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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pencil Pack for a Special Teacher-to-be

Coffee of the Day - Toasted Coconut

Hello everyone! my post today is going to be super quick and super short 'cause I am super sick.... blech! this bug I have is getting worse as the days go by. my fever is staying around 102* and I can't keep any food down. not a fun way to spend the days...


anyhow, today starts a fun challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays - create a gift or card for a teacher. I used a stamp from one of our sponsors, Flonz Stamps. I love the vintage stamps they offer! just so much fun! there is a special discount available to anyone who plays along in our PTT challenge.

This pencil and eraser pack is going to a very special young lady who is studying to be an elementary school teacher. I thought she would get a kick out of it!

The packaging is actually saved from a letterpress plate - perfect for pencils, markers, candy bars, whatever your heart desires! I had seen the cute little rulers available for sale from some of the craft companies, but for 25 cents grabbed one that my son cut into 4 pieces for me. thrifty and just as fun! :) the tab was punched from a business card that had a design I loved. Patterned paper is Graphic 45 ABC Primer. I made the little notebook label down at the bottom. some great washi tapes, stitched ribbon, a doily bit, button, and a beautiful Prima rose finish this off.

thank you again to everyone who has helped my family through the Jen's Sunshine blog hop! your kindness means a lot to us! :) welcome to my new followers, too! The hop ends tonight, so be sure to get your comments in!

Challenges:
Jackson's Digital Expressions - anything but a card
Papelitos - anything goes
Incy Wincy - back to school
Love to Create - back to school
Stamp and Create - anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - anything but a card
Pink Elephant - patterned paper
Natalie and Amy - anything goes
Unique Crafters - anything goes
Dream Valley - something old (packaging, ribbons, tag, doily, button) something new (dsp, stamps, Prima, washi tapes)
Kenny K - back to school
Crafty Pad - anything but square
Allsorts - anything but square
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Di's Digis - back to school
Just Some Lines - back to school
Mayzy Art - fluffy (don't you think teddy bears are fluffy? grins!)

39 comments:

Papercrafting Princess said...

Hope today is a better day for you and that you are feeling stronger. The receiver is going to be tickled pink with this adorable gift. I love the presentation. Thanks for playing along at Jackson's Digital Expression!

Chana said...

I sure hope you start feeling better soon! Your Pencil Pack is adorable. I love your image and all the wonderful detail. The ruler is too cute! Thanks so much for joining us here at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Hugz,
Chana

Penny said...

Jennifer, I hope you shake this "bug" today and feel better very soon!
This is such a sweet gift--so much thought went into it. And the design is so cute--love the image and that little ruler! :^)
Sending healing hugs,
Penny

Jenn Borjeson said...

Super cute, Jen, thinking of you always. Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

Pam said...

Jen, it is precious! I just love it and I am sure that the new teacher-to-be will love it too. Sure hope you will get to feeling better soon!! {{{HUGS}}}

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear you're feeling poorly! Praying your fever gets rid of the nasties! Love your little gift, it's just perfect for this occasion!

*Vicki* said...

What an adorable package hun!! LOVE the ruler accent and your sweet image!! HUGS

debbi taylor said...

lovely
thank you for taking part in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
hugs
Debbi x

DeNetra Bates said...

Super Project ! Thanks for Sharing at Jackson Digital Expressions !!

Dawn said...

Jennifer, I hope you're getting the meds you need to help fight that bug!
I spent the afternoon at the hospital with my Mum, her Hickman Line was blocked & she's been having bad side effects from her chemo which were getting progressively worse! It was a long afternoon but we chatted a lot & had a bit of a giggle! We also read your kind comment on my blog together! Mum & I both send our best wishes & are praying for you to get through this!
Hugs
Dawn & Norma (Mum)!
Oh yes, Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Anything but a square challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Lisa S. said...

This is a terrific teacher gift Jennifer. I love all of the details you put into this project. :D
Hope you feel better soon!
Big Hugs,
Lisa

Becky G said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! love your project! It's super cute!!! So glad you joined us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug!

:) Becky G

Sharon said...

Hope you feel better soon Jennifer!! Love your little gift!! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week!

Renee said...

Oh Jen, this is so stinkin cute! My granddaughters would love to make these (keep in the back of your mind Grandma!) Sorry to hear you have a bug...something you definitely don't need! Feel better soon!
Hugs, Renee

Rhonda Miller said...

Jen, I hope you're feeling better soon. Take care of yourself and get some rest. I'll be praying for you.

What a fun idea for a teacher gift.

Wendy L said...

Great creation. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

Soma said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and cute....................Thank you for playing our Back to School challenge at Just some lines........... Great job!!!!!

SOMA
Just Some Lines (DT)

Tracy said...

Stinky old germs. grrrr Hope they'll jump ship and leave you alone. Feel better GF! Your card is super cute and I love the little piece of ruler especially. Huggies and well wishes!

Kristina said...

This is very cute Jennifer!

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

What a super cute project. Great job!
Thanks for playing along with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

Kendra said...

What a great gift for a teacher! Thanks for playing along at Totally Stampalicious and Dream Valley!

Zenita Smith said...

Great card and I to love that vintage design!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to
Create Challenge Blog!!
Z

Lisa said...

What a great gift :-) Sorry to hear you have been poorly ... hope you feel better soon.

Thanks for joining us at Natalie and Amy's Challenge.

Lisa x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Jen how cute!!!!! Hope you're feeling better, girl! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
~DEANNE~

Livert said...

Love your gift.
Thanks for joining us at Kenny K`s challenges.

Liv - DT at Kenny`ks Krafty Krew.

Jo Ann said...

This is a great project and those image are cute. Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt. God bless!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Darlene Lyons said...

A great project for the teacher! Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt!

sammi said...

What a fun teacher's gift! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us in our challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope to see you, again, next time!! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Paul said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
TFS
Paul
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Craftyrose said...

Such a great idea and those wee bears are so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Di's digi challlenge. xx

Samantha said...

Really cute Jennifer love this idea, sorry you have been so sickly hope your feeling better today xxx hugs me xx

Crafty and Green said...

Fantastic Project!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Come back and Play with us again really soon!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Bettina L. said...

This is really such a cute design Jennifer. Love the different colours and the designed pack ready to go to school;) Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy and Just Some Lines and good luck. Hope to see you back monday and saturday for some new challenges. Hugs Bettina xx

Sarah said...

Hi Jennifer - ahhhh how cute and what a fab gift idea as well.

Hope you are on the road to recovery now.

Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley this time.

Sarah

Joyce Owens said...

Great work! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at JDE; good luck.

Katya said...

Cute gift for someone who will be a teacher soon. Nicely colored image too. I hope you start feeling better soon. Thank you so much for participating on a JDE challenge.

Katya Bess
DT memeber

Susie Little said...

Such a beautiful gift, I hope you are feeling better now! Thank you for playing at Natalie & Amy's Challenge!xx

Jess's Crafty Things said...

fantastic project! GOOD LUCK thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Downloads. Hugs Jess

Sweet Fairy said...

This is so beautiful. So great design. I have worked for the Plastic Card printing and designing company and this design inspire me so such. I appreciate your work.