Thursday, April 24, 2008

Secretaries Week Celebrations

I found these adorable little Marjolein Bastin/Hallmark photo holders at my local dollar store a while ago - what a great deal! I thought they would make a cute gift for the secretaries at my youngest daughter's school. (They are all such sweet ladies.) Time was short and I've been itching to try to use up more of my paper scraps, so I decided to embellish some brown paper bags. (I'm proud to say I didn't cut any new sheets of paper, and really did use only scraps.) I used Juliette paper and the Flower Collage Trio set, all by TAC. Both are a favorite of mine. The top of the bag is a piece of Brown cardstock, cut into 4 1/4 X 5 1/8 pieces, then folded in half lengthwise. (The Scor-Pal is perfect for this, as has a 2 1/8 mark for scoring.) I cut about an inch off of the top of my paper bags, but that was just personal preference. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes, since it let me punch through all of the layers at once. I colored the images with my Prismacolor watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen. It was fast!
As for me, I got the royal treatment at work this week! Our principal actually served all of the secretaries lunch on Wednesday, with a little help from some of the other administrators. (Our principal is a really nice guy!) I support two departments and each departments gave me a card and gifts. Someone asked me if I preferred "Secretaries' Week" or "Administrative Professional/Assistant Week". I like the former better because it's shorter, but I don't care which you call me, as long as you respect me. All of the people I work with are really nice and really appreciate me. I'm very lucky!!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Cute! Glad you were treated well too :) We always all pitch in money and get the front desk ladies a large gift card to somewhere, and we order lunch in for them and anyone else that wants to stop by and say thanks to them from our dept.