Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sweeeeet! Blog Hop!

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today for Taylor's Blast from the Past Blog Hop!  I chose Love Is Sweet! for my card design because it's absolutely adorable and so fun to play with.

My daughter and I used this set for our Valentine cards last year.  I've also used it for birthday cards, thank you cards and of course, love notes.  It's a very sweet set!

I've been trying to replenish my supply of hand stamped cards, so this one's going into my stash for an upcoming birthday. 

Keeping it short and sweet today. ;)   Enjoy your day of blog hopping!  ~Patti

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teacher Appreciation

It's been a rough year at Chesebro Elementary.  We started the year off with a new Principal, moved classrooms and teachers around for about 3 months before finally settling in.  We had H1N1 to deal with and then one of our precious little students passed away. 

We came back in January to announcements of budget cuts and then many of our teachers were told they were being let go.  We've dealt with some serious family illnesses, including pnemonia and cancer and experienced loved ones lost.  

Then, interviews began this week for those re-applying for teaching postitions.  It's been an emotional and stressful year at Chesebro and yet we've helped each other through it all.  I'm so proud to be a part of such an amazing staff.

This week at Chesebro, we are showing our teachers how much we appreciate them.  They certainly deserve to be celebrated!
We have some special treats in store for them, including several power point presentations by students, lots of heartfelt notes and pictures from students and a little gift bag of goodies.  I was asked to make the tags for the bags and had a great time with it!  I made 22 tags and each one is different. This is a small sample of my favorites. 

I used stamps and paper from the Imaginisce Teacher's Pet line that I was fortunate enough to win from Papercrafts several months back.  I knew they would be put to good use one day! 

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you're having a super week!  Blessings~ Patti

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Owl-ways Thinkin'

We've been on the go here, so there hasn't been much time for posting, but I have found a little time to play here and there.

My daughter, Sarah and I like owls, especially cute ones on t-shirts, bags and stationary. Even though there are some very nice owl stamp sets out there, they weren't quite what we were looking for. After searching stamp stores and sites for several months, I started sketching out what I had in mind. The sketch sat in my notebook for a few more months.

In the meantime, a co-worker started a home-based engraving business. She shares my joy of papercrafting and we got to talking (wondering) if her little machine could cut stamps. To our delight, it can! Thus, my first stamp design was born!!!

It's not much, but it sure has been fun to see this little owl come to life! I've enjoyed coloring him with my Copics and paper piecing him with a variety of patterned paper. He's so cute and just what Sarah and I were looking for!

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend~Patti


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