Shana Gaff
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Countdown is On!

It's hard to believe it, but we are almost at the end of the school year!  Less than 30 days until summer break. It's been awhile since I have counted down with the kids, but now that I am back to teaching it seems almost second nature again. :)  I have applied for the full-time position for next year, and should be hearing soon when my interview will be. I don't know what God's plan is for me yet, but I will go with it either way!

Since it is nearing the end of the year and Brett and I are both working at the school, I am sure we will have some graduation parties to attend. Our newest challenge at ATCAS uses our school colors, so I thought it was the perfect time to whip up some quick and easy Congratulations cards!
Work of Art is my FAVORITE go-to stamp set for a quick background.  This swoosh looks gorgeous stamped in the Gold Encore Ink. I am so sad that it is retiring from the catalog! I hope they give us a new gold ink, because I love the luxurious feel it has.  I just recently purchased the refill for my Black Memento ink pad, and MAN did it ever make a difference!  The words really pop over the top of the gold. Before I reinked it, it was almost a grey. I need to remember to do this to all of my ink pads for more vibrant colors!

Thanks for stamping by today.  Make sure to check out the rest of the cards our talented design team have created for your viewing pleasure! 


  1. Great sentiment and a fab card! Rebecca x

  2. Great background you have created with that swoosh. LOVE that sentiment! How cool these are the school colours. Have a nice break when it comes around and good luck with the full time position!! xx

  3. How great that these turned out to be your school colors! I love the swipes behind your sentiment, and the gold star is fabulous!
    Keeping my fingers crossed that the teaching job works out well for you, Shana! Best of luck with your interview!

  4. LOVE this design Shana. So creative!! And I love the star added to the "You"! xx

  5. Love the gold swooshes and the big black congratulations! Great job, Shana! Have a great week!

  6. Gorgeous, absolutely with the swoosh of gold in the background.
    It has been fantastic and an honor to be the April guest designer. I have always found loads of awesome CAS inspiration with ATCAS. Thank you :-)

  7. Shana, great idea to color the background gold and then have that bold sentiment on top. Fabuylous card