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

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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

You Rock! * 104 = A Lotta Stampin’ Going On

A dear friend of mine wanted to give some gifts out to some people she has worked with this past year. Card Sets seemed like a good choice for the gift. Everyone needs cards, right? "You Rock" seemed like the appropriate sentiment for both the receiver of these gifts and for those that they give out to others. Kind of a pay-it-forward type of thing (not only do you rock but you can give a card out to someone else that rocks! :))

She needed 13 sets. I like to give sets of 8 cards. Seems like the right number for a set of cards. Not sure why. 13*8=yep, you guessed it… a whole bunch of cards. So, since we ALL know that I'm so organized and get stuff done early (ha, ha, ha), I went with a design that was EASY to mass produce in a short amount of time. Fade in to Taylored Expressions: You're My Hero set. I needed a solid image set to make this work – i.e. No coloring in!

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All wrapped up in clear boxes (from clearbags.com). I hope she liked them and I hope that her friends liked them, too!

How's your week going? Count down is on… 2 weeks of preschool left and 4 weeks of regular school. I'm SO READY to have my boys out for the summer. If I'm done, I can only imagine what the teachers, staff, and KIDS are feeling like…

Happy Cinco de Mayo!