Friday, November 23, 2012

Teacher's Gift meet Easel!

Happy Holidays! Today I am guest designer at BugBytes. Come on over! 

Last year I gifted all of my fellow teachers with Post-it Note holders. They not only loved them then, but have asked me repeatedly for the same gift this year. I saw a photo of an easel holder somewhere (sorry...old age!) and it has been at the forefront of my thoughts. Voila! Teacher's gift meet easel!

Base rectangle: 8 1/2" x 3 1/4" (brown)
Front mat: 3 3/4" x 3" (red)
Front: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4" (brown)
Inside mat: 3 1/4" square (red)
3 1/4" (approx) Post-it notes
miniature pen
paper doily (Wilton from Michaels)
decorative cut (wreath from Lettering Delights)

  • Prepare the 8 1/2" x 3 1/4" rectangle. Along the long edge score at the following increments: 2", 4". 4 1/2". (These lines are indicated by "fold" on the photo.) 

  • Fold 1 1/2" of ribbon in half. Center on the back of the inside mat (3 1/4" square). Glue inner mat onto backing as indicated above by "Post-it Notes".

  • Fold as pictured above. This is the inside of the holder. Glue the Post-it notes to the red mat.
  • Complete front by layering the front mats. Glue the layered mats to the lower half of the front. 
  • The easel sits behind the notes. 

  • Slide the miniature pen into the ribbon holder and gift! 
I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did! I do not want to forget that the background paper in my main photo is from ScrapGirls Christmas Candy collection. Check out their amazing digital Holiday Collections...and happy holidays to all!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,
 I have been a very good girl this year! I am hoping that you will find a little space in your bag to bring me a few crafty things. You know I love my I-rock, but I am out of gems; they are so gorgeous! I also love my glitter pens, and really need colors like gold. I don't need any stickers, thank you, but a small stack of pretty paper would be fantastic. You know, I always like buttons and ribbon, too! Oh yeah! I desperately need pads for my Tim Holtz Distress inking tool (you know the foam ones!).

I hope you are well and getting ready for your big day! Thanks in advance, sir.

Sincerely, Jeannie

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank you, Veterans, for your service

Thank you, Veterans for your service! But, most importantly, I am so proud of my husband! He is a 20 year Air Force Veteran as well as a decorated Desert Shield/Desert Storm hero! Thank you, Rich, for your service and for your sacrifices in order to keep this nation free. 

Scrapgirl's Template: Curled paper 2_2 12 x 12
Scrapgirl's Collection--Airman's Creed: papers, embellishments and word art
Font: Baskerville

Digital scrapping is amazing! And Scrapgirls makes it so very easy. If you want to scrap, but think you do not have the time check this amazing place out! Plus, they are having a great SALE through November 12!