Tuesday, February 10, 2009

thank you candy box

So??? Was Monday good to you? I had a good, albeit busy, day. I got LOTS done...including several stamping projects, one of which I'd like to show you today.

A little back story. First, I have the very smartest children you'll ever meet (just ask me!)! We got report cards home about a week and a half ago and one of Jon's grades was below the standard in our house. Jon is an excellent student and doesn't have to work hard for a "B" average so something less than a "B" is not okay with us. Jon's story is that the teacher didn't listen, just gave him the grade even though he did what was asked. So I called the teacher and talked with her. What was going on was that, indeed, he did finish the project but not to the potential that his teacher knew he had. The teacher was giving him the chance to finish it and get an updated (and hopefully better) grade on his report card. We gave Jon the choice...take the time to take care of the project correctly or accept the grade that he was given...with consequences. He chose to go ahead and work with the teacher to get a better grade. After about three hours of extra work with his teacher (this is a web page design class) he finished his project and has received an updated grade of "B+"...go Jon! Long story...sorry!

A couple of days ago Jon came to me and asked me if I would make a card or "something" for him to give to his teacher as a thank you for allowing him the chance to earn a better grade. Go ahead...awwww. What a good and nice boy, huh? I decided...who doesn't like chocolate (well, most people do anyway) so I thought I'd make one of the wonderful Ghiradelli holders that was on SCS a couple of weeks ago.

For this holder I used the wonderful Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, and PTI white card stock as well as Raspberry Tart DSP. The "Thank You" is a new single stamp that SU! has for sale this year. I just followed Beate's tutorial and voila! A wonderful Ghiradelli chocolate holder!

This literally only took me about 20 minutes to make so I'm sure you could whip a couple of them out for Valentine's day gifts if you wanted. If not...that is okay too, it is still such a cute idea! And if you guys have a preference for how I take my pictures let me know. Up close...a little back...with some props...what do you think?

Tomorrow I have a fun surprise...a Page Plans sketch in the middle of the week! Not sure what I'm doing with it yet but I'm pretty sure you'll like it!

So, go...have a spectacular Tuesday...get some stamping done and I'll see y'all again soon!

***A quick thank you to Susanna from Card of the Week for the shout out on her blog!!!***

16 comments that make my day!:

sari said...

that looks so yummy!!!!

Dani said...

Awww, what a wonderful boy you have! Great job on the chocolate holder, she's sure to love it. And great job with your boys, they sure sound like they are on the path to success!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is adorable, Lorie! I have to make one of these!

Kim said...

Lorie that is adorable and what a special boy you have! That is so thoughtful of him to want to give his teacher a thank you for her extra work with him! :) You truly do have an amazing family!
Hugs~ Kim

Quilt Nut said...

love this! what a fabulous teacher to do that for Jon!

Sparkle said...

What a great gift! His teacher will love it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awww.......definitely a sweet boy!!! And we have those same expectations of our kiddos!! It's good for them!! I love your Ghiradelli Box!!! I think your's looks like it closes better than the one I made! I think your pictures are just wonderful too!

Diane said...

Way to go Jon!!!! You must be so proud of him! Lucky teacher,she got a good deal out of this,lol!
It looks wonderful and will be oh so yummy I'm sure!

Missy said...

AWWW!!! What a sweet boy. You obviously did something right.
This is an adorable little holder. And oh, who wouldn't love chocolate. That is always on my list.

Creative Mish said...

AWWWWWWWE! What a great idea for a cute little gift! nothing like giving the teacher chocolate!

Lesli said...

What a great idea - just too cute!

Lori Barnett said...

OK...here is the awwww!!! hee hee hee. What a totally sweet young man you have there. I gonna say he has learned well from his mom & dad :) What wonderful parents you both are!! God Bless you my friend - {{HUG}} OH...I almost forgot! CUTE idea about the candy holder. Gonna have to give that a try.

Emily said...

This is beautiful Lorie! That is so sweet that your son wanted to give his teacher a thank you! Your box looks awesome! Love the rounded corners and the colors!

Ceal said...

wow most boys would have never ever! so nice of him. I love this also. I will have to try one of these

Kerry D-C said...

What a SWEET little box!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

What a cute idea! I normally don't make stuff like this, but was just thinking the other day that I should really branch out and take my scor-pal out of the packaging. You know how it goes. lol. :)