Monday, September 4, 2017

You're #1 in My Book!

Hello, Friends!

I can hardly believe it is September!  It seems like just a few weeks ago we were celebrating the arrival of spring and now fall is approaching!  August and September always hold a very special place in my heart 
because it's Back to School season. 

I loved teaching.  My favorite years were when I taught first and then second grade.  I loved getting my classroom ready.  I loved new textbooks and freshly sharpened pencils.  I loved the calendar on the wall we would put the date each day and the weather section where we would talk about the day's forecast.  Most of all, I loved the excitement of meeting a new class.  We would be spending a lot of time together over the next year.  They would become my kids and no matter how many years pass, I still care about them all!  Thanks to Facebook, I can still keep in touch with some of them which is exciting to see where their lives are headed!  I only left teaching because I believed God was calling me to a position where I could teach kids the importance of having Him in their lives, something I believe is even more important than reading and writing.  While I enjoyed that as well, I always reminisce in August and September about those years I spent teaching.  They always bring a smile to my face!

So, with those years in mind, I made today's card.  Since I don't particularly have anyone to send "back to school" cards to, I made this card a little more general so it could go to any special friend.  The stack of books definitely reminds me of the back to school theme, though. My favorite part is probably that cute little bookworm ready to help our little friend with her reading!  


Sketch Challenge 348 #mftstamps

I am entering this card in three challenges.  The Paper Players Challenge PP360 is a Back to School theme challenge which is perfect for this card I was planning.  The Color Throwdown Challenge 458 was a perfect match for my theme.  Finally, the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 348 was perfect for my little girl on the stack of books, especially since they are the company that manufactured her!  

Also, did you know Kathy Rascoosin is doing her 30 Day Coloring Challenge again this month?  You can find out all of the details on her blog, the Daily Marker, right here.  I try to do it every time she has one.  So far I've been more successful than ever.  There's no pressure and it's just for fun.  You can jump in anytime, so feel free to start coloring for at least five minutes a day and you're in!

I'm posting my coloring projects, along with my cards, on my
Instagram Feed here.

I'd love to have you follow along!

Happy Stamping, Friends!

I used the following products to make this card

Pure Innocence Bookworm Stamp Set by My Favorite Things
Pure Innocence Bookworm Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
Copic Markers
Solar White Card Stock by Neenah
Pineapple and Greenroom Card Stock by My Favorite Things
Tiny Check 6 x 6 Paper Pad by My Favorite Things
Sprinkles Primary Assortment by Doodlebug
Scotch Double Sided Mounting Tape by 3M


Claire Broadwater said...

Angela, I can tell you miss teaching like I do. Nothing like those new school supplies and decorating a classroom to share with children! I taught for 27 years! I love your card! It is adorable! The red and white gingham and the stack of books is perfect for your adorable little bookworm! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

Lynn Put said...

Your card is darling! It's so cheerful and perfect for the challenges. Thank you for joining us over at the Color Throwdown.

Anonymous said...

This is just too cute! I am a sucker for gingham checks so this really made me smile. I love the little girl on the books. I don't have any of her stamps yet. Is her face had to color? Love all the primary colors too. Then the little book worm is just too cute. Mike is still in communication with some of his former students and the other teachers. One decided to be a teacher because of him she always said. He taught 9th grade history, geography etc.

Chris R. from Iowa

Kim Heggins said...

Too darn your sweet little lady sitting on those fabulous books!

Wanda Cullen said...

Such a great school-themed card and a wonderful take on the throwdown colors! So glad you played along with the challenge this week!

Darnell said...

This looks like a winner to me, Angela! I love everything about this, especially that gingham background!! Hugs, Darnell

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Angela your sweet little girl atop her reading books is just adorable! I love anything gingham too so this card is a real winner in my book! Love the addition of the cute bookworm too and reading about your memories of teaching in years gone by. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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