Submitted by Linda
In case you were wondering if we fell off the face of the earth.....Helloooooo out there in the blogosphere! Michelle and I were both in the 'all-consuming beginning of the school year', when to Michelle's surprise, she ended up having an appendectomy and spending time recovering both in the hospital and at home. As for me, I have no excuses for not posting since September 3rd (!!), except so say that it's always a big job training the kindergartners, as well as 'getting ahead of the train' in terms of Back to School Night Presentations, Parent Conferences, Parents Work-nights, and so on. All that to say, October has come, and I'm back to having some balance in my life.
Ever since I was young, my mom always served "Christmas Salad" (aka red jello with a layer of cream cheesy goodness) in a large glass apple bowl. When I grew up and started hitting flea markets and antique stores, I found one for me:
Throughout the years, I added some 'fruit nappies' (little sauce-dishes), and some luncheon plates to my collection. However, this last summer when I was doing my annual purging of cabinets, I decided to 'adios' the plates, since I never used them. They were in my Goodwill pile, when I had a revelation!! I decided to use them for my 'back to school treats' that I made for my K teammates and important folks (like the principal and secretaries. A happy secretary is a helpful secretary, right???)
The first step was to make a cute tag. I used my new 'school lines" stamp, and quite a few punches: 1/2" circle, binder punch, and scallop trim border. The cute felt imbellishments are "puffies", which I found on clearance at Tuesday Morning. Look closely, and you'll see the teeny tiny staples on the left side of the ribbon. I just love using that tiny stapler!