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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School Teacher Gifts is back to school time in our house.  This year all 4 of my children will be in school.  My youngest will just go to preschool 2 days a week for 2.5 hours but still it will means lots of class and teacher goodies :)  My boys started Monday so I had to have their teacher gifts ready.  Thanks goodness for crafting time while at football practice with my boys and at chemo with my hubby or I would not have been ready.  My 4 year old starts Pre-K tomorrow so I have to get hers ready tonight :)  The same teachers gift for all of them.

I found this idea on Pinterest, here, and just thought it was so cute.  I had already picked up some apple post it notes and some other supplies so I knew it would just take the time to make and put it together.

Here is the final product.

I ended up adding a small decorated container of hand sanitizer and I wrote a note on the top of the post it pad but did not take a picture after that since it was last minute.  I love the little clip chalk board I used for the name.  I bought this in an 8 pack from the $1 section at Michael's and just used white jelly roll pen to write on them.  Worked perfect.  The school paper is a 8.5 X11 paper pack from Recollections from Michael's, I love it.  I used it last year for end of the year teacher thank you cards also (here).


Also, here are my handsome boys :)  I cannot believe they are in 4th and 6th grade.  Yikes!

Well I better get to work on my other 4 that I need for tomorrow! (2 teachers, the Principal and the Admin Assistant).

Have a craft day.

PS:  I am linking this up over at Sarah Hamer Designs so stop by and link up too!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Brownies and a cute plate from Pinterest!

Hello all.  I wanted to make some brownies for the nurses at my husbands Oncologist's office because they are so sweet and do such a great job of taking care of people all day each day.  He had to go in today so I made some chocolate chunk and peanut butter chip brownies.  I had recently seen this cute idea on Pinterest on how to upgrade a simple paper plate.  I used a cute ribbon I already had to make my plate cute and to tie the plastic wrap that I used for the brownies :)  I use my pizza cutter to cut the brownies to try to make them nice and sqaure :)

Then I used my My Creative Time XL Label Die and XL Label Borders stamp set to cute and stamp a cute tag.  I then used a cheapy $1 stamp for the thanks so much sentiment, I added a little to it with my white gel pen.

The nurses loved it and I even overheard one of them talking about how cute the plate was :)

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a crafty day!

PS:  I entering this over at My Creative Time's Pinterest inspired challenge ( and linking up over at Sarah Hamer designs ) .  Stop by and enter the challenge or link up too :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thank You Cards

When my husband Ed was first diagnosed with cancer back in May I told my girlfriend I needed to create some thank you cards to have on hand because people were doing things for us on a daily basis.  She was so sweet and made me a stack of cards.  Fortunately I ran out of them quickly because people are so generous.  So recently I began making some of my own.  I was going to use one of the one sheet wonders but really just wanted a bunch of the same cards but maybe using different patterned paper.  I wanted something easy that I could do while sitting in the car or in my chair while watching my boys at football practice.  I was able to find these gold shimmery card packs (of 20) for $1.00 at Michael's on clearance.  I also bought the envelopes to match for $1.00.  I could not pass those up.  So I just used some sold card stock and patterned card stock that I had on hand to make a few varieties.  I also bought a stamp set a few months ago (the same one my girlfriend used on the set she made me) because I wanted to be able to use punches so again I don't need my Cricut, but can instead punch the circles and stamp where I am.  This makes it easy to craft at football, while I am with my husband at chemo, etc.  Here are the cards I have made (and mailed-I need to get started on some more) so far.

I am not usually a fan of "crazy" patterned papers but loved the colorful animal print and zebra print and think they turned out cute.  I know the cards are no where near as much as people have done for Ed and I but I hope they let them know how thankful we are for all they have done for us.  Well, off to make more cards :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a crafty day.

PS:  I am linking this up over at Sarah Hamer Designs so stop by and link up too!