Sunday, March 30, 2014

Great Chemistry

Well the weekend is shaping up to be a good one, but the rest of my Spring Break looks terrible with weather in the 40's and possible SNOW! Someone tell Mother Nature that Spring is here please. 

My teaching partner is phenomenal. She was on maternity leave during the middle part of this year and I almost lost my s**t. Pardon my language. I never realized how much I relied on her until she wasn't there. I just wanted to show her my appreciation for all she does for our students, me, and our team with a little card. 

We work in a two-person team so she is the Math and Science/ELA teacher and I am the Math and World Geography/ELA teacher. I just got this stinkin' cute stamp set and dies from Papertrey Ink called Love Potion and away I went. 

I used Cas(e) This Sketch #70 for a very clean and open layout. 

I chose Pool Party for my "other" color. I also used a smidge of Navy for the sentiment, because I am obsessed with Navy right now. 

PTI's coordinated stamps and dies are perfect for whipping out easy and adorable cards and card pieces. I hope my teaching partner loves this card as much as I do. Side note: The inside says, "We've got great Chemistry!" I love it!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Shades of Gray Birthday

It must be a gray thing, because currently I am repainting our coral bathroom (it looks like a Mexican restaurant) to a shade of gray. I love that gray is the new go-to neutral. Although I still love me some Crumb Cake. 

I was inspired today to make this sweet little birthday card by Cas(e) This Sketch #66

Here's the result. 

I love the simple femininity of this card without being overly girly. I used the Sale-a-Bration set Petal Parade in Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, and Calypso Coral. I stamped on a grid card from my Project Life kit and bordered in in Smokey Slate. I wrapped the image in the Silver Twine from Stampin' Up's Occasions catalog. I used a PTI die cut for the "birthday" sentiment and actually cut it from a gray and white houndstooth card from Project Life again. I used my chalk pen to create the lines. I am over the moon about the card. I can't wait to find a lucky recipient.