Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Calendar Girls--Teachers are Cool!

Welcome to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

This month hostess is our Miss September—Paola.  She gave us three options and this is the one I decided on:

*choice 2* EDUCATION:

Create a card with a special teacher in mind, and please remember to add at least one apple somewhere in your card. Teacher's {heart} apples!  I would also like YOU to gift your finished card to a teacher (past or present) who has been a true inspiration in your life. (or in your child/children life/lives.

This card reflects the traditional teacher—a schoolhouse and apples!  I chose this option as I was a teacher for 33+ years and loved every bit of it.  I have been retired for 2 years and appreciate all that teachers do.   This card will be given to my friend and peer when I was teaching—Pam.  She is a physical education teacher and was the gymnastics coach until last year.  She is an inspiration to me and many other staff members as well as every young lady she coached along with all of her students.

Image/Sentiment—SU Golden Rule Days (school house); Peddler’s Pack Stampworks (Sentiment)

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Riding Hood Red, So Saffron; Gina K White; Kaisercraft Class of ’87 Designer Paper.

Accessories—Red Ribbon and Brads

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the September creations.  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar.

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


Carol W said...

What an awesome card Barb, I love the clean lines and layout of this card...I especially love the saying on the front as it is so very true...It was fun to hear about your friend Pam...(both my daughters were in gymnastics...) Well done my friend well done...♥

April said...

I love this traditional image! And how you used primary colors with it!

It doesn't surprise me at all that you chose education!! I know how important it is to have great people working for and with our children today!

Bravo, my friend!

Terry said...

Great card Barb! Love the paper, and that image is perfect, even without the sentiment you know it's for a teacher. Great choice of colors...awesome job!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a great card, Barb! I just love the scallop piece and the apples on it. Your friend will love it too.

I am sure that there are many young adults out there that think of you fondly as their teacher.

Great job!

Barb said...

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~Paola~ said...

aww what a beautiful card...I love its simplicity and the many layers....from the sweet image to the scalloped edges, from the apples to the wonderful sentiment used. In short,I love everything...and I am definetly not surprise that U selected choice #2 :o)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Barb, your card is perfect! I love the school image and the sentiment is right on!

Pam is going to love receiving your card. I admire you, her, and every other teacher who strives to teach young people! You are a valuable part of society, impacting your students in ways you probably don't even realize.

Thank you!!!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhh would you look at this beauty! What a clean and classic card - and I'm LOVING the dsp!! This is such a sweet image - I'm brought back to my days as a young 'un watching Little House on tv where they'd all clamor to the lil school house! What a gorgeous card - you have such style, Barb. Love it! x0x0

Darlene said...

Of course teachers are cool! So is this card! Beautiful as usual, Barb.

djones said...

Precious card. I love how bright and cheerful it is and I love the layout. Great job. Thank you for teaching!!!