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Monday, June 14, 2010

Me again?

Really, I didn’t mean for today’s post to be about me………..again.

But I didn’t have time to post a feature because I’m up to my elbows in painting my son’s teacher gifts. (yes, we’re still in school…out this week!)

If your name is Mrs. B or Mrs. G……….turn away……..and that goes for you too Mrs. E. (Principal)

I should know by now that if I think a project is only going to take me 30 min to do…….it will take 10x that amount.  IMG_6089

So since this is what is taking my time away from writing a feature, I thought I’d at least show you some of it. 

I’m not completely finished.  As you can see with the mess.  IMG_6090

I have one 3/4 completed and 2 more to do………..tonight.

I had my son give me his descriptions of his teachers.  I put those into Wordle and created a fun pattern.  IMG_6091Then I went to Home Depot and purchased 2x2 boards, painted them black and used my gazillion sets of foam stamps I have. 

I hope they like it.   

Make sure you leave a comment because ALL comments for the month of June will be entered into a giveaway for a Lisa Leonard Necklace.  Love her stuff.

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55 comments:

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous idea! These are super cute and a fantastic gift idea. Love it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

bruinlab said...

How very clever! So lovely.
thx for the update.
L

Bethany said...

It looks great! How creative... and adaptable for anyone and for anything.

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

i love this. i've never heard of wordle before, but it's great, ad i like the idea of using the foam stamps. very cool.

www.memorableminutes.blogspot.com

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Like Sydney I'd like to thank you for introducing me to Wordle. It's locked into 'favourites' ready to be used ASAP.

Felicity

LHadgis said...

Wow! I can't wait to see this completed. Your childrens teachers are so lucky!

Janine Claire Robinson said...

What a wonderful gift! They are going to LOVE their pressies!

Amanda L. said...

Cool idea for a teacher gift....love that your son gave the descriptions!

Van said...

New to this blog- hello! I love the super creative spirit of this blog. I'll be sure to follow for inspiration!

Terri said...

I am going to google wordle now, LOL!
Great idea!

beth said...

Love, love, love this necklace!

malia said...

your boards are awesome-- you are really creative

hipchic~cynde said...

These look great!! And I totally understand...it always takes longer than I think it will. I just get lost in what I am doing and loose track of time :)
Have a great day.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I'm sure they will love them! Why is it that most projects take much longer than we ever imagine? LOL

Joann said...

...my fav is "hilarious"...it's great he thinks of her that way. :)

Doubly Blessed said...

I'm a teacher and I'd love to get that as a gift!

Shelia said...

Oh I love this, it would be good on a birthday card also.

ellie g said...

"if I think a project is only going to take me 30 min to do…….it will take 10x that amount."

Pretty sure I need to get that tattooed somewhere on my person.

(they look amazing so far, by the way. It usually ends up being worth it. Right? RIGHT? ....please tell that to my husband)

Brandon, Leslie, and Carter Petersen said...

These are great! How creative. I'm sure the teachers will absolutely love them. I do! And thanks for the Wordle link - I'm gonna use that soon I think!

Avril Miller said...

I adore this teacher gift!!! I've been wanting to do something similar....you may have given me the final push! Those teachers will be soooo happy to receive such a special gift I'm sure. :-)

Jamie said...

that's so cute. what an awesome idea!

Michelle said...

Great idea. I love the final product!

the overloaded mommy said...

I LOVE these teacher gifts. May have to keep something like this in mind for when my little lady goes to school this year.

Casey
www.theoverloadedmommy.blogspot.com

Amanda Dale said...

I had never seen Wordle! Wow! That is fantastic! I can't wait to use it.

jules said...

What a great idea! I have those stamps and I have not used them in forever! Thanks!!!

alissa4illustration said...

You have an AWESOME blog, so I award you with the Versatile Blogger Award!
http://sugarcookieart.blogspot.com/2010/06/blog-award.html

I had to pick blogs that I recently discovered, and I just started reading this one of yours. I'm an artist, art teacher and this blog inspires me.

Kole and Paula Spaulding said...

those are so cute! You're so kind for taking the time to make teachers presents!

Lori said...

Thank you for the daily inspiration! Yours and others! Love the teacher gift but am pretty sure I can't fit it in before year end... though I may try...
Lori

Roodie said...

Great Idea. Can't wait to try it!

t said...

Awesome idea. Did you really come up with it yourself, cause I know I sure never would!

Tauni said...

Lucky teacher. Your thank you's are much nicer (not to mention time intensive) than mine :)

Jennifer said...

Love the typography look!! Great idea.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is a great idea! I love it! I'd never heard of Wordle before so thanks for the link. :)

Amanda Dale said...

Thought about Wordle all day after reading your blog. Came up with some wedding ideas for my wedding blog. I linked Today's Creative Blog to the post!

www.highfiredesigns.blogspot.com

Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Andrea said...

Such a good idea! Where do you find all your foam stamps?
diriculous@gmail.com

Stacey said...

I'm sure the teacher's look forward to your gifts knowing the creativity and thought behind them! Wordle is so cool!

taftms said...

Amazingly cool! Fully worth taking time off from writing. :) The teachers (and principal) will be thrilled! If not... send one my way! ;)

taftms said...

Amazingly cool! Fully worth taking time off from writing. :) The teachers (and principal) will be thrilled! If not... send one my way! ;)

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Ah-Ha! You DO paint! Just kidding ;)

They're darling and I love the Word site.

LF said...

Wordles are so awesome!! I have never thought to use them this way. As a teacher, I can assure you they are going to love this!!!

thepaperroSe said...

too cute! lucky teachers!!!!

baglady said...

Those are really cool- the teachers will be thrilled with them and I am speaking for many years of experience. Thanks for the idea.

Ruthanne said...

those are FANTASTIC!!! hmmmm....wonder which one of my students' parents I should forward this to? LOVE it!

Sharon said...

Those teacher appreciation gifts are awesome. Please post photos of them when you are completely done. And I would love that necklace. I ordered one for myself a few months ago and I love it (I ordered one that says "loved" after going through an awful time). Sharon

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is such a cool gift for a teacher! It looks fabulous!

marie said...

What a creative gift; I am sure they will love it.
Marie

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love those teacher's gifts! What a great idea!

CraftyLikeLindy said...

I love your teachers gift idea! We made flower pens in a cute flower pot for our teachers this year.

Chara Lynn said...

What a great looking project! I am certain I didnt have anything like that when I was in school.. I bet the teachers will be floored. I love it!
Chara

http://charasjewelcandy.blogspot.com/
www.charasjewelcandy.etsy.com

Raelyn said...

Oh my gosh....I love that!
I wish I had seen these sooner...we too are still in school, out MOnday, but I don't think I have the time to do them!!!!!
GRRRRRRRRR

Next year!
Super cute...thank you!

Jen said...

The gift looks awesome and they're very unique!

My blog - http://euro.davethemonkey.net

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I can't wait to see the finished product.

Clarissa said...

True that for crafty projects, you know when you start but not when you end! I love this idea; it could also work for mother's or father's Day.
Clarissa
http://www.artfire.com/users/clarissa68

~Mychl said...

That is a WONDERFUL idea for teacher gifts! I just finished mine the other day too (we were out Tuesday . . . I'm just north of you!)

Hopefully I can remember this for next year!! :)

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hey, Kim! I'm so excited to showcase your project today in my Lettering Projects post.

Now you're included in my fav artsy blogs ;)