Teacher Notebook & Giveaway

I got to try the Cri-kits this morning, and I loved how you could write and draw with your Expression–since, I don’t have an Imagine at my house :).

Even if I did have the Imagine, I still like the look of drawing w/ ink pens or markers–and I bet you could still use the Cri-Kits in the Imagine!

I decided to make a gift for my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher– this i her first year teaching…and I remember as a teacher, loving to get personalized gifts.

Luckily, I have the Expression so I can personalize almost anything–easily and quickly!! Β  I made a little personalized notebook for Mrs. Dale, and will let my daughter decorate the outside of the notebook when she gets home from school today!

Isn’t the Cinch awesome?? I love it and just have to remember to get it out Β more often!

Okay–for the giveaway– leave a comment below telling me your favorite teacher and why– and you could win your own set of Cri-Kits!


Also you can save 5% at www.cri-kits.com by using this code PINKCRICUT


  • wow….my favorite teacher prob was my 9th grade Science teacher. He made science so much fun to learn. Its funny I was trying to remember more of my Jr and high schools teachers names and I can only remember like 3 out of like 42.

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

  • My favorite teacher ever was one of the teachers I had in college. I honestly don’t remember her name but she was in just for a semester. She was my teacher for social work, one of my elective courses and the prof. I was supposed to have went on sabbatical. This teacher was fantastic! I had the class for 3 hours once a week and I was always upset when class was over. She had a passion for social work as it is her job. She works in the field so the class had more practical aspects than a regular class would. She was quick witted and made class fun. She knew how to balance learning and having fun so everyone had a good time and learned a lot. More of the teachers should have continued field experience!

  • My favorite teacher was Sister Leon (I went to Catholic School). She was my favorite because she played baseball on the playground with us and she roller skated. She also let me keep at pet fish in her classroom because I wasn’t allowed to have one at home. Her class projects were always so creative and she let us color all the time.

  • My favorite teacher is teacher that both of my kid’s had for 1st grade–Mrs. Stewart. She has since become a friend of mine and I introduced her to the cricut and to ATG guns!

    • Oh no.. so excited I 4 got my teacher..lol My favorite teacher was Mrs. Campbell in 6th grade. She understood how hard it was being a military brat and feeling “lost”. She had more confidence in me than I had in myself.:)

  • I can’t believe you were up so early, and made a project and a video ontop of it all. Your on it Sarah! Wasn’t last night a ball? This is a super little gift for your daughters teacher. And even more cute since your daughter will get to make it her own, to give to her teacher!

  • My fav teacher was Ms. Musser, I had her in the 11th and 12th grade for Cooperative Office Experience. We formed such a great bond that on graduation day she gave me a beautiful locket. She was an awesome friend/teacher. Thanks for the awesome video.

  • such a cute project, i love it. my favorite teacher would have to be Ms Oberc in the 4th grade.. such a long time ago. She was also the 4th grade teacher to my sister, brother, niece and my daughter.. and we all loved her for her fun and passion in teaching.

    thanks for those memories πŸ™‚


  • I have been wanting to try Cri-Kits! My favorite teacher is my second grade teacher Mrs. Hayashi. She was so caring and just super fun. She’s the reason why I went into teaching πŸ™‚

  • Oh my…. I would have to say my favorite teacher was Mrs. Keithley. She was my Home Ec/Sewing teacher, and she was just the most kind hearted and down to earth teacher there ever was!

    BTW – I LOVE this idea! I’m going to have to keep it in mind for the upcoming holiday season. I always try to send my boys’ teacher’s a personalized gift. There isn’t no better gift to me then the ones from the heart. : ) Do you have a alternative to binding when you don’t have a machine to do it for you?

  • My favorite teacher was Mrs. Sasso. She was the best art teacher EVER and she encouraged me to always be creative. I am so glad that I have continued to express my creativity even as an adult. Thanks for the awesome videos and a chance to win!


  • WOW!! I would have to say my third grade teacher Mr. Carson… he was just a perfect teacher who always made us feel right at home! Remember those school pictures we take twice a year? Well, I have my third grade picture taken with him!!!! I wish I could find him!!

    I would love the glitter pens!!

    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity!!

  • That is a nifty idea. I really like that. My favorite teacher was my high school English teacher. His name was Mr. Prior and he was tough. He almost had a 6th sense about whether you did your reading or homework and would call on you constantly. It never failed that when you were prepared he seemed to leave you alone. Needless to say that after the first month everyone was always prepared. Even though he was tough it was still fun and enjoyable. Everyonce in a while you would walk past the gym during lunch and you could find him sinking hook shots from centre court. I learned a lot from him and he really challenged me.

  • my favorite teacher was Mrs. Henderson. She was the french teacher and always so nice and understanding. Since french was second language for all of us, she made learning lots of fun!

  • My favorite teacher was Mr. “G” in elementary school. He amde learning fun by always having us do projects related to what we were studying. I still remember many of the things we learned! I think that’s the sign of a truly great teacher; one who leave a lasting (and positive) impression. Thank you teachers!
    These pens look like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • my favorite teacher had to have been my art teach Mr. Leuellen. He taught us not only the basic art fundamentals, but art history too. He made every student feel they were creative regardless of their talent level.

