Teacher gifts can be so hard sometimes. The point is to let them know we appreciate them!

I mean seriously, I have hard enough time doing HOMEWORK with my kids, let alone HOME SCHOOLING! Teaching is a very tough job and takes a very special person! If YOU are a teacher I personally want to say THANK YOU! I truly don’t know how you do it. Oh and if you do home school I think you are a saint! LOL!

I had to “home-school” Alexa with the help of her aid a few hours a day when she was home sick for a year, and let me tell you….. I was CLUELESS, and still remain so. I can’t even do most of Alexa’s 2nd grade math homework! I actually ran into a local town mom who home schools her kids, and does a fab job. She was a teacher for man years before staying home with her own. We talked about Alexa and her math issues, and she offered to tutor her! I need to see what is in my budget, but figure since I won’t be paying for Amber to go to school next year, that frees up some money. She also uses a better Math program that focuses on repetition, which is what Alexa THRIVES on, as oppose to the Everyday Math program they currently use in school which bounces around from  money, to fractions, then graphs. You don’t get a handle on one concept then you are pushed into the next, then back to the other. We have adapted the math as much as possible but I still think its ridiculous!!! This one is very confusing (to me anyway! LOL!) So I really hope I can afford her. She didn’t know what she charges yet. Fingers crossed. We need ALL the help we can get, and honestly I don’t know HOW to approach it all.

Anywho-point being I admire teachers greatly, and am thankful for all they do! 

That being said Thank you Teacher wall decor


This is at my Etsy Shop!

I have to say I had a BLAST altering thisMDF Apple shape I got at Say it with Letters. I had the shape for over a month and FINALLY got around to altering it.

I spent quite some time on it, but it was a LOT of fun for me. I think the end result shows how much I enjoyed it 😀


I think this is ONE apple themed gift that I Teacher won’t want to toss or loathe!

I layered lots of patterns for this using Cosmo Cricket-Early Bird collection, and  paired it with Imaginesce Teacher’s Pet(A MUST HAVE!). I used the worm and pencil rub-on from the set, and the ribbon is from that Teachers Pet collection too 😀 HAPPY DAYS!


I FINALLY used my Slice, with the newest cartridge I picked up-Fall/ School  cartridge to make my T E A C H letters, as well as the “abc” in the lower right corner.


I used a thin cork sheet to punch my flower with the GIGA flower punch. I layered the scallop punched from patterned paper, with a flower shaped button that I just LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think its a nice touch 😀

My thank you tag is from 7 gypsies


I used the stamp set  Teacher’s Apple for this, and love the result! Ink is Pure Poppy, and Ripe Avocado.

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Stamps: Teachers Apple

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird, Imaginesce Teachers Pet-with rub-ons

Ink, Tim Holtz distress ink, sponge Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy

MDF Apple: Say it with Letters

Slice: Fall/School cartridge

Tag: 7 Gypsies

cork, buttons, hemp, Zip Dry

My friend is a teacher and she says she get overwhelmed with APPLE stuff-unless its food, then NO APPLES! I showed her this and she said she would love to have something like it for her classroom, or home 😀 Mission accomplished.

Now, another note! More serious-

My friend Jen Tapleris co-hosting BIG event for a cause! Stamp Out Alzheimer’s! You can view her post here!

What is SOA you might ask?

SOA is an exciting “pay to play” virtual papercrafting event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jason just lost one of his grandmothers due to Alzheimer’s. It is a terrible progressive disease. I worked in an Alzheimer’s/ Dementia unit for 3 years while I was a nurse and saw the debilitating effects it had on the people and families it affected. His grandmother suffered for over 4 years before losing her battle.

 A large group of generous sponsors and challenge hostesses (myself included), have teamed up to create a temporary online community where members can take part in a variety of challenges, contests, classes and workshops, and download several free products (a special digital kit, a printable 3-d template, tutorials, etc) in different papercrafting categories (stamping, cardmaking, paperscrapbooking, digi scrapping, hybrid, etc). All this for a suggested donation of $5. 100% of these funds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association to help with their efforts to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by this heartbreaking disease.

I have donated some money, and personally donated 4 My Timeless Template downloads of winners choice, the stamp set Handwritten Notes, and a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink.

I am hoping to host a challenge as well.

I hope you will join us in raising money for the cause, and having fun at the same time! Its a WIN! WIN!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you are joining in the fun!! I think its important to support one another 😀