Saturday, October 4, 2014

Good afternoon!
Today I put together a Fall wreath for my daughter's teacher.
Here are the steps I took to create it:

I wrapped a 12 inch foam wreath with yarn, this took a little over an hour. 
I used my Gypsy to cut out the words Happy Fall and the turkey shape. I welded the words Happy Fall together with the shadow lettering and then used normal font for the top layer. 

turkey body: 1      x 12
                   1 1/4 x 12
                   1 1/4 x 12
                   1       x 12
Score each of the pieces at 1/2 inch. 
Attach scored pieces in the same order as above, starting with one side and attach the remaining piece to the remaining side forming a 1/2 rosette. Half a 1 inch circle punch can be glued to the front of the rosette to secure the shape, while the remaining half can be attached to the back. This process is used for all four 1/2 rosettes. After all 1/2 rosettes are finished, attach each to the turkey in  the same order as above. 

turkey tail: 4 x 12
                 3 x 12 
Score each of the pieces at once inch.
Place the 3 x 12 on top of the 4 x 12 and attach at the ends. Create 1/2 rosette to make a tail. Using a 1 inch circle, attach to the front and back of the 1/2 rosette to secure the shape. 

Attach the tail after the turkey body is finished.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Good morning!

For the past couple of months I have been creating items and posting them on: I had trouble getting into this blog and decided to just create another blog (lemonlimeliquidsunshine). I am so happy to be back here!!!!:0) If you get a chance please hop on over to: and see what I have been crafting up. For now, I am back and will be posting on this blog. Thanks for all your awesome comments!:0)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

Good afternoon!
I created another entry for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge.

Here are the items I used to create the project:
Marvy Uchida: round, scallop, and paw paper punch
Clear plastic from an old container
The Paper Studio: Daydream doodle 12 x 12 paper pack
The Write Stock:  translucent vellum
Color box: pink pigment stamp pad
Stampin Up: pretty pearl embossing powder
Imaginisce: jewels
Recollections: purple paper
Recollections: pink ribbon
Prismacolor: colored pencils
Paper Smooches: Party Posse

Hope you like my tag. If you get a chance, please pop on by
to see all the other crafty creations.
Have a great day!;0)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Good afternoon!

Two posts in one day, oh my! 
I have another creation I am entering into the March 30 - April 5 Anything Goes (week 5) Challenge with Paper Smooches. 

I upcycled an item for this entry. I am still working on the Teacher Appreciation gifts and made this little notebook.

I used double-stick tape to attach the cardstock to coasters I found in the dollar bin at Target. My daughter picked the Paper Smooches Bee Mine stamp set out last year for her Valentine's last year; isn't that bee cute?! I used the Cinch to bind together the covered coasters. 

I hope you have time to hop on over to Paper Smooches and look at all the crafty creations!

Good afternoon!

I created an entry for Paper Smooches March 30 - April 5 Anything Goes (week 5) Challenge. 

You can go here: to check out some super crafty creations. 
Here is what I used to create my jazzed up bookmark:
bookmark: David Tsuruta
stamps: Paper Smooches - Bee Mine and Party Posse
cardstock: Ki Memories doiles 6x6 paper pack
twine: Recollections
punch: EK Success (grass and frame)

Hope you get a chance to check out their blog, I really love their stamps!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014

Good afternoon!

I up-cycled an item to enter into the Paper Smooches SPARKS inspiration challenge this week. I have been creating little notepads for Teacher Appreciation week (I'm trying to get ahead of the game) and thought this would make a great entry into the Paper Smooches SPARKS.

Here are the items I used for the project:

Ki Memories 6 x 6 paper pad (doilies) found at Wal-mart
4 x 4 drink coasters from the $1 Target  bin
Cinch white metal binding
Paper Smooches stamps: Bee Mine & Party Posse
EK paper punch
Personal Stamp Exchange clear embossing powder
Color Box Dragonfly Black ink
Recollections pop dots

You can click here: to get to the current challenge page.
Hope you get a chance to pop on over to  and see all the crafty creations.

Play along with THIS week's challenge!

Have a great day!;0)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bulletin Boards:

The Giving Tree

The crafts that went along with the bulletin board:
traced & cut hands/arms for branches
traced & cut hands for leaves (not in picture)
painted paper plate apples
cut, painted, and designed corn using bubble wrap, paint, and construction paper
cut & designed turkeys

On The Right Track

The crafts that went along with the bulletin board:
paper plate geese
cut & designed owls (from Lakeshore Learning)

Have you filled a bucket today?

The top bulletin board was on the left side of the hall, it was used for students to write something nice to their follow classmates. The bottom board was on the right side of the hall, it was used for the student/parent to write something nice to their teacher and/or paraprofessional.
The crafts that went along with the bulletin board:
decorate bucket
attached pictures and/or wrote a nice thank you letter to the teacher and/or paraprofessional

"BEE"ing a good citizen

The crafts that went along with the bulletin board:
cut and create bumble bee
write what a good citizen is
cut, paint & create hive using construction paper, paint, and bubble wrap

Oh, the places you'll go!

The crafts that went along with the bulletin board:
Each class voted on a favorite Dr. Seuss book. The favorite book was the theme of the crafts for the class. The themes were: Yertle the Turtle, The Cat in the Hat and,  the Lorax.
The Lorax crafts were: a paper plate craft, picture with a truffula tree craft,a paper bag craft, and a craft using paints to create truffula trees. 
Yertle the Turtle crafts: paper plate craft, egg carton craft, and picture taken wearing turtle shell craft.
The Cat in the Hat crafts were: paper plate craft, paper bag craft, and picture taken with Cat in the Hat props.
All classes had their picture taken staged to look like either they were hanging onto a balloon or sitting in a basket attached to a balloon. 

I will try and find the pictures to the other bulletin boards, I think there are 3 or 4 more.
Enjoy your weekend!:0)