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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thank You To Our Teachers Blog Hop -- Day ONE -- and Giveaway!! :)

***If you are looking for the BugBites Bug Hop, PLEASE CLICK HERE***
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***If you are looking for the 'All About Dads' Blog Hop, PLEASE CLICK HERE***

Welcome to the "Thank You To Our Teachers" Blog Hop!!

If you have arrived here from Lori then you are on the right track.  If you just stopping in from your blogger dashboard or reading this via email and want to hop along with us, be sure to CLICK HERE and start from the beginning cuz the beginning is a good place to start!! :)

This is a week long hop and we will be posting on 3 separate days.  (June 5th, 8th and 11th)  Please make sure you hop on those days (or throughout the week) to see all of the wonderful inspiration for teacher 'Thank You' gifts!! :)  Remember to keep an eye out for BLOG CANDY along the hop as many participants will offer some yummy goodness for you to WIN!! :)

So.....   School is almost out for summer, right???  Ya know what that means?  Long days of sun and fun and...  um, bored kids?  LOL...  I love summer vacation!!  We are all about celebrating summer with a trip to an amusement park, visits to the Pittsburgh Zoo, plenty of Pirates baseball games, summer musicals at the Benedum...  But before we can get to all of those FUN activities, there's a few people we like to recognize for a job well done!!  All the wonderful teachers who have helped to make learning a FUN adventure!!

This is my daughter's senior year -- She'll actually be graduating on Friday (boo hoo!!)...  It's hard to believe that my baby will be joining her big brother in college this fall!!  She has a few special teachers that have really made a difference in her education and school experience, and to those amazing teachers, we say THANK YOU!!  If you have some teachers that YOU would like to thank, maybe you could do that with a gift like this:

I've created a paper apple luminary complete with a battery-operated tealight inside... 
This fun apple luminary will remind your child's favorite teacher that he/she is #1!!  My only cricut cut on this project is the "#1 Teacher" on the tag (from Makin' The Grade Cricut Cartridge)...  I still like to handcut most of my leaves and the tag and luminary were cut with my 12" trimmer.  If you do not know how to make paper luminaries and would like to learn, please leave me a comment -- I will be happy to post a tutorial if this is something of interest. :)

In celebration of Getting Cricky with K Andrew's BRAND NEW Stamp Release Party, I am giving one lucky winner a set of her "Food For Thought" Art Stamps (to be delivered upon release date mid-June)...
To be eligible for my blog candy: 
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering the question: "What was (or is) your favorite school subject and why?"!!
For additional entries for the candy
  • You may 'like' my Facebook page (click HERE)...
  • Share a link to this post on your Facebook wall or via Twitter or even your own blog...
  • Subscribe via Email by entering your email in the box above (be sure to confirm your subscription).  
Please leave an additional comment for each 'extra' entry you complete....  If you leave your email address, I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back on Wednesday, June 15th to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping in to see my project today!!  Remember that this hop continues all week!!  I will have ANOTHER NEW project for you on June 8th and also on June 11th (as well as another chance at some Blog Hop Candy!!), so be sure to stop back on those days!! :)  If you are still in the hopping mood when you finish today, please come back to check out the CTO Pool Party Blog Hop, the 'All About Dads' Blog Hop and the "Grillin' and Chillin' Bug Hop" -- I have MORE Blog Hop Candy to give away on EACH of those Hop stops too!! :)

That's it!! I'm the end of the line!!  You've finished the hop!! :)

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone :)

Amy ~ You are HERE!! ~


Jessica said...

I'm in amazement -- your luminary is gorgeous! Any teacher would love to receive your creation.

Thanks for offering some awesome blog candy. My favorite school subject was yearbook staff. Yes, we got credit for that (counted toward art)!


Tami B. said...

Amy this is adorable. You have been on a major creative streak lately haven't you!? I almost missed this one. I was just about to sign off & this post popped up on the dashboard. Another wonderful job my dear! Happy Sunday.

LaurieStar said...

What a adorable project and I love that it's safe with a battery tealight! Really too cute - thanks for sharing!

LaurieStar said...

I am now following your blog! :)

scrappingmamma said...

Perfect project it & so creative! I'm alreadya stalker i mean follower on your fb & blog. Lol, I just loved english and my teacher. she was FABULOUS! Thank-You for sharing:-)

Josie0602 said...

What a cute and creative project!

Josie0602 said...

I am already a subscriber to your blog

Josie0602 said...

I am a FB fan on your page!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Super cute apple! I would love to see a tutorial on it if you are able to post one at some time. I'll have to follow you so I can keep a watchful eye on your creativity!
My favorite subject in school . . . hmmm . . . that's a tough one. I think I would have to say MATH (crazy).

