Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Your Guiding Hand will remain with me Forever

Yesterday my children would like me to make cards for their teachers to celebrate Teacher's Day on May 16 every year. Like every other year, they often ask me money to buy gifts for their teachers, however last year 'Alyaa decided to give 'green plants' in pots {extras from my garden} to all the teachers who taught her after hearing my story {a story I was told by my mother} that during my mom's study era in the 40's to 60's; life was tough and basically the kampong folks worked very hard to make ends meet to enable their children to school. The only way to achieve better life is through education. They have great respect for the teachers for they are the ones who teach the unfortunate ones for free!
The teachers are very hardworking but pretty strict according to my mom. She never forgets how fierceful her math teacher was; the person she respect so much who taught her counting and she's pretty good at it! Mom and her math teacher became neighbors for many years, sadly, he passed away some years ago. She said most poor parents often give the teachers vegetable they grow even chicken for the teachers as appreciation. 'Alyaa thought that's amazing {..."I can save money!" she thinks.). I was excited to know her teachers comments when she got home from school; they loved the green plants also known as 'money plant' because it is a symbol of money luck to the Chinese belief.        
This Teacher's Day, my children want to give their teachers cards! That's it!
I have many challenges to do for Let's Scrap this week so I picked Jennifer's INSM12#10 challenge to make two cards.  
Jennifer's rule is to make two or more handmades (embellishement). I thought since this card is for her special teacher, I decided to combine two creativities between 'Alyaa and me. The focal point is the ribbon flowers which 'Alyaa made herself. She was so happy to see the finished card upon returning from netball practise;
I'm glad :)
Materials used: sentiment (Close To My Heart), distress ink (Ranger's), ink (StazOn, Kasiercraft), stamp (Kodomo), jewelled florettes (Petaloo), green petal (Kaisercraft), pp (Kaisercraft), ribbon and buttons
...this is the sketch used for my card design above...
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I love making this card for Anis's class teacher. She said it's too beautiful and chose other cards I have made before for her teachers instead, hmmm. 'Alyaa grab the chance and took this one for her class teacher! Great! 
I made the rosettes last night. I love making them and instead of finishing off this card right away, I made more rosettes to keep since the glue gun is on, lol.
Materials used: pp, rub on and ink (Kaisercraft), gem (Momoyo), buttons 
...the sketch used for my card design above...
Thank you for visiting today and hope to see you again next time.
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2 comments:

  1. These are just so beautiful. Love the designs.
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    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. Love the story, too.

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