Saturday, August 30, 2008

Back-to-School Gifts for the teachers

This was not the design in my head, but I kept cutting wrong (I rarely make mistakes, but when I am over-tired, I make LOTS of errors.)

I used this beautiful October Afternoon Paper, brown Bazzill cs, green Bazzill cs, and ValuePack cards from Michael's. I had 10 white ValuePack cards left and 2 cream. Lucky for me the OA dp matched both colors so I could eke out 12 notecards. I'll buy more this weekend with Michael's 50% coupons for Labor Day weekend. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip.



I had enough scrap to make two vertical cards (see far right acrylic box), and I used my "Thinking of You" stamp.
I can't believe my girls will start 1st grade on Tuesday! That means 2.5 more hours for me each day. So no more excuses why I don't have time for the gym. I have not exercised since the end of school (mid-June). I also hope that means more time to make cards and gifts and work on scrapbooking again :) The girls have different 1st grade teachers and a Reading/Language Arts teacher, but they should be together for "Specials" (PE, music, art, and Spanish).
I used up all my ValuePack cards, and I just have ~2"x2" square of dp. Yep, I saved it! I really like the floral pattern on the reverse side of the apple pattern. I haven't designed a card around that scrap yet, my I'm sure my subconscious is working on it :)

3 comments:

lauren said...

FIRST GRADE?! holy moly!!! that's the BIGTIME! wowsers! i imagine the excitement level is running pretty high at your house this weekend! congrats to julia and kathryn and good luck on tuesday!!! :)

(ps: v cool APPLE cards for the teachers!)

Leslie Hanna said...

Hey! I saw this paper at Angela's this afternoon! Surprisingly, I did NOT buy it. But I did by other stuff. I am hopeless.

Corie said...

WOW these are FANTASTIC