Sunday, October 30, 2011

Taylored Wreath

Friday a senior level student came into my office and proceeded to take off his shoes AND SOCKS to get my opinion on his ingrown toenails! This SO fell under the category of WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION! Well this same student just called me on my cell phone asking if I would take him to the podiatrist this week. He admitted to being terrified stating it was because, "I looked it up on the internet." He wants me to stay with him for the procedure...I think I WON'T be looking it up on the internet! I could hardly say no to him - his mother died of cancer in August of this year.

Last week it was another student with a pair of trousers needing a button sewn back in place.

I have a very difficult time telling these college age students 'NO'. I am a wimp!

Here is what I put together today - using a set of Taylored Expressions I ordered awhile back but hadn't cracked open yet.

Misted Wreath
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Select White
~Design papers - Basic Grey Dasher - edges outlined with Copics
~Green and red cardstock - red scalloped Spellbinders die cuts
~Taylored Expressions Seasonal Wreath - cream color cardstock - stamped with assorted greens - using Taylored Expressions Friendship Blooms
~All three layers sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Wheat Fields
~Three rhinestones
Taylored Expressions - sketch
Christmas Inspirations - die cuts
Basic Grey - anything goes
Bah Humbug - die cuts and Christmas
Colour Create - photo inspiration

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. What a darling card. Love the papers you chose and that beautiful wreath. You are such a kind soul to "mother" your students. Even though they are bigger they still need attention. (Words from a veteran teacher!!)

  2. Your card is gorgeous. I really loved this stile of work. The geometric forms gave to the entirely work a marvelous look. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. We hope you will play again next fortnight.

  3. Nancy: I applaud your 'over and above' attitude. It's wonderful your students know they can count on you - sometimes there isn't anyone else. Hugs...

  4. I think your students will always remember the little ... and not so little ... extras you did for them when they needed someone. Love the colours and the 3D effect of your wreath. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  5. What a fun wreath. Loved the toe nail story!! But glad I wasn't eating my breakfast, lol!

    Brenda Bah Humbug GDT

  6. Bless you Nancy,the reason you do these things is simple,You're Lovely! I'd love to think that if my children were far from home they'de have someone who looked out for them and I guess you are just the same, Love your card,What a simple but brilliant idea! Have a great week,Julie.x

  7. What a great idea to create a wreath! A beautiful card Nancy, and I don't think your a wimp - just very kind and considerate :)

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Burgundy, Green, Cream and Gold Challenge!

    Sharon x

  8. Such fabulous cards, I love those Dasher papers and your design is wonderful!!

    We are fabulous for could join with us at Basic Grey.
    Heather xx


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