Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

This week is teacher appreciation at Alex's preschool. I did not have a chance to do much (yet) but I did volunteer to provide vases for the teacher's and director's flowers. Each child brought in a few flowers to fill these vases. I could not just send plain vases though....I had to get some stamps and ribbon out.

The name of the class is "Buzzing Bee's" and so here is what I made last year...I guess I need to step it up this year!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pretty Paper Desk Organizer

I want to share a project I started last week, and finally finished. My Stampin' Up! up line Janet White ( had a group of her down line over to her house last week. I am not sure where she found the idea to make these but she taught us how to make them and then we each made our own.
 This was a simple project to do but took me a bit longer because I had Alex with me while trying to create it. Each compartment was made using Stampin' Up!'s milk carton die and the Big Shot. We used Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper to cover the compartments and make it look like it is a single piece. As you can probably tell I am a fan of black and white and I love it with pink and red. I made the flowers with Melon Mambo cardstock and silver glimmer paper. I used Stampin' Up!'s five petal punch (which is retiring this month) to punch the flowers and a small circle punch for the middle then pieced them together with a silver mini brad.
This is another project I thought would be great to make as a gift set for someone. Maybe with a post it notes holder or an embellished notebook or a calendar? You might be seeing more of these in the future from me.