It's Teacher Appreciation Week at H2H!

Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.   Our challenge this week is Teacher Appreciation artwork.

We have 2 new additions to our house - two of my grandkids!  First let me tell you that the baby of my family is 26 years old and he left home 8 years ago.  My husband and I each have 5 kids for a total of 10 kids.  We have more grandkids that I can count on 2 hands and 2 feet, but we have enjoyed being Grandma and Grandpa.  Now two of our little ones, ages 7 and 10, have joined our household and we are now getting back into the swing of school, homework, and soccer.  So, Teacher Appreciation week is much appreciated.

I decided to make a cute little canister that I can fill with pencils and pens for the two teachers in our lives.  I stamped directly on our Kraft Canister with our black pigment ink.  I was so surprised about how easy that was to do.

I bet you don't recognize the black paper with the red dots.  It is our Dream Pop red embossed cardstock.  Because it is embossed, I took my black pigment ink pad and rubbed it onto the paper.  Then I took a paper towel and cleaned off the dots.

Here is my canister:

I had to add some silver glimmer trim.  The THANKS was cut out with the Cricut Artiste.

I used 3 different Close to My Heart stamp sets:  School Rocks (B1396), School is Here (B1407), and Casual Expressions (D1525).

So now it is your turn!  Show us what you can do with our Teacher Appreciation challenge.  Please go to  heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and post a link to your project.  I cannot wait to see what you make!

Here are a few rules:  
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to go here and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork! 
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
* I love to leave comments on our participants' blog posts, but word verification slows me down, so please turn yours off so that I can leave you some love on your blog!
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.

Like my artwork?  You can make it too.  Take advantage of the Dream Pop Promotion during the Month of May on my Close to My Heart Website.  All you have to do is make a $35 qualifying order on my website and you can get this paper pack for only $10.  What a deal!

1 comment:

  1. Super clever idea, Melinda! I have been wanting to experiment with that, but didn't think to use the pigment ink. Can't wait to give it a try because the contrast is fabulous! :)


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