Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School?!

Yikes! It's almost back to school time for me! Friday is my official first day, although I'm busy getting everything ready all week long. My students return on Wednesday of next week. I'm again teaching freshmen in English & speech, and I'm looking forward to teaching creative writing to juniors & seniors...haven't taught it in a couple of years, but it's always a fun class.

As soon as August arrives, my thoughts turn to school. Since today's 365 Cards challenge was to be inspired by August, I decided to make some back-to-school treats for my co-workers.

I flipped Laura's Sketch 58 and used the layout for my topper. I filled the bags with some yummy Crystal Light packets. It's nothing special, but any little gift counts as we get ready for another crazy year!

Hope you like it!

Stamps: Teacher's Apple, Signature Greetings (PTI)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, PTI white, Pink Paislee pp
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Adirondack Espresso
Accessories: PTI ribbon, Kaisercraft rhinestones, treat bag, Crystal Light packets

27 comments:

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

What a wonderful and unique idea! Love what you did with the sketch. So glad you could play with us at 2S4Y this week!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a fun gift idea!!

Smart Ass Sara said...

I'm working at a college now and I'm freaking out that orientation starts next Friday. The bookstore (where I am) is going to be insane. Which is scary because the few people who've come already are really unintelligent and can't follow instructions. They should do well. LOL.

Kathy Martin said...

Sweet idea! :)

Belinda said...

Oh I want to be your co-worker! :) What a fun gift and love the sentiment over the apple and the little gems!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love it and would have loved it when I was teaching! Great job!

Charlene said...

What a fun idea!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my gosh, these treats are SOOO cute! I so have to copy you! I should have bought that PTI set, dang! And wow, your kids come Wednesday?! You must not have much in-service time?! Our kids come the 23rd and I have to start tomorrow! New teachers started Monday for two weeks of in-service. It's probably good they're making me start, I have done nothing and need to get BUSY!

Karen B. said...

That's a fantastic idea! Great CAS design too.

Courtney K said...

what a fun treat - super cute.

and omg - back to school already?!?!?! we don't go back until after labor day - one perk to teaching at a new england prep school i suppose.

Simone said...

Such a cool treat idea! Your co-workers will love this :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

My gosh, summer really is ending with school starting for teachers. Have a wonderful year in the classroom, Ann! What a thoughtfu,l fun gift for your coworkers. Love the topper -- super great colors and wonderful packaging!

Maureen said...

whaaaa, back to school!!! I never really look forward to it...oh, I like the newness of everything, but I enjoy my time off too :) LOVE this idea...what a little treat...and in the winter you could put Starbuck's VIA's on there :) I like to tuck them into coffee cards :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This is super cuteness, Ann!! I have to start with teacher planning days this Friday and I teach next Thursday...so I know whatcha mean....lol!! Hope you are well....

Elise said...

I'll bet that being a co-worker OR a student of yours is a GREAT thing! You're going to be awesome! What a darling way to start the school year and inspire your friends! This is just a shining example of your great talent and darling personality! Mmmmmm! I'm kinda thirsty! Lol!

Oliva said...

Love it! Have a great school year!!!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Summer just flew by. Your project is so cute and what a great gift idea.

Lindsay said...

Genious my dear! Just brilliant! They are gonna love this.

Aimes said...

Well all good things have to come to an end, right?! Boo Hoo for back to school ;p
At least it'll be a cool start to the year with these fab treats - wish I was one of your colleagues!
Hugs,
Aimes
x
P.S Thanks so much for being fab about my PTI email - I feel awful for havin' to bug ya!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

What a beautiful gift set. Here in the UK, August is THE summer hols! We start school in Sept. Thanx for playing at 365 Cards!

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! What a great idea :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Ayana Posadas said...

OH my gosh! This is sooooo CUTE!!!
I just love your creativity!

Cindy Lee said...

What a delish gift! I love the idea!

JoLynn said...

Wish I worked with you! :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a great idea!! Fabulous!!!

Sherri Thompson said...

Ann, I LOVE this idea! I am student teaching this fall, and I would love to make these for the other student teachers! We are having a meeting on Thursday. I am going to try to whip up a few of these! Thanks for such a great idea!

Pam said...

These are just too pretty to give away, Ann, and those rhinestones are the perfect touch!