Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Day Of Teacher's Gifts

Good morning friends! Today is a big day for us...our family comes in town for our graduation festivities. It should be interesting to see how everything goes. On a sad note though...my grandpa and his wife are not coming. He was in the hospital last week and we found out he has pancreatic cancer. Your prayers are appreciated for them!

Today I'm just going to show you what I ended up making for the teachers. I didn't go with the purse from the other day. I decided to use my NEW CRICUT and make some boxes, load them up with candy and be good to go. Yep, I got a Cricut and I love it! I also got the Sure Cuts A Lot program and that makes the Cricut that much better! I've really enjoyed making these!So...top and bottom photos are obviously for Kyler's two teachers. I bought a big bag a Ghiradelli chocolate, caramel squares and loaded the boxes up with those and put in a coffee card for them as well.
Below, is a little box that I made for Jon to give to his math teacher. Jon has had the same math teacher I think for three of his four high school years. Mr. Johnson is one of the best math teachers and we are so thankful that both Scott and Jon had him. He is retiring this year though so no luck for Kyler. We'll work on getting Kyler in with Mrs. Faye though. The idea for the numbers and such on the box was totally Jon's. This is a little smaller box and holds about 6 pieces of Ghirardelli candy, no gift card though as this teacher doesn't care for coffee.
So, that is it for today. Tomorrow you'll want to stop back by as I'll have blog candy up for you all to sign up for. Don't expect me back here too much over the next week or so as with everything going on I'm not sure how much time I'll have.

Have a wonderful week!!

13 comments that make my day!:

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Great ideas! Very nice gifts!

Donna said...

Adorable! Great ideas for a teacher. Congrats on taking the plunge into Cricut. I'm not sure I'll do that since it's so expensive. But I bet it makes things much easier and there are tons of things out there to use with it. Congrats to the graduate too. I'll keep your grandfather in my prayers.

resmith said...

Beautiful teacher gifts!! Gradulations to the graduate!!
Sorry to hear about your grandpa. Prayers and hugs to him and your family.
Have a great time with family.
Liz

Cristina said...

Oh to receive one of those gifts! They are awesome.

Missy said...

These are great teachers gifts. I am sure they will love them. I am glad to hear about a good math teacher. I hope to be one when I grow up :)
Enjoy the family and I will pray for your grandfather.

Ceal said...

great gifts Lorie TFS!

Kristine said...

Sorry to hear about your grandpa Lorie... I know that's a hard one to deal with, but we serve a mighty God and he can heal if that's His will.

SUPER CUTE boxes! I can't believe you got a Cricut??!! WOWIE. That's awesome. I'm still dreaming, LOL!

Enjoy graduation and family =)

Stacy said...

I hope everything goes well with your grandpa. I am sure everyone is disapointed at the timing but hopefully the cancer was caught early and they can get it taken care of right away. Have a great weekend celebrating. What a fun time to spend with family. Great teacher gifts too. I am sure they'll love them :)

Sparkle said...

What darling gifts! Have a great time with your family.

Bev said...

Great gifts! Healing prayers for your grandfather....

Diane said...

I'll keep your grandpa in my prayers indeed.
Those gifts are superb! I'm sure the teachers will love 'em!
Have fun with all the activities and family!

PhotoDivaJ said...

I'm so sorry to read about your grandpa, my prayers are with him, and your family. Love your gift ideas! I've missed your blog, it's been a busy couple of weeks, but now it's summer vacation for us!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great creations Lorie! I am sure the teachers will love these! I have a cricut and SCAL too and have just played a little bit with it. I am not too techie so am a slow learner LOL! I did cut a cool swirly tree to add to a canvas creation this week for a grad gift...and my camera battery was dead...darn! Sending along prayers for your Grandfather and your family as well.