A Little Bit of Christmas Fun

The kids and I have a tradition. Every year we create tags together for the tops of our packages.  We had a tone of fun making this year's present tags.  This year we made trees out of Studio Calico Wood veneer trees.  We colored them green with a marker and then embossed the trees with three to four layers of clear embossing powder and then a layer of Stampendous Glass glitter and another layer of clear embossing powder.  I cut the tags out of Crate Paper patterned paper and then stamped them with Mama Elephant stamps.  I loved the stamps I chose this year.  I used four different Christmas sentiments from the set.  I loved how they turned out. 


Fall Family Banner

I have really been enjoying my Summertime banner on my blinds this summer.  It was very sad to take it down.  So I had a great thought.  I decided to search Pinterest for some fun fall ideas I could use to make a fall banner.  First I found this cute post on http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com/lilybeans_paperie/2013/09/candy-corn-season.html that made the cutest little candy corns. What says fall better than candy corn!

Then I found these cute Chalkboard Banner pieces from http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2013/09/free-printable-chalkboard-banner-letters.html
I had already made a welcome sign for my classroom with these letters and some burlap but I thought the two ideas together would be a perfect addition to my home.  The results were really cute but it was really really big.  :)  This is my finished banner.


Weekend Project #5 Summertime Gossamer Blue Banner

Anyone notice that my weekend project list is growing.  Such is life.  :)  I just keep finding projects that need to get finished before I start back to work. 

This next project is from a class that I took this summer with Gossamer Blue.  I loved the idea of using paper bags as backdrops to my banner.  Thank you Michelle Wooderson for putting together such a cute project for us.  I enjoyed it. 


A Summer of Scrapbooking

I don't remember how many years it has been since Diana and I have been able to scrapbook this much during a summer but in between projects I had to take a break and do some pages.  Thanks Diana.  I have enjoyed our scrapbooking fun. 


Weekend Project #4 More School Fun

Another one of my projects that needed to get done this summer was making some numbers for the desks of my classroom and the computers. 

Since I am a Photography and Yearbook Teacher I thought Cameras and Shutters would be very appropriate for my classroom.  I fell in love with these little Camera Labels from Loni Stevens.  The labels make the perfect group labels for my desks.  I finished off the cut by using red Stickles to dress up the hearts in the center. 
For my computers in my classroom I made 1 1/2 inch square numbers.  I left them on the sheet for now but scored the sheet into squares so that I can run in through the laminator as one piece then cut it when I am done.  LOVE these Shutters by Alaa' K and Number Tag Set by Loni Stevens. 
I also needed numbers for my student seats.  The Project Life Honey & Jade sets were perfect for this project.  I pulled out two cards of 31 different designs to number 1-31.  I wanted a matching set to randomly draw student numbers.  I then used my Silhouette to cut out the numbers 1-31 and glued them on. 
I'm looking forward to getting these on my tables and equipment.  :) 


Weekend Project #3 Where Grizzlies Shine Wall Hanging

With a newly built classroom I wanted to make a fun wall where I can show off my students' work.  I decided to use a long wall in my classroom to display the words "Where Grizzlies Shine" and I plan to surround it with "best of show" photos my students have taken. I am excited.  It is looking good. 


Craft Warehouse Design Team Project Life Mini Album

I had a lot of fun working for Craft Warehouse again.  :)  Check out my post on the Craft Warehouse blog.  There is even a video on how I made the album and a full walk through on Youtube.  Hope you like it. 


Weekend Project #2

The second project I finished this weekend is a baby gift for my cousin's new baby.  They are decorating their nursery in tans, browns and elephants so I thought this would work well.  :)  I love the little elephant.  It is from the Silhouette Online and is designed by Rivka Wilkins. 


Weekend Project #1

This weekend I decided to knock off several projects that have been laying around as well as a couple new projects.