Rachel said...

Oh wow, I don't think I could ever make such a cool 3-D project, at least not any time soon! I'm still trying to master cutting my layers straight, haha.

My favorite subject in school was always math because there was just ONE answer. You either got it or you didn't. There was no subjectivity involved when the teacher gave a grade. Plus, I always felt as if the problem given was like a puzzle that needed to be solved, so I would get excited when I found the answer. Haha, I'm sure that makes me sound rather nerdy.

As a teacher now, I teach math, which I still love for that light bulb moment that I get with kids. However, I think I actually like teaching English Language Arts more for the open discussions, and the fact that I'm being paid to read and talk about books!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy!

girlia said...

Awesome job as always Amy. Love the luminary. Yes, post how it is made! My favorite subject in school was English. I love to read and write. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Pamela Lash said...

I heart your project. Any teacher would love this! I taught high school English and social studies for 38 years so I'd have to say my favorite from these departments was geography! I loved opening minds to all the neat possibilities for travel in their future. Fun years! TFS!
Mama LoveBug aka Pam
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

silvia said...

Super cool apple luminary!! LOVE it!!

Chriss America Real said...

This is so cute! You are really talented! The teachers are going to love it!

My favorite school subject was lunch...

Amy said...

Your luminary is amazing! So cool! Thanks for another chance to win some spectacular blog candy!

Bunnyfreak said...

My favorite subject was math.

Love the luminary.

Crafty In Carolina Stamper said...

WOW! This is AMAZING!! Please, please, please post a tutorial!! I would love to make something like this for my fellow teachers!!

My favorite subject in school was always English =)

mom2fivekiddos said...

Love the luminary! I would love to learn how to make one!
LOVE the stamps! Thanks for offering them as blog candy!
My favorite subjects in school were Art, Creative Writing, and Chorus!

Annette_Marlow said...

EEEEK AMY, this is great!! Yes please do a tutorial on this! I am already a follower and finally made it to you via the Teacher's Blog Hop you announced on FB! This has been a super fun trip and I thank you for posting so I was able to meet fabulous ladies and to be inspired! My favorite subject in school... English... I loved it! Before making lunch (running late lol) I'm going to share on my FB, Twitter and my blog because this was just so much fun and I want to share it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

That is a really cool project! My favorite subject was reading, I loved to read books all the time! already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Lady Fair said...

I love the luminary, and would like to learn how to make them. I'm a follower!

Lady Fair said...

I liked your Facebook Page!

Lady Fair said...

I subscribed via email - hooray@

Lady Fair said...

I posted a link to your blog on my Facebook page. Thanks for the hop and for the chance to win.

deb said...

That is such a cool idea. What a fun projet. Thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet, sweet project! So creative!!

My favorite subject was French. Loved learning a new language and all about the people of that region. Would love to visit Paris one day and put all those years of study to use. Can you say croissant? (grin)

Thanks for the chance at some fabulous blog candy!

Marionment said...

My favorite subject in school was history. I could always imagine being in another world.

Melissa said...

You are so creative, I just love this, great job!

I think my favorite subject would have to be math, love dealing with numbers!

mzcherub2009 at att dot net

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Amy, you are very clever! Love this luminary! Great job! TFS!
esigmon at cox dot net

Tanya said...

This is TOTALLY awesome!!! WOW!! Love it!!!


Peggie said...

Wow this is a fantastic project. My favorite subject was math. Peggie

Jessica Buffa said...

This is the cutest Teacher gift I have seen thus far! Love it.
WOWZERS you sure are busy. Three Hops in one weekend! Where do you muster up all the energy...I want a dose!

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Love your pretty luminary and would love to see a tutorial on it!
I am already a happy follower and my favorite subject in school was by far Art Class! I used to get in trouble in my other classes, because I would draw in class and not pay attention!
Thank you to all the great teachers out there and thank-you for a chance to win some great blog candy!
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

What an awesome project! I love the battery-operated tea light! So unique and creative! I would love to see a tutorial. My favorite class in school would have to be the tennis class I had in college. Getting credit for playing a sport I love! That's not really a subject, so if I had to pick a one it would be geography :)

Scrappin Crafter said...

What a terrific project! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! TFS
My favorite subject used to be English. I just loved writing!
I am a new follower

Scrappin Crafter said...

I have "liked" your page on FB!
Thank you!


Scrappin Crafter said...

I posted your link on my facebook page. here is my link:

Thank you
Happy Crafting

kathlee said...

You are so darned creative! LOVE it! That is so cute and I'm sure the teachers will treasure it for years to come!

kathlee said...

Already lovin your FB!

kathlee said...

Subscribed via e-mail!

kathlee said...

