May 27, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 88/Teacher Gifts

I'm back!!! And if feels good to finally be able to get creative again. Here's my Mojo Monday challenge card. It's for my daughters 2 teachers. I've also attached a photo of their summer themed gift. It has a beach towel, a good book, bottle of water, candy, a picture holder and a beach plaque. I think they'll like it. I love it. Thanks Katie for the inspiration!!!

May 20, 2009

Baby Shower Invitations...

I'm making some invitations for my Sister In Laws baby shower next month. What do you think? I knew I wanted to use the Onesie because it's so cute, but didn't want it to be just the Onesie. So I put it on top of a card. I love the Parisian Breeze DSP (#113993) from Stampin' Up. I've been in such a creative rut, but I think I'm out of it now. Yahoooo! These are just 2 examples. I ordered the Cute & Cuddly stamp set (#113682) to use instead of the New Baby stamp.

May 12, 2009

Rest in Peace Kayleigh Anne Freeman...

You were one strong little girl! You had more fight in you in 11 short months than most people have in their entire lives. You are an inspiration to millions. Thanks to the Freeman family for sharing their story with us.

May 11, 2009


I'm in such a creative funk right now! Ugh. I don't even feel like ordering anything new. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??? Usually a new toy always get's me in the mood, but nope...nothing. Any suggestions? Ha!

May 3, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week...

As Room Mom for Rebecca's class, it's my job to make sure the teachers get a nice gift for Teacher Appreciation week. I asked the parents who were able to, to donate $25 for the gifts. About half of the class was able to give so that was nice.
This was a fun project...even though I started very late. Our school is celebrating this week, instead of next. I think there was some confusion on which week it was. I thought it was next week..but non the less our teachers (we have 2) are getting a great gift baskets (who cares what week it is! They deserve it!) filled with Tastefully Simple desserts, Gold Canyon Candles (Grape...yum) and each one will get a $100.00 Visa gift card. And a couple of little things. But what I love the most are the 2 8x8 photo albums my friend Melissa and I made for them. I had a picture of each kid that I've taken over the year. I thought it would be cute to do a scrapbook with each kid and their name so that they can look back on this year. They turned out GREAT! Here's a couple of pictures...well more than a couple!

The cute baskets! I love doing these.

I also made 2 handmade cards to hold the gift cards.

Inside of the card.

The front of the card. Plain, but still cute.

The front cover of the book. I love all the ribbon on the binding. I was excited to finally use my Zutter Bind-It-All that I've been neglecting. Took me a bit to remember how to use it. I screwed it up a couple of times. But was able to mask the mistakes pretty well.

This is the poem I put on the inside of the book. I love it. The pictues aren't that great but you get the idea.