  • My favorite teacher growing up was my Bio-Fitness teacher, RoseAnn Southmaid. She was awesome at engaging all the students in everything and making the subject enjoyable! I can still remember class projects from 12 years ago!!

    Thanks for the chance to win and for the little trip down memory lane!!

    Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

  • That is such a cute idea! I have the BIA (which I have NEVER used) but this looks like a pretty simple project to start with. I would pick one of my daughters’s teachers as my fav cuz she is just the sweetest. My youngest had the same teacher for K & 1st and she was a little nervous about going into 2nd this year not knowing the teacher. Well Mrs. O’Rourke called my daughter the day before school started and left the most precious message for her on our machine wishing her well on her first day of 2nds grade and giving her words of encouragement… needless to say, that message is still on our machine!! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

  • My favorite was A history teacher. Don’t remember his name but I remeber I didn’t like him at first because i thought he was so mean. but when time went on i realized he knew i could do better and he pushed me. from this day when i think something is tough i just think of him and i know its in me that i can do it.

  • My favorite teacher was my art teacher in elementary school. She was always so fun and creative! Thank you for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

  • First – What a cute project!!!! I’ve been thinking about getting something like the Cinch, but I wasn’t sure. The teacher will love it – so cute!!!

    Second – My favorite teacher was Mr. Maine, my fifth grade teacher. He was a wonderful teacher but he taught a lot of life lessons. He was very kind and made sure he knew each child.

    Thanks so much for a chance to win these wonderful pens!! I’ve really wanted some! Thanks again! πŸ™‚

  • Wonderful video on using the Cinch and the Cri Kit metallic Pens. I’ve looked at both and now you’ve convinced me that I have to have the Cinch and the Cri Kit…Thanks for the opportunity to win the pens..Have A Great Day and Thanks for sharing!

  • Loved my 3rd grade teacher. She was such a great role model for me. Inspired me to do the best to be the best at whatever I do.

  • Mr. Randolph, my sixth grade teacher, was my favorite! He always had fun activities for the class and we spent a lot of time learning outside of the classroom as well! This is a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • The video link didn’t come up for me. I’ll check later to see if it is available. As for your question though, my favorite teacher was my second grade teacher Mrs. Madeline Daniels. But don’t tell her I called her first name. She was such a wonderful teacher. Very attentive and kind. I remember one time when I was sick, we had a district-wide art contest. I came to school, participated, and won. She bought me an extra prize which made me feel extra special. 2nd grade had been rough for me. Anyhoo…my sis and I used to bowl with her sons, so we kept up with each other all the way through high school. Then, when I got married, she came to my wedding some 14 years later. THEN for an awesome turn of events, while teaching in another city, I taught her cousin. When they they found out that she had been my teacher, they put me in touch with her and she still had the most amazingly kind things to say. I’ll never forget Mrs. Daniels.

  • I love your project! Such a great idea for a teacher! My fave teacher was my High school photography teacher. He was always so open on letting us be creative with the projects he assighned to us. I loved the fact that I was able to let my creativity soar to it’s limits!

    • Oh and my favorite teacher…man, I had a lot of good ones, but I loved my high school civics teacher, she made it fun and we learned so much.

  • I have had a lot of favorite teachers but the one that takes the cake for all time favorite teacher ever is Mike Weinstein. He was my HS history teacher, and later became my foster dad. He’s my favorite because he was strict but funny and he always believed in me…sometimes when no one else did.

    I remember when kids would fall asleep in his class he’d have all of us who were awake take our big huge honkin’ history books and throw them on the floor to make a loud noise and then laugh when the sleeping student got startled. He would also bang his golf club on the under side of the sleeping student’s desk too. It was so funny and no, I NEVER fell asleep in his class.

    As a foster dad he opened his heart and home to me in a way I had never imagined and, though it’s been years since I’ve seen or talked to him, I still admire him and think of him often.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Thats what I like about this pens able to write a Sentiment, you could create yourself, I like My 6th grade Teacher Mrs. Garcia, great teacher, she was a teacher that gave classes to my whole family including my mom.. small neighborhood teacher in Puerto Rico..

    Thanks for the giveaway will cross my fingers..


  • Hi Sarah, I was homeschooled after 6th grade until college so I’d say my favorite teacher was my mom. Not just for school, but in every way. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • My fav teacher was Mr. Lekas my 7th grade english teacher. He gave me the book the man in the mirror and it changed my life for the better. he belived in me as a person not just a student. he helped me get thru a hard part in my life. he knew i had learning problems and he graded me fairly on what i was capable to do. not what was required. Thank you Mr. Leakas. I hope i became a person you can respect.

  • Hmmmm….can’t really remember my favorite teacher! Is that a sign that I am getting old?!? πŸ˜‰ Well, maybe my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Vokish….anyway, thanks so much for the chance to win the cri-kits!!!!! Adorable notebook!

  • Wow really… don’t know if I can think that far back! (I graduated 17 years ago)! My favorite teach was probally my kindergarten teacher… He had this really neat big wooden playhouse in his room…. and then 23 later when my son went to that school this teaher still had up the playhouse I played on!

