Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to my blog. It time to join the MFT Stamps Design Team for another "Hop Around the Block"
Now if you didn't hop onto my blog from Joanne's blog then you might want to hop back to Kim's (MFT Lady) blog so that you can start at the beginning of the hop. You don't want to miss anything and you certainly will if you don't hop there cause you just reached the end of the hop hehe!
Today the MFT Design team are celebrating two things ... firstly it is the 20th which means Celebrate MFT Day and it is also the release day for two new stamp sets Time for the Bubbly Label, Teacher Label (mini sets that retail for $9 each). MFT is also releasing new Teacher Digi Papers, Shimmer Brads, Eclipse Tape and the Jars all the design team have used for this blog hop aren't they fun!
We'll change the way you gift!
Ok so what does survival have to do with a blog hop you ask … well let me explain.
Earlier in the month Kim sent all the MFT Stamps design team a jar which we were instructed to fill and use for today blog hop. I had no idea what I was going to do until I received my stamp sets that are to be released today. At first I was going to use the Time For Bubbly Label set but as I thought about it more I decided to use the Teacher Teacher Label Set and make a Teacher’s Survival Kit.
Now you see when my daughter graduated as a teacher a few years back I made her a Teacher’s Survival Kit and she loved it. So much so that she ended up making a few simpler versions and giving them as gifts for the teachers that she had done her in service with and they commented they were the best gifts they had ever been given. I think they planned on making more themselves. I thought this would be a fun idea for kids to give to there Teachers too!
I used my computer to print out all the different explanations of what each items was supposed to represent, I included 10 items in my survival kit I created but you can added more or less depending on what you wish to do.
After printed out each explanation I used my circle nestabilities and bind it all to create my booklet which I then attached to the top of my jar.
I wanted to add a band around the middle of my jar too and as you can see by the pic above I also stamped the ruler around the red card. And finally attached my ribbon.
Here is a pic of what I included in my jar so you can see it a little better. I will also include the explanation for each piece under here as I know some of you will be asking. Many of the items used here can be found at home, so my gift was very inexpensive ... mostly the cost of the jar, which sell for 4 for $12. You can adapt this to suit just how much you want to spend. If you google "Teacher Survival Kit" you will be able to find more ideas that you can use for this if some of the items I have used doesn't suit.
Teacher Survival Kit
- Candle – for when you are up late grading papers
- Eraser – To remind you everyone makes mistakes and they can be erased
- Smiley – Try hard to wear a happy face
- Present – Remember that your students are a gift. Treasure them
- Bandaid – To remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else’s
- Crayon – To color your day bright and cheerful
- Ace of Hearts – For the heartfelt way you deal with tasks each day
- Marbles – To replace the ones you’ve lost
- Puzzle Piece – Without you the class wouldn’t be complete
- Rubberband – To remind you to be flexible
Sorry for the extra long post today.
Now as you have reached the end of the hop it is time for Blog Candy!!!!!!!!!!! The winner will receive a code which they can use when ordering from MFT Stamps which will be good for either label set FREE .... you can select which one you prefer. You have until 9pm tonight Wednesday 20th May to post your comment to be entered for this prize. I will edit this post to announce the winner and also post it to the MFT Member Forum of SCS.
Stamps: Teacher Teacher Label Set – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Pacific Point – SU
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Bind It All; Eyelet Border Punch; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Pencil Button; Copics
We have a winner for the blog candy ............. it is
As a teacher I would love to receive this survival kit (esp. now at the end of the year when survival is the name of the game) and I am so excited about this set!
Congratulations Tami .... hope you enjoy your prize.