Sunday, August 23, 2009

School Days

I can't wait to post until tomorrow, I am too excited. I was selected for one of the top 5 over at Lauren Meader's weekly challenge. Wahooo!!! Of course, that means I have to play again LOL! Well this week was a bit of a stumper for me. It was a template challenge (love those, that was not the hard part) and a back to school challenge. You can find the challenge here. Izzy is 2, so I don't have a little one going back to school. But my Mom is!!!!

I also combined the Stamp TV Potluck Friday challenge to use buttons and the PPA challenge to create anything but a card. I don't always have time to create things that aren't cards, but I was able to pull it all together for this one and I love the outcome!
Here is my creation

This is a fun close up

Here is a side shot. I love those cord brads from Stampin Up even though I have a hard time using them.
Isn't that stinking cute! I think my Mom will love it. She is a kindergarden teacher. She always puts a lamp and a few plants at her desk to make it more homey, so I did this little lunchbox template in some of her favorite colors. Inside I have a ton of little chocolates. My Mom is a tiny little thing, but she does like to have a little chocolate every now and again. I think it will come in handy during those stressful first few weeks. I am giving her this cuttie today when we have everyone over for the family diner.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Teachers Apple
Paper: Soft Suede, Thourghly Modern dsp
Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Soft Suede polka dot ribbon, kraft cord brads, spounge, PTI Aqua mist buttons, dmc floss


Caryl P said...

Oh my goodness, she will LOVE this!!! All teachers need chocolate, especially the first few weeks :-) What a fabulous gift Terri, so thoughtful and beautiful.

Ann Schach said...

Caryl is right...All teachers need chocolate! This is so cute and creative. I know that your mom will love this! Thanks for playing at PPA. Please join us again for next week's challenge!

Dana Gustafson said...

So cute Terri! Your mom is going to love this sweet lunchbox filled with sweets from her girl. I know what you mean about those corduroy SU! chose wisely in giving them to your mom! Sounds like she will keep yourproject in a place of honor. THanks for joining in the my time challenge and congrats on being a my time to shine girl!

Traveling Mama said...

Congrats! I love your project and your work so no surprise here! Hope you have a great week!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Gorgeous color combo and great submission for our challenge.

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ PPA.

AKiteFlier said...

Terri this is out of this world adorable! Your mom will love it love it. and filled with chocolates - gee can you make me one too?? :-) Love the color combo - the buttons and the ribbon handle and the brads are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing and congrats on Top 5 last week.

Tamara said...

Congrats on being one of the featured 5 from last week's challenge. It's good to see you playing again!

This is so absolutely adorable! I know that she will love it, and especially the chocolate inside ;)

My sister, and 3 of my closest friends are teachers, and those first few weeks can be really stressful, so I am sure your mom will really appreciate the chocolate.

Elizabeth S. said...

This is so cute. I love it.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh this is just lovely! It will definitely be appreciated. i agree with being picky on WHO gets the good stuff from our stash! Hard to part ways sometimes!