Wednesday, September 5, 2012

LRW #149 - Back to School

Well, today is my official first day of school since yesterday was more of a homeroom/Grade 9 day.  Given I don't have a homeroom, I didn't get to see any of my students, so today is the day!!!

What a perfect day then for today's challenge at Little Red Wagon:
 Regan has asked us to create a School/Teacher related project

I've taken on the role this semester as the head of our Communications Dept.,
and I wanted to give each teacher in the department a little Good Luck token. 
 I found these pencils at Michaels with a George Bernard Shaw quote about Communication,
and I thought they'd be perfect.  But, of course, as a papercrafter, I had to dress them up!
I had to choose a quick and simple design because I'm not a big fan of the assembly line projects.
I stamped a notebook image --super easy shape to cut with a paper trimmer.
Then I simply cut two slits with my exact-o knife.
(yikes--I need a new cutting mat!!)
I used the computer to create the sentiment, 
and then I used 2 circle punches to cut out the sentiment and red mat.
I also hand cut the award ribbon-style tails.
 Here's the fully assembled project.  I slipped one in each teacher's mailbox yesterday morning.
They could easily be made for a whole class.

Hope you have time to play along with us this week!
Be sure to check out the fun projects the rest of the DT created!

Before I go, I couldn't leave without including this photo of me and my big boy yesterday morning for his first day of 1st grade.  Boy, do I ever love this kid!!!
 Couldn't leave out my little guy--he starts pre-school next week!

Thanks 4 your time!


  1. Wonderful project! What a nice thing to do for your fellow teachers.

    Wonderful photos too. Your boys are super-cute!

    P.S. I have that exact same cutting mat. So since I know how much you spent on it, I'm giving you permission to buy a new one. ;-)

  2. I love your project Tammy! And I love your back to school photos! Such cuties your boys are!!
    Joanne xo

  3. Awesome surprises for your coworkers! Love them! Of course love the back to school pictures!!!

  4. I love your project Tammy, they turned out perfect! Your boys are gorgeous!

  5. A terrific idea Tammy!Love the photos of you and your boys too!


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