Friday, May 6, 2011

Teacher Gifts


This is my second post for the day so please scroll down to see other one.

So this entire week is Teacher Appreciation Week. It was a struggle for me this year because I came down with a nasty head cold and really didn’t feel like creating.

Also it is Friday which means another challenge over at The Lounge.  Paper Piecing!


Since mid January, my son’s 2nd grade class has had a student teacher, Miss Castle. This week was her last week of teaching so the class threw her a farewell party yesterday. You would have thought it was Christmas with as much gifts she got… tons of books, stickers, personalized lunch bag… all stuff for her to use when she becomes a teacher and has her own class. So on that note.. this is what I made for her:

Acrylic Post-It Note holder. I used School Notes by Our Craft Lounge and paper pieced the images below.. only colored in the face and hands of the kid and the “wood” showing on the pencils. 


Even the apples are paper pieced (except for the stems which I colored in). 123, ABC n School NOTES were stamped with distress inks. Even the writing lines are a stamp.


But I couldn’t forget his main teacher, Mrs.Phillabaum, either! And I couldn’t give Miss Castle just a post-it note holder! (yeah, I like to spoil my teachers.)  So I made them both a set of personalized cards. I used Coastal Wishes also from Our Craft Lounge. Colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. The wording was done on the computer.


They both got each scene 3 times for a total of 6 cards.


Packaged together with twine.
Teachersets copy

Hope you remembered to take the time to appreciate your teachers. Of course it doesn’t have to be just this week but all year long!

Also don’t forget to join us over at The Lounge for the challenge… would love to see your paper piecing.

National Scrapbook Day ~ it's TOMORROW!!!!

Are you ready?  Are you going to scrapbook???  Make sure you put your page on the OCL Blog so we can ohhhhh and ahhhhh over it!  Here are all the details for our blog hop:

There will be a special blog post tomorrow on the OCL Blog.  At the bottom of that post, you will be able to LINK your blog or public gallery post!  All you have to do is create a scrapbook page (any size or shape) OR a card/project that features a photo. Your project must also feature OCL stamps.

If you leave your link, our Design Team will vote to select ONE WINNER from all the entries & the winner will receive a fabulous OCL  stamp set.  In addition, everyone who leaves a comment on the OCL Blog, will be entered into a random drawing where we will select ONE MORE  WINNER who will also receive a stamp set.  All comments and links provided must be posted  before midnight (PT) on Sunday, May 8th to be eligible to WIN!  Winners will be posted on Monday, May 9th on the OCL Blog.   

We can’t wait to see what you CREATE!

         Thanks for stopping by!



Kendra said...

Cute stuff Amber! Love it! BTW - congrats on the new house!

Stephanie said...

Great paper piecing, and I love your sets of cards!

Lori said...

What thoughtful gifts! I bet both teachers really appreciated them.