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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!

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.

Have a great day!;0)
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 bulleti…
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!