Sunday, December 30, 2012

Teacher's Gifts

Morning all!!
Yes, please do not adjust any visual aides or computer is ME...back from the techno wasteland that has been my house. The upside of having NO INTERNET connection for a week is that I got to craft heaps!
Today I am going to share with you the gifts I did for my children's teachers this year. My son had the same teacher last year (nuts) so I could not drag out the old staples for her! Both teachers received a pizza box filled with handmade gift tags. This is what they looked like.....
My son's teacher received a gift that I have seen around the blog traps a bit in the form of an altered picture frame that is made into a whiteboard. This one was an 8 x 10 inch frame. My son told me she loved blue hues, so that was my starting point.......
The new Blossom Party Originals die really got a work out!! I continued the swirly flourish under the glass by giving the old faithful Baroque Motifs an airing. It was one of the very first SU sets I purchased...and it worked OK I think??
My daughter's teacher received my old Christmas standby....stamped candles. I think they make such a delightful gift and have a wonderful wow factor. I found a GORJUS decorative reindeer stamp in my local craft hangout and could not pass it by. This was the result.....
...and how pretty is this reindeer???
I have some more Christmas things to share with you. Thanks for popping by.
Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Pizza Boxes -Real Red, Old Olive, Holiday Treasures and Holiday Harmony DSP's (ret)
               Picture Frame - Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun and  Pear Pizzaz (ret)
Ink: (SU) P.Box - Real Red, Old Olive
                P.Frame - Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz
                Candles - Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: (SU) P.Box - Ornament Keepsakes, Tags Til Christmas, and many other Christmas stamps
                       P.Frame - Lovely Letters Alphabet, Baroque Motifs
                       Candles - Merry Minis (SU), Kaszzaz Christmas Greetings, Reindeer stamp fm LSS
Punches, dies and framelits: (SU) Holiday Ornament dies, Window Framelit dies, Large and Small tag, Large scallop Circle, 1 3-8" circle, 1 3/4" circle,  Boho Blossom Punch, Blossom Party Originals die, LOTS of other SU dies and frames, MFT Fancy Flourish die
Other Bits: SU Cherry Cobbler Tuelle ribbon, Lg gold and pearl brads fm stash, Dimensionals
Lynda xx


Patrice said...

You're back! Can't imagine the frustration you've been feeling. So glad to hear that you've had lots of crafting time though. Always a bonus.

Love the little pizza boxes. Perfect gift for a non crafty person I think. Your frame turned out beautifully and the candles are divine. All stunning projects and I'm sure the teachers were suitably impressed.

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas my friend.


Unknown said...

Welcome back! Though as frustrating as it was, I hope the computer break was a nice one, all such yummy gifts and I am sure they were well received. your frame did turn out beautifully, so fun to make and simple too. Hope you are enjoying your weekend xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So nice to have you back again. I have missed you! I do love that reindeer stamp .... very elegant & Christmassy! You musn't sleep, Lynda! Where do you find the time. Was nice to have a quick chat this morning. Hugs xxx

Judy said...

What fantastic gifts. I'm sure your children will be firm favourites with the teachers now! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2013 will be all you hope it to be.

Jenny Hayward said...

Welcome back to blogland Lynda!

These are fantastic gifts for a teacher. Love the little pizza boxes with tags. They are great! Gorgeous candles too. You are just so clever.

Hope you are caught up with all your emails now :)

Happy 2013 to you and all your household.

Love Jenny xx

Tui Nathan said...

Just stunning!!!