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:
* My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #73 – Emboss It!
* 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)