Thursday, March 2, 2017

Number 76

Number 76..........Last year my daughter was named principal of one of the grade schools in Texas and as an incentive to students to not only read but to be kind to others she started a goodie box in her office.  When one of the students either does something nice for another student in the halls or in class, they're allowed to go to the office and select a pencil or bookmark from the goodie box.  I've made 75 bookmarks for her since September - almost all of them different - and for boys and girls 1st through 5th grades.  The bookmarks are flying out of the box faster than I can make them which is wonderful, however I'm running out of ideas fast now!  I'm so thankful the kids love them and I think it encourages them to read too.

I used Newton Dreams of Paris and Delightful Doxies from Newton's Nook.  Coloring with Copics, sponging, and lots of Wink of Stella.



I'll enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (color challenge) and the challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

32 comments:

Carol L said...

Your daughter is to be commended for teaching core values to her children! I love this idea of rewarding good deeds, and your bookmark is so cute! I made over 100 bookmarks for a charity last year, so I know how quickly those ideas are spent! This is so cute with that image and especially the tiny heart at the bottom! Good luck with this great project!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome thing to do, Lynn!! I know those young readers are loving using your delightful and colorful bookmarks!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a great tag, Lynn. Beautiful coloring! Check out SSS Wednesday challenge, also tag you're it.

*Vicki* said...

Bless your heart Lynn! That's a wonderful thing to do and something that will keep you busy for sure! :) Love your wonderful scene with the balloon kitty and fantastic coloring!

Di said...

Wow Lynn - what a fabulous idea first of all, the goodie box in your daughters school. And this is a wonderful bookmark - I love how you designed the whole thing, super colouring and the ribbon snippet with the little heart is a lovely touch!

Hugs

Di xx

Chrissy said...

What a FABulous idea for the children Lynn..wonderful incentive to be good and I love your cute bookmark..you may have to think about pre coloured images to get ahead..

luv CHRISSYxx



MaryH said...

What a super brilliant idea to do this to encourage the kids and recognize what they have done. So often we only hear about what they do not so good. It's a darling bookmark, and I love this floating kitty. Especially like the soothing colors and the wonderful sentiment. Good for your daughter to have such a talented (and willing!) Mom to help her motivate her students. Also good to see you on this craft roll. TFS & Hugs

Tammy said...

What an awesome thing to do Lynn, I bet the kids absolutely love your bookmarks! This one is sooo cute, I love that adorable image and all of the sparkle!
Tammy x

Lisa said...

What an awesome incentive program!! I would have loved that when I was in school!! And what a sweet thing you are doing making the bookmarks!! This is so sweet and adorable!! I love the colors and beautiful image!! This will be snapped up quickly!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chriss America Real said...

Lynn, I would be happy to help you. Let me know if you would like me to make some and send them to you. Your bookmark is so cute.

ahlers5 said...

What a wonderful idea! I bet the kids love them.

Davi said...

Awesome bookmark Lynn! What a super idea your daughter has come up with AND what a super mom to make ALL those bookmarks! It is great to know that some kids are still reading book :)

Darnell said...

What an uplifting idea! Your bookmark is darling, Lynn! I applaud your daughter for the idea and you for making 76 of them since September!! Do they all have to be different? I'm in awe that you've made that many while having the move to deal with! Way to go!! Hugs, Darnell

Maxine D said...

Aren't you a wonderful mother to encourage your daughter and ehr pupils with these fabulous bookmarks/tags. Love this Lynn, and I am sure you will manage to keep the mojo going!
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lynn, your DD sounds like a great principal... and the principal mom is wonderful to create such adorable bookmarks to share with the well-behaved students.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful idea, Lynn! Your daughter sounds like a super principal! This bookmark is going to fly out of the box for sure!

Lori Kobular said...

Oh Lynn! Your bookmark is adorable! Love Newton and that hot air balloon with the hearts is just adorable! What a great thing to do for your daughter and the kids! That is awesome!

Nana Connie said...

What a fantastic idea to teach both kindness and a love of reading! I think she's a fabulous principal on that idea alone. Your bookmark is absolutely adorable and I can see why Newton's Nook stamps would be so popular with that age group. Wish I could get in on this. Maybe I'll make up some bookmarks and mail them to you, my friend. :-D

Linda Simpson said...

What a wonderful idea and such a brilliant idea to get them to enjoy reading. I just adore this cute book mark Lynn.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

What a wonderful idea your daughter has to reward good behavior and/or deeds. I'm sure she is very grateful and thankful for all the bookmarks you make and donate. This one is just precious as I know all the others are. Love that heart ribbon holder and that kitty is adorable. Have yourself a great weekend ahead.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Lynn...what an amazing creation and such a fabulous idea your daughter has
Cheers
Dr Sonia

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a wonderful idea, Lynn! Such a great way to encourage kindness - we certainly need more of it in the world right now and it's so nice to start with the young ones. Whoever gets this bookmark is so lucky - they will cherish it for sure - I love it! And what a great sentiment too! If you have photos of the other 75, please share!

Indy's Designs said...

What an amazing contribution to celebrate children! Wow 75 bookmarks! As for this bookmark, it is just darling! Newton looks like he is having a fabulous ride! So glad you were inspired to join Inky Paws Challenge's color challenge!
Debbie, IPC Lead

Monica said...

What a nice idea to make book marks for your daughter's school. Who would not like them, Lynn? This one is super cute.

Lots of love,

Monica

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a brilliant idea, the bookmark is gorgeous and the children will cherish them.


Love and hugs
Maarit

AlisonC said...

What a brilliant idea, on many levels. Your bookmark is sweet and pretty and something to treasure.

Laura said...

Awesome idea your Daughter has for the kids!!!! This bookmark is just TOO Cute! Last year I started to donate cards to a mens home and never would of thought of bookmarks. And they do read alot there. Perfect idea.

Brenda said...

OMGosh Lynn, this bookmark is so adorable!!! I can see why the kids are choosing them and that it is making them read more. Which is an awesome thing! That kitten in the hot air balloon is just so sweet and I'm sure appeal to the girls and the boys. You've started something now my friend and you will be making bookmarks for the rest of your life. lol Love it! Hugs, Brenda

MiamiKel said...

Wow, Lynn! What an amazing accomplishment for your daughter! It sounds like she is one of the uplifting and motivating principals that the schools need :) What a great idea and a super cute bookmark!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Wow! I'm so amazed that you've created so many bookmarks for your daughters class! That's so awesome that they love them! What a great incentive to encourage kids to read! I love the design of this bookmark with the kitty floating away in the hot air balloon! So fun!

-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Jessica Gerstner said...

Such a cute bookmark! So kind of you to make them for your daughter and her students! I love the way you used the colors from the challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Inky Paws challenge! I hope you'll play along in the latest challenge: Birthday!

Marilyn said...

Way to go for your daughter and way to go you for creating these bookmarks. Wonderful idea and this one is super cute. 75 of them... holy smokes, that is amazing.