Friday, May 11, 2012

Finally, April's Tag!...and a little appreciation.

I realize that we're already over a week into May and I'm only now posting April's tag, but as they say...better late than never.  I've been so busy fulfilling Mother's Day orders and creating cards for Teacher Appreciation week that something had to give, and unfortunately it had to be the blog.

So, without any further delay (because I have soooo much to share with you) here is April's tag:
The inspiration for the tag was the gorgeous butterfly from Renea Bouquets.  I received two of these beauties in my Scraps of Elegance kit.
 I love the color combination of peach and light blue....and the glitter, of course!

Our school department does a fine job of celebrating our teachers during Teacher Appreciation week.  They provide them with a catered breakfast and luncheon, surprises such as supplies for their classrooms, and drawings for chances to win fabulous and frivolous prizes for themselves.  Obviously, we could never do enough to show our appreciation for all that they do for our children, but it's nice that we try in some small way.  I created a card for each of my daughter's teachers and classroom aides and included a gift card to our local coffee shop in each.

This first card is the only masculine one I had to do.  It's for my oldest daughter's teacher, Mr. Thorne. He's been such an inspiration to her because of their mutual love of math and science.
He also has a wicked sense of humor, so I chose this vintage pic of a boy seemingly cheating off his classmate.

We all have our kryptonite, and Molly's is anything to do with letters.  Her other teacher, Miss Weymouth has spent quite a bit of time (and let's be realistic, patience) on working with her spelling and grammar.  This card is for her:
I loved the vintage image so much that I also used it for Madison's teacher as well.
I just changed up the design a little bit.
Madison's teacher, Mrs. Curtis, is actually retiring this year after 40+ years of teaching.  We're going to miss her.
Madison is in a gifted and talented program for math and reading, so she has another teacher, Mrs. Plummer.  I created this card for her:
I actually created for Mackenzie's classroom aide, Mrs. Plummer (#2).  This next card uses the same silhouette image only cut in half for Mackenzie's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Robertson.
The silhouettes were fun to work with though I chose not to cut them out due to time constraints, but I think they would look beautiful cut out and put in a nice frame.

I do hope the girls' teachers love the cards as much as I loved creating them, and I especially hope they realize just how much I appreciate each and every one of them.

Speaking of appreciation, I mentioned a while back about the little gifts I like to include in my customer orders.  Well, I created these tags as a little something to attach to their packages.
A simple way to say 'thank you' (and use up some of those scraps!).
I appreciate you as well.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my little blog, and I hope I've inspired you to create something special today.

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