Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Welcome Back!

Good morning! So, I'm a little behind the eight ball in creating for back to school but when your son is 13, going into 8th grade, and has two male teachers...well, that just doesn't create they same sense of excitement as, frankly, having a female teacher.

I thought it would be fun to make something for the principal's door for the first day of school so...I found a pattern from My Scrap Chick (I think it was a freebie or $1 pattern) and played with the colored School Sheep image in Photoshop (I added the a,b,c, 1,2,3, and welcome back to the chalk board) and eventually decided it would all work. I cut the door knob hanger first, then printed and cut the sheep image with my nesties. I thought it was cute right there but just not enough so I opened up the outlines background paper that comes in the School Sheep set and printed that onto the green cardstock (both front and back due to the way the hanger folds up). I then added some color to a select few apples. I also was going to glitter up the apples but grabbed my glaze pen instead...a good mistake because I like the way the apples look glazed. The leaves are sparkled though and so is the apple on the desk. Just a little bit of twine under the image tied (pun intended Smiley from millan.net) this all together.

Now I think I'm going to make one of these for each of the female teachers, the school secretary and the principal...being that it is a small school, though, it will only be 8 of them and one is done! What is going to go in the pocket you may ask? I think I'll put a dark chocolate Girardelli square and a packet of the Starbucks Via coffee...a good start to just about anyone's morning right?

In John 14:18 Jesus says, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you" (KJV). That's a strong, assertive statement spoken with the authority of God. Believe me, my stressed out Sisters, and ask for it each time gray clouds start rolling in over your lake. From: It's No Secret, Rachel Olsen Like many of you I have had many storms roll over my lake and I gotta tell ya...Jesus can calm them in a second if you just call on him. If you'd like to know more about my faith please let me know!

16 comments that make my day!:

Kristine said...

LOVE IT! :) Cute idea for a Back-to-School project. Bet you can find lots of challenges to enter this into, LOL...just sayin'!!

P.S. Do you know you can use Photoshop to "invert" your lettering to white to look like chalk? ;)

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a great idea and so creative! This is awesome!

Patti J said...

Who wouldn't love one of these? What a darling project, Lori!!! Makes me almost wish I had a classroom door to hang one on almost)...lol!!! Have a great day!

Glenda Atkins said...

Your 'door hanger' is wonderful and a great idea for back to school. The teachers must love having you as parent, I know I would, just to get those great cards and projects:) Super job Lori.

Donna said...

What an adorable little gift, Lorie. Perfect for the start of school. Our school system started today.

Sharon Basel said...

Oh so clever Lorie! What a great idea for a teacher or principal. I just love it and I know everyone at your school that receives one will too.

Jennifer ♥ said...

Cute hanger! I love that Starbucks Via coffee - great choice :)

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Lorie, what a great project! I think this is perfect for a male or female teacher - expecially with the candy and coffee! =) Love your verse for today - I needed that!
Hugs, Sarah

Creative Mish said...

What a great gift and I'm sure the other teachers would love to have one, too... PS love your scripture at the bottom

Karen Howard said...

Your door hanger is fabulous and I'm sure will be loved by all the teachers!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun project Lorie!

Kathy W. said...

Love it Lorie, great idea for a door hanger =)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a cute idea Lorie, I love this! Thanks for the inspiration, I can't wait to show one of my friends who is a teacher :)

Missy said...

older children and male teachers do make for difficult gifts. I do like what you did here. Great job!!!
Thanks for the scripture...do you pick these or are they random? This one so fits where I am at right now. Thank you. Luckily, I remembered to ask last night. :)

Robbie said...

What a clever clever Girl you are. A+ for this project.

Lisa said...

Lorie this is wonderful! Ok, I am hoping for a tutorial :) What a great gift for the first day of school - so darn CUTE!