Tuesday, August 27, 2013

An Apple for Teacher

Sometimes my brain just won't turn off and I was up most of the night.  I dropped the sugar bowl and made myself a big mess to clean up, caught up on my online scrabble games, made this card and then this stupid poem started forming in my head.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I would have enjoyed a little sleep!

Hello Teacher!
I brought you an apple but please wash it first.
It fell out of my backpack and into the dirt.
The holes in the side are from my dog, Ralph.
It took me a while to get it out of  his mouth.
Then on the school bus it fell on the floor,
a big kid kicked it right out of the door.
Another kid grabbed it to play 'monkey in the middle'.
They thought it was funny because I am so little.
And then a man teacher, as tall as can be
grabbed that red apple and tossed it to me. 
I tried to clean it and get rid of the dirt.
See the big messy spot on my new favorite shirt?
After all that it's been through, I'm giving it to you.
I hope that the inside is not black and blue!
 Poem by Debi B.

This card is for the following challenges:
Card Mania Challenge #28 - Ribbon 
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #58 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Pile It On Challenge - Designer Paper
Card and Scrap Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge #42 - No Flowers
Bloggers Challenge - Back to School


  1. A very cute poem and a very cute card! I don't like worms, but yours is super cute. thanks for playing with Clearly iStamp.

  2. Oh this is super cute! So glad you shared at Clearly iStamp's School Time Challenge.

  3. So cute and the poem was perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!

  4. Love your card and that poem is really sweet. I never knew you were a poet. I'm impressed. Sure hope you get some sleep tonight!

  5. Thanks for dropping by Melonheadz to enter your card - it fits great with the challenge - Good luck in the draw - Gail DT

  6. Debi,
    WOW, this is so cute! I love everything about it and how you colored my image. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  7. What a fun card and the apple story is too cute! I saw you on MIM I am # 35and #103, stop by I would
    Love to have you visit.
    This is so sweet.
    DIANA L.

  8. Cute worm, love the poem too!
    Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp School Time Challenge. Debbie CiSCDT

  9. This is so cute! Love that little worm! Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp!--Hugs, Katy DT :)

  10. Your card is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  11. hahahahhahaha - GREAT POEM, Debi! That apple might be good for apple juice! LOL Very cute, and I'm sure the book worm might not mind what the apple has been thru at all! Darling card, Debi! hugs, de

  12. Cute card and image. Love your story. Great vibrant colours too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  13. Such a gorgeous card and image. Visited from MIM..Loz

  14. What a cute poem,I used to love doing that too...love your little book worm..great card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  16. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  17. Oh, I'm going to be laughing all day overt that poem, Debi! It's fantastic. :-D Cute card.

  18. Super cute card! As for your poem ... LOVE IT!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create for our Back to School Challenge.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  19. What a cute card and fab details!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member

  20. This is such a fun card. That critter makes me smile!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Back to School Challenge!

  21. Super cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

  22. Delightful poem and very cute card! You are one multi-talented person! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  23. So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  24. ...and thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  25. WTG Deb! Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #74 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar.
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  26. Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! And hope to see you join our next challenge on Monday! Ani


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