Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Blog Hop

It's been a LONG time since I've added anything to my blog. I have been busy raising a toddler, teaching Spanish to a lovely group of teens, and letting life take me where it leads. I couldn't resist joining the April Blog Hop after I saw the inspirational picture on Nichole's blog. Plus, I keep accumulating all of these great PTI supplies; I need to prove that I'm using them...not just collecting them, although that's fun too :) I have worked at the same high school for four years and it's quite a bittersweet year. I am watching an amazing group of students getting ready to graduate that I first knew as freshman. They have spent most of their high school careers molding themselves into fine individuals. Today was our last Spanish Club meeting of the year so I made a card for the club president, a young lady who I've known since her freshman year. I used the inspirational picture to decide the color scheme and also allowed that to influence me to use the Pretty Peonies butterfly.
I used the Cane Print plate as the background and then layered the mat stack dies in the center of the card. A few buttons around the die, rhinestones and sewing down the center of the butterfly, and a strip of Hawaiian Shores finished up the card. I hope it is well-received. I really enjoyed participating this month and really hope to become more active on my blog again. I miss it!