Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Back to School?!

Hey, all! Today's card uses this week's Card Patterns sketch. I decided to make a teacher-y card...and, yes, teacher-y is a word. I'm an English teacher, and I say it's a word. So there. Smileys

During the school year, I like to give co-workers cards, especially as the year drags on and people need a pick-me-up. So this little card will go into my stash for just such an occasion. I finally got to use my Papertrey Teacher's Apple set. Speaking of PTI, did anyone buy any of the new releases? I was a BAD girl and bought OODLES of goodies. Have you all seen the Button Bits set? Too stinkin' cute!

It's SO sad to think that in just a few more weeks I will be back at work--I don't wanna go to school! *stomps foot* I've really been enjoying being able to craft, blog, and blurf every day. When school starts up, I'll be lucky if I can do that a few days a week. Smileys
Stamps: Teacher's Apple (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Real Red, October Afternoon dp
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: flower (Prima), glittered brads (Doodlebug), ribbon (Dollar Tree), Nestabilities Labels 1, MS scalloped dot punch, horizontal slot punch

69 comments:

Kary Sol said...

Oh, teacher!!! Fantastic card!

PaperCrafty said...

Fantastic Teacher card! Love the LO.

I have been good and haven't ordered from PTI for a couple months...sounds like I need to go take a peak. :D

Janice Webb said...

What a great teacher's card!

Monika Reeck said...

Fun card and lovely color...are you a teacher...best regards from Germany, I am joining this challenge to would you mind to pop to my Blog? many thanks before...Monika

Pat said...

Well if you say it's a word then i believe you!
This card is fabulous!
And thank you for your kind words on my blog.
Hugs xx
Pat

Spyder said...

Great Teacher's card! Love the way you've use a book page as the background great idea.

((Lyn))

Ольга said...

We are collegs, Ann! I`m a teather to. But now I work not at school and it is very sad.

StampinCathy said...

This card is so cute. Your co-workers are lucky to have such a thoughtful person like you to think of them. I'm sure you make them feel special with your handmade cards.

berta said...

lovely tasty card! :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is adorable!

I'm still contemplating the PTI, I'll let you know!

xiumaiyuki said...

If you say teachery, teachery it is! :) Can I go back to school and be in your class? lolz...Fabulous card!

Ramona said...

I have 2 daughters who teach and I homeschool my 2 youngest (I have 8...6 of whom are all grown) so this card really grabbed my heart. It is beautiful.

Lilly said...

What a great idea! The apple paper is really cute!

mommyabbytommy said...

I struggle with teacher cards, I find them difficult. I like this one a lot. And, I'm a HUGE PTI fan, LOVE the button bits as well. So innovative!

Penny said...

I love this card!!!!

~amy~ said...

Love your teacher-y card...ur my kind of English Teacher :)

Penni said...

Love this card. Plus "teacher-y" is such a great word!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I love this! The text paper behind is really fabulous (I think have a new obsession). Thanks for encouragement with my video too.

Oh and I got the In Bloom PTI set, buttons, paper and ink. I tried to keep it to a minimum because of my scrapbook store purchases plus I bought one of the new My Cute Stamp sets as well! AHHH!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww im sorry, You will have to try to make a little time when you get home and after dinner. I know on my days I work I get sad tooo...lol but when I get home I start crafting and blogging:) Anyways cute card, and you will find a way to balance both:)

Hugs,
Cheryl

AUsome mom said...

I love this card! I absolutely love it! This is so well put together and the sentiment is just perfect. I know there will be a teacher next school year that will smile all over their face when you give them this card. It's just perfect! I hate to see you go back to school too if it means you won't be posting as often. I LOVE popping in over here every day to see your newest creations. Have a great day :)

Sara said...

Love the card!! I know what you mean- I saw Back to School stuff at Target and then fall decor at Michaels- depressing. It's only July!! :(

Deanna said...

This is gorgeous... love it! I am totally hoarding that apple paper! :)

Maggi said...

What a perfect card! Fabulous job!

Caryl P said...

I've only had two weeks to enjoy summer...don't mention back to school yet!!! Love the card, I think I'll make myself a stash for the same purpose.

Becky said...

I love this with the dictionary page, great idea. O you poor thing, wouldnt it be nice if we could stay home and just create, surf and enjoy sun rises and sun sets.

Amanda said...

What a great card! Love it and thank you for being a Teacher. The world would be lost without all of you.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This will definitely pick up a fellow teacher's spirits. Such a pretty card. Wonderful design, Ann!

Laurel said...

LOVE it (I'm a teacher too)! I have yet to use my Teacher Apple set. Thanks for playing at CP.

Jackie said...

