Monday, August 27, 2012

Back To School Teacher Gifts

 I am so not ready for school to start!  I want the summer to go on and on but, since that is not possible, I better just enjoy what is left.  I think one of the reasons why I want to delay school is because my little girl is starting Kindergarten this year!  It just can't be!!!  She is growing up way too fast.  She is really looking forward to school and cannot wait to make friends. makes the transition a little bit easier.  I should not forget to mention that my oldest is going into 4th grade!!!  Now....he isn't as enthusiastic about the whole going back to school, but he needs his social time back and a little less time in front of his beloved Playstation! ;)  Kids and their electronics!  When I was a kid, going outside and riding bikes was all I could think about.  How times have changed! 

Anyways...on to the little gifts I made for both of my kids' teachers.  I found these cute little gift boxes in the Walmart 88 cent bins.  The notepads were there too.  I grabbed a couple of lunch sacks in my stash and folded them up to make a pocket to hold the pencils and chocolate bar.  I found some REALLY OLD paper when I first joined Close To My Heart and started to work on getting the pocket all decorated.  Cute, huh?!
I happened to check the Heart 2 Heart blog today and they are having a Back To School challenge today.  Perfect!!  I hope the teachers enjoy the little gift. ;)  Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Chocolate, Kraft, Bamboo and Cranberry.
Paper:  Green patterned paper (unknown source), Moonstruck checkered paper (retired), Cranberry B&T (Everlasting Paper pack {retired}).
Stamps:  D1290 August Word Puzzle{Back To School sentiment}(retired) and S1111 Cherish the Day, November 2011 SOTM.
Ink:  Chocolate, Moonstruck and Cranberry.
Accessories:  Chocolate button, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Checkered red ribbon (Offray), Chocolate embroidery floss.
Tools:  Art Philosophy and Doodle Charms Cricut Cartridges, crimper (Fiskers), needle tool, Z1471 ruler, sand paper, sponge dauber, and glue dots.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Flirty Birthday Wishes and Mojo Monday Sketch 255

Okay...I am not going to babble on about why I have not been posting much lately.  Let's just say... summer time is just too nice to be inside crafting.

I am loving the new Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Ideabook!  I tried to resist spending too much...but really?!  There was just too many things that I NEEDED!!  My husband is rolling his eyes right now! ;)

I loved this new stamp set, Love Blooms, right off the bat.  I had to get it.  This card is the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.  I haven't done a sketch for quite some time.  It is nice to give one a try again. :)  I used one of the B&T papers and used both sides of it.  I adore having double-sided paper!  I stamped the rose twice and cut out a portion of it and then used a pop dot to give the flower dimension.  It is hard to see in the photo.  This particular stamp set coordinates with The Flirty paper...I wasn't feeling the colors that are featured in this pack, so I picked out some different colors I was felt looked good together.  I hope you all like it as well as I do.  A super easy and fun one to put together.   Thanks so much for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Heavenly Blue, Black, Pear, and Twilight
Paper:  Flirty Paper Pack
Ink:  Desert Sand, Hollyhock, Pear, Topiary, and Twilight
Stamps:  C1511 Love Blooms and D1529 Circut Artiste Collection Birthday (sentiment)
Accessories:  Z1336 Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gem
Tools:  Circut Artiste Cartridge, corner rounder (scallops), pop dots, sand paper, and sponge dauber.

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