October 16, 2012

a wonderful year

Our religious education program is held in the parish school, so we, the catechists, end up sharing rooms with the “real” teachers the 16 weeks we are in session. Inevitably, something gets returned to the wrong place or the last tissue is used or some other minor occurrence happens that can be blown out of proportion depending on the teacher's personality or how her Monday is going. With Sandy, my current roommate, I have not experienced any blowouts.

This is the start my second year in the room of a teacher who is very welcoming to my students and me. (I was so happy for this change in rooms last year.) To let Sandy know how much I appreciate her approach, I write her a couple of notes during the year. Here’s a picture of the first card that I left on her desk on Sunday.

PTI’s Teach & Inspire was the starting point for this card. As often is the case, I was inspired by Melissa Phillips, this time the fourth card down in this post. I am very pleased with how my card turned out, which is not always the case. The mix of colors and papers, the subtly embossed “Teacher,” and the little apple came together just the way I had hoped. And because this card was hand-delivered, I was able to add a bow and beaded pin without worrying about postage.

I hope that you have people who welcome you into their world.


PS – I am entering this card into the following challenges:
* The Play Date Cafe PDCC153  – my first time joining in, so fingers crossed that I did it right.
* Simon Says Stamp Challenge – use dies and/or punches 

paper:  rustic cream c/s (PTI);  This & That collection (Echo Park); Lost & Found Portobello Road collection (MME)
stamps:  Teach & Inspire (PTI)
ink:  simply chartreuse (PTI); rich cocoa dye (Memento); VersaMark
dies and punches:  heart border and journal tabs (PTI); apple (Martha Stewart Crafts)
extras:  ribbon (My Craft Spot); clear embossing powder (Ranger); mini paper clip (Tim Holtz); glass beads (Cousin Corp)


Marybeth said...

Hi Nancy! Your card is gorgeous , love the bow , pin and all the beautiful details you added.
I taught CCD for 16 years oh boy can I relate to what you said. How wonderful that you have a kind teacher in the room that you share. Seems like we should all be kind !

Rachel W K said...

nancy, your card is lovely and has so much nice detail in it. I'm sure the other teacher really appreciated it, and I hope the rest of the year runs smoothly :) Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k

Donna Bowman said...

Great card! Love all the layers! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Nancy :-) all the details are so pretty ! I am sure the teacher really appreciated this lovely card :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous card...love the layers and the ribbon! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!


GiGi said...

Beautiful card! I love the tags and beads! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This card is stunning! Beautiful work! I love the pins and the layering!

Greta said...

Such a pretty card! Bet she loved it! Thanks for leaving me a comment!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Terrific card! Love the fancy bow and mix of patterned papers!