Thursday, June 4, 2009

Our beloved Mrs. Murphy

Well, I told you I was trying to get teacher gifts done.....& I finally finished my card for Michael's kindergarten teacher. A bunch of us went in together & got her a gift card, but I wanted to give her a card & something I bought her years ago (more on that later).

Mrs. Murphy LOVES bumblebees. Her whole classroom is decorated with them, so I knew I had to use this Tilda for her card. I used Garden Green for the base, Bravo Burgundy for the matte & the pattern paper is Bo Bunny. It's actually Xmas paper....but it worked for this card. The larger scallop is the reverse side....I think the paper is called Christmas Dots (this paper was in my stash & of course I didn't have the actual name anymore). I colored Tilda with Prismas & cut her out. I used jewelry wire for the antennae. Tried to keep it somewhat simple, adding just the burgundy ribbon & a flower/leaf combo.

Here's a close up of Miss Tilda...I added glitter to the bee's wings, but I'm not sure you can see it.

Here's the inside....had to keep it simple & the writing area big enough...I have lots to say, lol!

And here is what I am giving her. It's a box decorated with flowers & bees & says "Bee Happy". My older son Matthew had Mrs. Murphy for kindergarten 4 years ago. The summer after he finished K, a great new store opened up near us & I found this adorable gift set. I thought "Well, this would have been perfect for Mrs. Murphy". Thinking about it, I knew that when Michael started kindergarten, I would be requesting her, so I bought it. I was worried the candles would lose their smell over time & was prepared to fill it with something else, but they are as aromatic as ever, even through the plastic! I can't believe I'm finally giving this to her, lol. I also made her a candy jar & filled it with chocolates......but I didn't take a picture of that.

I hope she likes it. I'm going to be a very sad sack tomorrow. The kids go just for 3 hours, then they are done. I told her I wanted to come in & just sit in the middle of the classroom & cry, lol. I all are thinking "What is she going to be like when her kids graduate from high school?". I don't want to talk about it.

Thanks so much for more card to make & I'm done with school stuff!


pinky said...

Oh thats beautiful, and what a perfect gift for the teacher. Each of our childrens stages are so precious and of course very emotional. Hope you cope as well as the kids will.

Tara said...

Such a pretty card and the box you made is amazing! How thoughtful to go with the bee theme - hope she loves everything! xx

Tab said...

Oh hun I love your card, its so sweet! Fab colours too and your gift is gorge, love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jeannie Phillips said...

You so inspire me!!... I am loving your cards... this one is beautiful!!... I am learning to use bows on my cards now.... thank you so much!


Denise said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! I just love the Tilda, and your coloring is so perfect!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle.
Beautiful coloring and color combo.
The gift box is so beautiful. I just love it!!
I was the same with my girls, cried at school plays, grads, just about everything....LOL!!
Have a great day tomorrow and don't forget your tissue....

Karen x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Oh what a beuatiful card..I love it. Mrs Murphy sounds like one special teacher. I hope you brought the hankies with you. It is hard to say goodbye to each stage.
Big hugs

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love your colouring and the wonderful colour scheme, the box is amazing too and i'm sure Mrs Murphy will love it. Hugs Nikki x

Ila said...

The card is Super Cute and Gorgeous and the gift...well it's Beautiful...and is obviously perfect...I'm sure she'll love it..and will always remember you...Especially when you sit down and cry in the middle of the room..LOL...Yup..Graduations are hard too...and Weddings...well..your right...let's not even discuss this..LOL...Have a Wonderful Weekend Michelle!!...Hugs, Ila

MollyD said...

This is beautiful...both items!

dolcreations said...

This card is so nice. The teacher is going to love that it came from you and that is such a beautiful homemade card for her!
It is always wonderful when your children have great teachers....

Amy said...

What a cute card, Michelle! The colours are great and so is the layout!!

Cheryl said...

Lucky Mrs. Murphy to get this sweet gift and your wonderful card! Your image is perfectly colored to match the paper! )f course, they always are when made by you!
We STILL have three weeks of school! I'm crying too! Rough year!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Beautiful card! I'm sure she's just gonna love it and the sweet gift!

Ellie said...

What a darling card. Your coloring is amazing. Every time I see one of your cards, i want to get out my prismacolor pencils. But of course my coloring never even comes close to yours.
Love the gift too! I bet she loved it.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! I love the colors, and your amazing coloring never ceases to amaze me!!! I know Mrs. Murphy could feel the love that went into this lovely gift set and will cherish it forever!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh MIchelle!!! I love your Tilda card is Burgundy!! Your coloring is gorgeous!! Love the layout, it's simplicity and the burgundy ribbon. Gorgeous!!!! Great gift box too. She will love it!! I can relate to your sadness about your son graduating kindergarten. These days are so sweet and you have to treasure them.

Kim Piggott said...

These are so fantastic!
Your colouring is superb and your design and detail just sensational!
Your are so clever I love them!
kim x

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