Friday, May 28, 2010

End of First Grade Teacher Gift

Well, my 7 year old is now officially on his way to 2nd grade. I am such a procrastinator...or maybe I just always fill my schedule up with too many things, either way I sat down last night to make some cards for Jack's teacher. It felt really good to play with paper again! Lately I have been really involved in making some quilts and my paper projects just pushed aside. Later I'll post pictures of the quilts.

I don't know why, but the black seems washed out in these pictures, but not so IRL.

Layers on all of these cards were minimal if I used any at all. Of course, once I had put them all together I wish I had at least used some embossing folders or plates on the background.

So glad I got the Favorite Thoughts stamp set and I am really trying to do better about mixing stamps designs from different set.

Sad to say, this is the first time I have ever used Circle Circus, but it won't be the last. What a cool way to make your own background paper.

Yes, I meant to make it crooked...ha! ha!

Cannot wait to play with this set more!

The versatile Pocket Silhouettes.

CASED this really cute scratch paper holder from Karen Egeland, thanks so much for sharing! Of course I had to add a matching pen.

I was so happy to see this stamp set in the mini catty. I will certainly get good use from this First Day set! I did tell Ms. Karam if she decided to switch grades we'd have to adjust the number I popped up, but she just laughed and said she was staying with first grade. Thanks for stopping by. Everyone please have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend and let us not forget the reason that we celebrate it in the first place. Thanks to all the men and women who have served, are serving and will serve to protect the freedoms we are so blessed to have!


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  2. Following you from SC, Great cards!! tfs

  3. Those are all really nice cards and the paper holder is also great! I am now following you from Sc

  4. Love the butterfly card!!! I'm following you...

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