Friday, August 15, 2014

Guest Designer - Sarah Taylor!

 Hi everyone. My name is Sarah Taylor from Aunt Bee'sPickles and I am from Iowa. I was so shocked but excited to receive a message from Kimberly asking me to be a guest designer. I started immediately thinking of school starting. My boys are grown up but I still remember all the excitement in our home at that time of the year. I do have to say there was more excitement the younger they were. =) So in that line of thinking it came to, start of the year teacher gifts. I went out on the web in search of ideas. Something nice to give a teacher to start off the year right. I found this pencil idea and fell in love with it for so many reasons. 

 First of all, it is full of chocolate. Every teacher will need a little chocolate to start the year off right. Also, it is a gift they can enjoy for a while and then it will be gone.  Click here to see the pencil instructions. 

  The pencil was only the start of the project.  I used the "Tiny Doilies 2" die set. As you can see it is the perfect size for a tag on the pencil.

Tiny Doilies 2 metal dies

Then I used the Stamping All Around Fall stamp set. The circle stamps fit perfectly inside the Tiny Doilies 2 dies. The books, apple, letters, those stamps are separate from the circle so I changed them up and stamped them in the matching paper for the tag. I just fell in love with these cuties. 

Stamping All Around Fall stamp set

The only problem is...making sure they get to the teachers!

 Happy crafting and thanks you so much Kimberly for this opportunity!


  1. Super cute project! I seen these a few times and decided to make a few cute and I am sure little ones and Teachers would love it! Great project! Congrat's on your GD spot!
    Sherrie K

  2. Super cute, Cool & Fun!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  3. Congratulations on your Guest Designer Spot, Sarah! Your project is adorable! You are right, every teacher needs a little chocolate boost to start the year! :o) The idea is so lovely and I especially adore the sweet doilies! Wonderfully fun project, sure to be enjoyed by the lucky recipients. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. These yummy pencils are such a great idea, and I love how Sarah used the metal dies. Great job!


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