Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thanks Sketch Card

Some of the Creative Team members actually created sketches for our Sketch Fest at ScrapCity. This is Nessa's card sketch.



This is my card based on her sketch. I used some SEI paper that the Creative Team received from our sponsor, Beatriz. The "thanks" is a $1 acrylic stamp from Michael's. I embossed both panels with the swiss dots embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. The flowers are Petaloo, and I got those as a RAK from the wonderful Wendy! Just an easy, but very cute card. I love these colors. You can click on the card to see it larger.

My girls came home yesterday, and they told me that the name of their Junior High School is changing. The superintendent of our schools is retiring, and to honor him, they are renaming the school. I'm shocked at how angry this news made me. Renaming the school loses the consistency with the three schools (Elementary, Intermediate, and Junior High). They are all named after the town we live in. The school is now referred to as MJHS. The superintendent's last name begins with a B. I think it's same to assume that it will be referred to as BJHS. Uhm, that doesn't sound right, does it? However, what REALLY made me angry is the fact that the economy is in the toilet right now. Yet, the school district is going to find enough money to change signs, banners, get new letterhead, etc. Can you imagine what needs to change because the school's name is changing, and how much it's all going to cost? It's irresponsible to spend any money to make this change. I am so angry, but apparently the school board has already made the decision. Well, I won't be hesitating to let anyone and everyone know that I think this is wrong. I don't have anything personal against this man, and it says a lot about him that they want to honor him in a big way, but seriously. This is ridiculous!

I hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments :

Chris said...

first, i love the card!! it's gorgeous...second, i totally agree with you about this school name thing. this is not something that needs to be done at this time!! put a slate out front with his name on it...this is my biggest complaint about our gov. they spend so much money in so many stupid reasons!!! maybe you can start a petition to stop this.????

scrapnnMO said...

WOW gorgeous card! Love that sweet bird and flower! ♥♥♥

Lauren said...

First off, this is a fabulous card! I love the colors and the dots with the flowers. Second, I agree with you. Not only is it fiscally irresponsible but BJHS? Is it just me or is my mind in the gutter?!?!

Peet said...

This card is gorgeous, Carol!!!!

My Paper World said...

Wow! Great card Carol! I love the colours and I think that your dollar stamp is fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll drop by again as soon as I can.
Nicola xx

Enfys said...

Gorgeous card Carol, and don't you just love those dollar stamps!

Lisa said...

I love the dotted embossing on your card, it really adds the perfect touch!

Judy said...

Beautiful card, Carol. The colors are just great.

Sharon Caudle said...

Carol, your card is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and that bird is too cute!

I agree with Chris. I think I'd maybe start a petition! Good luck!

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `gorgeous` Carol..
Have a fab weekend:)~X~

wendy said...

Very nice job. I love the embossing :). Yes...I REALLY need to get a cuttlebug!

Deb said...

your card is stunning Carol, love the gate fold and the colours are so pretty! I agree with you changing a school's name is a ridiculous waste of money!
Hope you are having a great weekend, Debx

Cathrine StClair said...

Ypur card came out so pretty - I love the fresh spring-y colors.

And I think you are right about the school name change. I wonder if anyone worked throught the cost before they decided this.

Clare said...

Love your card, I love the dot embossing. The little birdie stamp is so cute too!

If they wanted to change the name of the school perhaps they should have asked the whole school first?? Certainly not very democratic!

Nessa said...

Tee hee..... my sketch is on your blog :) That made my day to see! I just love the bird on your card!

** Isa ** said...

I so love this card... it's reallyl cute and I lvoe the colour combo and lay out... I see why you were so angry about the school cahnging its name... What a waste of money as I'm pretty sure the school could have probably use this money for something else.

Hugs xxx