  • My children are both grown but they did have the same teacher and her name was Miss Braves. Beautifully gifted to teach and took such a dynamic interest in all her kids it was amazing to watch her teach, never leaving any one out. Very soft spoken usually but an amazing woman. I really loved to be her Room Mother on the holidays, shed let me do whatever I wanted to do for the children and Ill tell you we had a blast, we had the Easter bunny and Santa come to the class for photos with all the children, on Valentines we decorated our mail boxes to put our valentines in and so much more.
    Thank you for asking this question, it really gave me a pleasant memory today πŸ™‚

  • My favorite teacher was my high school science teacher, Mr. Mitchell. He inspired me to pursue a career in the medical field.

  • My favorite teacher was Mrs Sycuro. She was never my actual teacher but she was our debate team coach and became a great friend. When my mom was in the hospital close to my senior prom, she stepped in and helped me get the things I needed. She is such a blessing. And even though I graduated almost 10 years ago and she moved out of the state, we still keep in touch.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Miss Lacey was my 4th grade teacher. I absolutely loved her because she would listen to me and seemed like she understood what I was going through. One time I even packed my suitcase and threatened to run away to her house. It has been 35 years and I remember her like it was yesterday. Thank you the memory. Gloria

  • My Favorite teacher was my high shool home economics teacher, she always encouraged me to be creative. After my mishap with sewing machine, thought I would be kicked out of class, sewing my first skirt putting in zipper, went to hold up & oh my, my top came up to, I had sewn skirt zipper to me, so embarrased, could have died, she came over took care of me & believe it or not other girls didn’t say a peep. I didn’t want to go to school next day in fear of being teased. LOL
    Thansks for sharing Sarah!

  • My favorite teacher was Mr. Claudon. He was my High School Honors English teacher Freshman year and then my History and Thought of Western Man teacher Soph and Junior years and he was just an amazing teacher. I’m currently Facebook friends with him!

  • Great idea, not just for teachers…I have the Cinch and never use it…..I have a few family members that would like personalized note pads…thanks for the chance to win!!!

  • My favorite teacher

    I loved so many of my teachers-maybe that’s why I became one myself! I remember having a big crush on my 5th grade teacher, Mr. Nelson….he was my first male teacher, young, fun, and always made the days fly by!

  • Thanks for the great idea!! I’m always looking for things to make for my kids teachers that are unique, just-for-them gifts.

  • My favorite teacher was my in 5th grade. Mrs. Parish always wore a red blouse and black skirt on Thursdays. She also had a pet monkey. She was just a great teacher.

  • My favorite teacher was Ms. Kardash. She was just so nice and never made anyone feel that their question was stupid. I use to go back and visit her often even after I sent to Jr. High and Sr. High.

  • Hi! I’m just tuning in to your videos and they’re really cool. You do excellent work. Your videos have inspired me tremendously.
    My favorite teacher was my SHOP teacher because he let us freely use our imagination to create things. Keep up the excellent work and thanks for the opportunity to win the cri-kits pens. This would be great since I am just breaking into the cricut xpressions.

  • My favorite teacher ever was one of the teachers I had in college. I honestly don’t remember her name but she was in just for a semester. She was so much help in me getting my teaching degree I will never forget her. I do know she is still there.

    Thanks Sarah

  • Awesome! My fav teacher was my Social Studies teacher in 9th grade. Mr. “S.” He was a blast and actually made the whole class like Soc Studies. They don’t make teachers like that anymore…

  • My favorite teach was Mr. Weaver. My freshman science teacher. He did things hands on. There was some book work but a lot was projects. For learning about plants and stuff, we had to do a leaf collection and label the leaves instead of memorizing facts and stuff. When we did the dissection unit, we did frogs and squid. He brought fresh squid and we then cooked up some calamari. He was a cool guy and as I look back he was a bit of a hippie. He was awesome and I will always remember his class.

  • My favorite teacher was Mr Jefferson. He taught high school chemistry at a college level because he believed his students could learn the information. Above that, he pushed me to believe in myself and to push myself to be a better person.

  • My favorite teacher was my 10th grade biology teacher Mrs. Walck. She made the class so much fun. The first day of school she had an outline of a body in tape in the door way and we had to use the clues to find out who did it. She introduced us to Calamari (I LOVE it to this day). She just always made that class fun. I will always remember her class.

  • My favorite teacher was my kindergarten teacher, Mrs Nashida…she was so awesome! I remember she went to Japan and brought us all home some dried seaweed! LOL

  • Love this idea!! I must get a cinch! I have seen a lot of project done with this lately and love them all! Oh and I love that its pink too LOL… My fav. teacher??/ hmmmmm…. I would have to say my English teacher Mr. Martinez. He would always make us laugh and made learning fun. Your daughter will love decorating this πŸ™‚

  • Great video don’t you just love Cri-cuts…. i would love some for my E since the imagine is not in my future… my fave teacher was in 8th Grade. Mr Welshman was just a great teacher all round ..

  • Very Cute what a great idea πŸ™‚ I think the cinch might be a buy for me I don’t own any binding tools so thanks for the video πŸ™‚

  • Very nice, I’ve always wanted to use the cri-kits. My favorite teacher was my 1st grade teacher, her name was Miss Whitney, but she has since married. We were her first class as well and it was so much fun. I still keep in contact with her after all these years and she still teaches 1st grade in the same district.

