Monday, May 16, 2011


for our fabulous teachers and staff!


     It was a very last minute idea but, as co-room mother for my youngest son’s classroom, we felt that a little something from all the children would be a nice gesture to give to the teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week.  While the other mom picked up a small potted plant, I made a quick card and had all the kids sign it during lunch.  BIG MISTAKE!!  Having them sign during lunch, that is.  The first girl to sign the card knocked over her cherry sno-cone which spilled straight across the entire inside of the card.  LOL!  You just have to laugh out loud sometimes :D  We blotted it dry and continued on.  By the time it was all signed, there were greasy chicken nugget finger prints, ketchup stains and some blob of I-don’t-want-to-know-what-THAT-is all over it!  LOL!  You just HAVE to laugh out loud!  But the kids are great!  And they were thrilled to watch their teacher receive her card and gift. 

     This card is a little bigger than a normal A2 sized card.  I had a larger, pretty green envelope that I wanted to100_3027 use, so the card was designed to fit the envelope.  The flowers are from a favorite set, Inspired By Nature.  I colored directly on the stamp using Melon Mambo, Early Espresso and Old Olive markers.  The bees are from the Every Little Bit set.  Cute set!  I just colored them in with So Saffron marker.  The sentiment is from the Level 1 Hostess set, Afterthoughts.  After I stamped the image on the front, I stamped the inside corner without reinking.  This is called generation stamping or stamping off.  I placed the quote, found in Plant Hope, on top of that.  The quote just seemed to fit in with teacher appreciation.

     The teacher loved her card and gift.  I’m sure she could tell the card was signed during lunch.  One of the other moms said that the pink sno-cone stains looked as if I could have put them there on purpose.  But that big blob of I-don’t-want-to-know-what-THAT-is…well…sometimes you just have to laugh out loud!  LOL!

     Thanks for laughing with me today!  I love that I can share these moments with you.  As I’m sure we all have them :)



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1 comment:

  1. Hi Leslee! I am having a giggle! But ... I imagine it was a little hard not to cry ... when your lovely creation ended up a little sad looking! But ... they do say ... it is the thought that counts! Hugs xxaxx