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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Teacher Thank You Gifts Blog Hop - April 15th

***For my latest Guest Design post for Dilly Beans please click HERE.***

Hello my lovely friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and joining us for the Teacher Thank You Gifts Blog Hop hosted by the talented and lovely Dena of The Unknown, Entertaining Mind of Miss Dena Jones.  If you've arrived here from Jamie's Blog, then you are in the right spot!  If you just happened upon my blog today please start at the beginning with Dena so you don't miss out on any of the fun and prizes!

Teacher Appreciation Week this year begins on May 7th and ends on May 11th.  If you're looking for some teacher thank you gift ideas, you've come to the right place!  Each of the designers in today's hop is sharing a wonderful gift idea for a teacher.  We hope you have fun hopping with us while picking up some great ideas!

For my project today I decided to make an altered composition notebook to go with a card that I had posted last year (shown below) so I can sell them as a set!  I have no kids and no teachers so I have no need for these items, but nonetheless I had so much fun creating them!  If you are interested in purchasing them, please let me know.  They will be added to my STORE if I don't hear from anyone. ;)

 Card from last year's FCCB post.

Inside of card.

For details of the card please go to THIS POST.

For the notebook, I thought the background of the notebook could actually look pretty cool without having to cover it with paper so I just added to it rather than covering it up completely. Please click the pics for enlargement.  I used the Makin' the Grade Cricut cartridge as well as the Imagine More Cards cartridge (for the notebook paper).  I was stoked to find out that Imagine More Cards had a perfect notebook paper print because it comes in handy for so many projects!  I will post further details below the pics if you are interested.

 Full Cover

 Vellum tag in bottom right corner

Details:  Wow, I used a lot of little elements here.  Let's see if I can remember where they all came from! ;0) LOL  - I used several elements from this package I won from Julie at A Little Bit of Bling (note the stickers on the left.
From my stash I used, an apple & class notes sticker from Sandylion, a scrap of ribbon, shiny red brads and blue and red cardstock.  I used Lime Green Stickles for the leaf and stem of the apple, Colorbox Blackbird ink for the edges, Bo Bunny buttons and Doodlebug twine.

Thanks so much for joining us today!  Now you are off to Cely's Blog to see what she has created for us today.

XO ~ Amy Jo

P.S.  If you're here, please leave a comment!  I love to hear from you all!


Linda said...

Good Morning my dear friend!

I hope today finds you well, I do so love your cards they are just wonderful! I love the bright colours and the composition of each of them are fabulous.

Linda xxx

Naomi Edwards said...

Love the altered notebook AND Card!!! I really need ideas right about now to make a few cards for Michael's teachers! So happy you are able to be part of this hop Amy... I hope you are feeling much better than you have been... thinking of you and thank you for the inspiration!!!!!!

Suzanne said...

This is awesome Amy. I would have loved this as a teacher.

Colin McVicar said...

Your altered book and card complement each other well. Great for any teacher!


girlia said...

Very cute. Love all the little school supply details. Great job on this altered book.

CREATIVE M said...

Awesome Job!Your details on the Comp book is FANTASTIC!!!!!Great Job!!!!TFS

Cely said...

so cute amy jo! :) it was nice hopping with you@!

amie said...

wow i love your blog !!! it makes me want to fix mine up and make it as great as yours !!! Thanks for following me :)

glowegal said...

Aww this is super cute, Amy Jo!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog and for following me!! So sorry we missed you on the hop! I hope it wasn't from that big meanie named Fibro! I can't imagine having to deal with that! I know a little what you're going through with my type one juvenile diabetes, but not really. Huge hugs and so happy to be following you back!! <3

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

great ideas! i didn't even think about the notebook and I have a ton of them lol!

scrapqueen141 said...

Hello lady, great projects! Then again all your projects are wonderful! I hope you have been feeling better! I've been thinking about you!

rlovew said...

Adorable notebook and card!

Sherrie K. said...

This altered book is awesome!! Great details!
Sherrie K

PaulaJ said...

what a cute notebook!

lorby said...

I like your notebook idea and I agree with you totally about the background already worked with your embellishments. Thanks for sharing. Jearise in Lorby's world.

Dena said...

What a fun notebook, Amy! Love all the elements you included. :)

BTW, I just saw on your sidebar that you're guest designing for Dilly Beans this month. FANTASTIC!!!! That's super awesome!!!!!

Thanks for being in my hop. Always a pleasure to have you. :)


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jennyplace2 said...

Hi Amy, what a super cute project! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving lovely comments you always brighten my day! I added that email thing you were telling me about, I hope I did it right, let me know.

Just a Few Designs said...

Girl, just stopping by to show ya sum luv! Hope your doing well! Loving your projects!
take care n keep in touch!

Expressions By Elaine said...

Such an awesome notebook!
I wish my kids were still in school, so I could decorate some for them!

Jacki said...

Very cool card! I'm not sure how I stumbled on your blog, I was just looking around different card sites, but its nice to see a fellow card maker who has fibromyalgia! I'll definitely be putting the ribbon on my page :)

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