Wednesday, February 13, 2008

1st School Valentine's Day Celebration

This is the first year that Rachel has really grasped the concept of Valentine's Day and she has taken to it with much enthusiasm (as she does with most aspects of life)! Everything from the Valentine mailbox she made at school to the "goodie package" that arrived in the mail today from Mamaw to the rose Daddy surprised her with this evening (she kept saying "I love your rose party, Daddy!") has made her little face glow! So when she found out that Mommy was making her Valentine cards that held her favorite Smarties for her classmates, she was beside herself. I was fortunate to come across an awesome tutorials for these little pockets while getting my daily dose of blogging on Julie Buhler's Paper Pleasing Ideas. Apparently, she has a little one that has just started preschool, as well, and made her own version of these pockets.

I definitely think the teacher needed a super special treat for Valentine's Day. We are so fortunate to have Jennifer Clardy aka Mrs. Clardy as Rachel's preschool teacher. I cannot say enough nice things about this lady. The patience and love she has for the kids in her class is beyond description. PTI now carries these exclusive heart shaped tins. When Nicole Heady designed these she certainly had the papercrafter in mind! To go along with these wonderful tins, I had the tutorial from one of my favorite papercrafters, Debbie Olson, on her blog Thinking Inking. Isn't it just wonderful when someone does all the nitty gritty measuring work for you! Thanks, Debbie! I was definitely pressed for time this week and you truely made my life easier! Once the tin was complete, I filled it up with Mrs. Clardy's favorite peanut M & M's- probably not the most color coordinated treat for the box but sometimes a favorite treat has to take presidence over artistic detail-lol.

This second heart tin, I made for Mrs. Sanchez, the class Aide. Her's will be filled with peanut M & Ms, also. Two gifts for two very deserving ladies! Tomorrow I will share with you the Valentine cards that I made for my family and that should wrap up this fun holiday. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Recipe for Smartie pockets:
Stamps: C.C. Designs- Love Ya Much, CHF- Polka Dot Backgrounder
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Vellum CS, Whisper White,
Ink: Real Red, Andirondack Pitch Black
Supplies: Corner rounder, Oval punch, Scallop oval punch, SU lg oval punch, American Craft brads, Copic markers, Sakura Quickie glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, red line tape

Recipe for Nuts About You tin:
Stamps: PTI Punny Valentine
Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, PP- Rusty Pickle Chocolate Bunny
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel
Supplies: May Arts ruffled & checked ribbons, SU Blue grosgrain ribbon (retired), Cinnamon Stickles, Stamping Dimensionals, heart scalloped punch, MM brad, tag punch & small tag punch, red line tape, Xyron

Recipe for Berry tin:
Stamps: PTI Punny Valentine, Beautiful Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Passion, PP- Valentine's pack from Target by Marcello for K & Co.
Ink: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Real Red, Green Galore
Supplies: ribbon from stash, tag punch, small tag punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Sakura Quickie Glue pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, red line tape, Xyron


Anonymous said...

Beth,, that is definately so so cute! I know Rachel loves them and so will all the kids and their mothers. I doubt that the other mothers went to the same time and care to do something so special. The teachers too I'm sure will be very happy! I've got a little something for the girls-Dianne

Meg said...

Love the cute Valentines that you made for Rachels Class. I am sure that they will love them and I am sure the Moms will too. You are so creative and the fact that you had time to do those just amazes me! Have a great day and I can't wait to see you this weekend...we will have so much fun!!!

Deborah said...

Adorable Valentine's for your little one! My grand daughter too is having her first Valentine's Day at school! Just so cute they all are! It was so nice of you to have made the teacher a present too! She'll surely love it! Have a seet day! Deb

Debby Winters said...

How cute is all of this! I love the little treat pockets! I wish I had found these before today!
Reading about your little one makes me miss those times with my boy. He is all grown up now but the good thing now he send me flowers! :)

Jill said...

Super cute projects!

Rose Ann said...

I love your little Valentines, and your heart tins are wonderful!!!!