Monday, August 3, 2009

Time for school?

Well, the summer is winding down with only 2 weeks left. I enroll Brett in school for 2nd grade on Weds!! Where (literally) has the summer gone?? I have enjoyed the weather we've had this summer but I fear we're about to get the temps of a true Kansas summer this week! So, we will be going swimming a lot this week to take advantage of it. We plan on trying to make it Schlitterbahn up by the KS Speedway in Bonner Springs. This is a new outdoor water park that just opened it's 1st phase a couple of weekends ago. I'll certainly post here to let you know how our experience was!

On to a project I made for Brett's teacher as the end of the year "thank you" last year. I REALLY like how this turned out. I again used a Timeless Template from PTI to make this stationery set as well as the Teacher's Apple stamp set. I included cardstock notecards and personalized them with her name. Each one I utilized a different apple stamp!!

Now, look at those polka dots!! LOVE THESE!! Look at the coverage with PTI's Fresh Snow ink!! It is fabulous!! This is the Polka Dot Basics stamp set from PTI. This is one of my must
"go to" sets ever!! Can't wait to order Polka Dot Basics II set soon!
These last pics are of the card I included with her personalized gift and how I packaged it. The apple is glittered using prisma glitter and raised with a pop dot. Well, I hope this project has inspired you to make that teacher this year a special gift to let them know just how much you appreciate them as your kids' teacher. Thanks for visiting!!

>Stamps: Teacher's Apple (PTI), Polka Dot Basics (PTI), Simple Alphabet (PTI)
Paper: Cardstock (mostly P TI)--lovin the Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink: Noir Palette, Pure Poppy (PTI), Ripe Avocado (PTI), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Other: Misc. ribbon, Pop Dots, Prisma glitter, Cloud scissors (card), Scallop border punch (EK Success), Tag punch


Michelle said...

Love the set - I must get that teacher set from PTI! Question for you - do you normally give the teachers gifts at the beginning of the school year??? Abby is starting kindergarten this year and well I just know what to expect/do - I'm VERY appreciative of all teachers but didn't know if it appeared weird to give something - I mean the teacher doesn't even know abby yet! Would love to hear your thoughts on this!!!

Jennifer Carter said...

You did awesome with this!! LOVE it!! I'm sure his teacher LOVED it too!! I really like the polka dots and also how you added the glitter on the apple. This set has been on the top of my list for such a long time. I really need to order it!

Heidi said...

Wow! What an awesome gift!!! You did a fantastic job on this project. I love the Teacher's Apple set. I'm glad you added your post to the PTI forum blog thread so we could see it!

Laurie said...

This is a great gift set! I love it! I am going to have to CASE! I need to get that set! :)

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