Very cute card Ann...I love the design & dp you used! tfs!!!

Michelle Forrest said...

Ann, this is cute, but I'm not ready for school to start again, just yet. Give me another week with my little one and I'll be begging for school to start.

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

This is the sweetest teacher card! Love everything about it!

Quirky said...

the apples are very cute! :D

Bella said...

What an adorable card!

Heather P. said...

LOL, you're so cute! Love your teacher-y card! :P

Leah said...

Such a great card! The text paper really makes the rest of the design pop, lovely!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is gorgeous! I eps. love the dictionary page background...how appropriate!

(-: Heidi

Beth said...

Wow..that card is soooo creative! I love it!

Pearlann66 said...

Gorgeous! is that a real page from a dictionary? I've done that in the past, but then i felt guilty for mutilating a dictionary! LOL
I teach 2nd, and I would say that teachery is word too!!! LOL

Cindy H. said...

Is this background actually a page from a book? Cool.

Susan Raihala said...

Love that card! It's so nice to plan for the pick-me-ups that your coworkes will inevitably need. Teaching sure has lots of challenges...and rewards. Enjoy what's left of your summer!

(((hugs)))

whoistracy said...

This is so cute Ann!! Love that you're planning ahead. I need to start a card stash for when I don't have time to craft. Glad you could play along with us again.

Nancy L. said...

great card! my daughter is ready for school!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness... I love this card. As soon as I scrolled down i said (in my head) "wow"... super cute. I am not a teacher but i must be at heart because i love 'teacher stuff'! I was bad last night too!! I spent too much money!

Cassie_lu said...

My students tell me I have my own dictionary with all the words I come up with, LOL.

I love the idea of giving co-workers cards as pick-me-ups throughout the year. I may just have to start doing that too. Your card is just too, too cute too.

Marie B. said...

Hello Ann! Great "stash" card...I can remember as a kid summers seeming to go on endlessly...now they just fly on by.....and I wonder how much faster time will go as I get older...BOY, that was waaaaay too deep! LOL

Marie said...

Fabulous card, and your sense of humor is cracking me up. Thanks for both! ;)

Danni said...

Love this card! Simply love it!!

Erin said...

Stunning card Ann, love the sentiment! Perfect!
Erin x

Anthonette said...

That is one of my favorite cards of yours. Wow...gorgeous!

BananaStamper said...

Love it! I just love teachery cards! The sentiment rocks and I believe it to be so true. I didn't realize you were a teacher - do you teach a specific grade?
Enjoy the rest of your "work free" scrap/card-making time!

Shanna

Cindy said...

Haha...love your 'teachery' card :) Can you be my English teacher..lol :)

Belinda said...

Oh how fun! Teachery cards are great and I love the text dictionary background and the yummy apples!

Elena said...

Really love the saying on the card!
And I loved the PTI Buttons Bits stamp set! So ADORABLE!

KatieTurtle said...

I love the card. I am a sucker for that set. I totally ordered some PTI happy goodies....can't wait until i get them!

Dana Gustafson said...

Great teacher-y card Ann! What a wonderful idea to send a pick me up to your co workers. Teachers deserve LOTS of pick me ups for all they do each day with our kids. Enjoy your final 2 weeks of "summer"....my girls went back today on a year round schedule! Day one of 3rd and kindergarten down :)

Lyn S said...

Great teacher card, love the DP and the text page!

Allison said...

Awesome x 1000! Love every inch (or centimeter!) of it!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Fantastic card!!

lauren said...

♥ ooooooooh so *FAB*...this will stay on someone's bulletin board for ages and agggggggggggges! (someone teachery, that is!) ;)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Awesome card! School starts back up in a month and I am SOOOO not ready to go back to work either!

Maureen P said...

I'm a teacher too, and would LOVE this card :) It's spectacular!!

JenMarie said...

WOW WOW FABulous!!

Becky Carafa said...

This is fabulous!

Steph Zerbe said...

awesome card.
Love that apple paper. More PTI, I love it!
I have seen the Button Bits, they are too cute. I might have to get them!???

JoLynn said...

I have rally neglected the PTI site. Gotta check out this teacher set.

I know how you feel. I have been doing so much "teacher stuff" still over the summer that I REALLY feel like summer is getting away from me. Gotta carpe diem!

cricketeew said...

Love this card! It had a real country feel to it :) Who dose not love a good apple!

Stamp and Smile said...

Your card is darling! Any teacher would love this and put a smile on! You inspire girl... :)

moralia said...

LOVE this card!! The pp is sooo perfect!! Awesome! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Well, this card is totally adorable, BUT I am stomping my foot too...I am NOT ready to go back yet!!