Saturday, May 3, 2014

Everything's ABC Blog Hop - Letter I

Hello and welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter "I".  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment, whatever the crafter has chosen as their "I" element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy  

If you came from Jenny's Blog - Jen's Creative Classroom then you're on the right track!

For my I, I chose to be Inventive with Initials & Ink, go with me on this okay!  It is that time of the year with end of school activities and soccer season has started, so things have gotten crazy busy around our home.  That's why I said go with me on this ;o)

I am on the PTA board for our elementary schools and we have just celebrated "Staff Appreciation Week" for our 3 schools, so it has been a busy week!  I like to make our family's Staff Appreciation gifts for our son's teachers.  I made these cards for our son's teachers last year also and they really seemed to like them.  Last year I only had to make 2 sets of cards.  Well this year things have changed and our boys have "Walk to Read", so not just one teacher but 2 teachers each.  Then it dawned on me that because we have grade leveling in our schools, this will be the last year our youngest son will be at West Elementary.  So I decided to add the other teachers and staff to my card making.  What started out as 4 sets of cards turned into 9 sets!  I wanted to include the Music teacher, PE teacher, Librarian, School Secretary and School Principal.  I had the feeling that I had forgotten someone and yep sure enough, I will be making up one more quick set soon!  Here are pictures of the cards I made for them.  I hope you enjoy seeing them also!

This was my craft table during work in progress of 72 cards.

The first set - Initial P is done, yahoo!

With the help of my Art Philosophy Cartidge, I made these tags to attach to the card sets.

Here are a couple more of the sets.

And some close up pictures.

This is all 9 sets of cards completed, bundled up with Tulle Ribbon & a Thank You tag.

Supplies used all Close to my Heart
Retired - Black Tulle Ribbon

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S Blog Hop is Judy Faye's Place, hop on over and see the beautiful artwork she has came up with!

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

I know you will find lots of inspiration from my fellow Consultants and hope you enjoy this hop!!

Until my next post, happy crafting! 

I love reading your comments, won't you please leave me one! :)


  1. Wow! 72 cards...that's incredible. Love them and I'm sure the school staff will as well!

  2. That is a lot of cards! The monogram's are so elegant!

  3. Lots of cards, lol .....They turned out great! Love the color combo and how you packaged them with the tag.

  4. Wow - what lucky teachers!! They will love the appreciation shown in this work.

  5. Oh my goodness, you have been busy! Lovely cards.