Saturday, January 16, 2010

Baby Thank Yous

Happy Saturday y'all! I am definitely excited for the long weekend. I made it through exams and in total, 94% of my 88 kids scored proficient on their state exam and one of the three courses was at 100%! My new school is realllly score-oriented and since two of the three courses I taught this semester were ones I had never taught before this was great news - all my hard work was worth it! Unfortunately, the pressure is on for next semester since the scores for one of the courses I will be teaching next semester (another one that will be new-to-me) weren't great with the current teacher, so they are expecting me to make the difference!

Anyway, thanks for letting me share my professional victory! On to some crafy stuff. It seems like everyone I know is having a boy! One of my friends is expecting her first child in April and she often gets general assortments of cards from me so I wanted to send her some baby thank you notes. I don't have a good baby set yet, so I made do with an assortment of stamps.

First, I started my making my own paper using some Unity stamps from a kit of the month. The sock monkey is too cute and I added the "it's a boy" intermittently between the monkeys. Then I colored parts of the monkey with some Copics. Here's how it turned out ...

After making the paper, I cut some card bases, some 3-3/4" kraft mats and trimmed my paper to 3-1/2" squares. I stamped the bottom portion of the card bases with some polka dots and added a sentiment from PTI's Giga Guidelines. Here's how it came out...And here's the quick-to-make-and-assemble set of 6 ready for packaging.Hopefully, my friend will like them and enjoy thanking friends and family with these. I plan to make a few other different sets too in the coming weeks and will share them as I do.

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Unity (monkey & its a boy): PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Giga Guidelines (thank you sentiment)
Ink: Chamomile, Chai, New Leaf; SU! Chocolate Chip
Paper: Vintage Cream, Kraft


  1. How fun that you made your own patterned paper. I'll bet your friend will really appreciate these!

  2. Chrissy, these rock! They are soooo cute! You did a great job with your spacing/placement with the BG paper you created; I have troubles with that.... (I think I need that sock monkey!)

  3. These are CUTE!! I love how you made your own dsp.