Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gift for Teacher

My middle guy came home with a note in his folder late last week from his teacher telling us that she is expecting. She shared the news with the kids that day and also wanted to let the parents know too. She is such a wonderful teacher - really kind and energetic, and I see my middle guy learning in leaps and bounds with her this year. So I wanted to whip up a congratulations card. She doesn't know what she is having so I kept it all neutral. I used a stamp I got quite awhile ago, and was quite the rage of SCS then. This layout, in terms of substituting the pregger for the "i" in the word "Big," is definitely cased from someone on SCS, but I really liked it and it is obviously perfect for the occasion. I paper pieced her dress and hat and used Basic Grey Two Scoops PP for the background, dress and hat. I also had to hand write the words "Congrats on your" because I didn't have that sentiment, or at least couldn't find it since all of my stuff is mostly under drop cloths. I gave her a little teddy bear (wrapping some matching ribbon around his neck. Now that I am thinking about, it seem to be on a teddy bear kick lately. Anyway, I hope that she likes it. She is not due until August, so I hope that she makes it until the end of the school year.

I actually made this card this past Monday, but only have had the time to share it now. I've been on a business trip since Monday night and it is sooo good to be home. I've been travelling a bit more recently, and this week's trip took me to Munich, Germany. The trip was short (which is great because I hate to be away from my family for too long, but bad because I usually don't get to really experience where I am), but we did get a chance to see at least a few sights around the city and enjoy some authentic Bavarian cooking both nights we were there. It was brutally cold which made walking around a little tough, but I enjoyed visiting anyway. I'd been to Germany before, but it's been YEARS.

My flight arrived in the afternoon so I was able to pick up the kiddos from afterschool today. My older guy is a basketball practice with my husband and I am home with the other two just relaxing. I was able to take care of homework duty early so now we are just hanging out.

Stamps: $1 Michaels stamps, SU So Big; Paper: BG Two Scoops, PTI Lemon Tart and Stamper's Select White; Ink: SU Kiwi Kiss; Memento Tuxedo Black; Other: PTI Lemon Tart ribbon, Two Scoops brad; Black pen.


denise;) said...

Love the card- very cute- paper piecing always looks FAB! And i love Munich... it's my fav European city (so far!). Lucky!!!

Jennifer Bradley said...

I wanna go to Munich!!!! Your card is adorable and such a sweet idea - she will love it!