Friday, August 7, 2009

BACKPACKS for BACK TO WORK

On Monday, I start a new position at a new school. The school district I work for replaced the certified Librarian positions in their recent budget cuts with a new classified position called a Library Clerk. As a Library Clerk, I'll be doing pretty much everything a certified Librarian does except teach. My training for my new job was back in mid-June which seems so long ago. I've become good friends with several of the Library Clerks at other schools (also newly hired), and today we met for lunch to offer moral support to one another, share ideas, and calm each others' nerves for Monday.

When I saw these little backpacks as the SCS Technique Lover's Challenge #232 this week, I knew my new friends would need one filled with chocolates for "Back to Work"! I used the retired Summer Picnic Designer Paper and HERE is the tutorial.

22 comments:

Vicki said...

Super fun and ohhhhh so cute!! I must try one of those soon!!!!

Sarah said...

Oh how sweet of you! Those are adorable!

Kristin said...

Oh Nancy, how neat! And so sweet of you to make. I bet they were so surprised and just loved them to pieces!

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pescbrico said...

Those are so cute!!!

Crystal said...

These are sooo fun and cute Nancy!! I just LOVE this dp from SU!!!

Pam Speidel said...

How FUN! And super *sweet* of you! I'll bet they loved them! Best wishes in your new job Nancy! Smiles, Pam :)

Dale said...

You are so thoughtful Nancy, this will mean a lot to them.
They are so cute!

Silke said...

AWWWW - Nancy - these backpacks are adorable!!! Your new coworkers will love them!!! Hugs ~S~

Andrea said...

What a sweetheart you are. I'm with you on the "where did summer go?" comment. Luckily, I still have 3 more weeks before I go back to work...(at the local high school).
Good luck on Monday, and have fun!!

Linda McClain said...

Nancy, These are freakin' adorable. Good luck on Monday.

Wendy J. said...

OH! These are so cute, Nancy! Way to go...get on their good side with chocolate and something adorable! Cute and clever!

kathleenh said...

Those are my kind of backpacks! So cute and I'm sure the chocolate will be appreciated too!

ChristineCreations said...

Nancy this is the sweetest little gift. I love how crisp and new they all look, like the start to a new year!

Congrats on the new school and I hope it's a great year ahead!

LaurieF said...

Super sweet backpacks Nancy. I am sure your friends absolutely loved them. Good luck in your new position!

Amy Sheffer said...

ACK!!! How cute!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are so cute!! LOVE them!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Oh' Nancy... these are just AWESOME! Your new co-workers will LOVE these and I'll be thinking of you on Monday!!

It's truly exciting, but starting a new job can get the nerves going! So happy for you! Best wishes going your way.... SMILES! :)

**Nancy** said...

These are adorable!!! What a great idea!! I need to make some of these!!

Nancy Hoetker said...

LOVE THESE! I just made 4 for my PTA Board officers...we're having our back-to-school organizing meeting tomorrow. Wanted to let everyone know that the little pocket will hold a Ghiradelli chocolate square perfectly, and I fit 4 Lindt truffles in the main pocket.

Mary said...

Those are super cute! I've been wanting to make one for awhile but really want to now!

Lynn said...

So cute! I'm sure your friends loved them! Good luck to you as you start your new job!