Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Halloween for the teachers

I thought it would be nice to make a little more 'grown up' treat for my kids teachers & for my daughter's Guide leaders.... after all Halloween isn't just for kids... right!? And who doesn't love a little chocolate every now & again!

I used:
Clear Box from Jaded Blossom
Happy Halloween sentiment is from Halloween Poop  - Jaded Blossom
Twine - Trendy Twine

Super simple, but I think everyone loved them!

Till next time,

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Thanksgiving Theme - Teacher Appreciation Cards

Every year at my kids schools - yes 2 kids - 2 schools - I join up with parent council to make some wonderful little gifts for the teachers. This year at my son's jr high school we wanted to have a thankful theme  (as we handed them out just in time for Thanksgiving)- as we are very thankful for the teachers & the hard work they put in daily for our kids! We got our list of 43 staff members & I got to work. 

Here is what I created:

I wanted to keep with a fall feel - so I went for Kraft cardstock & Raffia rather than ribbon or twine.

Sorry for the blurry pic - I can't always get the best pics :(

I made a little pocket in each to hold the $40 Indigo card they all received.

I used Kraft cardstock
K & Co. Olive tree kraft paper
Pink By Design stamp - Bracketful

Hope you enjoyed a little something special!

Till Next time ~ J 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

We've been BOO-ED!!

Last week my daughter came home from school & brought in this lovely bag... I asked her where she got it? 'Off the front step' she replied. Well let's see what it is then - On the outside had a lovely tag that said We've Been BOO-ED... Well looks like we were in for a treat! I forgot to take a picture of our treats :(
 Some chocolate marshmallows & little pumpkin chocolate balls. 

The catch - we in turn needed to 'Boo' two other families, so I got to baking banana bread & made up some super cute little kisses with perfect stamps from Jaded Blossom :)

Now it was our turn.... 

The front side of the card says 'We've been BOOED' You are to hang that out where others can see - so no one else boos you - On the other side the poem reads:

You've been Booed
The phantom ghost has come to town
To leave goodies, I see you've found!
If you wish to make this a happier fall,
Continue this greeting, this phantom call.

First, post this phantom where it can be seen
And leave it there until Halloween.
This will scare other phantoms who may visit,
Be sure to participate, you don't want to miss it!

Second, make 2 treats and 2 copies today,
Deliver it to 2 neighbors, and that's how you play!
Don't let them see you, be sneaky no doubt...
And make sure they put their phantom ghost out.

Next, you've got only one day so be quick!
Leave it at doors where the phantom hasn't hit.
Deliver at dark when there isn't much light,
Ring the doorbell and run, stay out of sight.

And last but not least, come join in the season,
Don;t worry, be happy, you need no good reason.
This is all in good fun, and we're just trying to say...
Happy Halloween and have a GREAT day!

I used stamps from Jaded Blossom - Halloween Kisses & Halloween Poop
I stamped the little pumpkins & faces from My Thoughts Exactly
The bats are from a Stampin' Up punch

Yummy Trendy Twine perfectly closed the parchment paper!

We dropped them off to two of our favorite neighborhood families - I sure hope they had as much fun as we did! 

Till next time ~ J

Friday, 5 October 2012

Master Crafter

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to get in on a 'MasterCrafter' project that Sarah Hamer from Pink Cricut was hosting. We just paid for shipping & some amazing companies donated some fabulous goodies for us to use in our projects. 

Here is what I received in my little box :

The 'Rockstar' Mat Stack from DCWV - Super cool prints! - DCWV Deals
A zebra print scissor mouse - a really awesome little gadget! - Westcott
A little cloth bag - State Line Bag Co.
A few gemstones - Queen & Co.
2 buttons 
 'note' sentiment stamp from Pink By Design

At first I was really stumped with the sentiment I had & after thinking about it for a day or so, I thought 'MUSIC"... So here is what I came up with....

 I stamped with Staz On ink onto the bag
Made the gems into music notes
Tied up the buttons with a little kraft Trendy Twine

I made 3 little 3x3 cards with the super cute paper
And wouldn't cha know - They fit inside the little bag perfectly!!

Might be a nice little gift for my son's band teacher..

Thanks for stopping by!
Till next time - J