  • I’ve never seen the Cinch used- that looks like fun! My favorite teacher was my college professor, “Jane”, who taught my Reading course. (I was an Elem. Ed. major)
    She taught us how to make reading fun for children and I use her tips for my own children.

  • Very cute book!

    My favorite teacher was Ms. McQueen in 8th grade. She instilled a love for learning the English language AND challenged each of her students to excell beyond their personal best. She really was “one of the best”.


  • great video. Love those little pens. My favorite teacher was my college Humanities teacher and I can’t remember her name for the life of me. thanks for sharing!!


  • My favorite teacher had to be my high school choir teacher, he inspired me to become a teacher myself! And, as a teacher, I would LOVE to get a little personalized gift like this from a student πŸ™‚

  • My favorite teacher was Mrs Schwartz, Home Ec teacher in 7th & 8th grade. First off, she was very patient with me and when I was naughty (which was often), she made me stand in the hall instead of sending me to the principal’s office.
    WOW – love those markers and really need them!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win them!

  • The very best teacher I ever had was my nursing instructor while I was in nursing school!! She was hard but fair and produced some great nurses—me included!! LOL!! I’d love the Cri-Kits!! I’ve been dying to try them!!

  • IDK if a Pastor counts or not but he is by far my favorite teacher! he guides us challenges us and teaches us! He is wonderful!

  • Love this idea! I taught for 33 years and also loved getting personalized gifts. Now that I’m retired, I can do this for my grandkids’ teachers. Thanks.

  • My favorite teacher was Ms. Hooks. She was the coolest teacher.. she taught Drama and really encouraged me out of my shyness. She drove a baby blue Z28 and just was a neat spunky lady!
    She showed belief in me and encouraged me. She made me feel brave.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • What a wonderful idea πŸ™‚
    My children’s teachers may be on the receiving end of those pretty soon!

    My Fave teacher was my 7th grade teacher πŸ™‚ Her name was Sr. Billie and the reasons she is my fave are myriad but the short list:
    1-She supported my writing and encouraged me in my efforts while I wrote poetry/short stories and essays. She made me believe I could achieve my dreams with hard work and doing what I loved πŸ™‚
    2-She didn’t put up with Bull from anyone!
    3- She did NOT tolerate mediocrity in any form from her students and wanted us to give 100% in her class. She not only required it, it was expected. Isn’t it funny how our children live up or down to our expectations that we have of them?
    4- She loved us. She didn’t have any children of her own. We were her kids and she made us better people just by being our teacher!
    5- She was one of the funniest people that I have ever met. When she was teaching us we were in stitches!

    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!
    what a great tool. not sure if I will get a cinch, but FUN!
    I will look into the cutting mat though. May I plz have the website?
    Thanks again,

  • hmmm favorite teacher?? I would have to say a science teacher I had in college. He made everything so exciting. I always looked forward to going into his classroom. He was such a positive person πŸ™‚

  • I had so many great teachers!! But if I had to pick one it would be my 9th grade algebra teacher Mrs. Haby she had such a great way of teaching and was very understanding and a great person to talk to she was always ready to help in any way she could!! She helped me through a very difficult time in my life and I always wonder what I wuold have done with out her!! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  • My favorite teacher was my English composition teacher in High School (I had him again in College) He is Native American, and wore traditional Native American clothing. (braids, beaded headband, fringe, you name it) He taught us that different was OK. We would often sit outside on a nice day to enjoy nature and get inspiration for the papers we were writing. On not so nice days, he would listen to Pink Floyd and other various artists..lol It was the ’80s.

  • My favorite teacher was my 6th grade teacher, Mrs Procko. She was the hard, dreaded teacher no one wanted. I learned so much from her and she prepared us for middle school. She always pushed a little harder which made the transition into upper classes a little easier.

  • My favorite teacher was my high school Spanish teacher. Her first year at our school was my freshman year and ironically I had her for both Spanish I and Freshman English. LoL. We ended up taking two trips to Spain together. She was, and still is, a great friend of mine. πŸ™‚

  • My favorite teacher was in 4th grade, Mrs Fronzcak. I didn’t like her then because she was a “hard mean” teacher but later realized that I learned a lot from her.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Super cute I so need to get a one of those machines… I would have to say that my favorite teacher was Mrs. Miller. She was one of my teachers in high school as well as our “leader” in FBLA. She was a really great lady. Thanks for sharing such a great project.

  • My favorite teacher was my high school Lit teachermy junior year, Ms. Walker. I had a lung disease, and she was always so understanding and helpful with anything I needed. Even after I graduated, she would come to the hospital to see me and bring little stuffed animals or books on tape. Everyone said she was the toughest teacher, but she actually shortened some of my assignments because she new it was something I could do, but to do the full assignment would be hard to handle.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I loved your personalized notepad for Mrs. Dale. Hope she liked it! My favorite teacher was a nursing professor I had in college. She was very tough and gave extremely hard tests, but in the end she pushed me so hard I was ready to face any challenge in my nursing career. I’ve always wanted to try the cri-kits inks. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Hey girl i would love to win this givaway. My favorite teacher was 2nd grade teacher, Ms.Lewis, because she is the only teacher that put in effort to teach me. Everyone else just kept passing me on even though i had learning problems. well thanks for the chance to win.

