Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Teacher Appreciation continues

Forgot to take pics of today's gifts (a post-it notepad with a tag that said, "Just a note to say how much I appreciate all you do for us!".

Moving on, tomorrow's are once again simple, but hopefully meaningful. I picked up some bookmarks from the local book store. With a coordinating ribbon, I tied on a tag that say, "Just as this gift will mark an important place in a book, so have you marked an important place in my life and my memories. Thank you!"

Monday, May 19, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Idea - Just the "write" teacher magnets

So I love my girls' teachers! They are saints and I wanted to do something for them each day of Teacher Appreciation Week. For Monday, they picked a flower and gave it to them. Tonight I wanted to do something more for tomorrow. But I can't afford to spend a lot of money. So I busted out my handy dandy Quickutz Revolution manual die cutting machine. If you don't have one, you can totally hand cut. Or if you have an electronic die cutting machine, you can find what you need online.

So here's what I ended up with ... pencils, paper pieced together, with hot glued magnets on the back:

I then simply packaged them up in a clear bag, backed with some white cardstock. Super easy to complete. They're not the sturdiest of magnets because they are made of paper. I put 2 magnets on the back to hopefully help the magnet hold up against usage. I figured if it only had 1 in the center, the paper was more likely to bend. 

No clue what I will do for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. I am for sure giving gift cards to their favorite eatery, but I still have to decide how to package them up. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

So did you notice that over a full year passed without a blog entry from me? Crazy I know but 2013 was a busy one and I honestly wasn't feeling that inspired. Here's hoping 2014 will be better. I will say that my goal is to complete a Project Life album for my newest daughter's 1st year. It will serve as her baby book and make her 2 older sisters really upset because I have no baby book for them. 

So below are the layouts I completed in September 2013 at one of my scrapbook weekends with my friends. 

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Finally ...

... all 66 of my layouts (and a few of Hannah's) that have been sitting in a bin awaiting their photograph so they can be put in albums! I could split them up and probably should because who's really going to scroll thru all of them, but Christmas is 10 days away and who has time for that?

Hannah made this one!

Hannah made this one. 

And this one.