Welcoming Back.... RUSHA BORDEN
I am a stay at home mom to 2 exciting little boys who fill my life with joy. My husband is a wonderful man who loves me and supports me in this craft, even purchasing supplies for me here and there just because. I started paper crafting when my oldest boy was born, so I could scrapbook his precious baby moments. I was pleasantly surprised it did not result in former fiascos from my elementary school days such as lopsided pottery (which my dear, sweet father still has displayed in his home office) and unrecognizable stained glass. Two years ago I discovered card making when I decided to make my pastor's wife a card of encouragement. I enjoyed it so much, I knew it was something I would continue to do for many years. I love to create anything paper because it whisks me away from my reality and takes me to my happy place where I can creatively express myself while recharging my batteries for motherhood moments where I might need a little grace. It has also boosted my crafty confidence, I might just try pottery and stained glass yet! If you want to see more of my work, stop on my blog .
Rusha's favorite teacher was her fifth grade teacher, Mr. Strikwerda. She has fond memories of him because it was her first year in a new school and he was so nice to her when her classmates were not! Look at that wise owl standing on those books! I love how Rusha put the "green diamonds" inside her prima flowers and the greeting goes just perfect with the image!
Don't you just love Dani's basket of apples and the choice of pattern papers she used. Looks great with the thread she wrapped around the cardstock.
Welcoming Back...ANITA MULCAHEY
I am married to the love of my life and have been for 25 years. I live in MA. We have two children a freshman in college and a junior in high school. I work part-time from home and have a lot of free time to paper craft. Although I do scrapbooking and altering of items, making cards is my first love. You can see more of my work at my blog.
Anita's favorite teacher was her French IV teacher. She had her in senior year of high school. She really made the subject come alive. I love the country feel of Anita's shaped card and look she even decorated her envelope!!!
Wecoming Back... SANDI JOHNSON
I live near Gettysburg, PA and have been married to my husband Craig for almost 18 years. He has come to the realization that my love for paper and stamps is just not going to go away.:) I have 3 wonderful children. Gabrielle is 15, Katarina is 13 and Jeremy is 10. I am a third grade teacher, so for part of the year I get to be a SAHM. We have a Golden Retriever named Bentley who gets hair all over my house, but he is sure loveable and my little love bug, Stamper who is a Miniature Pinscher and Toyfox terrier mix. I love scrapbooking, but cards are just so much more faster and easier. When I make a scrapbook page I am keeping it, but when I make a card I am giving a piece of my heart to someone. Here's my blog.
Sandi's favorite teacher was her third grade teacher, Mrs. Bender. She made learning fun. She can remember so many things about 3rd grade. I just love how she embossed her background, added the ribbon and used the felt. I see lots of texture on this card.
Danielle's favorite teacher was Ms. Day, her1st grade teacher. She really stood out throughout her childhood because she took the time to make learning fun and just taught in a special way that Danielle thinks only a dedicated teacher can. Don't you just love the design of her card? So simple, yet very pleasing to the eye!!!
Sandy's favorite teacher was her Mom. She sat with her and her sister until they were 12 years old helping them do homework everyday and reading to them every day. When I look at this card it just shouts vintage shabby chic. I love how she covered a puzzle piece with matching pattern paper to put part of her greeting on.
MEET SUE KITHCART
Susie's favorite teacher was her six grade teacher Mr. Aranato. She moved when she was in 3rd grade at Thanksgiving time just as they were beginning cursive writing and then the new school had already finished it. Until Mr. Aranato no one ever helped her with the correct formation of the cursive letters but they sure wanted to complain! He was also an extremely creative and patient teacher. What a cute back to school card to give to Noah to wish him well!!!