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May 4, 2012

So Appreciated....


If you have little kids, then I'm sure you know that next week here in the US is Teacher Appreciation Week.  I am blessed that my boys have amazing teachers this year and we've had a wonderful, wonderful year.   


I'm even more excited that my younger son is "looping" with his teacher so that they'll be together for second grade next year too.  This will be a wonderful transition for him and I know he'll have a jumpstart to a fantastic year in second grade!


I inked up my new à la modes: An Apple for Teacher and took a spin through my pattern paper packs.  I chose this October Afternoon to play with. (You'll see another card with this in the next few days as I got started on another fun little card with that paper....)


Her tiny skirt was paper pieced with a scrap of denim pattern paper from my stash bin, and I added just a bit of the new Wild Cherry Ribbon  I've got a bit of Die-namics Scallop Trim - we've got loads of Scallop Die-namics so I've always got one to suit the size and scale of my project....

But then, I also had the idea to pull out my First Place Award Ribbon and create a badge for her to wear next week.  I seriously love making these, and guess what, the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics are a fabulous addition to an embellished award ribbon. I've used the 3/4 Rosette Die-namcs.  (If you're not familiar with the Rosette Die-namics you can see an assembly video for that here.) 


I'm off to mass production mode to get ready for next week. Wish me luck!


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