October 16, 2009

Teacher's notes..

You know it's bound to happen......I'm going to flood you with notebook ideas. :) Today I'm combining the notes sentiment from Take Note, the teacher's sentiment from Teacher's Apple and Karen Lockhart's Pencils stamp...a favorite of mine from Karen's collection of stamps. I've been saving this pencil patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket just for this project. I used my Copic markers to match my pencils in the jelly jar with the patterned paper. There's nothing like that school pencil yellow color to make you think of school and teachers.

I cut my image and embossed it using a Spellbinder's Rectangle Nesties die template. Glossy accents finishes off the pencil jar for a realistic touch. A tied Vintage White/Cream button was used on the word notes in place of the letter *o*. And check out the little tiny pencil above the words. That comes with the Take Note set...so cute! I used an EK Success border punch for the little scalloped edging under the words.
A perfect little gift for all the teachers on your list......Christmas presents solved!!
A little somethin' special for ya: Did you know that Ticonderoga pencils are the best pencils on the planet? Seriously. That's what Josey would say. They sharpen nicely, have smooth writing lead, good erasers.....the best. Get them. Pay a little extra to get *the gooder* pencils. Thank me later when you're not sharpening the crappy pencils down to the nub because the lead keeps breaking. ;)

29 comments:

Claire said...

Michelle, I don't mind it if you are "flooding" us with your notebooks. I like the idea so much, that I will be making lots to give away at Christmas. I visit your blog everyday. It's one of my favorites. Keep up the good work!

Sarah O. said...

Michelle ~ Normally I lurk your blog and never leave comments, BUT...I bought the same Cosmo Cricket paper for my kids' teachers for notebooks (does this mean I'm channeling your mojo??!! Oohh...that would be fabulous!) I ADORE your notebooks and love making them as little "happies" for people in my life! And yes, Ticonderoga pencils ARE the ONLY pencil to use. Love them!

yvette said...

Michelle flood us all you want with notebook ideas I love giving them as gifts all the time

Marci said...

Bring on the ideas!! I love your new set and can't wait to receive it!! This notebook is the cutest thing!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Laurel said...

Love it! Keep em coming, can't wait for my notebooks and stamp set to arrive!

Lisa said...

Hi Michelle, I am so glad that you came out with this set. I have been making these for craft shows and people really love them. Your stamps will make it so much easier. Love your ideas and your blog.
Lisa

Otter said...

Yeah!!!! I am so excited to get this set!!!! Keep the ideas coming!!!!!

Renee V. said...

I love *your* little notebooks - so flood away! Your teacher ones are just the cutest...love it! The paper is perfect.
Yup, I'm another Ticonderoga pencils are the only ones I use too!
Hugs

Wendi said...

Josey is sooooo right! They are the very best pencils on the planet! As for this little notepad... ADORABLE!!! You are amazing. I am a first grade teacher and can just imagine this sitting on my desk! SUPER CUTE! Keep the notepads coming! Thanks for the great ideas.
Happy Day!

Dottie K. said...

Bring on the creativity. Love this notebook. Just perfect for teachers. My BF is a teacher so I'm going to make up one for her. Love that set. Thanks for sharing!

Elaine said...

Super cute! I love the Dixon Ticonderoga's too! We found them at Costco for cheap!! :) Love the project girlie...thanks for sharing!

Loretta said...

those are so awesome....what size do you cut the cover of the notepad? the cardstock part....

bluepoohbear75 said...

I love your notebook ideas. This one would make such a great teacher gift for Christmas or Teacher Appreciation Day. TFS.

Denise said...

I love your 'mishie' notebooks - they are darling goodies and I can't wait for my supplies to arrive and whip a bunch up. I would LOVE some measurements as well as more ideas for how to create little pockets on the inside, etc. Your work is always fabulous - thanks for being YOU! ;)

Jana Eubank said...

I love reading your blog! Your projects are so inspiring and beautiful! Love that stamp set! NEED to pick that one up! ;)

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! I broke down and bought your notebook set. Let's hope that Im not completely creatively challenged. I know what ya mean about the pencils. Im hooked on Mirado Classic pencils$$$ The five kids like the Ticondoroga ones that have the silvery prismatic covers. Very swanky!*******Buddhabear

Anika B. said...

Keep the notebook ideas coming!! I am planning to make at least a dozen with those cute little bags to go with them! Oh, and as a teacher I have first hand experience with many pencils and TICONDEROGAS RULE!!

Anonymous said...

Me and my eighth grader agree!!! They are the best pencils, He's been using them for at least 2 years now...and since I started buyiny them for him I have noticed... I buy alot less pencils!!!

resmith said...

Keep the ideas coming!!! You have terrific ideas and love each one. You give me lots of inspiration. Love all the different ideas!

MarieL said...

Wow Mish, another terrific idea. I bought the white and cream notepads but couldn't afford the stamp set. Money is very tight this year. I think I will improvise with Just Right stamps. I do have the Lockhard stamp. I will make a notepad for my granddaughters Kindergarten teacher. Thanks so much for the great idea

Tricia said...

Flood away!! I can"t wait to get your new set. I'd like to get the alphabet set, too, I think personalized notebooks would be fun! :-)

Kathy V. said...

Geez, Mish--you're creativity would be worth a fortune if you could sell it by the bottle. I'll take a gross!!!!!

Absolutely love this new set, by the way. Can't wait to get my hands on it. I've been looking for something like this for soooo long. You do realize you're a shameless enabler for those of us who think stationary shops are heaven here on earth, don't you? So go ahead, enable me baby!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I just can't wait to get my Take Notes set. I have been making your notepads ever since I discovered you almost 2 years ago, but this set is going to make it all that much more fun. I have made 4 Christmas ones for teachers this year so far.

Shawninaz said...

Please flood away! I'm thrilled that you got your paper pads created for Papertrey. I've always wanted to make these projects that you've been showing us:)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love love love this notepad Mish! I had to make another notepad last night and I am contemplating making one in a few minutes - these are addicting!!! Everyone I know is getting one of these for Christmas!!! Have a super super great weekend!!!

Cindy Lyles said...

I'm gonna get out my waders so please, flood away!!! Dang Mish I love this!!!

Cyndi said...

Hi Michelle--I showed your comment about the Dixon Ticonderoga pencils to my husband, and his comment was "Finally, someone else who appreciates a quality pencil"! My husband is an accountant, and he has told us for years that the Dixon Ticonderoga pencils are THE only pencils to buy!
I can't wait to get my Take Note set in the mail--the notebooks will be perfect to make for my mother-in-law's Christmas church fair!

Heidi said...

Oh that is an adorable notebook. Please flood us with your them! They're one of my favorite things to make. I agree with Josey about the pencils. They're the best!!

Jen said...

Josie is CORRECT!! My nieces were here visiting over their fall break and they were working on some homework. I noticed their pencil leads were all dull or broken off. I offered to sharpen them. I got so discouraged trying to sharpen the cheap pencils! Every time I got close to a nice point the lead would snap off below the wood and I'd have to start again. The only ones that sharpened well the first time were the Ticonderogas. YUP! Pay for the "gooder" pencils! It's worth it in the long run.

Thank you again for sharing your wonderful creations!

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