Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ABC Challenge - Shopping Our Stash!

Good Morning, Crafty Peeples!
This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are challenged to create a project using ABC!  Please let us know what your ABC elements are (ex.: Apple, Boat, Chair).   I needed to send a welcome gift to my Grandson's new teacher, so I took this challenge as an opportunity to do so.  I think my design is close enough to the spirit of the challenge that they won't kick me off the team!
My ABC's are:  Apple, Basket and Bookmarks, Clips and Composition Books.

4th Grade Fun Basket
One benefit of private school is small class sizes.  
My grandson's class has 8 students.  
Great for the students and the teacher!  
Good for me! I could almost get everything into this small basket.
 I decided to leave the composition books uncovered and simply applied cute stickers!  A few months ago, I almost dumped the big letter post it notes..glad I didn't.  Making covers for them only took a few seconds.  The composition books I have had for two years.  
This challenge helped me deplete some of the kid stuff in my stash.  In addition to the items in the basket, I am sending the school's Art Department a shopping bag full of stickers and paper.

Here is how it was boxed and presented to Ms. Michelle
Lots of tags and journal cards for her along with a big paper clip!

Can't wait to see your spin on our ABC Challenge.   
Visit my teammate's blog for additional inspiration!
Chana Malkah


  1. Your projects always amaze me, mostly since I don't do much 3D. I'm sure the teacher will love it!

  2. Chana, this is a wonderful project. Love all the embossing on the basket

    Margaret xx

  3. brilliant use of kid/school themed products! this is just waaaaaaaaay TOO FUN!!! :)

  4. Wow!!! So many fabulous projects all rolled in one awesome bag.

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

    Mari GDT

  5. WOW, a brilliant project. All beautifully made. Teacher will be the envy of the school. Well done on making a unique gift. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  6. Teachers must get a big grin on when they see you coming through their door.

    These projects are fantastic. I love the shading and texture of your basket. Those letter post-it notes are so cute and handy too.

    Blessing hugs,

  7. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...awesome job here...hope you stop by again and play <((><

  8. Lucky teacher to receive that fabulous back to school gift!! You are so thoughtful!

  9. Thank you, Chana!

    Your project is one to be admired! The textures, colors and with so many components, any child would be excited to get their hands on one of these baskets!

  10. What a fun little school bag, and I love all the fun contents as well! NJ!

  11. Wow awesome project thanks for sharing!!!

  12. This is just fabulous! What a great way to use up your bits around the craft room! Your Grandson's teacher is going to love it!! Fantastic project! :)

  13. What a fabulous gift set.
    Caroline xxx

  14. Very colorful blog and great card stash project. Thanks for sharing with us at Pinspirational. Good Luck

  15. Ms. Michelle will be so happy to receive this gift! Love all of the little treats you made! WOW!

  16. WOW! What a fabulous project! Such fun details and perfect for the theme. Especially love the embossing on the bag. No, I don't think ANYONE would ever kick you off the team. xxD

  17. Chana, this is fantastic. It's so good to see you up and crafting. I'm glad you are back! Thank you for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  18. What a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Clear it out! We hope to see you next time and good luck!

  19. Adorable teacher's gift Chana. Love the embossing. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations in our "Back to School Challenge". We hope to see you back again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT


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