Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Blend


Hello....I have one card to share today for the new challenge at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Blend. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks to make the water on my card, blending 3 colors together to get the color I was happy with. 

I made this card for my co-teacher, we found out last week that the school we teach at will be closing at the end of this school year, June 1st after being open for 67 years. I have taught here for 15 years, so this is a very sad time for all of us but on the bright side I am old enough to retire where my co-teacher is not. The two of us have worked together for the past 12 years so it is hard to imagine not having her to teach and laugh with, we have had an incredible time working with all these sweet little children.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by....enjoy your day!



23 comments :

  1. Super card, Kim. I'm sure your co-teacher will appreciate the sentiment. xx

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  2. Great blending Kim! Such a sweet card! Sorry to hear the news about your school closing and sorry for your co teacher too, I hope she finds something else quite quickly! But pleased to hear that you are able to retire and . . . have more crafting time! Yay! Have a lovely week! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  3. Oh wow--what a big change for you, Kim! Hope you'll be able to enjoy retirement, even though it wasn't planned! Your card is very clever & perfect for your co-worker!

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  4. This is such a fun card and superb blending

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  5. Wonderful card, love how you have done this and wonderful blending.

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  6. An adorable card. How sad the school is closing after all these years. It is fortunate that you can retire but I know you will miss the children and all the fun things you have done for them.

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  7. Beautiful blending, your sea shows and depth and shoals. Great work with sponge and ink.

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  8. What a fun card Kim and just love all that inky see. Superb blending, great sentiment and a gorgeous card. x

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  9. So sad to hear your school is closing, but happy that you will be able to retire. It's rough when this happens, and one has to try to find a new position, so good luck to your friend. Love this cute seascape, and brilliant design with the fishtail showing above this wonderful color on the waves! Good Job on the blending too. Love this one. TFS &Hugs

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  10. What a fun design .... great job with all that blending.
    Sounds like there's a big change on the horizon for you ..... enjoy it hun! xx

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  11. What an adorable and fun card--perfect for your teaching buddy! How sad to hear about your school. I'm sure it will be hard to see it close but fortunately you will have much to look forward to in retirement. I really loved my job and was afraid I would feel lost but amazingly I now wonder how I had time to work. There will be so much exciting in your future!

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  12. Such fabulous blending, Kim ... love how you've added those delicious colours to the tail of the fish ... they shine! I'm so sorry to hear about your school closing ... while you'll miss those sweet little ones, I hope you'll enjoy deciding how you'll use all that retirement time. Hugs & bisous, my friend, Anita :)

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your school Kim - what a shock it must be. I'm sure your friend will love this wonderful encouragement card. I certainly do.

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  14. Fantastic blending, and this is such a wonderful encouraging card.

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  15. What a shame the school is closing, Kim! I hope you enjoy your retirement when it comes around :) Your colours for your ocean are awesome! I love the design of this card! xx

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  16. Beautiful blending Kim! Lovely encouragement card for your friend. I am so sorry about the school closing, I know we have talked about this, but I also know that you are going to love being retired. Maybe you will come to see me a bit sooner!

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  17. So sorry your school is closing, Kim. Will you really retire? This is a darling card for your friend and I hope she finds another job.

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  18. you are so clever with the BLEND theme
    and love that only part of fish area..
    sweet blue blending and whole card I love the idea
    she will love this card I believe
    hugs
    Monika

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  19. How sad to hear that your school is closing; hopefully, steps will be taken to relocate your colleague. Retirement on your horizon...freedom awaits! Yes, you'll definitely miss the littles, but you'll find ways to connect with them in some different capacities. Your card: so pretty and such an uplifting sentiment. Though one door is closing, another is sure to open...
    Hugs~c

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  20. All things come to an end and new possibilities will arise, sooner or later. I guess this makes it easier for yourself to retire.
    Love how you designed this water and waves and with the mermaid or fish tail peeping up over the waterfront.

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  21. Sorry I'm so late visiting this one, Kim! Such a gorgeous blend and what a lovely encouraging sentiment. Love the colours you used for the fish too. I hope everything will work out for your friend when the school closes, what a sad time xx

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