Saturday, May 7, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to the Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!  It is that time of year that we are saying "thank you" to all those wonderful teachers that touch our lives and help mold the minds of our little ones!  I am so excited to be a part of Jen's hop today!  If you are coming from Lisa's Crop & Create then you are heading in the right direction.  If you just happen to be stopping by today and want to hop along, you'll want to start at Jen's blog, Jen's Craft Corner!  You don't want to miss out on the wonderful ideas and the fabulous blog candy!  Here are my Teacher Appreciation projects!

I made a very special little chalkboard bag for a very special teacher! 

Here is a view of the dimension!  I folded a strip of paper to make a ledge for the chalkboard.  Then I added a rolled piece of paper for the chalk and used different brands of pop dots on the book and the bookworm.

The bookworm was cut from Create A Critter and I added a Peachy Keen Critter Face.  For the lens on the glasses, I used a dot of Crystal Effects.  I love how they turned out!

I added Cherry Red Baker's Twine from My Craft Spot as an accent to the bag!

I made a set of simple note cards to fill the bag!  I left them blank so the teacher can use them for anything!

My second project are quick little items for the support teachers and helpers. 

They are post-it note books made using the same little bookworm and a cute background paper!

Here is the side view of the post-it note books!

and last but certainly not the least, I made these little cards for my kiddos Sunday School and Awana teachers. 

They are all volunteers and they do it for the love of the Lord and for the love of the children!  I just had to make a special thank you for them so they know they are appreciated too! 

Products Used:
Chalkboard Bag and Card Set
  • Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Red Polka-Dot Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Button, Crystal Effects
  • My Craft Spot Cherry Red Baker's Twine
  • Bo Bunny Double Dot Paper
  • Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
  • Peachy Keen Critter Faces Stamp Set
  • My Creative Time I Believe in Leprechauns Stamp Set
  • White Signo Gel Pen
Post-it Note Books
  • Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Red Gingham Ribbon
  • SU! Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches, Crystal Effects
  • Me & My Big Ideas School Days Paper
  • My Craft Spot Cherry Red Baker's Twine
  • Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
  • Peachy Keen Critter Faces Stamp Set
  • My Creative Time I Believe in Leprechauns Stamp Set
Jesus Loves the Children Card
  • Stampin' Up! Whisper White Card Stock and Scalloped Border Punch
  • Paper/Envies are a note set from Target
  • My Craft Spot Black Licorice Baker's Twine
  • Car Decals Cricut Cartridge
  • My Pink Stamper More Faithful Sayings Stamp Set
Now are you ready for some BLOG CANDY!!  This is my first Blog Hop so I wanted to make it special.  The first item I am giving away is a set of my most favorite embellishment...Hand Dyed Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot!!
One lucky winner will get their choice color set!  If you haven't seen all the gorgeous colors available you must check them out at My Craft Spot!!
The second item I am giving away is a More Punny-licious stamp set from My Pink Stamper!
In order to enter the drawings you must leave a comment below and tell me about a special teacher in your life!  You do not have to be a follower but I would love if you were!  I truly appreciate all of my followers so if you are a follower, you can add a second comment for a second chance to win!!  Easy enough!  I will pick the two lucky winners on Monday May 9! 
Now hop on over to my very talented friend Rae at Wahoo Crafts for her creative Teacher Appreciation project!  I have listed the Hop line-up below just in case you get lost along the way! 
Amber - My 3 E Scrapbooking (YOU ARE HERE)
Rae - Wahoo Crafts (Your next stop)
Sonia - Scraps 4 Fun
Thanks for stopping by and hopping with me today!!  I hope you'll stop by again!


shersl84bed said...

Your card sets are adorable. Any teacher would love to have those.

My favorite teacher was Mr. Larson, he was my 4th grade teacher and my 6th grade teacher. He was the best teacher ever. He would teach us math while passing/tossing a rubber ball around the room. It kept us all paying attention and having fun while learning at the same time. He would also go out at recess time and actually play kickball with us. Great teacher.

Smiles Sher

Libby Beach said...

