Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Saying GOOD-BYE to High School

Good Evening Everyone!!

I've been busy trying to help my grand-daughter by creating a few "good-bye gifts" for her High School Teachers.  Friday is her last day of school with Graduation being on May 30th.  She has enjoyed her senior year and I think sad to say good-bye!

If you follow my blog you know that Morgan is VERY involved in her High School Band and has the highest regard for her band director, Mr. Rodick.  She saw a set of notecards laying on my worktable and asked if I would make a set for him.  Being involved in music, of course I used "music" designer paper.  

 While at the workshop at Joan's Gardens over the weekend, we created this really cool box and I thought it would be good to house this notecard set and Morgan can even add his favorite candies in there too!!  She had mentioned adding a "CAT" somewhere in his gift because he is always telling funny stories about his "crazy cat".  And the fact that he got the "crazy cat" as a kitten from Morgan ... well, of course we had to get "this fun pet" included somewhere.  

I've met Mr. Rodick several times and I'm sure he is going to really appreciate Morgan's thoughtfulness and will think of her anytime he uses this box or sees these kitties.   I also decorated the inside of the box and the lid ... just to give him a reason for an extra smile in his day!

Morgan also text me the other day and ask if I would make her a journal for her English teacher.  I don't know this lady but from what Morgan described, I thought she might like this creation.  I've also made matching cards for Morgan to add her personal note to each teacher along with their gift.

I haven't made a journal for quite awhile now and I really enjoyed working on this one.  I sure hope her teacher enjoys it!  

I hope you can stop back again tomorrow when I will have my SISTERHOOD challenge creation and my MIDNIGHT MADNESS card to share with you.  Thanks for your visit ... I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by!  Until tomorrow ... 


  1. Darlene, the teachers will love these! how very thoughtful of you and your sweet gd to make these gifts. They are adorable and most importantly, from the heart!
    Kim xXX
    Oh, link them up to Practical Scrappers this week is patterned papers....

  2. OH WOW Darlene these are just FABULOUS!!! AWWW what great gifts...She is gonna love giving these as much as the teachers will LOVE getting these...AWESOME you are such a sweetheart!!! Have a great night!

  3. Beautiful gifts! Love the "Crazy cat" idea!

  4. these are all beautiful Darlene- your grandaughter is lucky to have you too!

  5. Darlene , Loved all of your projects, really great gifts for sure and to be so personlized is even more special. They will all love them!!!

  6. WOW - those teachers will feel really special when they get these! How kind and thoughtful of you both.
    Fabulous hun.
    Teri x

  7. OMY what a perfect gift!! Our band instructor just suffered a stroke and he is still in the hospital. Mr. Belcher is one of the most loved characters at our school! Very talented man - I'm going to take your idea and make him some cards to send out as thank you's. AWESOME IDEA!!!

  8. What wonderful gifts! You are too sweet - Morgan is blessed to have you as a Grandma : )

  9. Playing catch up today and was so excited to see these! Wow! You are so amazing and talented! Everything is just gorgeous!


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