Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blast From the Past Blog Hop - A+ in my Books

Good Morning Everyone,

Welcome to the third Blast from the Past Blog hop from Taylored Expressions where every month Taylor puts together a little hippty hop of funness open to all TE fans out there -the hardest part of the Blast from the Past hop is to figure out which adorable and awesome stamp set to use!
Luckily, I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use - the super adorable Make the Grade Stamp set from Taylored Expressions illustrated by the super sweet Nancy McKinney! As the kids head back to school I wanted to make a special something for their teachers :)

Yesterday my wee ones went back to school and they both have brand new teachers and new classrooms. AND the wonderful thing, is that both of their teachers are good friends of mine who joined the school this year and I am so excited that they are my children's teachers - they have been working so hard over the summer to get the classroom ready for the children and it was amazing to watch their sweet little faces become so excited to see their gorgeous new classroom and meet & greet their school friends. I saw this super cute Teacher Survival Kit! by Becky and was inspired to create something like it - so I took an old empty 4 pack of Starbucks coffee container and altered it and created a coordinating card.

Here a picture of the caddy: I covered the 4 sides of the caddy and then decorated the front of the caddy with the sweet little image of the schoolhouse and the super beautiful quote:

"The mediocre teacher tells,
the good teacher explores,
the superior teacher demonstrates,
the great teacher Inspires."
I filled the caddy with some juices and some powerbars (to get through the day with such energetic and "dynamic" kindergarteners! :)
I love this beautiful quote and stamped the super cute owlie on top of the sentiment. I used the same owlie for the card that I created with the Blast from the Past Sketch #3.

I turned it counter clockwise and used the adorable little report card stamp in this set with another awesome sentiment: "You're an A+ in my books". I adorned it with some cute little buttons and one of my all time favorite ribbons: yellow with white dots ( I love the way this ribbon ties!) And yes, the liquid pearl addiction continues with a little help from some of my favorite colors: Terra Cotta, Butterscotch, and Stream. Here is a picture of the card:

I made another one similar one for my daughter's teacher - but will show that one a bit later :) Well, I always LOVE doing these Blast from the Past hops because its some much fun to see how everyone creates such magic with all their Taylored Expressions stamp!. Speaking of which - please hop along with me as we check out al the amazing artistes who have joined us today!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you're day is blast!!!
hugs,
Sankari :)


25 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOOOOOVE the caddy and matching card. Is there ANYTHING you cannot do? You are WAY to fab my friend!!!

Lea L. said...

Your projects are beautiful, as always! I love all the amazing detail you add to everything you create! Wonderful job!

♥♥♥Lea

Latrice said...

Love this Sankari! The box is adorable and the card is gorgeous.

Jenny said...

Great projects! I love the colors and themes of all! Amazing work as always!

okcapitolgirl said...

OH my gosh. . .These are both incredible! I can't believe all the gorgeous colors and details! WOW!

Radha said...

So A+ Love it!
I'm still waiting...to see u:))
Hugs to my CC

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh that caddy and card are awesome Sankari!! Thanks so much for the awesome sketch for us to use for today too!

Tangii said...

Just amazing! AS always everything is just gorgeous! THanks for a wonderful sketch to work with :)

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome! :)

Terri E. said...

Both of these are WOWS!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Shelby Goolsby said...

Oh my goodness, these are the cutest!! You are so incredibly talented. Thank you for the sketch:)

Keva said...

Oh wow. What a fabulous teacher gift. So thoughtful of you. So bright and fun. I really like the card, too. I love how it is so packed with design and fun little details.

Katie Cotton said...

OMG this is FAAAAAABULOUS... and by the way, you have me addicted to liquid pearls. Just need to get more colors now! :D

Karen Motz said...

GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! The colours are so rich and wonderful and all your details are spectacular!!!!!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

totally fab projects!

Laurie Chilton said...

Oh my goodness... Sankari your caddy is just too darn cute and the card is gorgeous!!!!!! I have to go out and get some liquid pearls. I just love the way you use them on your projects..... absolutely stunning! :) Hugs

Regina Mangum said...

Sankari, you outdid yourself AGAIN! I'm sure others will tell you this, but I can't resist: You're A+ in MY book, LOL! XOXO

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Fabulous projects! You are so amazing!

Libby Hickson said...

These are soooo fabulous Sankari!! The teachers must LOVE them, you don't miss a single detail!

slinkycat said...

These are gorgeous! And gorgeous of you to think of the teachers :)

Leanne x

Monika/Buzsy said...

I think I need a survival kit like that even though I am not a teacher. It's fabulous Sankari! Love the colors, the images... the scallops... also, pretty card! :o) Thanks for the great sketch!

Taylor said...

Oh this is so adorable, Sankari! What a thoughtful teacher gift!

Lori said...

You always amaze me!! I love these fabulous projects and I'm sure your kids' teachers will be so very appreciative of them.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Oh my gosh, these are just so cute! Just great projects, so clever!

Chris L.

Natalie said...

This is FANTASTIC - love the inspiration to create!!