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    Saturday, August 13, 2011


    It's that time again to get ready for school! Emma is starting 1st grade and I've applied to become a substitute teacher at her school (county) on top of volunteering to tutor math and PTO. We've just gotten done making our Back-To-School bags for the teachers, all 34 of them. We hand painted the apple from our School Collab kit then stuck a few school supplies we've gotten inexpensively thru all the sales going on and added a cute card.

    Any one of these items matched with the cute phrase would make wonderful appreciation gifts for your child's teacher! Feel free to grab the idea and run with it.

    Here's what the card says:

    Here's a bag of goodies to get the year started and show how much we appreciate all that you do:

    Pencils because you have the WRITE stuff. (Pencils)

    Stickies for the role you play is NOTE-able. (Sticky notes: aka Post-Its)

    Highlighters to show you are the HIGHLIGHT of the school day. (Highlighter markers)

    Note cards because we're glad you're a part of our PACK. (Pack of note cards)

    Sanitizer so HAND-IN-HAND we can work togehter to make a difference for our students. (Hand Sanitizer)

    I've also made a few items this week at Vistaprint.com with their Back $2 School Basics sale. Tote bags, t-shirt, notebooks and magnets were ordered for very little cost. Some will be used as teacher appreciation gifts others we'll use as BTFE prizes. Below are the two graphics I used most.

    And last but never least I've discovered a wonderful internet based company, that just happens to be local, called Spoonflower.com. They custom print fabric with any digital image you have. I've been entereing their weekly fabric contests but have future plans to make a cheater quilt using scanned in artwork from my daughter... it's going to be awesome! I can also see heirloom photos turning into quilts, pillows or clothes. Make the perfect pattern for drapes in your living room that will EXACTLY match hwat you already have in decor. To me the possibilities are endless and I keep thinking up more. What about scraping a skirt design covered with your cuties? Anywho, check out Spoonflower for yourself! And stop by my Spoonflower shop to see what fabrics I've designed!

    Fabric designs:

    What are you doing to get ready for the new school year? Do you collect Box Tops?

    Happy Scrapping!