Friday, June 7, 2013

Grow and Reach for the Sky!

Who knew you could have FUN Reaching for the Sky... using Stampin' Up!'s products to stay inside and not use a stamp?!?!!
Thanking our PreSchool teachers... it was fun and easy with our awesome Stampin' Up! paper, stamp pads and Aqua Painter!

Teachers give us Roots, to help us Grow... so we can Reach for the SKY!!!!  HERE is our Class Gift to our two amazing Preschool teachers, Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Willis at our beloved Christian Preschool of Thousand Oaks (we have been on this campus for the past 6 years - we skip a year and will be back the following!!).
Our Whisper White card stock (#100730) is the perfect, top-quality base for this finger-fun project!
Our cute kids are the perfect 'leaves' for our tree... their little fingers and our Lucky Limeade ink (retired) stamp pad make for a kid-friendly project.
After the 'leaves' are in place, take the Early Espresso ink (#126974) and our Aqua Painter (#103954) make for a wonderful 'Tree' to Give Roots and Raise those 'Leaves' to the Sky!
Adding a heart knot represents the amazing love our teachers pour into our kids!
The Aqua Painter keeps the water in the actual tip and allows for this graceful look - I'm not an artist in the sense that I paint... but this sure made me feel like it!
Printing a Thank You note for the teachers on our Whisper White card stock and mat it on the Early Espresso card stock (#119686).
Frame these little finger leaves of love...
what a perfect Teacher's Gift!

Aren't those finger prints just darling?!?!
Two Teachers, each will receive an
original work of art!
This seems far from 'enough' for the work and love our teachers pour into our kids... Mrs. Curtis has been our teacher for my son... she's actually held Carina when Carina was a Newborn! 
Now she has prepared her for
life and elementary school!!
Here is my (now) Kindergartner!  She has gone from infant to kindergartner on this campus and with the love and aide of the amazing teachers on this campus... thank you Christian Preschool and it's amazing staff!!
Thank You, Mrs. Willis... your love, excitement for life and God, and hugs kept this little angel excited to come to school!!
Thank You Mrs. Curtis... You held this baby girl when she was a baby to now, sending her off to elementary school!!  Thank YOU for everything.. our many kids to come through, seeing you at football games to hugs when we came to and fro on campus... you are a jewel in this cave we call life!!
Thank You is FUN to say when you make it into Art... Art that will capture those little fingers in this moment in life - they will grow and never been the same.... what a blessing it is to say Thank You!!
Want to create your OWN pieces of Art?!?!!
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