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Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

Hello all.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Unfortunately my husband has not been doing well and my cousin passed away unexpectedly the weekend before so it was not the best Valentine's Day for me but I still wanted to make it super special for the kids and those around us.

I had purchased some $1 note pads and pen packs back in January and knew I would make simple Valentine treats for the teachers.  I used the same idea I used back in December for the preschool teachers and just used one sheet of paper to make a cute little wrapping for the notepad, tied it with ribbon, added the pen and an easy tag I made on the computer and punch out with a circle punch.

Then for the boys I thought the You Rule idea found here was too cute to pass up (and it was super easy with the free printable).

Lastly, for the girls I wanted to use my Silhouette Cameo that I received for Christmas since I had not used it so I did the butterfly lollipop holders for them.  Very simple, I just let them put a couple stickers on each and they were done!  It was nothing fancy but I am glad they all got done (early) and saved my a little bit of stress the night before.

I also made the girls some more bleach pen shirts by just freehand drawing some hearts on.  Here is my MooMoo girl modeling hers :)

For my kids I just did small buckets with little a little candy, a few trinkets for the girls and some baseball cards for the boys.  The girls also received balloons because they LOVE them and Mady has been asking for a heart balloon for weeks.  The girls and I made these cute mailboxes for their American Girls a few nights before and so the AG's were SO lucky to find a card and a necklace in their mailboxes on Valentine's Day also.  This cute idea came from right here!  The only difference was I used a glass candle stick holder from the $ store versus a wood one to paint.  You have to stop by The Real Thing with the Coake Family, I am just loving her blog!

Sorry for such a long post but there was a lot for Valentine's Day!  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a CRAFTY day!

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

Monday, February 11, 2013

Teacher Appreciation 2013

Hello all.

The week before last was Catholic Schools Week for my 3 oldest children and the last day of the week is Teacher Appreciation Day and each year I try to make something for the teachers.  This year I decided to make a TEAcher appreciation gifts for each teacher (it has become more work since my oldest entered middle school there at the school (it goes from pre-k to 8th) because he has so many teachers but I do not want to leave anyone out.  I also do a gift for the Principal and the Admin. Assistant because they are so wonderful.  I found this idea online and LOVED it immediately so I began picking up the supplies back in January and actually got most of them done before the last minute :)  I put a tea bag, three packs of sugar and a spoon inside the cup.  I made the tags by hand cutting the pencil and it pieces so that took a lot more work than I expected, but I did not mind because they turned out so cute.  I used My Creative Time My Teacher Rocks sets for the sentiment stamps and I used a Peachy Keen set from their August kit for the pencil and face stamps.

I also wanted to do something for the other teachers so I decided to do this idea I had seen on Pinterest.  But I make one tag for each soda in the 6 pack, just so if the teacher wanted to keep the tag they could.  They were easy enough to print onto card stock (I made the from portion in word) and then I just punched out each piece and used adhesive to put them together with the ribbon in between the two pieces of the tag.  I put three 6 packs with the tags in the teachers lounge that morning.  I received multiple thank yous at pick-up last week.

Now I have to get to working on Valentine's Day!  Those will be finished up last minute probably.

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!