Hello Lovely Readers,
Oh, August is just flying by, isn't it? The kids here are already back in school and most moms are getting things done that they had put on the back burner while their sweeties were home for the summer! Where does the time go?
It's the third Monday of the month and that means it's Magnolia-licious Blog Hop time! The theme for August is "Back to School!" We'd love to see a Back to School gift for a teacher or student! The sky is the limit, and what a great topic, too! If you've reached my blog via the effervescent and extremely talented Suzanne Dean's Scrap Bitz Blog, then you are where you are supposed to be! If not, you'll want to start back at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog so you don't miss a single fantastic creation by the gals on the Magnolia-licious Design Team!
I'd love to share my project with you! It has lots of components, so there will be tons of photos! Let's take a look, shall we?
In this photo, you see the first in a series of teacher gifts. Inside the box are even more goodies for this year's teacher. Now for the closeups:
Here are close ups of the vase:
Now for close ups of the box and Tilda:
Here is the card that goes with the set. The darling little alphas are from DIE-VERSIONS as is the frame on the interior left panel. The book stack and pencil stamps are Magnolia.The flowers are from Hooked on Craft.
Are you still with me? I told you there would be a ton of photos! Let's see what was in the box:
I had fun with these components. The first item is a notepad that is handy for taking to a staff meeting as well as jotting down things that need to be remembered. After teaching for 32 years, it's easy to forget things during the hectic times. So, having a little notebook helps keep you on track. Here is a close up of the notebook:
Next is a journaling duo. Inside the container are strips of journaling prompts. The little notebook goes with the prompts. I thought it would be a nice keepsake.
Here is a listing of the stamps used in my project. Please contact Diana at Magnolia-licious if you are interested in adding any of these precious stamps to your collection.
Tilda with Pencils
Books Stacked High - Fall '07 Collection
Edwin with Pen - Fall '07 Collection
Tilda with Pencils - So Heavenly/School/Travel Collection '08
School Pencil - So Heavenly/School/Travel Collection '08
School Ruler - So Heavenly/School/Travel Collection '08
Tilda with Slate - So Heavenly/School/Travel Collection '08
Tilda Writing in Diary - Raising the Ceiling Collection
Books with Wrapper - So Heavenly/School/ Travel Collection '08
If you are unfamiliar with MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS, let me tell you how wonderful Diana is. Her prices are wonderful and the customer care is fantastic! There are perks, too! Visit MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS to find out more! You won't be disappointed! Oh, and Magnolia-liciouscarries various dies as well as Score-Pal products!
The next stop on the MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS Back to School Blog Hop is that of the always amazing CHERYL ROWLEY at Cottage Creations! As always, Cheryl's work is to die for! You don't want to miss it!
I'll be drawing a name from those who leave comments. Whomever's name is drawn will get a little special something from me! I love surprising some lucky gal!
I hope you will join us by creating a wonderful Back to School special something for the teacher or student in your life. The Design Team has provided tons of wonderful spring board ideas to get your creative juices going! I can't wait to see what you create! The complete details may be found on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog!
I would like to enter all or any part, LOL, of this collection into the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations #72 - ends 8/31 - Back to School
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - ends 8/23 - Fall **I hope my Back to School theme counts as Fall since kids go back to school at that time.**
One Stitch at a Time#127 -ends 8/25 - Back to School
Just Magnolia #170 - ends 8/23 - Back to School
Cute Card Thursday #230 - ends 8/22 - Back to School
My Sheri Crafts #92 - ends 8/29 - Back to School
Simply Create Too #20 ends 8/30 - Back to School