CASology #6: SCHOOL

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  This week’s word…


I feel like I still have a lot to learn about Clean & Simple design.  Let’s face it.  Life is about learning and as soon as you think you know it all, you’ve stopped living.  I don’t ever want to lose the desire to learn.  To improve.  To refine.  That’s what makes life interesting.

For this week’s word, I created a card for a teacher.  I’m thinking I’ll send one of these with each of my sons on their first day of school next week!

Stamps:  SU (A to Z), Unity (To the Core!), Paper Trey (sentiment)

Just for fun, did you know that some think the practice of giving a teacher an apple originated as a simple gift of food for poorly paid teachers?  I love little tidbits like that.  I think it would take a bit more than an apple to support our poorly paid teachers of today!  LOL!  So thankful for our teachers!  I think they have one of the toughest jobs out there!

It’s off to more birthday planning here at this household:

The invitations were sent out.
The cake is ordered.
The birthday party supplies are purchased.
The guests have submitted their rsvp’s.
I have somewhat of an idea as to what to present to our little birthday boy (simple is good).
I have plans in place for making elephant cut out cookies…as long as time doesn’t get away from me.
Sleeping arrangements are figured out…17 people will be present.
The kids are getting excited.
I am too.

I think the hardest part of planning any special occasion is just making myself focus!  That said…

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Ardyth Posted Tuesday, 08/14/2012 1:31 pm

    Great card for a teacher – love the heart at the core of the apple – I agree with you – you couldn't pay me enough to be a teacher. They are special people indeed!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 08/14/2012 1:48 pm

    This is perfect for the first day of school Melissa! Sounds like the party plans are in place, have fun!

  • shirley-bee Posted Tuesday, 08/14/2012 1:54 pm

    That apple is so sweet!! I like how you've coloured the central flower black to link with the background and the sentiment.

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 08/14/2012 2:36 pm

    Love this Melissa, the alphabet panel and the apple to 'pop' it off. I think that would be lovely to send the first week of school.

  • Carol L Posted Tuesday, 08/14/2012 4:41 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this teacher's card! The alphabet in the background looks awesome!

  • Berni Cuttino Posted Tuesday, 08/14/2012 7:14 pm

    Fabulous card for the teacher, sweet. Hugs

  • jimlynn Posted Tuesday, 08/14/2012 7:27 pm

    Sounds like you have everything controlled for the birthday/company coming! Know you'll have fun too.

    This is so cute Melissa. Love the image of the apple and it's going to be just perfect for a teacher!

    Precious card.


  • Gillian Posted Tuesday, 08/14/2012 9:25 pm

    Fabulous card, I am sure the teacher will be delighted with it

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 08/15/2012 1:57 am

    fantastic card for a teacher, melissa! the background combined with the apple is A+!!!

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Wednesday, 08/15/2012 5:03 am

    The teachers will be so appreciative if you make them this card for the first day! Are you going to send an apple with the cards?

    I'm sure the party is going to be a huge success!

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