Teacher Time – Day 6

And here we are… our final day of Teacher Time 2012! TGIF, too! And 2 weeks of school under our belt in my house. (Of course, the routine isn't sticking quite yet but we're working on it!)

I'd like to thank Jennie for a fabulous blog share/hop/link for the past two weeks. Without her, I wouldn't have made anything!

Our last theme for Teacher Time is to incorporate a die cut somewhere in your project. Hmm, well. I don't think I use them that much anymore so I had to "cheat" and figure out what to do. I stood in my studio and did a 360 to see if anything jumped out at me to use. Aha! My accucut machine was calling to me. I had a custom die made a few years ago. It is a wine bottle tag or can be used for anything really. I like it and think it's useful (when used… ha ha ha). So, I grabbed it and made a quick tag to go on my project.

I got one of those metal square tins from the $1 spot at Target the other day. I filled it with some Bath & Body Works lotion (cotton breeze!), kleenex, CHOCOLATE, Advil, mints and some hand santizer. Just a quick thing for a teacher's desk. And of course, the tag to say THANK YOU!

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Thanks so much for joining us for Teacher Time 2012. First go check out Jennie's wonderful creations and then get inspired and give your teachers a little something to brighten their day. Their job is hard and so important!

Happy Weekend!

stamps by Paper Smooches

Teacher Time – Day 5

HELLO! Day 5 of Teacher Time is here! 

First, my girl, Jennie has BIG NEWS TODAY! She's the guest designer for Paper Smooches this month. HOW COOL IS THAT? Way to go, Jennie!

In honor of her news, our theme today is Paper Smooches Day! Make anything with paper smooches stamps! Okay, go…

Well, I think little notes are important to have on hand. I find that my son's principal can really use these to brighten up a teacher's day. During the year, I try to give her a set here and there so she has some to pass out when she needs them.

I'm experimenting with business card size… I think it's a perfect little note size. So i made a bunch and packaged them with envelopes in groups of 6 cards. Just a little something to give out to some people at school.

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You can write a quick note on the back, stick it in the envelope and you're good to go. Or just punch a hole through one and you've got a tag! I love this size of card!

Hope you are enjoying our teacher time this year. Only one more on Friday! But before then, head on over to see Jennie and also check out her work on the Paper Smooches Blog today! WOHOO!

All stamps by Paper Smooches

Teacher Time – Day 4

Happy Labor Day to all my USA friends & family! Happy last day of summer for so many of my mom friends and teachers! We are a week into school, as you know. And I'm hoping that our schedule firms up a bit and isn't NEARLY as painful as last week. First week always does ME in. The boys, however, love it. They love their teachers (as I do!) and they are happy to have a routine and see their friends.

So, it's day 4 of our Teacher Time fun. Jennie and I really are having fun showing you what we've made for our teachers. I am a little late to getting my posted today though. Our theme today is 3×3 cards. You know, as a gift set. I seem to have a problem and just can't do 1 of anything. I decided that my boy's special area teachers needed some love. They have different music, art, and p.e. teachers this year. So, yes, that's 6 more teachers! I love it though. And I can't imagine that my oldest will let me get away with this when he goes to middle school next year. So, I'm going to savor every last minute of it.

I did 6 sets of 4 cards each…

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I just love 3×3 cards. They are really the perfect size. Don't forget to check out Jennie's fabulous creations. 

This project fits the CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week, too. How fun!

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Stamps by Paper Smooches and Hero Arts
Neon ink (pink!) by Hero Arts
Cardstock by A Muse Artstamps (retired), Archivers (already cut in 3×3 with envelopes!)

Teacher Time – Day 3

Today's theme for Teacher Time is a pack of thank you cards. Who doesn't like thank you cards? Oh, my boy's don't like to write them. We are still (STILL!) working on that. Anyway, it's day 3 of Teacher Time, where Jennie and I show you some of the fun stuff we've made for our teachers. She's smarter than I am, she keeps these gifts for later during the year and has them ready for whenever.  I can't do that. I make. Then I give. Immediately. Day of.  I'm horrible at keeping gifts for holidays or birthdays too. I want to always give them RIGHT away. 

My oldest started 5th grade this week. And he has 3 teachers that he switches between each day. They are trying to prep the kids for Middle School. MIDDLE.SCHOOL!!!! ACK. Anyway, so now I make 4 gifts just for the primary teachers (3 for him and 1 for the other). And this year, both my boys have DIFFERENT special area teachers… so that's 6 more. I haven't done anything for them yet. Soon…

My made 4 packs in a jiffy last night (because soccer started this week too! x 2 boys). I'm ready for summer vacation ;).  Jiffy will be my new word this year…

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I thought the lady bugs were cute. They have diamond glaze/crystal effects on them to make them a bit 3-d and shiny.

Head on over to Jennie's blog and see what she's come up with for Teacher Time. Cute stuff!

We are going to do 3 more days of Teacher Time (M, W, F) of next week. See you then!

Stamps by Paper Smooches, lady bug retired from A Muse Artstamps

Teacher Time – Day 2

Back again for another installment of Teacher Time… you know stuff for Teachers! 🙂 Today's theme – CANDY. 

Well, originally when Jennie and I were planning this, our theme was supposed to incorporate the Target $ spot somehow. I kid you not… I spent 30 minutes there the other day and NOTHING inspired me. It's probably because I have a room full of stuff and I need to use it! Or maybe it's just that my stamping mojo is still on summer break? I don't know. Anyway, candy seemed like a doable theme to me. 

So, I dug around and found these cute little frosted glassine coffee bags in my stash. Hmm, when did I get those?  I had some left over dots cut out from a previous Silhouette Cameo project in various colors so I used those to enhance the bags. Filled them with chocolate! Then I stamped a tag and voila, done.

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Who doesn't like chocolate?

Don't forget to see what Jennie did for today's teacher time. It's really cute!

Stop by on Friday for the next installment of teacher time 2012!

Stamps by Paper Smooches
Paper retired by A Muse Artstamps
Vinyl cut by Silhouette Cameo 

Sucks.

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My dear, dear friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. 

The good news… she's a fighter and she's REALLY, REALLY strong. I have always admired her for her strength and determination. 

This paper smooches stamp set is perfect for her. And she likes pink, too. 🙂

The sentiment reminds of that movie (that I can't think of the name of right now) that says "You fight like a girl" and she says "I am a girl!". 

Happy Friday!