Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sharing some teacher gifts ....

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all well.  I have a healthy household once again - thanks for all your good wishes!  Firstly, I have to share with you my first earthquake experience yesterday here in Ottawa!  Wow - at about 1.40pm I was out in the garden with a friend and the earth literally started to shake under our feet - what a weird feeling that was!  It was later reported that Quebec/Ontario experienced a 5.0 magnitude tremor which was felt as far away as Boston, NY and even Ohio!!  Thankfully very or no little damage was reported but definitely one of those 'I will never forget what I was doing when ....' moments!  :)

Anyways, true to my eternal procrastinating personality, here I am at the last minute scrambling to put together some simple teacher gifts.  They are simple but I'm hoping that they will be well received and used - don't all teachers need copious amounts of note pads???  LOL  I initally found the idea over at Nichole Heady's blog here but I customised it myself to fit the notepads I had bought.  I used my Cricut to cut out the NOTES letters  - loving my Cricut!!!

Here is a shot of the finished inside 'pocket'.

And, as promised, here's a picture of my beautiful boy Josh, who graduated Gr.6 yesterday.  We enjoyed a wonderful ceremony and celebration and I even managed to hold back my tears (just)!!!

Well, thanks for stopping by today.  I will try and take advantage of the last day before school finishes for the summer and see if I can get a little crafting done.  I'm excited to have them home but having all 3 together 24/7 certainly has its moments!!  Hope you all enjoy a wonderful day and thank you so much for all the beautiful comments you leave - they are so very much appreciated!

Danielle x


Miria said...

Hi, Danielle. I've heard about the earthquake. Thanks God it wasn't too serious! Congratulations to Josh and to you for the notepads ( I'm a teacher, too and they'll surely appreciate them!) Miria

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Danielle.
Great notebooks.
Congratulations to Josh!
Clare x

Irena said...

WOnderful notebooks.
Congrats to Josh!
Have a wonderful day!

Jessie said...

They are lovely Danielle!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Danielle,i love your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
These are fabulous gifts. Very well crafted and gorgeous papers.
Fiona x

dolcreations said...

Danielle your notebooks are fabulous. They have got to be one of my most favourites things to make. Where did you get your pad of paper from? I love how you used the cricut to cut "NOTES". What a great idea. I new you would love that machine. Just wanted to let you know, I was at Michaels and they have lots of NEW cartridges which are to die for! Remember you have a birthday coming!!!LOL I love the picture of your son. He looks so studious and handsome! Glad to hear the family is all better now. I know at our school alot of kids/teachers are sick. Very strange for this time of year.Have a wonderful day....the sun is just trying to peek hear!!!

KanataNewf said...

Hey congrats on getting your Cricut and on Josh's grad! The notepads look great - I am sure the teacher's loved them.

Yes, the earthquake was definitely interesting - I was in my 8th floor office in an office tower that was definitely moving and shaking!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous notebooks,I am sure the teahers will love them!!! Oh the earthquake sounds a bit scary and what a fabulous picture of your son,what a proud moment for you all!!
Hugs xx

Tanya Rudd said...

These are fabulous! A must try for next year.

Have a great summer,

Delphine said...

Congratulations to Josh! And your teacher gifts are fabulous! I would love it if I got one of these from one of my pupils! And we do need note pads! I am glad you are all better and safe after the earthquake!! Hugs Delphine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad to hear the earthquake didn;t cause any serious damage but how scary. These notebooks are great gifts and you son looks lovely, thanks for sharing his pic. Marianne x

Mandy said...

Hi Danielle,
Wow an earthquake so glad it wasn't too bad...Love your notebooks they are gorgeous..Congratulations to Josh he looks lovely...
Mandy xx

Rosie said...

Danielle these are lovely pressies to give to the teachers, and even more special because you have made them.
Wow, cannot image what the earth tremor must have felt like. Would have been rather scared.
And such a lovely pic of your son. It must have been hard to hold those tears back, think I have embarrassed all my children by crying at their school leavers assemblies.
Rosie x

stampinfrog said...

Danielle your son is very handsome!!!Great gifts for the teachers and I am so glad no one hurt with the earthquake!

Lorraine said...

So handsome he looks you must have been very proud parents.


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