Friday, May 22, 2009

Teacher Gift Set

I absolutely adore each and every teacher that my girls had this year. Throughout the year I would make them card sets or cute little boxes with goodies in them. So for the end of the year I had no clue what to get them. I thought maybe just a gift card. But as a crafter, you know you can't do just that and be okay with it. Right? ;)

So I thought for a while and decided to do a theme. "Summertime!" I bought an iced tea pitcher, some tea bags, some Kool Aid, glasses, chip bowl and dip bowl and dip mix. I then made coasters to match the hibiscus flower on the pitchers. I also used a stamp with the God's Blessing poem on it. Then I made a tag with how to Steep Iced Tea in the Sun and attached it to the pitcher.

I have four teachers to make these for. I finished the first one yesterday and this morning I have two more to finish. I migh post them later if time permits.

I sure hope the teachers like the idea of this gift set. I want them to be able to sit down and relax a bit during their summer hiatus.

Speaking of summer, I can't believe it's almost here already!! Where did the time go??

Monday, May 18, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #6

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Aqua and Brown together is one of my most favorite color combos. Putting that third color into the mix kind of threw me. But in the end, I like how it's incorporated. I would never do this on my own, so that is why I just love Dawn McVey's Color Challenges!!

Stamps: PTI Wise Old Owl, Verve Flutterby
Ink: Versafine Sepia
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, SU Chocolate Chip & Cameo Coral, DCWV Glitter Paper
Misc: Offray Ribbon, PTI Aqua Mist button, twine, MS punch, SU Top Note Die SU Scallop Edge Punch, stickles, googley eyes

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Elzybells Swap


I joined an Elzybells Swap over on SCS and just finished making this card. Aren't they so cute? I love the Elzy girls.

That fence stamp is one of my latest, most treasured Ebay finds. I got it for a steal but more importantly, I just LOVE it! It can go with so many other stamps. Can't wait to see it with my Sugar Nellies girls.

I'm back on my swapping kick so I'm hoping that I'll be blogging a lot more in the coming weeks. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Elzybells Holding Hands, PTI Green Thumb {sentiment}, Stampa Barbara Fence
Ink: Memento Black, Palette Brown
Paper: PTI Green Leaf, SU Bashful Blue & Creamy Caramel
Misc: Copics, prima, stickles, button, twine, ribbon, MS butterfly punch, dimensionals