I don't like to openly express how pleased I am with something that I've made, but . . . I was very pleased with this card because the design literally fell into place--straight from my head. Two dreams--in less than two weeks--came true for my sister recently.
#1 - She got a car (Volkswagen Beetle) that she's liked since the first Herbie movie
#2 - Her teaching license finally arrived, along with a job offer for the coming school year.
And so the idea for this card was born. What could be a more appropriate way to congratulate her than a Beetle loaded down with teacher/classroom items, all the way down to a pencil tied to the hood and a "hearts" banner draped across the luggage rack? The most important thing that she has always taken into a classroom--and will continue to take with her--is a heart filled with love for the children fortunate enough to land in her classroom. She is not new to teaching but, in an effort to better herself and provide (hopefully) a higher level of job security, she spent two grueling years dedicated to earning her teaching degree. It was quite a monumental feat while working full-time and sharing her time with children, grandchildren, and day-to-day responsibilities and obligations, but I guess it's safe to say that she is finally becoming what she always wanted to be. I'm happy for and very proud of her, and all I have to say to the students who end up in her classroom . . . "lucky you"!!!