Monday, December 20, 2010

TSG86- Button It Up

This week's challenge over on the TSG blog is all about buttoning it up! Your projects that is ;) 

Last week was a bit of a crazy week. You see, I woke up on Tuesday and realized that the girls got out of school that Friday. I don't know where in the heck my brain has been but I thought that I still had a whole 'nother week before having to get the girls' teacher's Christmas projects finished. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to make for them but I was struck with a fabulous idea when I was volunteering in Kylie's class helping with their gingerbread house decorating. Luckily I had brought my camera so I snapped some pictures to use for my project. I was also scheduled to help with Chloe's class the following day for the same activity so I made sure to bring my camera again :)

So what I decided to do was put together a gift basket for Kylie and Chloe's teacher that includes a CD of all of the pictures I took (with a cover I designed myself), prints of all of the pictures (tied with a pretty bow of course ;), a tag book using all of the pictures I took, a homemade Christmas card along with our holiday family photo. I picked up the basket along with the decorative items for the basket at Dollar Tree.

Ok so here is the timeline- I volunteered in Kylie's class on Tuesday, Chloe's on Wednesday and started this project on Thursday evening with the hopes of finishing it in time for the girls to give it to their wonderful teachers. Well, that took a tad bit longer than I had thought. Once I got started, I just could not make myself stop and ended up staying up throughout the whole night. Literally. I didn't go to bed until 9 AM the next morning lol! Luckily my wonderful husband was able to fill in for me and get the girls to school so I could go to sleep :) I love how these turned out and the teachers loved them too and that's what really matters right?

Picture of the finished baskets
Gift Baskets

Close ups of the two tag books (the only embellishment that I used was buttons so that is how it fits into this week's challenge lol!)
Tagbook(1) Tagbook

I also made Kylie's teacher from last year a pretty gift basket that included the Believe In You stamp set, a set of card bases in all different colors, cardstock in the same colors cut into 4.25x5.5 pieces, a couple of acrylic blocks to fit the images in the stamp set, a VersaFine cube, hand made card and our holiday family photo. I would have taken a picture but I was waaaay beyond tired at this point lol!!


Crafty Math Chick said...

These are AWESOME! Those tag trees ROCK Jessica! Hope things are calmer now, you busy lady!

Anita said...

What a stunning project!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are a rockstar, woman!!