Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CASology {Thinking of You}

Boy, it has been a stressful week. I won't get into it too much but I am a teacher and at this time of year job postings come out. I have my dream job at my dream school...I love it there. I have 10 years of seniority and was finally feeling secure. Unfortunately, the decision was made to close our school and so I have been without a job for next year and waiting to hear about one. Yep...stressful.


Well today I heard...

And next year I am teaching full-time Grade 1 at a school not far from my home. Not my #1 choice...but a close 2nd and for that I am grateful. Truly.


Now onto my card! Today I am playing with those lovely ladies over at CASOLOGY and their current challenge is to create a clean and simple card using flowers. This was super easy to whip up and it was nice to create a single layer card front...I did fussy cut the flowers and pop them up for some dimension. Also rounded the bottom right corner for some "pizzazz"! This is a Stampin' Up set that is retiring...but I will never part with it...it is a FAVOURITE of mine. 

A clean and simple card...and an bit of stress free fun...

35 comments:

  1. Oooooh those stamps, I am wondering if they are the same as the other ones you use that are on my list now.
    Ummmm miss, you kinda seriously ROCK the CAS category here!!! Of course I am not surprised at all!
    Not at all!!! This is more CAS than my card!!! -which is not hard to do LOL, ...and you do it with STYLE!

    Thanks for joining us at CASology, a sincere pleasure to have you join us Lesley, I am honored and happy to have your card in the CASology gallery!! I hope to see more of you!!

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  2. Gorgeous CAS card Lesley. And I'm so glad you heard about your job. Extremely stressful for you and I'm sure so many others.

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  3. What a beautiful bloom...love the coral color!

    Yay for your new teaching position! So happy for you!

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  4. First of all congrats on the new job! I can only imagine how heartbreaking it must have been to learn of your old school closing and having to start a job search. :( I'm glad the stress of waiting is over now.
    Your card is a stunner - so clean and crisp and I love the popped up flowers. Really gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  5. Gorgeous CAS card! Soooo glad you have heard re: teaching next year and it is a close second to your first choice!! Hugs to you and yeah for the stress of the unknown placement no longer in the picture. Onwards and upwards :)

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  6. Yay Lesley so happy for you. I am glad that you were able to secure a job for September--what lucky kids to get you! :) Love your pretty card, those flowers are gorgeous, wonderful colouring too! Perfect CAS. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

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  7. As a former teacher, I can empathize with the stresses that come at this time of year, especially when your 'dream job' disappears. Politics are heard to contend with (which explains why I resigned from teaching...if opportunity arose I'd consider going back part time, maybe...). On the plus side, super congrats on the new position, where I know you will make a positive impact on those little ones. You and your creativity...those kids are in for a major treat!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous with its clean simplicity. Quite the impact...

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  8. Wow, congrats on the new job, so happy for you. I know you will enjoy the 1st grade and have a good influence on the little one.
    Love your CAS card. The flowers are so pretty.

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  9. Beautiful and so pleased that you will be able to continue teaching.

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  10. So glad your job for next year has been sorted out--even if it wasn't your first choice. Lovely CAS card today!

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  11. I'm so glad you've got a class close to home next year! I hope the stress is over for a while! Your stress freeing project is gorgeous!

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  12. Oh goodness, Lesley! I thought I had a stressful week but your's is right up there. LOVE your use of Fabulous Florets, one of my all time faves!

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  13. Thank goodness Lesley, that had to be stressful, but now you can breath! Pretty card today ;)

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  14. All I'm thinking is ... those kids and parents have no idea how famous their teacher is!! I'm glad you ended up with something that's still OK, and that you don't have to worry anymore. Gorgeous card, Lesley. The coloring on your flowers is wonderful!

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  15. Yahoooooo Lesley! So happy for you! What great news! Your card is beautiful!

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  16. This indeed sounds stressful but thank God things are better for you now :) your card is totally gorgeous !!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful. I finally bought this set...amazing how a retirement list gets me to spend money! LOL

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  18. Your card is just gorgeous! Love the colors in the flowers. And YAY for getting your #2 dream job.....you're very blessed!

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  19. This is a beautiful card,simply stunning! and congrats on your job (must be something in the air because though I'm keeping my job in my school I too have had a stressful year so can sympathise..... changes are a-coming and fingers crossed that they work out for us both! x

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  20. Lesley, your card is simply and absolutely beautiful!

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  21. Love that flower stamp. I'm sorry your dream job is no longer but finally hearing that you have a new teaching position must relieve some of the stress.

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  22. That's awesome news about your teaching job! I know you have been waiting to hear. I know it may not be your first...just think how great that commute will be come winter. :-) I think I would love to teach 1st. They are learning to read. They blossom so much that year.

    Love your card Lesley! CAS perfection!

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  23. As always, your card is absolutely gorgeous, Lesley! I love how you colored the flowers and popped them up for dimension...perfectly CAS, too!

    Teachers are my favorite people in the whole wide world, so I am truly happy for you that you have found a position close to home and almost perfect :-) Best of luck to you...enjoy your summer!!!

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  24. A beautiful, feminine, and CASlicious card, Lesley! You can absolutely do ANY card style! I'm so thrilled to hear that you have already received the good news of a job for next year and that you got your second choice, too! Good things happen to good people!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. You do a CAS card well. Hope your new assignment is much more than you have hoped for.

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  26. Oh Leslie your card is just beautiful! Amazing coloring on that lovely flower! So sorry that you're number one school closed down, but happy that things have worked out with your second choice and that you have a job for next year. Hope things settle down for you soon ;) ((Hugs))

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  27. This card is CAS perfection. I can see why you love this flower stamp so much. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week. And, congrats on the new job.

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  28. I'm so happy to hear that you have a teaching job for next year, Lesley. Congrats! Love this fabulous CAS card - those colors are stunning together.

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  29. Such a beautiful card! I'm so glad to hear that you have received the good news of a job for next year and that it was your 2nd choice :-)

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  30. Lesley, you have been on a bit of a roller coaster, haven't you! I'm glad it worked out OK...those little first graders are in for a treat next year! Your card is fabulously CAS and colorful and rich. Just wonderful! So glad you joined us at CASology!

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  31. I love the simplicity of this card and it really showcases those gorgeous flowers! Congratulations on the new position, I'm sure that is a load off your mind.

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  32. So glad to hear the great news Lesley! And your clean and super white card is beautiful!

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  33. This is stunning Lesley! So very elegant and effective! :)
    So glad you got another job...it's not nice having to worry about your job security. Good luck!
    Lizy xx

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  34. Congrats Lesley on your HM! So deserved! Gorgeous card!

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Lesley :)