Posted on my FB and I forgot to tell you my favorite subject in school...Biology. I still love it!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to win those great stamps!!

Tina said...

As a teacher I would love this as a gift! I would be interested in the tutorial! Thanks! I am now a follower!


thekolbes said...

Awesome. My fav subjet was always math and reading.I am a follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

I love love our project!!!!!!!

Ashleyplus2.5 said...

I love this, such a cute little idea very creative!!

Tiffany said...

Brilliant Idea! My favorite subject in school was math. It is now my favorite subject to teach :) I hate to admit it, but I love figuring out math problems! I think this was always my favorite becuase it came easy to me and I like the challenge of a good puzzle! TFS


Lolis said...

Great Project! I'm a Reading teacher, but when I was in school my favorite subject was math. I love solving problems, there are no gray areas in math is either black or white. thanks for the opportunity to win, I'm already a follower!

Unknown said...

I love your luminary. I would also love a tutorial on it, please. I loved spelling. That was always easy for me.

Unknown said...

I am a follower.

Unknown said...

I'm also an email subscriber.

Lisa R. said...

Super cool gift!!! I'm a FB fan and follower. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Cyndi S said...

I just love that. I would definitely be interested in how you made this.
cstephenson at q dot com

Mickey's Craft World said...



katieo said...

My favoirite school subject was Spanish. It just came easy to me. I wish I would of continued with it in college

Anna said...

Great apple. I'd love to know how to make it.
My favorite subject in school was reading...
I am a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy @ gmail dot com

Esther said...

WOW, that is one cool project! Very creative!

My favorite subject in school was drama!

AmyJRockstar said...

What another awesome project! You are so busy! OMG, how do you keep up with it all? I love this project. So unique! My favorite subjects were Spanish and English in school. TFS and for the chance to win this awesome candy! I really need some more sentiments!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

I follow you on FB.

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

I also subscribe to your email. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

scrapperbecka said...

WOW That lightholder is awesome! It looks so pretty lite up. TFS

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Audrey Frelx said...

Love-love-love your project!!!

Misty said...

Fantastic! I want a tut! I already 'like' you LOL!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Unknown said...

Oh wow!! Too bad I didn't see this a few weeks ago! It was Teacher appreciation week , this would have been perfect!! I love it , it is so neat for all the rounded edges!
I had no problem finding the comments section, lol
My favorite subject was Math althought I wasn't really great at it.. I figure out the answers in my sleep believe or not!!
Happy Blogging all!

Unknown said...

Very cute. My son is just entering school so it is always great to have teacher gift ideas! My favortie subject in school was always Math :) I always had the best math teachers. Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol W. said...

Great project idea! My favorite was English/Reading because I love to write and reading took you places imaginary or real that you might never get to see personally. Just endless possibilities.

S.Bayles said...

I am a follower now. I am a big fan of Kristal. I also follow on facebook. My favorite class in school was Science but my favorite teacher was in the 8th grade.
Thanks for the giveaway. Check out my small blog I mentioned Kristal on it. Thanks for the giveaway and hope to have you follow me too. Love the project.

Amanda said...

English has always been my favorite subject for some reason. I just love spelling, etc. :)

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I am subscribed via email.

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

GiGi said...

That luminary is AWESOME! I just love it! My fav class was math because I was good with #'s. Until I got to Algebra anyways! :) Thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

I left a comment earlier about your awesome luminary. Just leaving comments now for the other options I've done.
I have posted your hop post to my FB page:
Thanks for another chance to win the great stamps!
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

I have "liked" your Facebook Page also.
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

I have subscribed to your mailing list also.
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Kimmarie Baker said...

This is so cool! I love how neat this looks. Anyone would love to get a gift like this! A tutorial would be great. Not sure if I would ber able to make one or not. lol Thank you for hopping with us.

*****A Creative Journey with Melissa***** said...

BEAUTIFUL! The amount of time you must have taken to do this is uh-MAY-ZING! My favorite school subject was art. I liked art because it was a way for me to express myself and go into my own little world- good therapy! LOL Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love your project, TFS!

My favorite class was Typing and Business Concepts taught by Mrs. Williams. I always thought I would become a teacher of this but life happened. Now I use the skills learned then, in my own business today.

Just A Pac Rat said...

I already like you on Face book!

Just A Pac Rat said...

I already E-mail subscribe to your great blog.

Anonymous said...

WOW !!!!!!! this is amazing!!!


Unknown said...

Love your luminary apple
As for my favorite subject - social studies - I loved learn about people at home and around the globe

earthspirit927 said...

That is just to cute. I am sure any teacher would love that:)

My favorite subject would have been History.I just loved hearing about it. Still do!

littlebitoftoto said...

How beautiful....good job and can't wait for the rest of the blog hop

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