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Hi Everyone,
Happy Thursday. I'm so excited, yesterday I signed up for "Summer Card Camp 2011" with Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire. It's a 4 week program with two of my favorite crafty girls. The list of guest designers is amazing too. Ali Edwards, Nicole Heady (PTI), Nicole Magourik, and so many more. I can't wait...You can find more information HERE.

Last night at the last minute I made Ethan's teacher an end of school year gift. Today is his last day of 3rd grade and he's so excited for the summer.

Here is what I put together...
I used these memo cubes from a Treasure Nest and they where so much fun to make. 

I just simply inked the edges of the box with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, painted where the picture would go black to look like a chalkboard and then covered the top with October Afternoon pattern paper. Added some flowers and bling...DONE! Oh and I rolled the pencil with the same paper, but I didn't do the whole pencil so it could be sharpened. 

Yep I put it in upside down, I fixed it though...

 Have a great Thursday and see you back here tomorrow.


  1. Super nice gift. I am sure Ethan's teacher will love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I joined the summer camp yesterday too, I can't wait.
    Great gift for Etans teacher.
    Have a great day.

  3. Wowser! Thank you for sharing this great project. I'm off to order some of those cubes now!

  4. Very nice gift....and I'm sure she will love it...tfs

  5. I love Jennifer McGuire....love her techniques...I've been thinking about signing up for this, too...maybe this will motivate me. It would be fun to play along!
    Love the teacher gift! I really loved that you painted the picture part with the black chalkboard paint. Awesome idea!

  6. Adorable teacher gift! You're so talented!!!
    I just checked out the online classes you signed up for. Sounds like fun, but do you have to be available at certain times to see the class? I'll be away on vacation most of those dates.

  7. Oh I'm going over right now and ordering a bunch on them!!!! HOW CUTE!!! Great thing to have in my 'stash' for gifts! LOVE.

  8. Wonderful gift. Like the whole presentation of it.

  9. Woweee, love your gift!! I just went over to Treasure Nest and purchase a few...even on sale! Yeah! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  10. She is going to LOVE this! I signed up for that class so fast my fingers were tripping all over themselves LOL

  11. What a great teacher gift. I have a similar thing that my mom got as a gift several years back. She never used it, so I was trying to decide what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Jessica

  12. Adorable! I have an order all ready to go! I better send it soon before all of your followers buy them all up!
    Thanks for the great tip!

  13. Wow this is so crafty Christina. Love it. Really nice job! Ethan's teacher is going to love it.

  14. This is so pretty, and handy---my post it notes are always everywhere around my desk, I can't ever find them when I need them!!! ;)

  15. Wish I was Ethan's teacher :-(

  16. Wow so pretty Christina. Love the paper, love the flowers. Very pretty.


  17. This is a wonderful teacher gift, great job...you made it look so elegant.

  18. Beautiful gift. I am sure Ethan's teacher will like.

  19. Beautiful. I just love seeing all of your creations. So inspiring.
    I am thinking of signing up for the Summer Card Camp too!