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Good morning!!! Well, today is the day that I go back to unpack my new classroom. Though my summer is not officially "over," I will spend the next two weeks preparing my class and attending professional development (big words for "teacher school!" hehe). The first day back is the hardest, but I know I will soon get excited about a new school, new grade, and new kids :) As a new teacher to this school, I'm sure I will be "checked out" by the parents but I'll break the ice telling them my last name "rhymes with cute" and my Starbucks order ;) Today's card was firstly for the Card Positioning Sketch, but once I finished it, I noticed that it also "almost" fits Stacy's Curtain Call Colour Challenge!!! Well, there's a bit of black...that's a neutral :) Oh, did you notice that cool ruler ribbon? Dawn McVey showed this on her blog during the July PTI release of her set It's Official...I have been loving this set since I first started using it yesterday....I really love stationery and pens and clips and anything like that...so this is the set for me :) Okay, I had to type out this sentiment on the computer as I don't have a stamp that says this...also, the circle was looking a little too plain, but more buttons or gemstones didn't look right...nothing!! I even thought of zigzag stitching, but that would've looked like real "stitches!!" LOL So I thought of a thumb print...as a teacher (and cardmaker!), I am forever getting thumb prints over everything...so I thought this was a neat twist :) Hmmm, maybe I should've just used a black mat underneath...oh well, next time :) This card is going to a very special person I used to work with...(she reads my blog sometimes, so I'm hoping she's been too busy lately to drop by...she'll be getting this next week!). This is the rack I use for my ribbon (see this POST for a picture...scroll down the post). This past Spring, when I went to buy another one from Home Depot here in town, they didn't have them anymore and no one knew what I was talking about!!!! Fast forward to last weekend in the States. The dh wanted to check out tool prices at Home Depot...so I went to the storage aisle and guess what!!!! The mother load!!! I bought 3 out of the 5 that were there (the other 2 were bent). I felt like I had found buried treasure I was so excited!!! LOL Here's a picture of the rack and the little tag I made for it :) Whew!! As always, thanks for visiting and for all your sweet comments...you sure put a cherry on my icecream :D
What's in it?
Stamps: pti it's official, library ledger
Ink: versafine onyx, su real red, going gray (thumbprint)
Paper: su real red, marina mist, black, PTI white, scenic route dp
Accessories: circle nestabilities, cork, button, twine, cuttlebug ef, su birds and blooms die & large eyelets, corner chomper, pti ribbon, notepage die, clip,