  • To funny! Favorite teacher? I can not remember yesterday, let a lone my teachers names( just to old) but I would say my hair dressing teacher. Thanks for the chance at the gel pens. I would love to wins these!

  • What a great idea!! My favorite teacher was Mrs. Estep (Grade 12 US Government) We had so much fun in that class. We took a field trip to the capital building (Columbus, Ohio) and she let my mom meet us thereand I got to leave with Mom and go shopping for my Senior Prom dress in Columbus! I thought that was the coolest thing! I see her every year at our Apple Butter Festial and she still tells me that story how my mom was so cool…but I always tell her that she was cool to let me go!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Debbie Chapman

  • I never had a favorite teacher. There were a few I thought were good at there job and were good with students but never a favorite. The notebook was a thoughtful gift and she will love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I so need to get those. They are so awesome. Thanks for showing us how the pens and cinch work. I want that too.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jennifer Brown

  • Love your project! And I have been eyeing the Cinch but not sure I would use it much. You made it look so easy and now I am really going to have to think about it! Thanks for the great idea. I don’t really have any good enough memories about my teachers (which is sad, I know!) but I have to say I LOVED my son’s 1st grade teacher Mrs. Bengle! She was supposed to be his 2nd grade teacher this year but the school changed her assignment! I miss her as his teacher! And she is cricuteer also which was a plus!!!


  • Love the color of your nails in this video!

    I have been wanting to purchase a binding tool but can’t figure out wether I want the cinch or the other big one out there, I can not remember the name if it right now.

    I really like that you just pull out the corresponding tab on this though. hmmm things to ponder.

    Thanks so much for the video.


  • My very best teacher was Miss Elvirita Galeazzi Bartolotti. She was my elementary teacher for 3 consecutive years (I lived in Mexico in those years). She was an OUTSTANDING teacher. She was so dedicated to all of us in her class. Miss Galeazzi, Gob Bless you where ever you are!!!

  • That book is such a great idea. Mrs Dewey was my favorite teacher. I had her for 3rd grade. she was so sweet and patient with me.
    Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway. Have a great day. πŸ™‚

  • I am a grandmother of two school aged crafty little girls and this would definetely be a great project to do with the kids. Thanks for the chance to win the Kri-cuts. I can think of many uses of this product.

  • Mrs. Ahlgren, my 8th grade math teacher, is my fave teacher. She was tough, strong, fair, challenging and so soft-spoken. Everyone listened to every word she said. I LOVED math that year…and I eventually earned my BS in Math…would not have done it without her. She was such a great role model for girls!

  • My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Davis. Its funny I can hardly remember yesterday some days but I remember her.She was kind and non judgemental and even though I am now 32 I can see her out and she still remembers me and knows my name. She also had my little sister and always says I remember Amanda (that’s me) and I can’t rememer you (my sister). My sister hates it and I think its so funny. I also love all your videos keep up the good work.

  • One of my favorite teachers was one of my English teachers in high school and senior year advisor. She was applying for National Board certification during my senior year, and asked to work with me on my writing as part of her portfolio. It was a great experience to work closely with a teacher on developing and improving my writing skills. When I went to college, many of my professors were impressed with my writing, so I have to give credit to this teacher for taking the time to help me develop my skills in this area!

  • My favorite teacher was Mr High! He was the chorus teacher, and my Senior year the Chorus raised money by having to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts and dinners so that we could compete at Disney World! We didn’t win, but had the best time! I remember we even sang at Nursing Homes and a Senior Center.
    He no longer teaches but owns a restaurant in the same small town I went to high school in.

  • That is a cool gift! TFS!!!
    My favorite teacher… I don’t know. I actually liked most of them. There were a few I didn’t really care for but the rest were all my favorites. I really enjoyed my 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Carlson. He was just the perfect combination of nurturing and teaching.
    Thanks for having this give-a-way! πŸ™‚

  • My favorite teacher was my CNA instructor. I was 28 and pregnant with my daughter, sicker than a dog. She was patient and understanding. What I remember the most is her words of wisdom about children….”pick your battles.” As a Mom of an 18 year old those words ring through my head quite often.

  • This looks like a great gift, I might try to make one for my son’s 1st grade teacher. i’ve been looking at the crickits and wondered how they worked. When I was in school I had several dear favorite teachers, for some reason they were always the strict teachers that I liked the most.

  • My favorite teacher was my 1st grade teacher Mrs, Kleegan. She was the nicest lady in the world and that was why she was my favorite. Just because she was so nice to me. Thanks for the chance to win the Cri-Kits!
    booger1 at tds.net

  • I have several favorite teachers mostly from my college years. They were the ones that pushed me to be/do my best and sincerely cared and wanted me (and all of their other students) to succeed. Rolf, Jean Saladino, Dr. Schorr, Nancy Allen, & Earl!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  • My favorite teacher would probably have to be my 11 and 12th grade English teacher. I had him both years because I was in the high performance classes, and he really pushed me in my writing and by introducing me to different types of books. My best friend, who also had him both years, couldn’t stand him and has always wondered what I liked about him. Because of Mr Kinney I felt better prepared for college. Thanks for a chance to win – I have some cri-kits and love them, so could definitely use more.

