Friday, June 22, 2012

A Teacher's Pencil

Hi ya friends,
Ok, so it's been crazy busy as my little one went through his Promotion ceremony on Tuesday & my oldest went through Graduation on Wednesday night. Tear, tear, they're growing up! So tomorrow is the promotion/graduation party at my house & it's been crazy getting everything in order! If you have a HS senior on the horizon SAVE YOUR MONEY cuz it's an EXPENSIVE year! LOL!

Ok, so I thought I would share the end of the year gift my little one gave to his teacher. Because I was so pressed for time I didn't come up with anything too over the top, but I still think it was super cute (not to mention that everyone was oohing & ahhing when I brought it in- he he he ;)

Here it is:
 It's a pencil-shaped box! I also included a little matching card that held a gift card inside.
Here's how the box opens:
  It's made up of 2 parts: the pencil and the eraser which are both empty so you can fill it with goodies & stuff :)

I also made one for his 4th grade teacher cuz I just luv her! She's the best :)
I personalized them with my Xyron Design Runner. I've had it for such a long time, but hadn't even opened it. Sad, I know :( ... and it's so cool & easy to use.

I also made myself a "sample"

This pencil is only one of the six different cute as can possibly be projects from It is called School Days SVG Kit. Yes, I finally broke down & used the Sure Cuts a Lot 2  (SCAL) program I bought like a year ago AND HAD NEVER USED!!! I just thought it would be complicated & difficult to figure out how to use, but I am kicking myself super hard right now cuz it could not have been any easier!!! In less than 5 minutes I was cutting away---> seriously!!! My blog pal, Patti Lee, was the one to turn me on to them. She made the cuuuuutest projects & I was so hesitant to give it a go. DUMB! DUMB! Well, now you'll be seeing more, let me tell ya!  Plus, has an assembly video tutorial for each of the projects to show you how to put it together. I found it super helpful.

Some final deets: The papers are from A Boy's Life collection from Echo Park. Stamps: Teacher's Apple-PTI, Blue Skies- Verve and Chalkboard-Stampendous. This box is 8" tall & about 3.25" wide. Great size :)

Anyhoo, thanks for peeking in today. :) I've got loads to do before tomorrow, so...
Gotta Go!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Hello there friends,
Happy Father's Day to all dads & grandpas. Today, I'm sharing the Father's Day card the boys gave Dad today.
Here it is:
I used the Masculine Graphic T-shirt Die-namics & stamp set from MFT.  It's awesome for knocking out those guy cards :) I also used the Mini-banner Day set & stamped "Happy Dad's Day" & the sentiment comes from the Essential Sentiments set also MFT. The papers are from the Sasparilla collection from October Afternoon.

I used this week's MFT sketch (turned upside down :)
Thanks for peeking!
Gotta Go!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bring on the Piñata!!!

Hi ya friends!
I'm aliiiiiiiive!!!
That was an extra long hiatus from the blog, but I was super busy with end of the year school stuff, but now it's FINALLY done! I am sooooo happy it's summer vacation (although it will be shorter since this year our district is starting a month earlier :(  I'm still a bit busy making plans for my oldest son's graduation festivities and some other things going on, but today I come to share some other festive news:
This girl has a birthday today!
Yes, Thirty muffled-cough-muffled-cough-cough years ago, on this day, a 12 pound girl was born. This is one of my fav pics from my 2nd birthday. As you can see, I started cutting into the cake before my mom was ready for me to and so my mom yelled,"Karli!" and I said "whaaaat???"  When people look at my baby pics, they say I haven't changed much- maybe it's the double chin, chubby cheeks, or the huge cake in front of me, or maybe me being just a little mischievous ;)

So what are my plans today? Well, I've dropped several hints that I want to go to Medieval Times. I told the boys & made sure hubby "overheard" me when I was talking to a "friend" on the phone about how I reeeeally wanted to go to Medieval Times since I've never been there before. But, we'll see where they take me...

So what are my crafty plans? Well, I do have some teacher gifts, grad gifts, & dad gifts I'm working on. So I'll be sharing those soon.

Well friends, thanks so much for peeking & go have some cake & ice cream on me today!
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