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Aug 24, 2009

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you had as great a week as I did!  I spent much of the weekend stamping and got a LOT of cards made!  WOOHOO for that!

In honor of school being back in session, I decided to ink my new PTI teacher set.  While I'm on that subject, let me give you some back story on that set.  I have always liked it, but just hadn't gotten around to ordering it.  During CHA, I went shopping in the PTI booth with Carole and she encouraged me to  buy this set (as if I needed an extra push).  LOL  So, thank you Carole for urging me to get it (and the other pile o'stuff I ended up with).  It is JUST what I needed for some teacher cards I need to make!  :)  I can always count on you to enable me. 

Here is the first card I made with this set:
Note the new Cosmo Cricket "The Boyfriend" patterned paper.  Did you know they come in 6 X 6 mini decks now?  AND the pattern is shrunk down so it is great for card makers!  YAY!  Thank you Cosmo Cricket, for jumping on board with card makers and manufacturing these little paper pads.  I am ALL over that!  :)  I got my pads here and also found them here, so run over and grab them.  They are cute cute cute!  There are 4 different pads available at this time!
I paper pieced the apple with one of the patterned papers and colored the stem and leaf with Copic markers on Kraft card stock.  Teacher is stamped with PTI's black ink which is REALLY nice and crisp.  The ruffled ribbon was a gift from Joanne and when it is gone... I will sob... REAL TEARS!  *sigh*  Love it!  Thank you, Joanne!  :)   Oh, back to the ribbon... the REALLY cool thing about this ribbon is it is black and white!  Check out my card... it is a JODY RULE to avoid mixing white and cream, it just doesn't look right (most of the time), but I REALLY wanted to use the ribbon, so I used my E50 Copic marker to DYE IT!  YAY!  Just color right on the ribbon and voila... black and cream ribbon.  While I am on the topic of E50... let's have a moment of silence for my E50 marker.  It is now DRY!  *sniff sniff*  Apparently I was coloring in the white spaces on my cards too much this weekend and it is now GONE!  (darn you Cosmo Cricket for having all your papers in cream).  I now have two fallen soldiers: W1 and E50.  Must get refills SOON!
The inside of the card was decorated with some strips of patterned paper (that I had leftover after decorating the front) and this awesome sentiment:
When the
love and skill of a
work together,
expect a masterpiece.
This sentiment is SO fitting for my daughter, Madeline's teacher (4th grade).  He received his PhD this summer!  I feel very fortunate to have him as her teacher.
Ink: PTI black, ruby red
Paper: Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend, PTI ivory, PTI black
Accessories: EK edge punch, black brads, adhesive dots, ruffled ribbon, red line dimensionals


  1. This is so, so, SO cute, Jody!! And I LOVE that ruffled ribbon! Gorgeous!

  2. This is just SO cute! I love what you did with this set! As always, amazing job!

  3. I love that ribbon too, I'm gonna hate that you won't be able to use it anymore.
    I also love that pencil paper.

  4. You know I'm ALWAYS happy to enable you, since you do that to me 24/7! I just got my little Boyfriend pad in the mail -- might have to do a little CAS-ing of your cute stuff if I can ever squeeze it in! I'm going to call you later today, so be awake at 1 p.m. your time...LOL!

  5. Adorable! I love how you did the ribbon. The paper is super cute as well! :)

  6. This is so super cute i can't even express how cute it is! Love it!

  7. so cute love the ribbon

  8. Oooh! I LOVE this card! My son has a male 2nd grade teacher & I've been wondering how I could make a masculine teacher's card. This is PErfeCT! Now... I just need to buy this set. Sigh....

  9. Love the feel of the whole card! And you know I am so hooked on cute trims!

  10. GREAT stamp set!!! FABULOUS card!!! LOVE the black and white gingham ruffle at the bottom!! LOVE it!

  11. Awesome!! That paper is just awesome too. I'm going to have to get some.

  12. A is for Awesome and Amazing! Great teacher card!

  13. I know, I'm working backwards on your blog, but I had to come look and see what you did with this fabulous ribbon-it is so stunning on everything you do with it. think I need me some!

  14. I don't think I ever mentioned, that this is the CUTEST card! So sweet.

    Are you going to make me buy this set?


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