Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Back to School

Because I was a teacher for thirty years, I still get excited about the start of school. I still have to shop for school supplies when they go on sale. For fifteen of those years I was a reading specialist and mostly taught younger children how to read. I thought it was the most important subject to teach because I knew it could improve their lives forever and  I had seen the effects of not knowing how to read well. When a friend asked me to make some back to school cards to give teachers, I instantly thought of a set of images I have from Laurie Wilson's Doodle Pantry, Books and Apple, which is now free with any purchase,  and some sentiments from "Clearly Sentimental about Teaching" from My Favorite Things.



I especially liked this inside sentiment of encouragement for teachers everywhere:  The influence of a good teacher can never be erased. 



I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry Ants in my Pants Challenge #20 - anything digital
Open-Minded Crafting Monthly Challenge #8 - Back to School - Reading
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Back to School
Sweet Stampin' - Back to School

7 comments:

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Awesome card , love the image and sentiments . Thanks for sharing with us here at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Such a fabulous card and layout. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the 'Back To School' challenge at Sweet Stampin’ this week, and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Debbie said...

Wonderful cards!! I know the teachers who receive these will be thrilled!!
Thanks for playing along at Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC 20!
Debbie (DP Creative Team)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Joanna Moore said...

I know, I get a bit weepy while shopping the Back To School section with my kiddos. I REALLY miss teaching! Your card is gorgeous and I love those sentiments from MFT (I guess I will be "forced" to make a purchase of those soon!) I'm so glad that you shared your card with us over on the Doodle Pantry digital AIMP challenge. Good luck.
~Jo, DP-DT

Sammy said...

Gorgeous! such a fab pair of cards. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs    
Berni,DT
open-mindedcraftingfun.

Monica Maier said...

I love the books and the apple looks good enough to eat! Thanks for playing along with the Open-Minded Crafting Fun challenge.