Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sentiments

This week at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #132, Cindy has challenged us to showcase one of Flourishes sentiments. When I saw the Zinnias set I was really loved the sentiment that I have selected for this card. Being a teacher sometimes it feels as if what you do doesn't matter. I learned differently this past week.

Sentiment

I began teaching 10 years ago. My first class was a 4th grade class with 18 amazing children. These students graduated this past June and hopefully entering their first year of college. I think about this kids often, but I got a phone call from one of them! Little Allie (now she goes by Alex) called me to tell me that I was one of her favorite teachers and that she was headed off to college. It made me realize that everything I do really does matter. It's why I continue to teach.

I also am entering my card into Card Patterns #130 Sketch Challenge.

I hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy hearing from all of you.
Theresa

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun you make the most stunning cards always love your designs and your detail hun is just fantastic just love that sentiment hugs cherylxxxx

Mary J said...

A gorgeous way to frame that lovely sentiment Theresa!

How sweet that Alex got in contact with you! It must be so difficult not to get emotionally detached as a teacher!

Thx for sharing honey!

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Teresa
this is an amazing card, love the colours and the sentiment so beautiful, thank you for the lovely comment, the embellies are usually in my head with no way of getting out lol x but the husband is very creative and he starts on one thing and then my head catches up and carries on (he is fab)
Hugs Kate xx

Beate said...

Theresa, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the paper and layout you used.
Hugs and smiles

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Theresa! The papers and embellishments perfectly compliment the wonderful sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

Cheryl said...

Another gorgeous card, Theresa! I love the panels in that same pretty paper with just that hint of the little coordinating squares peeking out from underneath the bow and flowers. That is a great quote--and so true. I got a little teary-eyed reading about Alex calling you. So sweet.

Cindy Haffner said...

What a BEAUTY!!~

Katina said...

A stunning card Theresa and a wonderful sentiment!! As a teacher of children with Special Needs I often think I'm making no impact - perhaps I should have this sentiment pinned above my desk. xx

JustYolie said...

GORGEOUS card! I just came across your blog and WOW! Your cards are amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!

Lisa Petrella said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Theresa!!! LOVE the papers, layout, flowers with button centers, ribbon----such a GORGEOUS combination!! And how wonderful for you to hear from one of your former students!!! Just goes to show you what a positive impact you have on those kiddos!!! Keep up the good work!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey sweet friend...I bet you are an awesome teacher!!! And you are an awesome card maker too...this card is simply gorgeous! Love this CAS design and the sentiment you chose...hugs ~S~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Theresa! Love the soft shading around that wonderful sentiment! Thanks for caring enough to be a teacher! That is a very selfless profession and I bet you are an awesome teacher :)

Suzanne Russell said...

So pretty! I love the colors and the delicate overall style. Great job.

Melissa Craig said...

10 years and your first graduates! What!!? Has it really been that long already. Wow!!

The card is gorgeous. One of my favorite color combos and I love featuring sentiments as the focal point. I don't do it very often, but I just love how it looks.

Beautiful flowers!

onecraftymama said...

I'm so glad that Alex called you - I think that most of us take our own teachers for granted. I try not to with my own kids' teachers. I'm still in touch with my favourite teacher from high school - and he attended my wedding :)
I love the sentiment, because it's so very true. Hard to remember when you're slogging away!

Kathy said...

Stunning. I love sentiment only cards. Great sentiment, too and sweet story to go with it! Beautiful color combo here, too.

xxxtglxxx said...

This is just beautiful and what a lovely sentiment :)

stunning hun!

hugs

xxalisonxx