Monday, June 20, 2016

Thank You for a Great Year!

Today is the first weekday day of my summer break.  It was a pretty good year!  Lots of ups and downs, which is typical, and new friendships made.  My work "roommate" and I went through several interesting "roommates" before we got an awesome one!  We are so happy to have her joining our room again next year!!!  I also got a chance to get to know three new teachers.  Oh my goodness, I forgot how much energy I had when I was that young. ;-)  Happily their enthusiasm is contagious and they helped this old dog learn some new tricks!

Thinking about how thankful I am for this past year, these seemed like some perfect cards to share today.  If you follow me on Instagram, you had a peek when I shared these during Teacher Appreciation Week.  The trio at the top are cards I made for an Etsy customer.  The only thing more fun than using crayons is coloring them! 

The image is from Unity, the apple die cut is from Papertrey Ink, buttons are most likely My Favorite Things (but could also be Papertrey Ink), the twines are Twinery via a gal on Etsy, doilies are from the sale bin at Michael's, the sequins are from Taylored Expressions, and the papers are from my stash (either I bought off Paper Issues or got in my local kit club).  The copics I used were ones I pulled to match the papers in front of me.

Since I make WAAAAAAY more cards than scrapbook pages, I have lots of scrapbook-y stickers leftover from the Kit Club where I'm a member.  It occurred to me I could use these to stamp messages like "thank you" (Amuse).  Quite a lightbulb moment there, huh. ;-P  The image is My Favorite Things and I'm pretty sure I haven't ever actually colored this image.  I always seem to just outline this image with a coordinating color instead.  I just love how it pops!!!

Lots planned for this summer!  I'm tutoring 3 (maybe 4) kiddos, 3 trips are planned (2 to ME and 1 to The Cape), a Therapy Dog test (which we will likely fail next Tuesday, but its ok.  We can take it again), a possible class, lots of work on my Etsy shop (goodies to add and some great ideas on stuff to create!), a LONG outstanding project to finish for a friend, and oodles of reading.  A pretty tame summer this year and I am thrilled.  I'm going to need it!  I know what I have going on this autumn already and it will be quite jam packed!!!!

How 'bout you? Any big plans? Any little plans?

May all your plans come to fruition!  After all YOLO!!!



  1. The cards are so cheerful! I love the details like buttons and sequins :)
    Nothing big planned this summer, a few daytrips depending on the weather!

  2. Beautiful cards, like Duni, I like the crafty details. I need to make summer plans ASAP, right now it's just mostly work, need to change that. :\

  3. Lovely! It's going into Winter here in Sydney so I'm all about hibernation right now.

  4. Super cute cards! A tame summer does sound nice.

  5. Lovely designs! Happy summer to you! :)


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