Friday, October 17, 2008

Teachers Gifts and the Scrappers Playground

I bought these yummy smelling Pumpkin Cream Roll candles by Village Candles from Home Goods a few weeks ago for my sons kindergarten teachers. He has two because he is in the dual language program and is learning Spanish along with his English curriculum. I also made a small candy bag for his bus driver. My son has had a, let say, not so easy time adjusting to kindergarten as he is not the center of attention anymore...and he needs lots of attention! I don't know where he gets that from because my husband and I are not like that at all. Anyway, along with the candles my husband said I should be offering his teachers money! Don't get me wrong, he's not bad, he can just be a bit trying, and they have to keep on him constantly. His spanish teacher called me laughing and said it's not just him (her kindergartener got timeout on his first day!) and not to fret. It also helps that he's cute ;)


I used the Spooky Sweets II from Papertrey Ink. I inked up the circle with several different chalk inks from Versamagic in an attempt to recreate this gorgeous image from Debbie Olsen, Thinking Inking. I used VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria for the cat and Spanish Olive for the sentiment. The circle is a combo of those two plus Pumpkin Spice. All of the circles were cut with Nestabilities. I inked around the orange scallop and added dots to each scallop with a purple fine point Sharpie marker. They are really a bit more vibrant and very pretty irl! The ribbon I wrapped around the top is Plum Pudding from Papertrey and it matches the Perfect Plumeria VersaMagic perfectly! Wow, say that three times fast!

The frosted tin tie bag is also from Papertrey. I stamped the images on it using Stazon in Opaque white and Jet Black. The tag is a Nestie and I just tied a knot on each end with black ribbon and adhered to the bag. I didn't want it to be too fussy for the male bus driver, who I suspect, will probably just toss it in the trash after he eats the M&M's anyway, gasp!!

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I also want to give a quick shout out to Scrapper's Playground. This is the awesome scrapbook store I shop at where I won the scrapper's dash and grabbed loads of great products! I took a card class there last night, taught by none other than The Enabler, and we made two adorable halloween cards (I will try to post pics of these soon) with the Lizzie Anne Designs set Little People. We each were given a set to keep and a watercolor brush which we used to color the images. We had so much fun! Then to boot, when I checked out (because you know I HAD to buy stuff after class) I got to pick a pumpkin from the patch which would entitle me to a discount on my purchase anywhere from 5%-31% (an October promotion) and wouldn't you know I picked a 25% pumpkin! Good thing too because I don't think my wallet can take much more!!

That's probably all from me for this week. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

12 comments:

Catherine said...

Danielle, these are cute gifts for his teachers and bus driver. How funny because my daughter does not like any attention at all and she got that from ME...LOL!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Wowzers girl!! You really had a great week product-wise.... and look at those fabulous gifts!! I can't even begin to imagine Jake going to kindergarten. The teachers just won't understand what he is all about.... I just KNOW it! I better go with him.....LOL!

Cindy Haffner said...

Great gift, I love it.

Tori Wild said...

LOL-- Your son sounds JUST like my 5 year old Kindergartner-- He actually went to the principal's office in 3 yr old preschool (not really in big trouble, they just wanted to scare him-- it didn't work, he came home and said the principal was nice!) But I know what you mean-- I feel like I should pay the teachers bonuses for putting up with his drama some days! Love the teacher gifts... I should do something for mine too!

Joan said...

I love your jar lids Danielle and the little bat below is very cute. Joan

Ila said...

These are just the Cutest!! what a perfect gift for a teacher!

Curt in Carmel said...

What great gifts! I had to laugh at your husband's comment! He sounds like he has a great sense of humor! Nice to think of the bus driver too! You are awesome! Best, Curt

Rose Ann said...

What fabulous gifts, Danielle!! I love your toppers, and bag!!

Carolyn King said...

What fabulous gifts! They are awesome!

Thanks for the info on blogger too--had no idea what the "followers" thing was....will check it out!

Amy said...

I am so loving your halloween stuff! You are so good at it!

paula said...

Halloween stuff is so fun, your creations are awesome!

Debbie Olson said...

Danielle, this is a great gift--sure to please, and just darling!