Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gratitude that I can Read!

As an educator/counselor, I see miracles happen everyday.
I can't even begin to explain how I elated I am
when
I see that 'light bulb' turn on over a child's head.
The excitement they have when they
suddenly realize ~
"I am a Reader!"
Challenges:
Bee-Crafty - Beautiful Borders
 Craft Us Crazy - Back to School
Cupcake Craft - Back to School
Desert Island Crafts - Pick 3 of 10 items [books, pencils, apple for the teacher]
I Did It Creations - anything goes and the image is a freebie I picked this week!
If the Shoe Fits, Scrap It! - Back to School
Lollipop Crafts - eyelets or brads; I used both
Paper Issues - Learning Curve
Party Time Tuesdays - Ribbon, Trim & Fiber...Oh My!
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes


That is what gets me up in the mornings.
The Gratitude I feel for being a small part of their learning process.

Challenges:
Case Study - be inspired by September Muse Julie Lacey
Crazy 4 Challenges - colors: orange, Olive Green, Yellow, Brown
Designed 2 Delight - progressive challenge - free digi
Digital Tuesday - celebrate any season "Fall"
Lexi's Creations - Autumn theme
Sentimental Sundays - Autumn theme
The Kraft Journal - use a sketch

Take time to read to a child...
SAM

28 comments:

Kim Mc said...

awwww...aren't those just the cutest?!? Well, the first one definitely is and reminds me of myself (think I went through a pigtail phase and I had real blonde hair then!) and my love of reading (yes, mom, I'd read the books on the way home from the library, get over it, it was a good thing!!). That would make an adorable bookmark! ;0)

As for the second one, it is more elegant in a CAS-style...love it! And it expresses the "graditude" that I have everyday for all that you have taught me...not only my love of reading, but my independence and problem-solving approach to life. Thanks so much, Mom! (are you crying yet?!?)

Thanks for playing in the D2D challenges and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Aloha, KL and Malie

Pat Sgt said...

Cute bookmark and great job with the fall image! Thanks for joining us at D2D this week.

inkedx2 said...

Love your clean and simple fall card. That image is perfect for this time of year. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiment!

Robbie

Jenn Borjeson said...

That is such an adorable bookmark! Thank you for joining our itinerary challenge at Desert Islands Crafts! :)

Deb said...

Beautiful card and bookmark!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Have a great day, happy crafting, Debxx

Sazzle said...

You don't hear many say they have job satisfaction these days do you?

Thanks for sharing your cards with us over at Fussy and Fancy fr oue back to school challenge this fortnight and good luck :-)

xx Happy crafting & glittery hugz xx

Sazzle

http://sazzlecraft.blogspot.com/

Beth Moore said...

I just adore the fall image you used on your Kraft card! and the fact that you used a card/sketch with Kraft cardstock makes this card fit perfectly into our current challenge at The Kraft Journal! We'd love it if you would consider entering it for a chance to win! http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet-use.html

Brodders said...

Gorgeous bookmark :) Thanks for joining us at cupcakes this week and good luck x

Karen W said...

Very cute!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!

Paige said...

Cute back to school project! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

I love that label!!!! Such a simple and clean card! Totally my style:) Love your work:)
Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week:)

Karen said...

WOW what an awesome Autumn Card!! It's gorgeous:-) We are so glad that you came to play at Sentimental Sunday's this week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

scrap joanny said...

very sweet card -thanks for playing wits lollipopcrafts - hugs Joanna

Tameko said...

Beautiful cards. Nice images and card design. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Autumn Challenge!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous back to school project! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your coloring is lovely and I love the kraft with the black embellishments you used on your card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very nice coloring! The ribbon lace border punch is a really nice touch as well! Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Cindy P. said...

Hi Sam, just wonderful projects. Love your use of color and stamps. I am not much of a stamper - yet! but will get there. I am a new follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you pop over for a visit and perhaps follow too! Have a great rest of September and God bless you Schoolteachers!
Cindy Porter
http://cardcrazeeme53.blogspot.com/

Just a Thought.... said...

Very cute!! Love your them with the Pumpkins!! Great idea!! Thank you for participating in Hand Stamped Sentiments!!
Amy

Leanne said...

It's always rewarding when that lightbulb comes on for any reader. Thanks so much for sharing your two wonderful projects andf or playing with us at Lollipop Crafts. :)

Lisa M. said...

A lovely gratitude card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Lisa SSDT

Shannon said...

Gorgeous! I really love the ribbon lace border on the Crumb Cake front. Simple, yet beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Erin Gonzales said...

Adorable card, seriously I am in love, NO- I am in LUST (well you know what I mean) with that lace punch!!! Seriously I love your card, the simplicity of it and yet you have wonderful elements to it- thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

Jean Martin said...

Oooh I love that black lace/die cut border! And what beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing it with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful cards...the images are sooo pretty and I love all the fabulous details!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli Challenge!!!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sam, what a gorgeous bookmark. I love the cute image and pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Scrappychick said...

These are absolutely precious!! Thanks for joining us at DICC!