Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft escape.  For $19.95, you will get everything you need to create a paper project, except adhesive.  It's a surprise each month.  Here are examples of my take on these kits.  For two of the cards, I used the supplies provided and for the other I used some additional supplies I had in my craft room.  May's kit is a fantastic mini album...I can't wait to play with that! 

Want to join in on the fun?  Go to My Paper Pumpkin and choose me (Jennifer Gregorsky) as your demonstrator.  If you live in the Lehigh Valley, let me know when you get your first kit and maybe we can get together to create?    

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

End of Preschool

Today we celebrate Jessica's last day of preschool at Red Door.  Of course, I had to make some thing special for her wonderful teachers.  I decided to make little mini photo albums with a matching thank card.  I used all sorts of DSP from my stash...dare I say I even made a dent in it.  I used the same sketch for each card but different DSP.   

Here is a close up of the card and album with last years fabulous SaleABration paper.   

And for the school I created a School Supplies Cake full of things I know they need.  This was so easy to do and would be a wonderful gift for any teacher/preschool.

Here is a close up of the little banner I made at the top.

I feel like I could never do enough for this amazing staff of teachers.  My daughter will be heading to various camps and activities over the summer, but it won't be the same.  She is very excited to head off to kindergarten in the fall, but we are sad to say goodbye for now.  Her little brother is looking forward to making his debut at Red Door in the fall of 2016!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Today, after a home made breakfast from my husband and daughter, we are heading up to my in-laws for Mother's Day.  I thought I would share my creation for my mother-in-law.  I actually got help from both my husband and daughter.

And here is the card.

I hoe everyone enjoys this wonderful day with their families.  We will be spending next Saturday with my family.  I am very lucky to have such a wonderful mother who is also my very best friend.    

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wonderful teachers...

As I have mentioned before, I am blessed with a fantastic preschool for my daughter.  She attends Red Door Early Learning Center where she has developed such a strong academic foundation with the help of her caring and supportive teachers.  I have also been fortunate to have the opportunity to spend extra time in her class as a substitute teacher.  I will say, its surprising how similar teaching preschool can be to teaching high school; kids always have to go to the bathroom, constantly require refocussing and most importantly need to know that their teachers truly care about them.  

I will get off my soap box to share some creations, first the Teacher Appreciation gifts I coordinated for the teachers, from my daughter's class.  I had each student write a little message or draw a picture for each teacher and folded it into a little fortunate cookie.  I also made a thank you card using the chalkboard technique and finished the card off with a little banner.    

I had volunteered my paper crafting services for a Teacher Talent Auction that was held to benefit the school.  I have finally finished 2 sets of 40 handmade and hand stamped cards with coordinating envelopes.  I wanted to share a few of the cards I created.  I received some fabulous inspiration from other fantastic SU! demonstrators!  

Thanks for looking!