"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2nd post for today - WOO!!

Hello again! Two posts in one day - woah! I wanted to share my final TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY gifts for the week. For Friday, I’m making the teachers cupcakes. I know it seems a little out of hand. Giving something everyday. I just wanted to make little things. Easy things, that the kids could help with. Handmade things that showed them that the kids (and their parents) really care & appreciate them.

I think I’ll enter this into the Wee Memories’ Challenge #54:

I hope to enter something else before the deadline - I have a great card idea that will work for both this challenge - and the current Lawnscaping #9 Challenge, but between Teachers Appreciation Week and Mother’s Day projects, I’m a bit swamped... no pressure... but I’m going to keep hope alive.

Ok, anyway, on Saturday {while Alivia napped} I had my son & niece covertly go snatch a few rocks from my neighbor’s yard (don’t tell, k?). My only specifications were they had to be smooth, flatish, and decent sized.

I have to say, they picked out awesome rocks!! This is what we made with them:

They started by painting them with acrylic paints (from Michaels). Then after they dried I stamped this the cute little frog (from American Girl) onto some October Afternoon polka dot paper (from the Modern Homemaker collection) and paper pieced the little guy. I glued him to the rock with Glossy Accents and then wroth the sentiment “You toadally rock!” on it with a Sharpie. Get it... I’m so punny :D. Hahaha. Ok, I’m really cracking myself here... better stop while I’m ahead. Next I added googly eyes to the frogs (glued them on with Glossy Accents as well). Then on the backs of the rocks, I wrote Love, *child’s name* and 2011. Lastly, I painted the entire rock with Glossy Accents (with a old paintbrush) and let them dry overnight. They came out so super cute!!! The kids were all so excited to present them to their teachers, and made me promise we can make some more for themselves.

If you have kids, I “toadally” recommend making this together. The kids loved making them, and the final result is super cute!! That’s it for me today. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my Paper Niche May Kit projects WOO!!!! I love the LOs I made this month!!! Super proud of how they all turned out!

Have an awesome day.

p.s. scroll down for another post from today ;)!!!


  1. Fun idea Heather! The teachers (and kids!) are sure to love those cute stones.
    They remind me too of a dear friends wedding and they had hand-painted guests' names and wildflower images on rocks for the place settings ;) Hugs, Ruth S

  2. Such a fun cute idea, it seems easy!

  3. You toadally rock! Okay, that was the worst joke ever, but seriously, these are so fun! I love that you're making daily gifts for the teachers--woo hoo for you!!

  4. Heather, what an awesome projects! These stones are so cool! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories. :)

  5. This is so cool! Thanks so much for joining at Wee Memories.

  6. What an adorable idea, love it! :)