Sunday, May 29, 2011

Birthday treats

Who wouldn't want to receive this jar as a special birthday treat? I don't think I can fit cupcakes in there even though there are these cute ones on it, complete with sprinkles. My co-worker is getting this filled with Swedish fish, her favorite--and MINE too! What would you want in your jar?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best." - Bob Talbert

My children have been blessed with wonderful, WONDERFUL teachers. This "Don't forget..." note station will be perfect on their desk.

All you need is:
- a picture frame (I found mine at a local Dollar Store)
-paper and embellishments (I'm sure you can find some in your stash)
-a dry erase marker
-sticky backed Velcro (a small piece of hard and soft)

Measure the size of your frame, and cut two sheets of light colored paper to that size. I embossed my paper by running it through my Big Shot with two different Sizzix texture plates. I cut the now embossed paper into 1 inch strips and weaved the two different patterns together.

I added a "don't forget" header at the top and a strip of patterned paper at the bottom. I used Fiskars border punches (In Stitches and Apron Lace) on the strips and punched some flowers with the Fiskars "press star now" Squeeze punch for embellishments. I velcroed the Dry Erase marker to the glass and now their teachers will always be ready to jot a quick note to themselves.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all those who have devoted their lives to teaching!