Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014
Planner pages

Good morning!
Here are a couple of pages I worked on yesterday.
I found a couple cute packets of stickers at the BX a few days ago and decided to start playing with them.
We are hoping to head off-base after work today to look for more crafty stuff for the kids to work on.....wish us luck! Yesterday it was very windy with a little late rain. We are still crossing our fingers for a White Christmas......

Hope you are having a great start to your day!;0)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014


I recently started to decorate my BlueSky planner with washi tape and stickers. I have seen on a couple blogs and YouTube videos where there blogs are dedicated just on their Filofax, KikiK, or Condren planner. So, her is my simple take on decorating my planner.
The cute panda stickers are from Walmart. I used a EK Success flag punch and washi tape to create the banner.  
Here is how I punched the washi-tape banner:
I placed a strip of washi tape on a post-it. With the tape still on the post-it, I used the banner punch. Very slowly peel the washi tape off the post-it. 
The colored washi tape that I wrote on is from Recollections (Michael's). My pens write well on the washi tape and it is the perfect size for my planner. 

The red plaid  and green polka dot washi tape is from Martha Stewart. The lady bug stickers are from Walmart. 
The stickers I used are from Hobby Lobby; aren't they cute?!

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.
Have a great day!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

October 31, 2014
Organizer Dashboards


Today is my first organizer post. I purchased a BlueSky 5x8 organizer from Target last Summer. I first added a little fox (Create a Critter) in the front cover. 
I created three different page dividers today. First, as the "You are my sunshine" page. I am using it as my page for current pix. 


Second I created a "today" page. I am using it to mark the current day, as well as post any current tasks. 


Third, I created a "create" page. I am using this area for thoughts and ideas for future projects. 


Below, you will find the dimensions for the projects. 

Paper: Joann's Dollar Bin (patterned)
           Joann's Kraft cardstock



Cricut letter measurements:
Cricut font and basic shapes 
heart shape 
C         0.847x0778
r          0.611x0778
e         0.875x0.75    (copy and paste, for two letter e)
a         0.736x0,736
t          0.528x1.25

t          0.472x1.125
o         0.903x0.0819
d         0.903x1.25
a        0.833x0.833
y         0.986x1,361

I first created the letters to match the size above, then I copied it so I would have two copies. I had one copy that I welded with a rectangle and used with Kraft cardstock. The other copy was used to layer on the top of the shapes with a patterned cardstock. 

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend everyone!




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Playing  Catch-up

Good afternoon!
I am posting a few crafts I had made in the last few weeks.
The first one: I used Cricut vinyl to create a Skeleton Day shirt for myself and my daughter. 
A couple weeks ago the school had Storybook Parade. The kids choose a character from heir favorite book and dress-up like the character on parade day. The kids march along the halls and into the cafeteria for everyone to see them dressed up as their character and showing their favorite book. That was their dress-up day. This coming Friday is Halloween and the school will be learning all about skeletons (Skeleton Day). 
Here is the tag I made for my daughter. It was to go with her Storybook Parade costume. 

Below is one side of a posterboard I have been working on. The school has an annual fundraiser with Boosterthon called FUNRUN. We cheer on the kids as they do their laps around the track to earn money per pledge. Below is the posterboard I am working on.....

I made a wreath for my husband. He picked out the shapes and I put it together. First I wrapped a 12 inch foam wreath. Next I cut shapes from the Cricut cartridge Yee-haw,Camping Critters and Old West. 



I found a hollow glass block at Hobby Lobby and decorated it with Cricut vinyl. The shapes are from Create a Critter 2. I filled the glass with plastic pumpkins and acorns I found in the dollar bin at Target (they were actually $3 each). 


I just finished these decorated clothespins. The shapes are from Create a Critter. I made  6 sets of 3 for the kids to take to their teachers for Halloween. Below is a picture of one of the sets.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!:0)




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. 

ROSETTE:
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. 

ROSETTE:
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:
http://lemonlimeliquidsunshine.blogspot.com/. 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:
http://lemonlimeliquidsunshine.blogspot.com/ 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 http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/
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!
http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/

Good afternoon!

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

You can go here: http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/ 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:  http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-23-29-designer-drafts-challenge.html to get to the current challenge page.
Hope you get a chance to pop on over to  www.papersmoochesstamps.com  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)






Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014


Good morning!
Wow,  it has been way too long since I have posted on my blog. 
I have been volunteering at my son and daughter's school a lot this school year.
Most of the projects I have worked on are bulletin board/craft related. I will try and post some of the bulletin boards I worked on in another post.

Today, however, I am posting a more recent project I just finished. I like adding some craftiness to plain notebooks using Cricut shapes and creating pockets for the notebook. 
On this project I used purple vinyl and created the word: Create.
The inside of the journal has four pockets. I used the Cinch and Kraft scrapbook paper, as well as Create a Critter cartridge for the animals on each pocket. 
On the crab and whale pocket I used an EK paper punch to create the waves, I then had sewn the waves to the cardstock. With the crab and fox pocket I used another EK paper punch to create the grass, I also had sewn the grass to the pocket. 
Happy Fun Friday everyone!