Saturday, June 11, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop – Final Day

This hop has been lots of fun and LoveBug Creations wants to thank our blog visitors for their participation. What a neat project from Kimi LoveBug!  She certainly received some lovely compliments on her apple project (see Day 2 if you missed it).

Well to begin our last day, Mama LoveBug wants to share several projects with you.

This first set is my wearable art (made from paper) in the form of Teacher Brooches.  They would be a lovely gift for the teacher to proudly wear on a blouse, shirt, suit jacket, pinned to a purse, or set on a desk for display. The possibilities are endless! These are available on the LoveBug Creations FB page located at (try clicking on our FB icon over on the left if this link doesn't work for you)

The second project is appreciation cards for the teacher – one I made for my granddaughter’s first grade teacher and the other is also on our FB page.  Both were made with love and respect for those who deal with “precious cargo”, our children and grandchildren. 

Love those Greeting Farm Stamps!! and Pink By Design Sentiments!!

Gosh, I truly heart Loralie Designs Art Stamps!! and the Twinkle Toes Cricut Cart!!

Since it’s the last day of presenting, commenting, etc for this blog hop, Mama LoveBug wanted to share a memory with you about teaching.  Some students were bad, some were good, some have established bright futures, and some have not.  That’s the way it is.  We all take a different journey in life.  The path I want to mention here involves a former student who established a dream of being a published writer; she never wavered from that goal, and today she has attained her “eye on the prize” in a big way.  My student is known in the world of mystery fiction as Ann Charles.  I asked her to participate in this hop as a guest and she instantly agreed to donate a special prize – her first book in the Deadwood series – Nearly Departed in Deadwood.  So if you are a mystery lover, go to our FB page and leave a comment for a chance at this giveaway - winner announced on June 13. (try clicking on our FB icon over on the left if this link doesn't work for you)

Now without future’s that maven of mayhem……….Ann Charles.

“Where would we be without teachers to instruct, guide, and help us succeed in life? I have so many wonderful memories of my teachers over the years, which brings me to a certain teacher who taught me English, History, how to put together a yearbook, and much more—Mrs. (Pam) Lash. In a small school system like my hometown’s, teachers take on many roles. And on top of providing instruction on various subjects, they become motivators and listeners, friends and role models. Mrs. Lash was more than just a teacher, and the fact that we still stay in touch now shows the lasting role teachers can play in our lives long past graduation day. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to share a little bit about how wonderful my teachers have been to me—and still are. Thank you, Pam, for asking me to play a small role in this blog tour. And thanks to all of you hard-working teachers out there who make a huge difference in our lives. You should be paid as much as lawyers and treated as well as doctors.”

Ann Charles—Author
Nearly Departed in Deadwood, a Daphne du Maurier Award Winner
You'll laugh.  You'll cringe.  You'll want more.  Buy it!

Thank you to Ann Charles – (me blushing)!!

Before you leave - what’s a blog hop without blog candy? LoveBug Creations is offering a Teacher treat in the form of some puffy stickers, printed ribbon, and SU fabric - all about school. Think of all the possible crafty things you could do with these! For a picture, check out Day 1 or 2 below.

Here’s what you as our guest need to do TODAY:
1.Become a follower if you’re not – we heart fans!
2.Leave a comment with a way for us to notify you (if you win) and share the love! Please comment only once each day. We heart international fans but our “Blog Candy” must unfortunately stay in the USA.
3.Winners of our blog candy will be posted on June 13. will choose the winner, winner, come to dinner!!

The complete list of blog stations for you is as follows:
Laurie Cass-Griggs

Your next stop is the absolutely fabulous Tanya 
We're positive she's got something great to show you!! :) 
Thanks again for hopping by! :)



abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! Love the little hand so cute! already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

I am a follower of the blog and your Facebook page. The projects are very nice!


Misty said...

Totally adorable projects!
Hummer Hugs,
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thekolbes said...

I am a follower and love your projects. I LOVED reading your teaching story and what an award to have a published author as a student. I have never heard of her but will be getting her books as I love to read and sounds like her series is right up my alley. Thanks so much for sharing
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Scrappy Zeni said...

what a great guest on your blog and inspiring words!! your brooches are just beautiful!!! TFS!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome projects! TFS
I am a follower already:)
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Josie0602 said...

Cute broaches!! Thanks for the chance to win the book on FB. I love mysteries!!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful projects! TFS your touching story.


mjblahnik56 said...

Loved your projects. I am a follower of your blog and facebook

littlen said...

cute projects. love that little hand print. i can see using that on the lo for a baby page. tfs.

Percilla G said...

I am a follower
Love all that you ctreated but the an apple for the teacher was my favorite - she is too cute
As a sped teacher I love this blog hop. It is nice to know that teachers are appreciated

Lillian Child said...

what a delightful event this has been and your projects have been so fabulous!! Thanks for sharing and stop by my blog sometime and give me a shoutout!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Fantastic projects! I have to check out those images. Congrats to being such as inspiration to your student. I have to go see abou that book of hers. Sounds like something I would love to read. tfs Congrats to you both. Thank you for joining in the hop with me.

joydee1963 said...

Great projects,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous brooches! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Tanya said...

First of all, "Mom".. I LOVE the brooches!! I bet EVERY teacher would love one of those!! You do such wonderful work! Your cards.. ADORABLE!!! I just LOVE the lil Greeting Farm stamp!! Secondly, WOW.. you and your student brought tears as I remembered a teacher who had a lasting impact on my life. I haven't spoke to her since I graduated 5th grade, but, Mrs. Campbell will always hold a special place in my heart. Next, I will DEFINITELY have to check out Anne's book!! I LOVE reading and always look forward to a good read. Thank you Anne .. for a GOOD book to look forward to. (not so easy sometimes). And.. last but definitely not least ( I know, I wrote a book already)... Thank you for your kind words on Zeni's blog. You are a blessing in my life and I'm proud to call you "mom". :) Thank you soo much!!!

Love you...

p.s... You too Kimi and Missy ;)

Gravelprincess said...

I love your flowers they are amazing, and your cards are adorable. Any teacher would be lucky to get one of those cards, they are such special people in our childrens lives!!

LaurieStar said...

I love your unique flowers and cute card. Also awesome that you had a "guest" on your last post. Thanks! :)

AmyJRockstar said...

Well my goodness, this was a super fun post! Your projects are just adorable! I'm going to have to go check them out. They are so cute! Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win. I left a comment on FB too. :0)

Be sure to stop at my blog and enter to win candy from the other b-day hop for Jillian and also scoll down to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

What pretty projects. Love the wearable art what special gifts.
Thanks for sharing,Debbie

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kathlee said...

What great projects. Those broaches are just beautiful.