Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge!!!!

I wanted to make something for my younger son's teacher who has been an inspiration not only to him, but to our family as well.  She has traveled on a journey with our son over the past two years!  We will miss her more than words can express.  Ryan will be moving on to middle school and he will be attending a new school, have new teachers, and hopefully make new friendships.  Having a child on the Autism spectrum has brought forth many challenges but I know I wouldn't want my life with him any different.  His teacher has helped him grow and now it is time for him to move on.  I wanted her to know just how much we appreciate what she has done so I made her this jar.  It is not complete-Ryan will be writing his thoughts of her on different pieces of colored paper which we will fold and place into the jar.  So every time she thinks of him she can pull out one of the slips and read what he wrote about her.  Here are the materials I used for the challenge:

Peachy Keen Stamp set Snow Cutie Face Assortment (1 3/8 stamp) for the apple
My Creative Time stamp set "My Teacher Rocks" for the sentiment on the tag
Cricut Cartridge-Makin' the grade-page 120 apple cut at 3 inches
Memento Dual-tip marks (colored the stem brown and cheeks dark pink)
Recollections Citron embossing powder for stem on apple and stamp on tag
Memento black ink pad
Gelly Roll white pen
DCWV cardstock
Green ribbon from Michaels (Celebrations)
1 red button
glue dots
I-Rock tool and gems for the apple leaf and tag
1 green brad
Marvy Tag punch



  1. What a lovely touch. The hand written messages from your son will be treasured. I love the jar. So simple, yet cute!

  2. What a cute jar! Love your ideas. Would love if you shared your project at The Paper Variety for this week's fruit challenge. Leave a link back to us for a chance to win a kit prize :)

  3. What an adorably thoughtful gift! That apple is super cute! Thanks for sharing your project with us at The Paper Variety!

  4. What a clever idea, and it looks awesome! Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.