We just returned home from attending Grandparent’s Day with Fi at her school. Went to mass, had muffins, fruit and juice for breakfast, a quick photo op for every set of grands parents and kids, then back to class for the rest of the day. I pity those teachers – it’s a perfect trifecta storm of visitors, Friday, and sugar. Doubt there is much learning going on today!!!
If you have been following my posts for a while you probably know I’m a retired teacher. My emphasis was music so yes, I’m the one who did all of the endless concerts, Christmas programs, contests, etc. I always felt like I had one of the best jobs in the district because – being a small school – I had the students for at least 6 years, and some I had for 12 years depending on my assignment for the year. The classroom teacher had to live with them for a full year and I only had them twice a week BUT I watched them grow and mature. I saw them walk into the building as a teary-eyed kindergartener who couldn’t separate from momma to an older student who was ready to take on the world. By the time I retired from South Shelby where I had taught for 25 years, I had co-workers that had been my students, administration including the super who had been my students, to over half of the school board as former students. I considered the communities that are known as Shelby County R4 my home as well even though I lived several miles away. I may pay taxes in a town of orange and black school colors, but my heart bleeds red for South Shelby and loved them equally to my hometown where our children went to school.
Creating Graduation Cards In School Colors!
I have a graduation reception to attend this weekend for Joslynn, a former student. She was in third grade when I retired but I’ve kept in touch with her through FB, parents, and her grands so I’m honored she sent me an invitation to celebrate with her. I needed to create a graduation card but we really don’t have lots of stamp sets for this purpose. I love to use the student’s school colors though, and the Rubber Band Technique is perfect to create a fast, contemporary look that fit’s the bill! The return of Blueberry Bushel pairs perfectly with Real Red for the SS Cardinals’ colors, and the greeting came from the stamp set Wonderful Thoughts! Who needs a mortar and tassel????
Rubber Band Technique – Fast, Fun, And Messy!
Techniques Do NOT Have To Be Involved And Time Consuming!
If you haven’t tried this fast technique, give it a try!!!! It’s a quick way to get a different look instead of using DSP and you can select the color combos you want to make it personal and unique!
We are off to pick up Nora from school today for an early dismissal, then we are taking her to lunch at a neighborhood Italian restraurant. If the weather holds we have a softball game tonight and a Tball game tomorrow morning before returning home for Joslynn’s reception. I hope to return on Sunday with another post, but until then, keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless!Product List