I just love love love your chalkboard bag!! That is too cute!! :) And the notepad covers and cards are just as darling :) Fabulous job on the hop! :) The teachers and volunteers are going to love them :)
My favorite teacher throughout all of my years of school would have to be a tie between my fifth grade teacher Mrs. Chapman, and my physiology professor from college Dr. Lauden. Mrs. Chapman was the first teacher who taught me I really could overcome anything and everything thrown my way, and come out stronger on the other side, and Dr. Lauden basically saved me from dropping out of college and joining the Marines :) I honestly don't think I'd be who and where I am today without them :)
~Libby from beachcreationforyou :)

AmyJRockstar said...

OMG! You are so talented! Where do you find the time to create such incredibly professional looking (but still adorable) projects? I'm just loving them. I'm a new follower btw. :0) I have no kids and have been out of school for quite some time so I, sadly, don't have a teacher of any sort in my life at all. :( But, I can learn a lot from your blog, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Savahanna said...

I cannot tell which project is my favorite. WOW!!! I love it all I wish I was a teacher and had a parent like you to get these cute cards from. I remember my preschool and kindergarten teacher Sister Girarda. She was the BEST! Every once in a while I still run into her randomly at the supermarket and it brings me back when I was a little girl again. She was the sweetest most caring teacher ever.

Amber you are soo incredibly talented. I ♥ to see your work.

Georgiana said...

These are ALL magnificent projects. I would want to have them ALL as a teacher. Someone is going to be super lucky.

Carson's Creations

P.S Be sure to enter my giveaway.

Tara said...

WOW! you have been busy! I am now in love with that little worm :)

My favourite teacher was my grade 4 teacher Mrs. Oickle. I remember her reading us the book Island of the Blue Dolphins and that began my true love of reading! We also got to raise salmon in her class and release them into the wild. She was such a cool teacher!

Tara said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaways I am also a long time follower!

Jens Craft Corner said...

Thank you so much for joining me! I love everything you made for today. They are all wonderful! You are very talented. As a teacher, I would love to receive your handmade gifts! What a special gift that would be! I am a teacher and the reason I became a teacher was because I had a special 8th grade teacher who loved his job and loved his students. I remember him and think of him often. Teachers are certainly very special people.

Jens Craft Corner said...

Thank you so much for joining me! I love everything you made for today. They are all wonderful! You are very talented. As a teacher, I would love to receive your handmade gifts! What a special gift that would be! I am a teacher and the reason I became a teacher was because I had a special 8th grade teacher who loved his job and loved his students. I remember him and think of him often. Teachers are certainly very special people.

Jan said...

Your projects are just adorable! I know the teachers are going to love them!! Creative as always ;)

Misty said...

Your sets are TOO cute! WOW!
My favorite teacher was Sister Mary Theresa. She made learning fun.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Jan said...

So I didn't read the entire post before I commented (I was just so excited when I saw the bag and cards I was compelled to post)! A teacher that inspired me was Mr. Morris, my senior year. He taught me how to think for myself and defend my thoughts~he also made me want to become a teacher~which I did! :)

Kathy's-Krafts said...

These are all such great gifts. The worm is so dang cute.
I still think of my favorite teacher often...He was one of my algebra teachers, and was just the greatest...very helpful, very kind, but also very strict.

Kate said...

Wow! You have been incredibly busy! What super, super projects!! I love the little chalkboard creations. That little bookworm is adorable - especially with his glasses!! Great job with the Sunday School cards as well. They are adorable and the sentiment is just perfect with the cards.
Growing up, we had a church behind our house and I went there on Tuesday evenings - for Awana!! I have incredibly fond memories of my teacher. I still remember a number of the verses that I learned, too! It's amazing what an impact an organization like that can have on children. Thanks for recognizing and appreciating the volunteers.

Vivi Martínez said...

You did it again!!!!!! What a lovely projects... you are a genius!!! I love all your projects and the worm glasses are just the cutest...Love that worm with his little sweet face and the glasses... love it!!!
My favorite teacher ever is my primary school English teacher. Take into account that she is the one who teach me my first english skills so I am here writing to you ion english in some way, because of her... My primary school classmates and I still meet together every now and then (after 25 years) and she is always(or almost always) part of the group!
I should make a project for her too. :-)


Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

These projects are all so awesome.


