Hello! Well today is the DAY! It's my daughter's last day of kindergarten! Can you hear the excitement/unbelief in voice? Oh boy! It's a whole bunch of feelings. Pure joy and excitement that summer is finally here and we will have so much time together. And dread that in September my baby will be in full time every day school! I am really trying not to think of that and only focus on how much fun we have ahead of us. You all remember her first day of kindergarten post and how I cried until seriously 2 in the afternoon!
With the end of school comes teacher gifts! This year I decided to do card sets. I like making card sets, I could buy a gift but I really do feel that since I am crafty and have ALL the stuff to make the card sets I REALLY should! Now the fact that I left these sets to the LAST possible minute did not make my life easier. (In my defense I had to leave it till than because I was studying and being a good student!) And the fact that I went away on the girls weekend the WHOLE weekend also did not (will share more about this another post...) And add to that a playdate yesterday (my friend is moving away and it was my goodbye!) and a shift at work last night! Needless to say I feel that my card sets COULD have been a lot better this year. But it's too late to cry over so I won't. I will share one today and the rest other days. The one I am sharing today is my favorite. Also the one I spent the most time on, it's for the principal!
I started by stamping the damask stamp from the Sweet Threads stamp set by Hero Arts in antique linen ink onto the white cardstock. Than I stamped with versmark the flower image and embossed with the embossing powders. I did various sentiments. I also added a scalloped strip. I entering this set into this weeks CASFriday's challenge of getting edgy! I stamped the damask stamp in versamark onto the chocolate cardstock to add some interest.
This is how I packaged it up, I got some of the acetate boxes by PTI:
Last week when I was in the store that starts with W I saw that they now in Canada have giant marshmallows!!! I may have screamed out in joy! I hadn't been planning on making Ariel's class treats at the end of the school year but I sure did now! I invented Smores on a stick!!! Today Ariel's class had a picnic lunch with any parents that wanted to come so I made them for than! The kids LOVED them! As did the parents.
Doesn't it look yummy? It really is! It's a giant marshmallow on a stick. I cut up a bunch of graham crackers. Melt some chocolate (I used chocolate wafers) I dipped the stick into the melted chocolate and than pushed it into the marshmallow, I was scared it would fall out otherwise. Than I dipped the marshmallow into the chocolate and than holding it over the plate with graham crackers I sprinkled the graham crackers over the the marshmallow. I made sure that the top was fully covered and than I placed them upside down onto a wax paper, just like it is on the plate. It really tastes like smores! But it's soo much easier to make for a picnic or any fun outside. Perfect for this upcoming holiday weekend!
I took a photo of Ariel and her teacher on her last day. What a blessing her teacher has been. I truly love her and am so happy she was Ariel's teacher! :>
What a long post! If you make the smores on a stick let me know! :>