I have been wanting to create a little box using my Nestabilites dies and this was the perfect opportunity. Two packs of Trident gum fit nicely side by side in the little box I created and the nestabilities die fit perfectly on the top and the bottom. I really should have taken a picture with the lid off so that you could get a better idea of how I did it, but they are already on their way to school! LOL! I will probably be making some more of these boxes in the future, so I will show it then.
The base of each box is created using Kraft cardstock for a heavy duty base. I used some scraps of paper that I had laying around (October Afternoon-Thrift Shop Collection) which is always nice! I like to get things utilized and used up. I used "Baby Button Bits" again, which I promised I wouldn't, but this image looked so nice with the paper, I couldn't resist. I have been getting a lot of use out of that set besides baby projects.
I created the sentiment on my computer (ETA: I used "Castellar" and "Kunstler Script" for the fonts) and printed it out onto PTI's stampers select Vintage Cream cardstock which is my favorite! If I can come up with another fun, inexpensive idea, I will put together another little something for tomorrow. Our "Teacher Appreciaton" committee has done a great job putting together cute gifts, so I don't want to do a repeat. I also don't want to spend a lot of money since the end of the year is creeping up at the end of this month. I would rather save my money and do something nice then. Also, our Principal is leaving this year and I will want to do a nice gift for her as well.
Speaking of school, we have been having some troubles with Emma in regards to her reading, spelling and writing. I have been wondering if she has Dyslexia. I went and spoke to her teacher yesterday when I dropped off the chocolate dipped strawberries to voice my concerns. I had brought it up earlier in the year at a Parent Teacher Conference, but nothing ever came of it. When I spoke to her yesterday, she was worried and had noticed some problems. Needless to say, we are having her eyes checked today to see if that could be a factor. When I googled "Dyslexia" yesterday and read the warning signs, I was really scared and cried for hours. I believe that she does indeed have it. We have a Dr.'s appointment in June (that was the soonest they could see me) which seems like an eternity away! The information I read said that early intervention is the best and not to wait until it is too late! EEEk! I feel like we have already waited too long. I know that everything will work out, but I know that we will have a lifetime of struggle and I will have to learn the elusive art of patience.
I will be back for sure for Saturday's SFYTT!Thanks for fluttering by!