Where would we be without teachers? My bestie started out teaching and is now a school psychologist. My daughter-in-law is a teacher and works so hard during the day and then comes home to take care of my precious grandsons. My youngest grandson graduates from Kindergarten this coming week and I decided to make some goody bags for both Trent and Drew to give their teachers for year end. I love the Nugget candy for goody bags. Just cut a strip of paper 1x3 inches and wrap around. Five pieces of candy fit into this clear cello bag I purchased from www.clearbags.com . The black topper is cut at 3.5 x 5 inches. I used Cricut Cut Search (look for the button on my blog) to find an apple. This was cut from Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. I used my Gypsy to size the image at 3.5. I copied this image four times on my mat, but had to cut out the apple and the books a few tims to get the other colors. I used my white gel pen to write Math, Spelling, & Reading on the books and I also added a little white to the apples. The green "mat" that I used on the front and back of the topper are from my Imagine. This is the stock mat and I color filled it in from one of my Imagine cartridges. This mat is the perfect size for topper and I usually just fill a whole page when I need a couple. I used My Creative Time's My Teacher Rocks Stamp set. I just purchased this set and I love it. I stapled the topper and added the mat and finishing touches on the front. Then I flipped it over and used another stamp from this set and stamped FROM so the boys can sign their name. I think this turned out super cute.
I needed some craft time today. Yesterday I found out one of my brother's passed away. Even though he has been in the hospital and quite ill, I just was not expecting him to die. We were not close and really never have been but knowing he is gone leaves a real sadness in my heart. I pray he is now at peace and having a wonderful family reunion with my dad and mom in heaven.
Give your loved ones a hug today or call them. Time flies.