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Saturday, June 11, 2011

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

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 the final day of our week long hop posted on 3 separate days.  (June 5th, June 8th and TODAY)  Please make sure you visit all 3 posts 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!! :)

For my final project I chose to make a candle holder -- perfect for a battery-operated votive/pillar candle... 
I repurposed a small glass jar and used Mod Podge to attach the base paper layers...  And added some clear rhinestones for bling. :)
I cut the apple at 3" and the #1 Teacher at 2.5" from the Making the Grade Cricut Cartridge... 
I filled the jar with some glass beads (star-shaped here) to hold the votive in place...
I hope you have enjoyed my project for today...  I have many new projects planned for next week, so I hope to see you back soon...  In the meantime, don't forget about my BLOG CANDY for this hop....

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 is your fondest schooltime memory?"
For additional entries for the candy
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 you still have time to hop through all the other days (if you haven't been able to yet) to maximize your chances for Blog Candy!! :) 

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!! ~


Tiffany said...

I love that you re-purposed something for your project! It turned out wonderfully :) TFS


Unknown said...

I love that candle
That would be perfect during nap/rest time
As a sped teacher I love this blog hop. It is nice to know that teachers are appreciated

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Amy, your projects are so great!! Nice Job! My favorite memory...that was soooo long ago... thinking....thinking....field trips and good friends!
esigmon at cox dot net

Pamela Lash said...

That candle holder is beautiful - such a treasure!
Mama LoveBug aka Pam
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Lillian Child said...

What a darling project! Love it!

mjblahnik56 said...

Lovely candle holder. My fondest school memory was when I was photo editor of my HS newspaper. I had a blast taking pics.

Kimmarie Baker said...

This is an awesome gift! I love this idea and how you scrapped it. My most favorite memory is grammar school field day. I love it every year. Thank you so much for hopping with me :)

Sherrie K. said...

Your candle holder is beautiful, Amy! I really enjoyed the hop and everyones projects are amazing. Great job:)
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Lisa R. said...

Great recycling project! Super gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Tanya said...

Ok.. ADORABLE!! I love this!! Great idea for a teacher gift!! Thanks for sharing!!


Ashleyplus2.5 said...

I love this idea you did such a good job. I love the colors and the patterns you used!!!

LaurieStar said...

Wow - that came out really cute! Thanks for joining us in this hop! :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love this idea. My fondest memory is giving paper tubes to the class gerbils.

joydee1963 said...

I am follower,did Like on FB,I left comments all 3 days,Great project again today!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

I think my fondest school memories are when it would rain. I don't know why but, I just loved when it rained when I was at my elementary school and now my son goes to a similar elementary school and when I go there and it's raining, it's nostalgic for me for some reason!
aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

Crafty In Carolina Stamper said...

This is so cute! Would make any teacher feel special =)

skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

awesome gift for a favorite teacher! I'm a retired teacher and can attest at how special gifts are much appreciated!
linda patti

Unknown said...

That's a great idea. I alwayshave lots of jars. My favorite school time memory is getting out for the summer and playing school the very next day! I am a follower and a subscriber.

Anonymous said...



kathlee said...

Such a great gift for a teacher. Beautiful job Amy, as always!
Your wild and wonderful friend (and late too!)


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great project! Love the apple! My fondest memory was in fourth grade and receiving a rocket eraser for good effort, it made my day!

AmyJRockstar said...

This is the cutest thing ever! What a great idea! You do such cute projects. So happy to have found you on this hop!

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

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