End of Another Year!

This past Thursday was the end of another School Year for us.

Goodbye Grades 5, 3 and Kindergarten.

Hello Grades 6, 4 and 1!

This little cutie got to participate in the Grade 7 Graduation Assembly.


She gave a carnation to a Grade 7 student who in turn gave her a pencil. It is a sweet “passing of the baton” ceremony that we do. SOOOO much better than some trumped up Kindergarten “graduation” ceremony!

The last day of school meant saying goodbye and thank you to several teachers and – in good paper crafting fashion – I made cards for the occasion.

Thanks - a Teacher Thank You Card by Alison Day Designs

This was what the teachers received this year.

The apple shape was cut with my Silhouette. So super cute, right? I was trying to decide how to jazz up the card base – should I use a patterned paper (my go-to technique) or should I try something else. I’d seen Shimelle Lain add a row of stamped words to a layout recently and it got me thinking. Could I create a border/back ground with one of my Thank You stamps?

Turns out you can. And if you have more than 5 minutes to do said stamping before rushing off to an awards assembly at the school you might even be able to make that stamping straight, clean and even!

But I think they turned out pretty great anyway!


Thanks for popping over to check this out. I am currently enjoying a scrapbooking retreat in Scottsdale Arizona where it has now cooled off to a mere 33 degrees! We had a pretty exciting dust storm earlier today with sirens automatically ringing on everyone’s cell phones, warning people to stay inside. All very surreal!

I have actually managed to create 3 layouts with my June Gossamer Blue kit and have another one half finished on my table. I was planning on finishing it tonight but think I will just go to bed early and tackle it fresh in the morning. Yes, I’m a light weight! No all night scrapping for me!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll be back soon to share my layouts.

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1 Response to End of Another Year!

  1. Jennifer Griffiths says:

    Love the cards! Have a great time in AZ!!

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