Several months ago I read an article in the Sunday magazine section of our newspaper. It featured a teacher in Minnesota who sponsors an after school club - the Kindness Club. The students make greeting cards to send to people who have some special need. As I read the article, I thought that her club is doing just what our TeaPot Party members do - and she is training children (first graders) at a young age to be thoughtful, kind and caring.
Long story kind of short - this week we are creating cards to send to Barb and her club members in Evansville, MN. Mothermark, Cindy, sent many of us large apples to include - we add our names, and Barb will include a student name on each. This is a great way to honor a dedicated, creative teacher, and to show her students that their good deeds will have an impact.
Our story this week is about the adventures of Sadie Lynn and Sallie Lou - as they seek the perfect apple in the orchard. You can see on my card the great selection they had. Fortunately, after they totally lost their way, the parade of school buses came along to rescue them. I encourage you to make more sense of this by checking out the TeaPot challenge thread this week.
Confession - I knew I had to use my apple DP, so I made another apple (gasp - I CUT it out!), and will enclose another along with a few goodies for the students to use.
The layout is the Verve sketch this week. I made it 5.5x8.5, as the apple is quite large!
This challenge is for a colorful card: http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/
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Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:33 AM
Dorothy, great card for a teacher, loe the bg papers!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
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Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 2:54 PM
Thanks for bringing this teacher and class to our attention. I realize those with health problems find our cards uplifting but it is uplifting to me every once in a while to make a card for a cheerful cause.
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 10431
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 7:16 PM
Dorothy, I am so happy to be able to say thank you to your wonderful, hometown teacher, Barb! Your card is just delightful!!! That embossing folder is perfect! LOVE all the pops of color in that adorable School bus DP! Your apple says it all! Love your card, Love your BIG heart too!!!
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 38439
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 8:31 PM
Dorothy so glad you read that article. I hope we are able to "knock her socks off" so to speak with a ton of cards that she so deserves. Especially if they are all super cute like your card here. Wow! Wow! Wow! TFS. :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
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Wed, Apr 24, 2013 @ 1:29 PM
Dorothy thank you so much for referring this wonderful teacher and students. Our Teapotters-in-Training deserve some recognition. I love your sweet card with all of the wonderful school elements, sure to bring one of those kids great joy.
God doesn't punish us by retribution. He uses our mistakes to teach us. It is our job to pay attention.
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Marzi, Punchkateer Apprentice - why use 1 when you can use 2? or 8?