I wanted to make something special for the teacher’s this year. Lucas starts Pre-K tomorrow, (sob)… I kept the same idea of last year and did the journal jars inspired by Nichole Heady over at Papertrey Ink. To add to that idea, I made a set of personalized note cards for each of the teachers inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s post. In this video, she illustrates how to use Word ( I used Pages because I have a Mac) to personalize note cards with a printer. It was just as easy as her tutorial illustrated. Then I kicked myself and wondered why I had never thought of doing that before. I kept the layout very similar to the card she did, but added some fun fabric tape (from Practicing Creativity) and used textured note cards.
Lucas is just growing up so fast. Sometimes, I just want to freeze time. Sometimes, I look at him and cry because I know one day, he will be old enough to move out, then get married, then have children of his own….. I want all the best for him but at the same time, I am sad…. I know. I know. This is as it should be…. In addition to him starting Pre-K, my very dear friend will be his teacher! How fun is that!!! She is also the person that introduced me to stamping. It was probably a year and a half ago, she was talking about all these stamps she wanted and I was like stamps? What do you mean? Postage stamps? Stamps like “good job” or “A+” like teachers stamp at the top of papers? I was then introduced to this whole world. She never knew how quickly I would take to this world. I jumped in and never looked back…. So, I was kind of nervous making HER something…. She is like my crafting mentor!
I decorated the journal by using the PTI Alphabet Impression Plate and lightly sponged over it with Tim Holtz distress inks. I used some more of that fabulous fabric tape, sprayed some glimmer mist on a scallop square, attached a apple with glossy accents and adhered it using pop dots. A close up:
I had a lot of fun making this and I hope the teachers like it….
The layout of the cards were inspired about by EBTKS challenge.
Stamps: PTI Ink School Time; Ink: PTI, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Practicing Creativity: fabric tape, May Arts ribbon; DigiChick digital paper; PTI impression plates; corner rounder; glimmer mist