  • My favorite teacher was a teacher I had in a little grade school where frist, second and third were all in the same class room. Her name was Mrs. Angle then I moved away and then the little country school closed down and I moved back to the area and Mrs. Angle was my fifth grade teacher at a different school great seeing a faimilar face in a new situation.

  • Let me start off by saying I’m a teacher (for the past 9 years). I often reflect on my own teaching and try to find different teachers that can help me improve on areas that I’m lacking in. I’ve found that my most inspirational teacher has been Mrs. Parker. Although I’ve never been a student in her classroom, I’ve had the opportunity to work along side her for four years. During that time, I learned more from her than I ever had in college, trainings, or meetings. Although she is no longer my partner teacher, I feel like she’s there to guide me along the way.

  • My favorite teacher was probably my 11th grade Government teacher, Mr Jordan. He let all of debate, question and challenge everything, and not be afraid to speak out. It sparked a love of politics that I’m sure most people I know find a bit annoying about me. Oh well.
    The cinch looks so awesome…would love it!

  • I have the Cricut markers and love them, but should really remember to use them more. The pens would be awesome for senitments!! I’ve never seen the Cinch, so it was cool to see how it works.

  • My favorite teacher was probably my 12th grade history teacher. He was fresh out of college so he related to us more than the older teachers! Thanks for the opportunity to win, I love these and cant wait to try them out. πŸ™‚

  • Your notebook makes a great gift. My favorite teacher was one of my 9th grade teachers. She believed in me and that gave me confidence. She thought I had great potential for leadership and that these qualities needed to be acknowledged and encouraged. To a shy teen, that meant a lot. Thanks for the chance to win some Cri-kit pens, I would love to try these!

  • OMG! I have so many teachers that I loved so much but I would have to say that my all time favourite was my college teacher Mr.Brown. He made sure that his lectures were to the point. He always picked on someone so you knew that you had to go prepared to his class so that your classmates didn’t laugh at you.. heheh.. I loved that. It was sort of a competition amongst us classmates πŸ™‚

  • My favorite teacher was in college, his name was Mr.Streeper and I have him for 4 classes. He made it easy to learn the subject and was very sarcastic. And always talked about his ex-wife which was so funny

  • My Favorite Was Mrs. Eaton-Smith She took a personal interest in me and helped me through a horrible situation when I was a teen. She was the Sociology and Psychology teacher. I recently found her on FB and poured my heart out to her. I have missed her so much over the years, I felt like she needed to know how much she was loved and appreciated. How much I have thaught of her! Sarah is gunna make me cry now! Geez! Anyway, Thanks for the chance to win!

  • My favorite teacher is Mrs. Planells my high school algebra teacher. She inspired me to study engineering and incredibly I still remember what she taught me 25 years ago. I remember her when I study with my son because I still now algebra thanks to her.

  • I have never seen the Cinch demonstrated. This makes me think I just might need to make this my next purchase. I would love the pens to make personalized gifts!!


  • my favorite teacher was a reading teacher in middle school. her classroom was filled with nothing but books, and we did nothing but read. she was such a bookworm!

  • Thanks for demonstarting the Cinch..I’ve been wondering how something liek that works as I am looking at making my own calendars and want something I can use to bind it together.

    I would have to say my favorite teacher besides my dad–he’s taught me a lot through life would be my middle school math teacher who we all called RJ..he ws a tough teacher, but knew how to get you involved in math and was always willing to help when you had questions.

    Thanks for the chance to win..the cri-kits look fun.

  • Hi Sarah. You are too sweet to do this giveaway. πŸ™‚ My favorite teacher would have to be Mrs. Freeman. She was my Kindergarten teacher. She was so very patient with me for crying every morning for the first few months of school because I missed my mom. She made me feel special and safe. Now that I’m all grown up, I am a teacher at the very same school I went to in Kindergarten. Guess What? Mrs. Freeman is still teaching and is still as wonderful as ever!! She could have retired years ago, but she says that she would miss “Her Babies” too much. Her and I are dear friends and I am still learning from Mrs. Freeman. I hope you have a wonderful week. Take care, Jenny L πŸ™‚

  • Favorite teacher… 1st grade teacher Mrs. Lavesque – she was the sweetest little teacher ever!! College nurtrition professor Dr. Brannen – she was a wealth of knowledge, entertaining and inspiring!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Favorite teacher hands down was/is Mr. Folk. I absolutely hated science but he made it fun. He became a mentor to me which I am still grateful for. He named his baby girl after me and in return I named my oldest son after him. Needless to say, I was able to get to know his entire family. We are still in touch with each other. He has made a difference in so many lives. Truly an amazing teacher.

    pbjaday (at) msn (dot0 com

  • This is going to sound silly, but—–my favourite teacher is “me”!!! I love being a teacher and feel blessed to be able to walk into my grade one class every single day and get paid to teach and have fun with those little monkeys. What an amazing job!!! Somedays can be a little trying, but most are full of smiles, energy, and delightful look on a child’s face when they finally “get it”. Here’s to all the teachers out there. We rock!!!! Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize.

