Tuesday, 19 July 2011


My latest assignment for Bo Bunny was to focus on Noteworthy.  I have always loved the Noteworthy pads that Bo Bunny make but I am finding the new packs of Noteworthy so versatile!  I used the Liberty line for my layout :)

Patterned Paper: Liberty, Freedom, Dot, Sparkler/Liberty
Die Cuts: Liberty Noteworthy
Stamps: Liberty Clear Stamps
Jewels: Liberty Jewels
American Crafts Glitter Thickers - Lax White
Martha Stewart PATP Combo Rings
EK Success Slim Edger Punch Bracket

Well it is that time of year again, the end of the school year and the beginning of the wonderfully long summer holidays!  I have always loved school holidays because I get to have my kids home more (although not so much now that they are getting older) but also for that extra half an hour in bed and the not having to have the mad rush in the mornings whilst fighting with the kids to get ready!  
My eldest who will be going to high school next year (that one still hasn't sunk in!) has already broken up a week early as his school is merging with another one next year and they need time to move everything over, so I had to get his teacher gifts ready early.  I usually make things for the teachers but due to some things I read recently and due to my total lack of time at the moment I decided to just play it safe and did 2 small bottles of wine (one red and one white) and a little box of chocolates.  I also made these super quick cards (in the morning before school!), which I actually really like.  I always like really clean simple cards like these :)
I actually got a thank you card from one of the teachers too for the gifts and a letter I had written her.  I thought that was really lovely as I have only had 2 teachers say thank you over the years and 2 teaching assistants, one of which my youngest had for 3 years in a row (she even asked me for recipes!).  So then I felt bad that I hadn't put more effort in this time lo, oh well, at least I wrote her a nice letter saying thank you for all she had done!

Thanks for visiting! :)


Cindy Gay said...

Perfect patriotic layout with the perfect photo!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeee loveeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeee that lo!! LOVING the raffa and the stars...and the card is just PERFECT!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Scrappin' Sam said...

Luv the layout, its beautiful x

My simple life said...

Love the layout, and the card and gift. You put a lot more thought into them than some parents Ive seen! Bet the teachers were thrilled. :)
I've nominated you for an award if you want to pop over to my blog. :)

Gems said...

Absolutely stunning layout! And I love the simple, pretty card x

Lisa said...

Loving that lo Carin! and presents for teachers!!! i made cards!! well they do get paid for the pleasure of passing on information to my little darlings!!

Take care and chat to you soon

L xxx

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love the patriotic papers.