Monday, June 1, 2015

End of the Year Teacher Gift

My daughter's preschool days have come to an end.  She will be a kindergartner in the fall.  I can't believe this time has come!  But her 2 years at preschool were great.  They taught her so much and provided her with so many experiences.  My daughter has several food allergies and they didn't blink an eye when I asked they 2 years ago if they could handle it.  Turns out, there were several allergy kids in her class.  They took such good care of her and allowed her to eat the snacks the rest of the kids were eating whenever possible.  I knew that she was safe in their care.  I will miss this group of teachers but my little guy will be there before I know it!

I recently started selling Norwex.  For those of you who haven't heard of it, the company makes a variety of microfiber cloths and specialty cleaners that are safe for you and our environment.  The veggie and fruit cloth allows you to clean the dirt and waxes off of fruit and vegetables.  It will even take the skin off of carrots and red potatoes.  I love being able to clean with just water.

So I wrapped up an apple in this veggie and fruit scrub cloth and tied it with a cute school themed bow.

I created an apple tag that opens up to explain the cloth and how to take care of it.

I purchased the file for the teacher shutter card from  I love their 3D projects and cards and sometimes its nice to have a ready made file.  I'm not always creative!  The files are easy to use in Cricut design space and very affordable.

My little graduate!  She also made her teacher a gift and I'll add a post later in the week.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone had a fun and safe holiday.  I spent the evening at home with my family and cuddling with my sick kids.  It's been a rough fall and winter for sickness in my home.  Here's wishing for a healthy new year.

New Year's Eve also celebrated something special.  My in-law's 50th wedding anniversary.  What a great achievement!  Here is the gift that I made for them.

I imported the split letter G svg file into Cricut's design space and added the names and date.  Everything was cut on black vinyl and applied to a piece of vellum.  I didn't have it all done yesterday so I hope that they like it when I give it to them today.  Happy Anniversary!

What could be in this pretty box?

A surprise card to celebrate their 50th.

I purchased the svg file from  I love this card!  The top is a battery operated tea light.  The cake is easy to put together and you can buy the card box separate.  The sides open up when you lift the lid.  I didn't have any gold paper laying around so I used gold vinyl.  The best part of using vinyl is that it's already adhesive.  No extra glued fingers.

A good friend also had a celebration on this day.  Her 40th birthday.  Happy Birthday Becky!

And Happy New Year's everyone.