Friday, June 28, 2013

End of the Year Teacher Gifts

WOO HOO!!! Summer is officially here!!!
My DD finished up grade 5 yesterday so it was time to hand out end of the year Teacher gifts.
She has two teachers this year who also happen to be the Principal and Vice Principal so both teachers are busy pulling double duty.
First off, her main teacher is a man, and teacher gifts for male teachers are a lot more difficult to come up with than gifts for female teachers. Pinterest helped me out though and I adapted an idea I found for a father's day gift. You can check out the original idea here.
Luckily her teacher is addicted to golf so that made the theme of the gift pretty easy to come up with.
We bought a jar of golf tee's and decorated the jar using the Swagger Collection from Fancy Pants Designs.
I had to let go of my inner control freak a bit when doing this project and let my daughter do what she the end it turned out pretty cute and her teacher really liked it...especially the puns :)

We had a ton of fun creating the project for her other teacher. Mrs. Sartorel loves bright colors so we gave them to her!!!
We found these short pencil crayons that worked great to hot glue around the container. I had to manage my control freak again (LOL) and let my daughter glue the pencil crayons on by can see that some of them are a little crooked, but I guess that's okay ;)

We made two pens into flowers and put them into the container that we filled with Quinoa so they would stand up. Now it can sit on the teacher's desk and no one will be able to accidentally walk away with her pen!!!
I hope you were able to find some inspiration for your own teacher gifts!
Have a great summer!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Creative Sketches: June Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday Friends!
Today is Father's Day so I took the opportunity to use this months sketch from My Creative Sketches to do a layout for my hunny!  My scrapbook pages tend to mostly be for and about the kiddos so my hunny and I don't get layouts very often.
I stuck fairly closely to the sketch this time. The most noticeable alteration I made was to use a bunch of smaller circles instead of the one large one on the sketch.
I love this Oxford Lane collection from My Minds Eye and this is my first layout with it.  I'm sure this is one of those collections I'm going to totally use up!
If you play along with our challenge you will have the opportunity with this AMAZING prize that Pam put together!!! I'm just loving those little bows!

To see how the rest of the team interpreted this sketch and to upload your link to play along just visit the MCS post here.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Happy Father's Day to my hunny!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

1 sketch 2 ways with Fancy Pants Designs

Happy Monday Friends!
It's Sketch Monday over at the Fancy Pants Designs blog. Stop by and check out how I used 1 sketch to make both a layout and a card.
Here's a little sneaky peak...
Have a great week!