-A wall hanging I saw at the beach "My Happy Place"
-My "When Grizzlies Shine" wall hanging for my classroom
-A fabric canvas wall hanging for my room.
-A baby gift that I need tomorrow...nothing like waiting until the last minute
-A baby gift I never finished for a baby shower a couple months ago

This first project is a spin off of a sign I saw at the beach.  I wanted it to match my new comforter that is creams and grey.  Then I added a verse to it.

Romans 12:12  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

I bought the wood slats on sale at Craft Warehouse and painted it with grey primer.  I then cut vinyl for the lettering and placed it on the dried grey board.  Then I painted white over the top of the lettering.   After it dried, I removed the lettering to reveal the grey paint underneath.  I sanded the board to distress it and then added jewels and ribbon.  I love how it turned out


Craft Warehouse Guest Designer Project Life Cinnamon Core Kit Fun

I am having tons of fun with Craft Warehouse this month.  They sent me wonderful goodies and I just couldn't decide which way I wanted to use them.  So I did them all.  Including a Project Life card holder inspired by my great friend Diana Anderson.  Thanks Di!  Check all the projects out at the Craft Warehouse Blog.  Enjoy!


Summer Vacation in Seaside

Home from vacation at Seaside, OR.  We had a great time and I can't wait to get my photos printed and make an album.  :)  Every time we go I take a photo of my husband and my kids walking into the sunset.  Eventually I would like to make a timeline with all the photos together. I also used this as my Clouds assignment in my Big Picture Phone Photography class. 


Craft Warehouse Guest Designer Echo Park Photo Freedom

Today I was featured on the Craft Warehouse Blog as a Guest Designer.  This project is a month in my life in a Pocket Scrapbooking style.  The post has a video of me making the layout for those who want to see how I look at 400x speed. :)   Check it out at the Craft Warehouse Blog 


Big Picture Class - Phone Photography Project

I am currently taking a class from Big Picture Scrapbooking.  It is called the Phone Photography Project.  I originally took the class to get more knowledge about phone photography for my class at the high school but it is only the second day and I am having so much fun!  Today my kids and I did an initial scavenger hunt taking photos with my phone as we found them and then put the photos into a collage using an app named Fuzel.   We laughed and drove around town like crazy people trying to find the letters we needed.  The kids loved it.  This is the final product.  I may even frame them for my wall.


Scrapbooking Fun With my Friend Diana

Diana and I try to get together at least once a month to scrapbook.  :)  This time I surprised her with the Elle's studio June 2013 kit. http://www.shopellesstudio.com/Elle-s-Studio-June-2013-Kit.html  I bought a kit for each of us and Diana put some papers together to make our own challenge kits.  We had a fun time and I made some fun pages including my page for the Bossy Scrapper.  :) 


June Bossy Scrapper

It's that time again.  Time to play along with Andrea Ancich and the girls at bossyscrapper.blogspot.com.  They make a list of supplies, give you an example and tell you to make your own layout using all those supplies.  This month I was doing extremely well until I got to the title and couldn't figure out a one word title for the layout.  :)

The June Challenge...

1. 6 patterned papers (NO cardstock!)
2. One word title
3. An instagram type picture (think square-ish)
4. 3 different inks/mists
5. A heart
6. An arrow
7. A journaling block
8. Washi tape (of course) – at least 3 different
My interpretation...


Missing Pages

At some time over the last few months, I have created a few pages and never blogged about them.  As I was editing photos this week, I noticed the photographed pages.  I don't think I have blogged them yet so here they are.  :)


May Bossy Scrapper

It's always fun to play along with Andrea Ancich and the girls at bossyscrapper.blogspot.com.  They make a list of supplies, give you an example and tell you to make your own layout using all those supplies.  Very Bossy if you ask me, but so much fun.  I attempted the layout for May.

The May Challenge...
1. one photo
2. four patterned papers
3. two colors of cardstock
4. three different alpha or fonts
5. three stickers
6. a repetitive shape or pattern
7. a number
8. an arrow
9. wood embellishment(s)
10. washi
11. a button
12. thread
13. mist or ink
14. girl or boy shape (bonus points for both!)

My interpretation...

Thanks so much ladies.  I had tons of fun.