Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to School!!

Yesterday my kiddies started back at school. My son started grade 4 and my daughter had her first day ever, starting Primary. Both their days went really well. I was so excited :)

This is the present I made for my daughter to give her Primary teacher. It is a crayon wreath, and I am THRILLED with how it cmae out. It is too cute for words! This is NOT my original idea, and I used a video tutorial from the awesome Ruthie. You can find it HERE. This gift cost me $1.50 to make (2 boxes of crayola crayons). Everything else was in my scrap room, or my house.

Isn't it the cutest??

The "book worm" is from CAC, the book is from Recess cart. The stamp is from PKS Critter Faces. I didn't do the best coloring job in the world. I think I may need a new white pen... The label and it's shadow are both from Gypsy Wanderings, and he name is from Opposites Attract.

The apple and glue are both from Recess - I think that cartridge is ADORABLE!! It is the first lite that I have ever bought!

The adorable schoolhouse is also from Recess. I wrote École on it because the kids are both in French Immersion. The red ribbon was just in my stash.

The ABC is also from Recess. To cut the base, I welded 2 circles from george and Basic Shapes together on my Gypsy - one 5" and one 8". I cut 4 of them out of cereal boxes, and glued them together and voila!! A fabulous wreath base for free!

Gabrielle loved it, and she loved giving it to her teacher, who put in up in her classroom. All in all a huge success :)

Some Challenges:
Critter Sketch - anything but a card
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes with a ribbon
Make it Monday - anuthing goes
There's Magic in the Air - back to school
The Ribbon Reel - back to school plus a ribbon/ bakers twine
Anyone for Anya - teacher gift
Just Some Lines - anything but a card
Guylou's Inimitabilty - back to school
Let's Face It Friday - teacher gift
Totally Paper Crafts - not a card
Fantabulous Cricut - use ABCs or 123s
Cricut Card Chaos Challenge - use Gypsy Wanderings (the name label uses the topnote style cut from GW)

A la prochaine...
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Rene said...

Oh my gosh this is FABULOUS! Oh I just LOVE it! What a fabulous gift!
Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! And don't forget about the birthday blog hop!
Rene :D

Peggy Sue said...

totally awesome job!! love it!

Cathy said...

very nice, I made one too for my future daughter in law who got her first job as a teacher this year.

Sharon said...

This is fantastic Michelle!!!! Love all the embellies!! I picked up Recess cartridge last week but haven't used it yet. Love all the cuts you used from it. :)

Sonia said...

OMG! This is a fabulous job! wow!Love it!
Thanks for joining us at TMITA/Paper Cupcakes this week.
Good Luck!

Jennie Garcia said...

That is incredibly cute!! I absolutely love it!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Merry said...

This is such a brilliant present for a teacher...great work. Saw you on Make it Monday.

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, this is really cute. Thanks for joining us in the There's Magic in the Air challenge.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love it! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Jenn Borjeson said...

This really is awesome - love it! Thank you for joining our Anything But a Card challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Two Dogs and a Book said...

Quel beau projet!!! J'aime beaucoup!!!
Merci d'avoir participé dans notre petit défi chez Guylou's Inimitability.
Bonne chance!

Amy said...

What a great and fun project! I love all of the little cut outs! Thanks for sharing this week at FCCB! :)Amy A

Debs said...

What a fab project - I spotted it on MIM and came for a closer look.
It's awesome!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Really great project, I just love the rainbow of colors! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch for our "Anything but a card" challenge :)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is just fabulous. Love all those crayons.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

This is so gosh darn cute! What a great idea! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Critter Sketch challenge this week!

Sara I. said...

What an awesome project!!! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Guylou's Inimitability and good luck!! xx

Gloria Westerman said...

This is just to cute for words.....totally amazing.....and what an awesome gift for her teacher.....I love it....thank you so much for playing this week at Paper Cupcakes/TMITA

Ashley Newell said...

What an awesome projects! I love this and anyone would be lucky to have this as a decoration! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

Oscar said...

I love it, so creative, what a great idea for a teacher present! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

So gorgeous! What a great idea. I'm a teacher and when I get back into the class, I'm making one of those!!! TFS

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow! Awesome job!! I ove this wreath!

Chelsea said...

Great Wreath of crayons!!! Thanks for playing along at Just Some Lines!

Crystal said...

Great project and such a fun idea, thank you for sharing the link! Thanks for playing along with us over at Critter Sketch this week :)

Pauline said...

Fab project for a teacher, and so pretty in all these rainbow colours. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week.

Kerrie said...

Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful project.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Carissa said...

Amazing project! So clever. I love all the back to school cuts! Thanks for crafting with us today at FCCB. We hope to see you again.

sgc said...

What a cute project! thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a great idea.

Thank you for joining the first Crafty Boots challenge.


BugBites said...

wow! what an awesome gift. TFS with us at FCCB.

Amy Tidd said...

This is amazing! What a fab project! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

Larelyn said...

This is such a clever idea. I just love it. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Hi Michelle!!!!!

OMGosh I LOVE this!!!! Fabulous job girlie!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at the PKS LFIF challenge!

Ruthie :)

Brenda said...

What a darling project! love it!! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's!!!

Suzanne said...

Fantastic wreath and you are going to have one delighted teacher. I know because I taught for 33 years and this would have made me so happy. Love it! Thanks for joining the FCCB challenge this week ABC's and 123's. You did a great job on the challenge.

Romaine said...

What an adorable wreath!

Sabrina said...

Hi Michelle,
I sent you an e-mail about being a Spotlight Sunday Guest and Guest Designer at FCCB. Let me know if you received it please, thank you!