Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Teacher appreciation gift on Twitpic

I had so much fun coming up with a poem to attach to the board- see below.   The hands have coupons on them that she can use, such as "This is good for one big hug"! I just love making this project every year!  Buy a bulletin board at Walmart, etc.  Get some fancy letters made of chipboard or stickers and attach the teachers name to the board, I find a glue gun works best.  Have the kids submit to you one month in advance their hands, you can laminate them if you are really ambitious.  Cut the tree trunk out on your cricut.  Don't forget to add either her name or "thanks" using your design studio.  Use push pins to attach the tree to the board.  This way she can take it off and use the board for her classroom.  Enjoy!

"The Teaching Tree"
When you look at these hands what do you see?
Are you looking at bright leaves of a tree?
But take a closer look this very minute-
And notice the treasures that are found within it.
These hands can be so many things,
Maybe children who now have bigger wings?
Loving hands with an open heart,
Ready now for first grade, and off to a great start.
Whatever you make it, you can't go wrong.
Just take a little time to look and see
Where these hands have grown from,
And you'll surely agree-
Your students, the growth, and reaching their goals,
Created this for you with heart and soul.
Keep them or use them as the time shall past,
But remember you were our tree trunk that grew us so fast!
And surely you will still get to see them grow like this tree,
As you have held these hands for the past year, you see.
We chose this special present because we wanted you to know,
That we are grateful for your hard work in helping us to grow.
For your constant understanding and for always being there,
To tell us we can do it and to show us that you care!
Use these hands as they each contain a special gift,
especially if your day just needs a little lift,
Even though we are growing into first grade,
Don't ever forget the wonderful progress we all made!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Topiery Center piece

For the centerpiece, I made this easy ducky.  I used New Arrivals Cricut Cartridge.  If I have time, I think I am going to back it with some chip board with my deep cut blade.  But it seems to stand just fine. I used a bamboo stick from a pack I found at the dollar store.  I used some baby confetti pieces in the pot.   I really wish the Cuttle bug had a bigger mat area, it would of been fun to emboss it!  I used Mod Podge to apply the glitter to the pot.  I just need to apply the ribbon you see around the bottom.  Now, on to some 3D baby blocks, pics to follow for those soon!  They are almost done! 

Baby Booties

I am all about saving money, and this was so easy!  I used SCAL2- which saves me from buying lots of cricut cartridges.  I googled "SCAL baby booties" and found this template.  Downloaded it into SCAL and cut.  I am not happy with the glitter, I need to do another layer, but it is getting there!  These are for the baby shower on Thursday!  I would love to make more if I have time.  They would make great candy favors!

My Weekend Crop Space!

I decided to snap a few pictures of my scrap space.  I want to lure in all of you who haven't come to take advantage of a day away!  I just love scrappin with the girls- sharing time together is priceless!  I decided to purchase some craft self healing mats for everyone and some new chair cusions!  After all, 8 hours of sitting can take a toll on your bum!  I have another room full of scrap items that I didn't get in the pictures, I try to keep all my personal items seperate for the crops.  I just love to share my paper, embellishing items, cricut, stickers, etc!  If you have no supplies, no worries, use all my items, and I only charge $5 a page- you design any way you like!  Happy Mother's Day to everyone- don't forget to spoil yourselves! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What a great day to Scrap! How to make a Cricut banner!

So, my friends are letting me host a baby shower for one our precious MOPS mommies!  She is expecting a baby girl named Maecee soon!  So, I made this banner.  I used Sweet Treats for both the circles.  I think it turned out so cute!  I used mod podge to glitter the letters, which are chip board.  The paper is card stock!  Take some ribbon and embellishments and you are done!