Scrappin Place said...

OMgoodness! I love your projects all of them. I have a very special teacher that is in my child's life. She is his special ed teacher. He has a mild case of autism and she does a wonderful job!

Thanks again for the projects

Michelle said...

I just LOVE,LOVE everything! That is the cutest worm I've ever seen!

JulieK said...

You out-did yourself with these! All of your projects are fantastic. My girls saw the little worm and want to go make something with it now.

Sherrie K. said...

Your projects are fabulous!! Wow... your work is just fantastic and so glad you share your talent with us:)
A special teacher in my life was Mrs. Oathoudt, fantistic Homeroom Teacher. Thanks again for sharing!
Sherrie K

Sherrie K. said...

I am a follower of yours already! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!
Sherrie K

Tiffany said...

I'm so impressed with all of your projects! You've been super busy. I bet the teachers loved them though! So glad I could be a part of this hop with you :)


Tiffany said...

I'm already a follower! My favorite teacher was my third grade teacher, Mrs. Green. She always went out of her way to let each child know she cared about them. She's the reason I decided to become a teacher. I aspire to create such a positive impact on all of my students lives just like she always did!


Dana said...

I have had many great teachers in my life and am now a teacher myself!


Sentimental Scrapper said...

Not here to win - just had to tell you how absolutely adorable this project is!!


Lisa said...

What awesome projects - I am very impressed with them! New follower and my fav teacher was 5th grade, Mrs. Ballard - she was a die-hard Beatles fan, taught us their songs and had us give a concert!

Thanks so much for a chance to win :)

Tracey said...

Wow Amber....your creations are awesome! Any teacher would love to receive these cards and gifts. I love the book worm and how you did his glasses....very cool!

Anonymous said...

WOW... ALL of your projects are so super cute! It has been fun joining you on the blog hop.

I think the teacher that had the biggest impact on my life was my communication professor/advisor in college... Professor Dillman. He really taught me how to think. Thanks for taking me down memory lane... and an opportunity for some great giveaways! LOL!

Sandy S. said...

Love all your projects. Absolutely all adorable. Love th worm and his very cute glasses.

Happy crafting!

Jovan said...

OMG..All of these came out so great! What great ideas! Love everything!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! I have great memories of my 2nd grade teacher, being very encouraging! He really made a difference in how I felt about learning!

HappyPlaceJen said...

These cards are wonderful! Nice job!! I remember my Middle School Science teacher, Mr. Tucker. I was pretrified of him (wore all black on pop quiz days and threw a metal bar on the hard floor to get the class' attention-YIKES!), but I ended up doing really well in his class and learned a lot. Thanks for the blog candy opp! ~Jen

HappyPlaceJen said...

I am a follower of 3 E - adorable blog name and the kids that it is named after are super adorable!! :) ~Jen

Anna said...

Wow what awesome projects. So many wonderful details. Great job. My memory of my favorite teacher would be how she made me feel so loved. She would take me with her when she home schooled. She just made me feel like I was hers.
I'm a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

thekolbes said...

OMG girl you really did an awesome job. One lucky teacher is going to be sooooooo happy. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower. Your work is amazing
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

karensk said...

Number 200th follower yahooo. Your note cards are so darn cute My favorite teacher is My daughter, she has special needs students and she would love receiving these cards from her students. I am a follower, Thanks for sharing,
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Lisa said...

These are ADORABLE!! I especially love the post-it notes holders! So cute!!

Anonymous said...

Nice and great giveaway! I had a fun kindergarten teacher who I loved!

tandkparker said...

I love your projects!! Love the blackbords & the book worms, they are so cute!!

I was very lucky - my mom was a kindergarten teacher. I think she gave my the love of learning and that made school so much easier and enjoyable for me. I had so many wonderful teachers in my life :) Thank you one and all.
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Angie said...

I was just thinking about what to give to my son's teacher at the end of the year, along with her gift card. She always sends thank you's so this would be GREAT. THANKS for the inspiration!