but I wanted it to say "red, white and true blue teacher" so I simply omitted that part when I inked it up.
 I really love how the apple is with the bat, like a baseball, but fun and teacher-y!  I really like how the stripes from the Chevron background die make it fresh and fun.  I added a few staples to adhere some red baker's twine.
All of the baseball images and coordinating dies are from the "Seventh Inning Stretch" set from PTI. The apple and main teacher sentiment are from a Teacher set that I can't remember the name of, but are also PTI...maybe "TEach and Inspire" or something like that.  I packaged up some 4th of July flip-flops, scarf, journal, pinwheel, cracker jacks, mike and ikes, coke and Hostess baseball cupcakes in a fun blue tote bag. My mind is literally going a mile a minute this week with ideas and assignments and deadlines and stuff, but it is already half way over! I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks for fluttering by!


Krista T said...

I rediscovered your blog recently -- glad you have been able to post more this year.

Nancy Guse said...

Congratulations on 45 and more to go posts!!! Love your blog!!