Sunday, June 5, 2011

Welcome to the Thank You To Our Teachers Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from Jen's Blog then you are on the right track. If you just happened to stop by my blog for a visit and want to hop along with us, start from the beginning with Memories with Jen. This is a week long hop and we will be posting on 3 separate days. (June 5th, 8th and 11th) Please make sure you hop on those days or throughout the week to see all the wonderful inspiration on what to make our teachers for thank you gifts.

Today I am sharing 3 projects with you.  This first one is a tray I altered for my daughter's second grade teacher.  The supplies I used are DCWV School Days and MM Paint.

I altered a clear box that I used to store beanie babies in.  It is now a ruler holder for my older daughter's college teacher.  I used pink paint and Basic Grey paper and edged it with Stazon Black ink.

My daughter, Victoria altered this mini clipboard for one of her teachers. She used DCWV School Days paper, MM Paint, AC Ribbon and misc flowers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I will be giving away 3 blog candies, one for each post of the hop. I will pick the winners on June 12, one winner from the comments from each post day. Make sure to hop on over to Kim and Pamela's awesome blog: next. 

Here is the complete lineup incase you get lost:
Jen R
Kimmarie  <-- you are here
Kim and Pamela
Tanya Stilwell
Lisa P.
Scrappin' Crafter
Laurie Cass-Griggs
Liz -
Lori Boyd
Shannon -


Lillian Child said...

This is such a great idea for a hop, and oh my but your projects are so delightful. I especially love the different colors and different fonts of the letters around your tray - very creative!

Annette_Marlow said...

Those are super fun! I've only altered cardboard boxes lol, but I absolutely enjoyed doing it. I had needed something to store all my stampin up stamp sets and inks... so that's the only thing I had handy and cheap lol Following along in the blog hop ;0)

LaurieStar said...

Kimmarie -

I love your projects! I love how bold and colorful they are. Thank you so much for including me in this hop - it's really been a lot of fun preparing for it! :)

dancingn27 said...

Super cute ideas!


Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Hi Kimmarie.......what a great set of projects - I see Victoria got in the spirit of the hop too! Great ideas - TFS!
Mama LoveBug aka pam
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Josie0602 said...

Great project ideas!! I really love that tray!

WhichCraft-Liz said...

Love your project. The tray is adorable and so is the ruler holder. Your daughter's clipboard is adorable.

Thanks for sharing!!
Glad to be on the hop with you!


whichcraft at me dot com

Anne-Marie said...

That would cost a small fortune in a gift shop...just beautiful!

silvia said...

Fabulous projects!! I especially LOVE the altered tray!! I would have never thought to use a beanie baby box as a ruler holder~great idea!!

silvia said...

Fabulous projects!! I especially LOVE the altered tray!! I would have never thought to use a beanie baby box as a ruler holder~great idea!!

Anita said...

Thanks for all the hard work..Great projects.

Jenn said...

Wonderful teacher gifts! I especially love the colours of the tray, TFS!
hugs, Jenn

Lady Fair said...

Cute projects! Love all the colors you used on the tray. And how sweet that your daughter made the clipboard for her teacher. I'm sure her teacher will treasure it.

deb said...

The tray is adorable!!! I love it. Thank you so much for including us in the Blog Hop, Kimmarie. It's been so much fun. Getting me back on the blogging track too. :)

Tanya said...

GREAT projects!!! Great ideas for teacher gifts!!! Thanks for all your hard work with this hop. You ROCK!!!


Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your project. What a great idea! You did a really nice job with it.

Lynne said...

Wonderful ideas, you are so generous. I really like the bright red and DS paper

Liz said...

those are great gifts!!!

thekolbes said...

Your projects are amazing and creative. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Peggie said...

nice projects. I'm sure the teachers will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Scrappin Crafter said...

Wonderful projects! I Love them all! :-) TFS!
New follower
Scrappin' Crafter

lisastuf said...

These projects are awesome! I really like the tray!
Lisa H.
lisastuf at

Lisa said...

All of your projects are so awesome and I love the papers you used! Great ideas! TFS! I'm a new follower :)

Anonymous said...

Great projects!!!!!!!! Thank you hosted this hop with me! :)

Tiffany said...

Your projects are adorable! I especially love the tray :) TFS


Gravelprincess said...

I love all your ideas my favorite is the tray!! Such a thoughtful idea for all teachers!!!

bigmamaabel said...

I love these! I would be honored to receive any of these projects

bigmamaabel said...

I love all three of these projects! I would be honored to receive any of them. I am sure their teachers loved them

Lynn B. said...

Great projects...I really love the clipboard! Thank you for doing this:)

Lisa R. said...

Wow awesome gifts ideas!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Lovely creations--really like the tray. I appreciate that you included your daughter in the creation of the gift giving and that you posted her clip board.

Cyndi S said...

I love all of your projects. My favorite is the ruler holder.
cstephenson at q dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Very cool projects! Love the box and the clipboard. Thanks for the chance to win too!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Misty said...

I love all 3 projects, but the beanie box...I have a ton of them!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot netporgie

Treva said...

Great projects, tfs!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Wow! Very cool bunch of teacher items.

A Creative Journey said...

I love your projects.. clearly you have talent in your family! I really like the color palette you used for the teachers... the red is very eye catching! Thanks for sharing!

Newbie2crafting said...

Awesome Project!!!


jennyplace2 said...

OMG! All three projects are great, such fun bright colours. TFS!

kathlee said...

What great projects! I really love the ruler holder! Very, very cute!

Percilla G said...

Oh I love all three projects - they are unique, utilitarian, and beautiful!

Christine Real said...

I love all of your projeccts but I have to say, I love that tray! So cute!

Sherrie K. said...

What a wonderful project. Thanks for sharing! S
Sherrie K

craftaholic said...

very nice projects!!Great inspiration!!TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...


Es la felicidad!