  • Great video, thanks for the chance to win, my favourite teacher was my high school art teacher, he tought me so much about drawing and the music was always playing in his class. Rock on Mr.Kelly Rock on

  • Love your personalized notebook, those Cri-Kit pens do do a nice job! My favorite teacher was my grade 3 lady teacher. She had a mixed 3/4 class that then went on as just one grade. She was a young teacher with fresh/new ideas and she helped the whole class gel. Many of us “grade 3” girls still get together each summer to reminisce/catch up even though grade 3 was about 40 years ago.
    Cathy S

  • My very favorite teacher was Ms Cortez she taught my in the 5th grade… just loved her she had also read us book just like old fashion story book circles…
    I love that you have the teacher side of your to keep us all remembering who is helping raise the youth and future of leaders of our country…
    Thanks for showing us your Cri-Kits pens that are a great addtions to anyones craft supplies… hope I can win a set ….
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  • What a great gift. I don’t have the gel pens or a machine for binding. Have them both on my wishlist which is never ending.
    angel hugs

  • My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Tadelis. I was lucky enough to have her again in 5th grade also. Her dedication, her love and her patience is what inspired me to become a teacher. I taught Kindergarten for 2 years before the layoffs her in California began to happen. Teaching is such an amazing and wonderful experience. I would do it again in heart beat!


  • My favorite teacher was my first grade teacher, Sister Francisco. She was like a momma hen with her 65 (yes) chicks! She was not much taller than we were and just about as round. She was kind, loving and gave each of us rapt attention.

    About the pens: they are the bomb! Get ready for something amazing! I’ve used them and have posted projects both on the MB and on my blog. Pink Cricut, thank you for sharing about the pens and the great project!

  • my favorite teacher has to be my 1st grade teacher. she always had a smile on her face. she always encouraged us to be inquisitive beings. she would pull out her guitar when the class would get rowdy & bring us back into focus with all of us participating in song & dance. she made learning fun for all of us. looking back i see how important early educational experiences are to shape our outlook on learning. from her example i try to do the same for my kids. i try to make learning exciting for them just like ms. compton did for us.

  • My favorite teacher was my first grade teacher, Ms. Wright. She always welcomed us each morning with a great big smile and a hug.

  • Mr. Fagley was the best .He was the school libraian.He always had a smile for everyone and would listen to anything you needed to talk about.thanks

  • This was so cool to watch. Love your new mat also. My son has a male teacher for the first time and I think this would be a cool teacher gift to make. Thanks for your creativity.

  • My favorite teacher was mr. Berry. He was the tec Ed teacher. He made all that guy stuff so much fun. It was my favorite class and I even did better than the boys. Lol. He was just one of those teachers that could make watching paint dry fun :). Thanks for the chance to win!

  • How neat! I need to try those in my Expression!

    My favorite teacher was my 1st grade teacher. I just LOVED her. She is the reason I wanted and became a teacher. I wanted to make all my students feel as welcomed and loved in my classroom as she made me in hers. I will never forget Mrs. Galliger.

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!


  • My favorite teacher was my 7th (and 9th, 10th, and 12th grade) English teacher. (Yes, I went to a very small high school and the teachers played MULTIPLE duty!) She didn’t treat us like “kids” and talked to us like adults and was so inspiring and passionate about the subjects that she was teaching us; she managed to make English and literature so much fun that I majored in English and Writing in college! I’ll never forget her lessons on Greek Mythology, the Holocaust, and the Titanic! She was also our senior class advisor and is now a personal friend of most of our graduating class!

  • What a cute gift for your daughter’s teacher! I have a set of Cri-Kits but haven’t used them yet on a project! Thanks for the idea of a note book!

  • Sure hope I didn’t miss the drawing! I love your notebook foe the teacher! And I love purple too! My fave teacher…my 7th grade social studies teacher. She was the hardest, strictest teacher I ever had…but she taught me so much

  • My favourite teacher was Mr. Lipton who actually tought me for two years (Grades 5&6). We did some cool projects and fun contests (e.g., make your own carboard sled to race; who can do the most chin ups) all while learning a great deal.

  • My favorite teacher was Mr. Eugene Kennedy, physical science teacher. He made science so very interesting. I loved drawing diagrams for his class assignments. The precision of the drawing and the colors were inspiring. Maybe that’s why I like to make cards today! If I remember correctly, he was a coach too. I last saw him about 3 or 4 years ago. Still the same Mr. Kennedy. There’s still a special place in my heart for him.

  • My favorite teacher was my 6th grade teacher Mrs. Stewart. I thought she was going to be really hard, but she was just engaging…the lazy kids who told me about her didn’t like that! πŸ™‚

    She got me into science and I kept it my whole life studying and working in Physical Therapy.

  • In school, my favorite teacher was Mr.Luna. Man was he mean. But he was probably the best teacher I had and he pushed us to learn all that we could. Great topic. I haven’t thought about my teachers in forever. Thanks! Great give away 2!

  • My favorite teacher was my 5th grade teacher. He was so nice and let me help out. Thanks for the chance to win these pens. I have been wanting them for a long time.


  • I loved school and had many favorite teachers. One of my favorite high school teachers was my vocational education dental assisting instructor. We still send Christmas cards to each other and I graduated ….uhhh….let’s just say a “few” years ago! LOL!!
    Love your blog and ideas! Thank you!

