Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Hi there! I wanted to share with you one of the things that I am doing for Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) because if you are like me you are on the look out for new ideas that you can save for later. I love my children's teachers dearly and look forward to showing them my thanks whenever possible!

Here are a few shots of some of the things that I will be giving them. I am making a gift basket filled with fragrant flowery toilette items to pamper them. I am using a vintage garden theme and filling their baskets with handmade soaps, bath salts, lotions and body butter. I am going to assemble it in a strawberry basket (by using PTI's new die) and take more pictures; but this is what I have to show you so far.

 This card that I made uses some of my most favorite elements. The paper is from Pink Paisley and is just sooooo lovely with its aged papers and floral goodness. I just swoon with its beautiful images. I cut out this cute little garden fairy to use as a focal point on my seed packet. I also used the new PTI Garden Variety Stamp set along with the original one; so many delightful sentiments to choose from. I feel that it goes well with my gardening theme. Each teacher plants so many "seeds" of kindness, love and life lessons into my children's hearts during the school year. I used a PTI tiny tag to stamp "Blossom" because that is what they help my kids to do while under their care.

I also love it when I can play along with a card challenge and found the one over at CR84FN fits perfectly with my theme. Here is there color challenge in case you'd like to play along:

I also made the covers for these cute little notepads for them. They match all of the other stuff that I will be putting in their basket... and what teacher has too many notepads?! :)

That's it for now. I'm assembling the rest of the goodies in a bit and will take more pictures. Take care!


  1. Those teachers wil truly appreciate YOU! LOVE your beautiful vintage shabby card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  2. So very pretty. Love that Butterfly Garden paper. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN. :)

  3. Gorgeous set of projects! Great use of the Pink Paislee pretty paper ;) Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  4. What a beautiful card! I love the way you framed the image and that touch of a single aqua button!

  5. What a lovely shabby chic card, and little notebooks! Such pretty gifts for teacher appreciation week!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  6. Wow! What Fabulous teachers gifts! All these lovely Vintage Chic pieces all wrapped up in a basket! Lucky teachers! 8-) I know they will love these! 8-) Wonderful dp's and such pretty accents too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CR84FN! 8-)