Saturday, June 5, 2010

Teacher gifts.....

I am so sorry for the lack of posts lately...but our school has so many things going on that I love to help out with...such as track and field and our grade 8's graduation! Now for me this time year is a sad one but also a happy time! I enjoy spending time with the kids throughout the summer but it also means that another year has gone! I have been very busy making some gifts for my sons teachers. I have known them for 9 years and truly appreciated all they have done for the kids.


I have used my trusty ol justrite stamps that allow me to personalize these cards. Now my theme here is strawberries to go with the homemade jam that will go with the gift. At Allsorts Challenge they have a great challenge to put this project into: Strawberries and cream!

Inside the card I have placed my recipe that I will use to make my strawberry jam that will go with the gift. Now strawberries are just about ready here in Ontario, so I am just waiting until I can go and pick them to make my jam! I will be posting my jam jars at a later post, so stay tuned!


Now what teacher does not keep lots of notes.....hopefully my notepads will come in handy for them. I used my Papertrey stamp set "Vintage Picnic" to keep my theme going and my justrite stamp set too. Love to personalize it up! I don't think you can see it, but I have put lots of glitter on the strawberries too.


Now I am off to finish up lots of grade 8 graduation decorations...lots to finish up! Have a wonderful day...and thank-you so much for taking time out of your day to come and visit!







29 comments:

  1. Christine, this is such a beautiful gift. Those papers are gorgeous.

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  2. Oh wow - they are fabulous the teachers will be thrilled and will know how much you appreciate them.
    I love to make jam -but don't eat it lol.. cant wait to see it all made
    Lisa ;)

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  3. I wish I taught your children!!(you wouldnt want me too though they would only craft!)then these would be all mine!
    they are so gorgeous christine.
    hugs chris xx

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  4. What a beautiful gift Christine. I think the teachers will be very impressed. How lucky are they?!

    I haven't been visiting you for a few days and I have missed (until now) some gorgeous cards and projects.

    Kat xx

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  5. Great gifts!
    I love all that strawberry's!!!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  6. Awesome Teacher's gifts Christine!! They are going to just love these!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  7. Just beautiful teacher gifts Christine! I love how you've personalised them all - that really does make them even more extra special! Can't wait to see your homemade strawberry jam!!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  8. Hi Christine, BEAUTIFUL gifts and what a great idea! I love the colors and the images you have used are wonderful...

    I LOVE the calendar you have posted below also. VERY VERY CUTE!!!

    I understand what you mean about spend time with your children. I was always so happy when school was out so me and the boy's could do fun stuff together..

    hugs, Janiel

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  9. Beautiful as always!! What fabulous gifts!

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  10. What stunning gifts, you are going to be very popular with those teachers. Sure beats the usual mug gift!! All these beautiful creations and homemade jam too........TEACHER"S PET!! They are going to love them, beautiful job.
    Coloring is awesome too.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  11. Beautiful gifts for the teachers Christine, wow you are so talented. I am sure they will LOVE them. Wish I were one of your kiddies teachers. Will pop around later to see your homemade strawberry jam. It must be one of my fave's. Have you ever tried it on a slice of toast, first put down some peanut butter and place the strawberry jam on top of that... oh my goodness me... yummy! Would love to hear what tickles your tastebuds. hugs Sharon

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  12. Hi Christine

    Your project is superb, it fits my theme absolutely perfectly and what wonderful gifts for the teachers.

    Thank you for joining in my Strawberries and Cream theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

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  13. I know what you mean, things have been really busy for us lately too with all the end-of-school stuff. What absolutely GORGEOUS gifts you made for the teachers!! I have that pattern paper and you totally make me want to go play with mine. :)

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  14. Great gifts Christine. The cards and notepads are fabulous as always.

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  15. How lovely of you to make such personalised gifts and with homemade jam. Is there no end to your talents? Marianne x

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  16. Fabulous gifts Christine, the teachers will be thrilled. I always love how you personalize things with your justrite stamps.... just perfect.

    Liza x

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  17. Christine, I have a little something for you over on my blog!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  18. Don´t worry, if you waiting for something good then..... Awesome as usual! Fabulous! Hugs Nilla

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  19. These are great, Christine. You always come up with such nice idea's for the kid's teachers. They'll love these!

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  20. Hi Christine, your sons teacher is going to love what youve done for her, that is stunning and very yummy looking, Im very fond of strawberries and its sounds just right for me. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  21. Wow Christine, these are just perfect, what lucky teachers!
    Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  22. These little notepads are sooooo lovely. I bet the teachers love you!!! I had to stop commenting on your recipe cards (what with my diet and all) but they too are fabulous. I just couldn't take any more toblerone squares or cheese cake. And just when I thought it was "safe to go back in the water" I saw your lovely little June calendar page and it too was food related. I was so hungry I could have eaten the cricket in addition to the hotdogs, cake and watermelon! You are making such lovely things but my diet is going to h**l! Hugs to you, Lesley

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  23. These are awesome.. My daughter and I just made jam last week.. It turned out so well. I love this time of year when we can do this together. Your coloring and paper is perfect. What an amazing gift and your teachers will love it.. Great job as always.

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  24. Hi Christine this is awesome work a wonderful project there are going to be some very happy teachers. I find your work amazing very creative and so inspirational.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  25. Beautiful and thoughtful gifts, the teachers will love those. Elaine

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  26. I just love these ones. The strawberries are my favorite. I keep forgetting about this stamp set. What a great idea you've made. Love the notes!!!
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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