  • Wow — I love these pens! What a fun project. I’m sure your daughter’s teacher will love it! My favorite teacher? Hmmm…. I think I would have to say Dr. Shennum, my high school anatomy teacher. He was a great teacher with quite a sense of humor and made learning fun.

  • I have wanted these since the first time I saw them! I dispise my own penmenship So to be able to use these in the Cricut to write my journaling and sediments with would be the bestest for me!Thanks for the chance to win!
    Debbie H.
    niteowl is at clear dot net

  • My child kindergarten teacher she was so nice
    very helpful now she at another school but we still think she was great handling my child shyness we miss her!

  • My favorite teacher Was in highschool. It was Mr long! I have to say that I loved taking chemistry. He made it so fun to play with chemicals. It was just a blast.

  • My favorite teacher was my third grade speech teacher. She always made me feel like I was the most special kid in the world. I even continued with speech for longer than I should just because she was so wonderful.

  • My favorite teacher was Mr.LaCombe, he was a woodshop teacher but he was more than a teacher he actually cares about his students and can relate to them, even now when I see him he takes time out to see how I am these days πŸ˜€

  • I’ve had a number of favorite teachers…Sister Mary Louise was my first favorite though. She was so gentle and kind. She sang like an angel and I remember thinking that when she smiled, the lines from her nose to her mouth looked like a little house…lol! The funny things a 7 y/o thinks!

  • My favorite teacher was Mr. Ball my senior year. He was my History teacher and Global Studies teacher. He totally made class fun by joking with us all the time and by just being an understanding guy. I ended up getting the best grades in his classes because he made class fun. That was way back in 1994 though πŸ™‚ I’m feeling old. I found out later that he got fired for stealing money from the school somehow. lol. I guess it just proves that teachers are human too. πŸ˜‰

  • My favorite teacher was Mr. Jackson in the 6th grade. He was a blackbelt in Karate and would have a friend come in sometimes while we were at recess and spar in our classroom while we were outside. A few of us would sneak in and watch them. I thought he was the coolest teacher ever.

    I love the Cir-Kits and I am equally impressed with the size of you new mat. I love it..and I will definately go check both items out.

  • well, I think that were Telma and Bachir, my MUM and Dad, who taught me how to survive in this world with education and dignity! Till today they teach me how to keep going on in the steps of the Lord and to love and be loved!

    IΒ΄m a teacher, a school teacher for 10 years now, so It would rock if I won it!

    xoxoxo and thanks a lot!

  • My favorite teacher was my math teacher, he went way beyond what he was suppose to, to help me when I was in middle school. Math has always been my favorite subject.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful info & projects.

  • My favorite teacher was Mrs. Strawe. She was my Home Ec teacher and she was so inspirational to me in my cooking, crafting, and sewing. She was so encouraging to all of us that were kucky enough to have been in one of her classes.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Fav teacher…Mr. Webster. Not so much that he was my favorite but he did get it across to me about paying attention in class. High school, part time job, not enough sleep, cat nap in class and then an eraser bonked me on the head (not hard) and I was once again awake…total embarrasment….never did that again and paid more attention in class!

    hows that!

  • My favorite teacher was Mrs Pesche, from Blythe Ca. She was my 5th grade teacher, and she was always there for me. Her husband was a Principle of one of the schools. We moved every year, and I didn’t have close friends, she always looked out for me and made sure I was included in things. When someone threw a wad of gum in my long hair, she got it out with peanut butter!! After 53 years, I still remember her kindness. I gave her a gift at the end of the year!!

  • Is it to late??? I hope not. My favorite teacher was my high school english teacher. Mrs. Staton, she really believed in me and pushed me to do better than I thought I could. I still talk to her on occasion and she’s the sweetest person you could ever have the pleasure to know.

  • my favorite teacher was Mrs. Webb. She taught business classes and made them so much fun that you didn’t realize you were learning. She started me on my career in the business world and I owe my success to her.

  • What a great little notebook. The teacher will love it. Oh, I forgot, my favorite teacher was my kindergarten teacher, because she made everyone feel like they were her favorite student.

  • Looking back I would have to say Mrs Ruby Piercy (8th Grade algebra)was my favorite teacher. maybe not at the time but now that I am older and wiser she certainly is. If not for her I would have never ever ever learned algebra. She didn’t care if you were a cheer leader, football player, basketball player, band member, whatever.. if you didn’t learn what she was teaching and pass the test, you spent afternoons in her classroom until you got it. Thanks to her dedication to students there were alot of us that learned algebra and were prepared to move on.

  • My favorite all time teacher was Mr. Wilson. Good thing he was my favorite since I ended up haveing him several more times from 8th grade all the way through to 12th. First he was my math teacher, for 2 different years and in different schools. Then he taught Driver’s ed. Then geometry and last but not least he was the high school guidance counselor my senior year. He was also a basketball coach. He could make any class fun and by doing so you could not wait to get in that class and learn and I do mean really learn

  • My favorite teacher was, actually I had several, all for different reasons.
    Thanks for the video using the Cinch, I really want one of those. Love your blog!

  • My personal favorite teacher for me was Mr. Harter, from high school. He was the teacher who told my Mom I should go to college, which no one had never done in my family before. (My mom went to business college, though…She’d want me to point that out.)
    Not only did I do reasonably well in college, I met my hubby there…So I will be forever grateful!

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