Thursday, June 3, 2010

Teacher of the Year ~ Becky -- Sketches In Thyme ~ Challenge No. 1 !!

Hi everyone!!  Woo Hoo it's finally Thursday and that means today is the debut of Sketches in Thyme  ~ the new Scrapbook Sketch Challenge Blog with a new sketch every two weeks!!  Which should be plenty of time to get that layout done and uploaded so we can all ohhh and awww over it!!  Our first awesome sketch is from Scrapbook Sketches By Scrapiopath and is Sketch No. 34..
Wow just think of the possibilities you can do with this fabulous sketch.  My DD-I-L Angela's Mother received the Teacher of The Year Award from her Elementary School this year and Angela wanted to know if I would do a layout for her to give to her mother.... Well, of course I said "Yes"  and after seeing  this sketch I thought it would be perfect with the items I wanted to use..  So this is the layout I came up with:

As you can see I turned the sketch vertically...  And look at the yummy colors I used.  I definitely wanted to use the purple since that's the colors of the school..   And I think the turquoise is a perfect match, don't you??    I also had to add this poem that they handed out at the banquet, it reads:
The Bridge Builder
An Old man going a lone highway
Came at the evening cold and gray
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.

The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fears for him
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

"Old man" said a fellow pilgrim near,
"You're wasting your time with building here.
You never again will pass this way
Your journey will end with the closing day;
You have crossed the chasm deep and wide;
Why build you this bridge at eventide?"

The builder lifted his old grey head
"Good Friend, in the way that I've come." he said,
"There follows after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way;
This stream that has been naught to me
To the fair-haired youth might a pitfall be,
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim.
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him."
Author Unkown
This is so appropriate for Becky, who has been teaching for 20 + years and plans to retire next year..  She is such a sweetie and absolutely loved teaching Kindergarten, but says it's just not what it use to be!!!  :o(
We also have a fabulous prize up for grabs to one lucky winner for this challenge...  Take a look:

YUMMY!!!
Here's what you need to do to win:   Visit each Maven and leave a comment on their blog, and also leave a comment on the challenge blog. One qualified winner will be chosen by random.org on Wednesday, June 9. This prize is open to all countries.  So what are you waitin' for...............  We've even made it easy for you ~ here are the Maven's list :

Barb http://barbcraft.blogspot.com/
Brenda http://roseblossomlegacies.blogspot.com/
Dawn http://dawnscrafts.blogspot.com/
Debbie http://lovelifeslittlepleasures.blogspot.com/
Diana http://itsmylifeandimscrappingit.blogspot.com/
Fern http://texasstampinmamaw.blogspot.com/  You are here!!
Kim http://memoriesinthyme.blogspot.com/
Pat http://ascrappinnana.blogspot.com/
Penny http://scrappinpenny.blogspot.com/
GD Tanya http://trudd.blogspot.com/

This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges which are:
Sketches In Thyme ~ Beautiful Sketch
Frosted Designs ~ Photo Inspiration
Ooh la la Challenge ~ Inspiration ~ use colors of the challenge blog
Scrap It With a Song ~ Lee Ann Womack ~ I Hope You Dance  ~ since this is a retirement layout I chose "Time is a real and constant motion always rolling us along"
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ~ Faces

Now here is the scrappy list of things I used on this layout:
SU Tempting Turquoise CS and Ink
BoBunny ~ Peacock Lane Love Birds Die Cut PP
Bazzill ~ purple under poem
BoBunny ~ Mama-Razzi Film ~ printed the poem on this running it through my computer.
SU Creamy Caramel Ink
SU Tempting Turquiose DSP ~ layered Becky's Photo on this punched with the
Marvy Oval Scallop Punch
Prima Calcutta Flower Blue Iris ~ I know it's purple, but that's what the package said.....
Prima Jewell Box Butterfly
Prima Songbird Vine Purple - less the Songbirds
Silhouette ~ ABC
Thickers Glitter Numbers
Say It In Crystals
WOW, did you think this was ever going to end!!!  lol
Hope you enjoy your day, and please be sure and check out the fabulous layouts from the other Maven's!!
Stop back by any time!!!
I luv your visits and your comments!!
Hugs!
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24 comments:

Irena said...

Gorgeous page, lovely details :)
Have a wonderful day!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Fern you always do such an amazing job I am sure the Teacher of the Year will love it! I love the cameo picture you have near the bottom with the swirly pearls! GORGEOUS!

Deca said...

Wonderful page. I love!!!

Crystal said...

Good Morning Fern, WOW sweetie you totally ROCKED this sketch....WOW look at the gorgeous colors and fab details!!! Truly BEAUTIFUL page sweetie!

jengd said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! I love your take on the sketch, esp. replacing some of the photos with text!

Wendi said...

Absolutley beautiful I love the sparkly numbers and the pearl accents are gorgeous a truely beautiful scrap page anyone would be proud of
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love love love your design on both of these. Terrific Christmas page with the red and black ... and such a sweet photo. And what you did with the teacher layout is fantastic. Great poem. She ill absolutely love it! Hugs .. I'm off to work so have to keep this short!

Dawn said...

This is just beautiful, that poem is so special and would have made me cry when I seen this beautiful layout.

Pat said...

Love the colors!! Beautifully done!

Tanya Rudd said...

Congratulations Maven Fern. Love the blues and purples.
Hugs
Tanya

Susan said...

Love your first reveal!!! I look forward to lots more!!! I'm sure she will LOVE the layout!!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors!
-Angi-

CraftyGirl said...

Wowsers Maven Fern!! You totally rocked the sketch!! This is such a fabulous tribute to a teacher who is truly worthy!! How nice of you to make a keepsake that she will treasure forever!! I think it is great that you included the poem and the other elements from her school!! And... it worked great for the FD challenge!! Way to go GF!!!
Barb :)

Kim said...

Simply stated, "stunning layout!" I love that you used the bling frames and those colors are yummy together. You totally rocked this first challenge! Way to go, lovely Maven!
blessings,
Kim xXx

Rainbow said...

Gorgeous page fern!! love all the details!! great colors and embellies!!!

Hannah said...

Wow, this is really, really beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It With a Song :-)

Brenda said...

Really, really beautiful, Fern!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! And she's right, kindergarten isn't what it used to be...or teaching if that's what she meant! I'm a teacher-turned stay-at-home-mom and it's scary what is happening to our schools.

TeenaBugg38 said...

she is just gonna love this!!! I love the poem...you are right, perfect for a teacher! I am always amazed at the ones who manage to stay at it for more than a couple of years, let alone 20!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Opps...forgot to thank you for playing with us at Scrap It With a Song....lolololol...I really need to go to bed :)

Rainbow Lady said...

Excellent layout Fern. Well done and thanks for playing this week Love Cynthia x

Jess said...

Beautiful LO! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It With a Song!

Toucan Scraps said...

beautiful
thank you singing along with us at Scrap it with a Song this week

Amy said...

very pretty layout

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