Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cherry Candle for Teacher!

WOW! Two posts from me in one day! Guess that's what happens when I get a free day during a weekend! And let me tell you, I am LOVIN' it!!!!

Well, I was busy doing some copying of designs again. This time I copied myself - LOL! Bath & Body Works had their 4 oz candles on sale again, 2 for $10.00, so I purchased a few as teacher gifts. Then I packaged them up like I did for my friend's gift back in November (see post here):

 This is what the candle looked like before I wrapped it . . .

Of course I had to bling up those cute cherries with Stickles!

Voila! A gift ready to give to a special teacher!

Supplies:
  • Cupcake holder cut from Real Red Stampin' Up cardstock using Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge at 7 1/2 inches
  • Cherry patterned paper from Stampin' Up Summer Picnic Designers Series paper
  • Cherries cut from Cricut Country Life cartridge and blinged with Stickles
  • Darice red gingham ribbon
  • Scrappy Mom's new Honeydew Baker's Twine
  • Tag printed from PC using Scrap Baby font and cut with Fiskars Scallop Paper Edgers
I am entering this teacher gift in Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday # 59 "Teacher Feature" Challenge. It says "Make a card or project for that special teacher with the color red on it." Woohoo! I'm cruisin' now with these challenges! :)

Also, I wanted to share what I received from my older daughter/crafting buddy for Mother's Day last weekend:


I got one of those yummy smelling Slatkin & Co. Summer Berries candles from Bath & Body Works (which she knew I liked) with a homemade tag, a hand-drawn horse in a frame, AND a homemade horse card using the Cricut and Gypsy!! She made it while I wasn't home, so I was so impressed that she made it and put all of my supplies neatly away without me even suspecting! Pretty awesome, huh?

My younger daughter gave me a sweet handmade card, some Bath & Body Works lip gloss and travel-sized shower gel that I wanted, and a very thoughtful handmade mini-poster of things about me from her perspective. I wanted to keep those equally special gifts a little more private, though. I sure was spoiled this Mother's Day, wasn't I?

I hope to keep my crafting momentum going and make some more things this week. Go, Jen, go!

9 happy comments:

Kate said...

This is SUCH a lovely set, Jen! Your bag and candle match so wonderfully! I love the dimension on your cherries, too!
And what a lovely set your daughter gave you! Such a treasure!
Thanks for playing along at FCCB, too!

Helen said...

This is so pretty!! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Amber said...

This is darling! I love the glittery cherries! I also love your Mother's Day gifts! Your oldest is very creative! TFS!

bonnie said...

Absolutely gorgeous sweetie...I love it! :) Hugs x

My Lil' Bits said...

Your projects are adorable! And what sweet, thoughful girls you have! Thanks so much for sharing with us at FCCB! Lisa C

Tanya said...

This is just fabulous! Those cherries turned out just so pretty...great gift! Thanks for joining our challenge at FCCB.

Stephanie said...

This is cute! Isn't it funny when you copy off yourself! I think it means you must have had a pretty fantastic idea the first time!
That is so sweet what your daughters did for you. It looks like you've got a great little crafter!

AmyJRockstar said...

Very pretty set there! Love the spin on using cherries instead of the classic apple. Nice to see something different. :0) Thanks for joining us for the challenge at FCCB! Good luck!

XO ~ Amy Jo(FCCB DT)

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Congrats on the top 5 pick at FCCB!

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