Thursday, June 10, 2010

Farewell to Third Grade

You would think my son would be on cloud nine this morning since today is the last day of school before summer vacation! No, he's feeling a bit sad and says that third grade has been the best year! Christopher actually wanted to go to school last Saturday so he could spend as much time at school since the year is ending. Is this my child? The one who at times throughout the year hated homework and a few times refused to go? Kids! :)

Well, the end of a year is also a time we like to recognize teachers for their hard work and a job well done so this year we got the teachers Target gift cards and I made these adorable little pillow boxes to put them in.




The template for the pillow boxes is from Silhouette. Have I mentioned recently just how much I adore Silhouette? I think I do at least once a week! ;) The ribbon is May Arts, one that I carry in my Etsy shop. Love to work with it and stock it in five colors! The stamp is new from ippity...I love it! I think it would be perfect for bookmarks too!

One other item of business is who won this week's Digital Doodles 'String Bikini' stamp. The winner is Ujjwal of Handmade with Love! Congratulations Ujjwal, I'll e-mail your stamp today! :)

Oh happy day! Guess what just arrived in the mail this morning?  My iPad! :) Yippee! I love reading and saving trees so this will help me do both. And I love to keep up with all your blogs and keep you posted on the latest Digital Doodles, so my new iPad will allow me to do that from anywhere in the house. I could blog and search the net while I'm hanging out with my boys in the living room. Right now, my computer is in the attic on the 3rd floor so when I'm working I'm isolated. That's a good thing some of the time, but it would be nice in the evenings and on weekends if I could spend a little more time in the same room with them!



Well, that's a wrap for the day. Hope everyone has a wonderful day! The weekend is almost here and time to enjoy the family. Hope you make a lot of memories and enjoy the little things!

Supplies

Card Stock:  Bazzill Basics
Stamp:  Ipitty
Markers:  Copic
Die Cut Machine: Silhouette
Tag Die:  Sizzix
Ribbon:  May Arts
Craft String:  DMC

37 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi Kathy,
What an awesome gift and hello fourth grade..lol
Enjoy the summer :)See you at Two Peas too

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my, that is the cutest gift box! You are so thoughtful to give gifts to the teachers! I loved that story about your son! That has to make his teacher feel great! And a new ipad, congrats! I'm so jealous!

~amy~ said...

What sweet & thoughtful gifties...woot woot on the iPad!!!

Virginia L. said...

YAY for the summer and you will LOVE your IPad! Looking forward to catching up later after my trip to Taiwan! Keep up with your FAB work, Kathy! I adore your creations!! xo

Jennifer said...

Love the cute pillow boxes!! Have fun with the i pad!

Laura O'Donnell said...

love the teacher gifts!

havefun with the ipad. can't wait to hear how you like it.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SO adorable Kathy!!

BabyBokChoy said...

congrats on the iPAD!!! too awesome!!! and some lucky recipients to get your hand made gifts, wow!

Kerry J. said...

Those pillow boxes are fabulous - I know the teachers will appreciate your thoughtful gift & packaging! Enjoy your Ipad - I'm green!

Diane Jaquay said...

How funny Kathy, my little girl just "graduated" from 3rd grade, and it's been her favorite year yet! They did so much neat stuff this year! LOVE your cute gift boxes!

Savitri said...

Super super cute gift boxes!!! I am not that motivated :P

Aaaah... iPad... sweet!

lynn said...

sweet teacher gifts, kathy! yay for the ipad--let us know what you think of it after you played with it:)

Laurel said...

Cute!

Kay said...

Darling pillow boxes! I know the teachers will be so impressed and appreciative! I hope your son has a fun and exciting summer and you have a blast with that new iPad!!! ♥♥ Kay

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous gifts Kathy! They grow up too fast. My son will be in 5th grade next year. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW bless your son's little heart!!! I bet he will enjoy his summer break soon and he'll forget about it qickly!!! Sometimes it's hard to let go if you had nice classmates and a teacher you enjoy!!! Your teacher gifts are darlin' I bet they loved them too!!!

Guess what my hubby surprised me with an i-pad for our anniversary..and I love that thingy so much....!!! So many fun gadgets packed into this awesome device!!! Have fun playing with it!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Soooooo beautifully done, Kathy! Love these!

Alice Wertz said...

lovely gift package! so thoughtful! love them!

Nerina said...

These are SO adorable I love the book image for the teacher's gifts - and those little gift boxes are too sweet for words! I really hope that your son enjoys fourth grade just as much!

Ujjwal said...

Very pretty boxes Kathy and its so thoughtful of u!!

Congratulations for your new iPad!! So now we can hope to read more of u on the blog.

Thanks for leaving a much appreciated comment and I am delighted to have won the stamp!!

Cindy Lee said...

Gosh! How cute are these!! You are so thoughtful!
I'm so jealous of your new gadget! Seems like Ipad is in rage now....everyone in my office is talking about it.

Tara Bilbao said...

The boxes are so beautiful - and that ribbon Just gorgeous! The teachers should be thrill to receive such lovely gifts.

Isn't it crazy that another school year has gone by? My son's last day of 3rd grade is next week. He is really excited to get his summer started. Congratulations to your now 4th grader and to you on your new IPad.

sarah said...

yay for the ipad! i'm jealous -- i totally want one. :)

Marisa said...

Darling pillow box gifts :D Teachers work so hard it is wonderful to be able to give them a small token of our thanks and appreciation. Lucky you to get the iPad too!! I'm jealous LOL!

Cheryl Nelson said...

love these so much Kathy!!!

Jen said...

kathy,
these are so super cute!! i just got my silhouette and am just longing for the summer day when i can sit down and play with it and figure it all out!!!:) i know i love it, i'm just not that experienced with it yet!! thanks for the fun inspiration!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

How sweet Kathy! I am sure the teachers just loved their gifts! Congrats on your iPad - I LOVE mine & don't leave home without it :)

Renée said...

awesome gift! love the shape and the colours!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I'm so jealous (but not for too long) my husband is getting one soon! Oh and I just love that image you used. I think I'm off to buy!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

these are wonderful !! ipad - swoon :P have fun with it :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic pillow boxes!! Love these!

Julie Bonner said...

LOVE that pillow box & oh the ipad - how fun!!!!

Julie Bonner said...

LOVE that pillow box & oh the ipad - how fun!!!!

Julie Bonner said...

LOVE that pillow box & oh the ipad - how fun!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey girl! Your pillow boxes for the teacher's turned out so perfectly. What a fabulous image for them, and I love the combo of kraft and black ribbon. I'm sure these were a big hit.
Nik had a sort of similar reaction to the end of school. She was a bit sad, too, thinking about not seeing her friends again since she's switching schools.
Hope you had a ball with your new toy. I know how that is going to give you so much more freedom.

Donna said...

what a cute little gift for your son's teachers - bet they appreciated it! congrats on your ipad-sounds awesome

Suzanne C said...

Great gift boxes and perfect stamp! Lovely gifts and I bet the teachers really appreciated them.

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