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August 10, 2012

School Days

It is hard to believe another year of school is just around the corner!  I am not sure I am ready for my kids to be heading back to school just yet.  In light of this upcoming event, I thought it might be nice to show you one of my "school days" creations from this past year.  Coming from a family of teachers, I realize how much these wonderful individuals do for our children each and every day.  So every year when Teacher Appreciation Week comes around, I like to do something special for my children's teachers.  This is what I made for my son's first grade teacher this year during Teacher Appreciation Week.  It is a teacher's survival kit.  I got the idea for the contents of the kit from fellow demonstrator, Lucia Dawe.  I hope this inspires you to recognize a teacher in your child's life this school year!

The contents of the kit follow a poem that is hooked to the underside of the lid:

Teacher’s Survival Kit

Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo.
Band-Aids for when things get a little rough.
Chewing Gum to help you stick to it.
Crayons to color your day bright and cheerful.
Candle for when you are up late grading papers.
Eraser to remind you everyone makes mistakes.
Lifesavers For when you've had one of those days.
Marbles to replace the ones you've lost.
Mounds Bar for the mounds of confidence you give your students.
Paperclips to hold it all together.
Pencil to "write your wrongs."
Rubber band to remind you to be flexible.
Shiny Penny to remind you that each will shine in his or her own special way.
Starburst to give you a "burst" of energy when you need it.
Tissues to wipe away the tears...yours and theirs.
Toothpick to help you "pick" out the good qualities in others and yourself,
and a prayer for you to say at the start of each day.

God, please help me,
to strengthen their voices,
bodies and minds,
to express their feelings and
control them sometimes,
to explore what's near
and venture afar,
but most important to love
who they are.

August 9, 2012

Fabric Blowout! Only $0.99!

Get a great deal on fabric for only $0.99!  Order yours today from my Stampin' Up! website.  Here is a list of the fabrics available at this reduced price:

Item Description Price
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $0.99
121715 Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric $0.99
121817 Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric $0.99
121818 Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric $0.99

August 2, 2012

Howl-o-ween Project Kit Promotion

Dates: August 1-31, 2012
Promotion Details: It's always more fun to stamp with friends! When you sign up to join my Stampin' Up! team in August, you will get a Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray project kit absolutely FREE-a $60 value! This exclusive kit contains the perfect elements of a spooktacular Halloween decoration!*Contact me today to find out how easy and fulfilling it is to be a demonstrator!

*Project kit does not include ink

August 1, 2012

31% Off For 31 Days

Get 31% off 31 digital content options and most of our print products for all 31 days in August!  With digital goods on sale and the 30-day FREE trial of the software, August is the perfect time to enter the digital designing craze and see what it's all about.  Contact me if you would like more information about My Digital Studio!

What's on sale?
ALL cards, photobooks, individual pages, and tags. That's right: print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, trifold card, or tag-all for 31% off.
Some of our best digital content. 30 downloads and 1 content disc. Yup, that equals 31.
Here's the list of content:
Item Digital Content Retail Price 31% Off Price
Floral District Collection Disc  $  23.95  $ 16.53
Night and Day Designer Series Paper  $    4.95  $   3.42
Candid Frames  $    2.95  $   2.04
Check This Out Page Templates  $    4.95  $   3.42
Blossom Builders Embellishments  $    5.95  $   4.11
It's All Me Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Whimsical Note Journal Template  $    1.95  $   1.35
Pinwheel Daily Calendar Template  $    9.95  $   6.87
Party Animal Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Autumn Traditions Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble  $  14.95  $ 10.32
Playful Polka Dots Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
World Traveler Photobook Template  $  17.95  $ 12.39
Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper  $    4.95  $   3.42
Joyful Times Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
One Great Year Digital Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Limited Edition Embellishments  $    2.95  $   2.04
Walk in the Park II Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
#HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set  $    7.95  $   5.49
Book of Birthdays Swatchbook Template  $  12.95  $   8.94
Travel Journal Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
Get it Done Kit  $    5.95  $   4.11
Sweetly Nested Framable  $    4.95  $   3.42
Delight in the Day Photobook Template  $  19.95  $ 13.77
Blast Off Ensemble  $  19.95  $ 13.77
Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card  $    7.95  $   5.49
Designer Gift Cards  $    4.95  $   3.42
And a Happy New Year Photocard Template  $    1.95  $   1.35
Thanks Tons Greeting Card Template Set  $    2.95  $   2.04
Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit  $    7.95  $   5.49
Gratitude Framable Designer Template  $    1.95  $   1.35


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