Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Guest Designers!

I'm happy to feature my TWO favorite guest designers today! They made retirement gifts for Mr. Lamb, the retiring music director in our school district. He has taught in our school district for 36 years, so his retirement is well-deserved! Mr. Lamb loves to go fishing, so his gifts are themed for his favorite hobby!


My youngest, Jessica, made his this wonderful "Angler's Fund" jar. He can save all of his coins, and use them to purchase fun stuff for fishing! Jessica had help from me, because altering these jars can be a little tricky!


Here's one side.


This is the back of the jar.


This is the other side of the jar. The green and brown ribbon around the jar lid looks pretty good!

This is the lid. Just so there is NO confusion as to the purpose of this jar, Jessica added "place coins here" . . . very helpful! The circle was cut using my Coluzzle.


My oldest, Emily, made this fantastic card! She had absolutely no help at all from me! Isn't it wonderful! I'm VERY impressed!

Well, I'm off to chaperone the "end of the year" bowling party for all of the junior high band and choir students. This should be interesting!! It's really awful outside today. Very hot, humid, and there are thunderstorms. Yuck! I hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!!

15 comments :

Patsy Jackson said...

Wow Carol they are both fab and so original too - he is sure to love them. You have a couple of talented girls there I can tell you!

PS - can't believe you got all those SU stamps at a flea market type thing! - wish we had them like that!

Take care,
Patsy x

Chris said...

what great gifts these are!! so very cute...>"< don't send that hot and humid air my way!!

Alexandra said...

totally adorable gifts, they are sooo very creative! Wonderful! I had to catch up, you have been super creative this week that I have been gone, my friend! Wonderful stuff! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Latisha said...

what a cute gift they made. I wish we lived near each other our daughters would get along so well! Maybe they could be pen pals or something

Melinda said...

Wow.... You do have very talented daughters... Watch out they might just take over your blog for the Summer...

Deborah said...

You have done a great job with the girls and encouraging crafting with them! Just an adorable project and card! Take care, enjoy! Hugs, Deb

~KRISTY~ said...

EMILY & JESSICA YOU GIRLS HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB MAKING THE JAR & CARD FOR MR LAMB & HE IS GOING TO JUST LOVE THEM!

Glee said...

Your girls are fabulous, Carol! They made two wonderful, creative gifts for a very special person and having been a teacher, I know that Mr. Lamb will indeed hang onto these for years and years to come!

wendy said...

So cute...very nice gifts :)

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Your girls are so talented! Great idea, I bet he loved it! They really turned out nice!

Lisa said...

Great stuff, you're kids are definately your daughters! The apples didn't fall far from the tree.

Michelle said...

This gift is great! perfect for a fisherman!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Awesome gift.!!! Love it.

Deb said...

the jar is a fantastic gift and what a fabulous card made by Emily, she is very clever!

Mel M. M. M. said...

What a perfect family project! Love all of the details and colours. Stunning job your girls did! WOWZERS that's cool! :0)