Friday, June 28, 2013

Teacher Gifts and Last Day of School!

Hello Friends!  It's been a busy few days over here, yesterday was the last day of school!  Today is Day 1 of Summer!  :>  I thought I would pop in and share the teacher gifts I made and about the last day of school!

This year I had 8 teachers to have gifts for so I went with something a lot easier than my usual!  I picked up some lindt chocolate balls (the best!) and made little bags for them!  I went for a playdate last Friday at my friend Sophie's (she has 3 boys) (oh and for those I've met at scrapfest you know Sophie!)  She also has a Slhouette ad Cricut.  Looking through her cuts I liked a bag cut on one of her Cricut cartridges so we used that!  Thankful for Sophie and her digital die cut machines, saved so much time.  I used papers and embelishments from Pebbles Sunny Side collection (won the whole collection from Gallery Idol last year while I've used it a lot still had a lot!)  I was able to cut two bags from 1 12 by 12 sheet, really love how cute it turned out:

Aren't they cute?  I made the tags by hand (should have thought to have die cut that at Sophies lol) and heat embossed in white the Thanks!  Wrote the teacher's name and from Carter or Ariel on the other side!  I really enjoyed putting them together, think of all the fun I could have if I got a Silhouette Chad!  You are reading this right?  :>

Yesterday was an awesome day!  Started with Carter's preschool graduation!  Hard to believe that preschool is over that fast!  Kinda snuck up on me!  Next year he will be going to kindergarten!  That is crazy!  For those who have been with me since the beginning we were celebrating his first birthday when I started this blog!  When we got there we found where to sit by how they decorated the tables:

Isn't it so cute? Carter's picture said he wants to be a teacher!  The small picture held a balloon! I made 17 of the tissue paper flowers in white ad royal blue (school colors) and the teacher made the cool vases!  Here's a picture of Carter getting his diploma:

Isn't he so handsome in his cap?  After the preschool grad we had the awards for Ariel!  Classes performed musical numbers and they handed out the awards.  The All Year Scripture memorization is a big award!  Both kids got it!  They have to memorize one scripture a month, Ariel's are a page in length!  Ariel also won Christian Service award in her class (one girl and one boy) this and Apostle Paul (greatest academic improvement) are the only extra awards given so it's a big deal!  We are so proud of her!  This is an award that is voted on by the class!  Here's a pic of her with the other kids who won to grade 3:

After awards day we were done school!  So to celebrate we went out for lunch at a favorite Famous Dave's BBQ with Chad's brother and there family, so 10 of us!  

Last night Chad and I went to the new stadium to see the first game of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers!  With the parking drama we parked off site and took the bus in, lots of walking ad figuring stuff out but we had a great time with another couple!  Kids spent the night with Chad's parents!  And here we are onto the first day of summer, whooo hoo!


CinnamonSally said...

Wow I love those teacher presents, the little bags are fabulous. I really must save for a silhouette machine!

Kara Lynne said...

Yes, Chad, in the end she would save so much time and money! Anita, these are wonderful bags! Great papers. Love the pictures of your two honor students!

Brenda said...

Happy Summer Anita! You are a very proud Mama, and you should be. Love those bags you made, it's one of my favourite things to make for teachers!

Nat said...

how wonderful Anita!! I am sure the teachers loved these sweet gift bags and yummy treats. Great photos too!! hope you enjoy this Summer with the kids :) !!

Greta said...

Those are the cutest little bags I've ever seen! I know they were a hit! Darling kids--enjoy your summer, Anita!

Dawn T said...

what delightful gift bags Anita. Carter really is growing so quickly and I see how proud you are of Ariel. Now have a great summer break ~ sounds like a great start.

Maureen Morton said...

What sweet gifts and a glorious day! So tickled to see this special moment, Anita. Love those bags - but I refuse to go electronic, so I'll never be able to make them. Welcome to summer and thanks for sharing.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these treat bags look fabulous, Anita!
We had our last day of school on Friday.... I love summer!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Awww - a preschool grad already - hardly seems possible Carter is growing so fast, Anita! And Ariel is such a little star - so fun to see her big smile! And what darling teacher gifts - I'm sure they appreciate them, especially with Lindt included!!


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