Saturday, June 8, 2013

Don't Erase the Memories

We are blessed to know some amazing people, here in the Conejo Valley... we moved here and some of the first people we met were on the campus of our Preschool (Christian Preschool of Thousand Oaks). 
 
We moved in a week before school started, lol.  I remember the movers leaving boxes as far as the eye can see, pregnant, our son was 3, an 18 month old busy baby girl.. so I took solace at the school. 

Our son was blessed with Mrs. Curtis as one of his preschool teachers and this year she was our daughter's preschool teacher!!
 
We created this Dry Erase Board for the teachers this year.. check it out and leave me a comment and let me know what you think.!!
This sweet Designer Series Paper (Storytime - it Retired!!) is the perfect base for a Teacher Gift of a Dry Erase Board!!
Mrs. Willis helped run the classroom-show.. we couldn't leave her out on the fun!
 
Framing out our beautiful papers allows for variety and style.... personalize a gift with unlimited options in frames and our many papers, accessories, etc.
The Director of the Preschool, Brenda, has become a dear friend, mentor and sounding board of mine.  Her honesty, reliability, availability.. it's been a salvation during these past few years.
Accenting the dry erase board with our new Simply Pressed Clay (#130685) and Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds (#131272).  Alter the clay with our ReInkers - it can become tie died, match any project you are working on, etc.
Adhere the molded and died clay with stronger adhesive.. here I used our Hot Glue gun and even accessorized it with our adhesive backed Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247).
Going Bright with our Retired Bright Collection Designer Buttons and Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#129324). 
Using Wet Erase markers allow for writing notes and thoughts or inspiration... but won't just rub or bump off... you have to use something wet... so it lasts longer!
Buttoning up... I love stacking buttons and bling!
My FUTURE Preschooler here - she helped/hindered my creating these gifts - lol.  Busy baby/toddler...
 What a great format to write a note of Thanks to Amazing Teachers!  They won't need to store the card or feel bad when they toss it.. lol.
 
 Memories... Amazing Teachers allow for seeds into the lives of kids who will, some day, run the world.
Thank You Mrs. Curtis....
Thank You, Mrs. Willis!!
 
How do YOU Thank or Gift others in Your life??  This fun, eco friendly, and very-easy-to personalize gift is sure to be a lasting and well-used gift!
 
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