Friday, May 6, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Welcome and thank you for joining us at Jen’s Craft Corner Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Amber over at  But if you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Jen’s blog at so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share. I hope you enjoy! :)

So when wondering about all a teacher is and does I kept thinking, "I can't imagine being responsible for a whole classroom of little ones when my two and half year old son exhausts me all on his own!" LOL! Seriously, I don't know how they do it... I then started to think about what a teacher would like to receive as a thank you gift. Well naturally, a break from taking care of the kids! ;) But since I can't give that, I decided to make this cute little sign they can hang while at home (or anywhere else they are off duty) to reflect that thought in a silly way, and hopefully bring a chuckle or two to those who see it :)
  I made this pink and green one to go in my craft corner since I loved how the other two came out so much :)
Here they are:
This one is a gift for my cousin Yvette who is a teacher. She's always got a lot of cute sayings around her house so I think it will fit in nicely. I hope she likes it :) I really love how the cardstock transforms the chipboard into a faux wooden plaque :)
And this one I decided to make to give away as part of my blog candy for this bloghop! :) 
That's right! One lucky person chosen by will win this sign, along with a giftcard to their choice of Michael's or Joanns :) All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (be sure to include contact info in case you're the winner). New friends are always welcome, but not required :)

Using the CDS, a cut from the Storybook cartridge, and chipboard from a super sized box of Airheads, I cut the bases for the signs.
I used the same cut file for two pieces of each of the background pieces.
I printed the sentiment from my computer on white cardstock, then used ultra sticky adhesive and ATG to glue the pieces together.
I punched holes and set eyelets on the sides and top of each sign using my crop-a-dile, then tied some ribbon through to finish it off (it was just about a yard of ribbon for each sign).


  1. Cute!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  2. Libby...super cute project. And I love the saying. :-)

  3. That's so cute, Libby! Great saying!

  4. Too funny! Love the project! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  5. These are so great! I always love seeing that expression hanging up somewhere. Makes me giggle. :0) I'm a new follower and happy I found your blog! TF the chance to win!

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

  6. I love that you recylced. I am goign to aske Yvette to see it when you give it to her. Ask her what school did for us this past week. Off to the next...

    Carson's Creations

    P.S> Be sure to enter my giveaway.

  7. I just love all three of them! But the really best part is that plague you hung it next to...I have one with the exact same saying in my scrap room lol! Love it!

  8. Thank you so much for joining me today! Also, thank you for your nice comment on my site. You are so sweet! I LOVE your sign! Made me laugh when I read the message! Too funny! You did a great job and your sign would make the perfect gift for any teacher. Thank you again!

  9. I can't stop laughing!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  10. I love it...That is such a great idea.

  11. What a fun idea! These made me laugh!

  12. This is adorable...and hillarious! hahahaha

  13. I love your sings, that sentiment made me laugh. Your green and pink one is my favorite.

  14. Super cute! I love that saying.


  15. Oh I am going to have to make some of these!

  16. Love these signs! Too funny!

  17. Love your project!! thanks for sharing!
    Sherrie K

  18. Super cute project! So glad I could be a part of this hop with you :)


  19. Your project made me smile! Great sign - so creative!! :)

  20. What a great put a big smile on my face!

  21. As a retired teacher, this gave me a good chuckle! Thank you!

  22. Oh, I love it! And, I really love your blog design... so cute. It has been fun being a part of the blog hop with you. Super glad I found your blog!!!

  23. These are just adorable. So very cute.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  24. Adorable. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  25. My daughter is a teacher, she has special needs students and she would get a big kick out of your sign, love it. I am a follower, Thanks for sharing,
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

  26. This is so funny! I teach a 2-3 year old preschool class and it gets wild sometimes! I certainly got a good chuckle out of the sign!

  27. Love you project! Thanks for sharing.
    tandkparker at comcast dot net