Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cross Post From My Teaching Blog

This is completely different than something a high school math teacher would is more for elementary teachers or middle school teachers and it has nothing to do with math!

I used to scrapbook in my former life - I still do sometimes, but now that I have 3 children with two of them really little, I have almost no time to do it.

So I started thinking about something I could make for my TPT store that sort of involved scrapbooking.

Table Tents are what I came up with...

I don't think that is a great title, but here is a picture of what I mean.

These are cards that feature monsters dressed in Easter clothes.  There is a monster on the front of the card and a monster joke on the back.  I thought it would be cute for a teacher to print out enough for his or her class and then have a card sitting on each child's desk when they come in for class in the morning.

Easter Table Tents

These could also be used for a parent to write a Easter Basket Treasure Hunt.  In fact, that is how I intend to use some of the blank cards that can be printed.  My oldest son really enjoys solving a treasure hunt which gives him clues to the location of his Easter Basket.

I will follow this up with Happy Birthday Table Tents (the teacher puts one on the Birthday Child's desk in the morning) and General Classroom Table Tents (the teacher uses a card when a child has done something especially good or noteworthy).

Birthday Table Tents

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Break

It's spring break here! It has been a fabulous week. I feel a little guilty to report that I have been taking the little girls to daycare, to spend some time getting projects done around the house. It has been so relaxing - even though I've been cleaning :)

Since I last wrote, I have pretty much decided to switch to using the Silhouette Cameo. I bought one from amazon after we got our tax refund. I love using it - it can do so many things and I love that I don't have to buy any cartridges.

Also, I have continued to work on project life in the few minutes that I have each day where no one else is wanting anything. I just discovered that you can upload videos to youtube and then generate a QR code that can be read by an app called Scan Life. Then you can insert that code into your project life page protector. If you scan the code, you will go instantly to the youtube video! Cool!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Project Life

It's a new year, and a new start for those of us at my house.

I'm going to work on Project Life this year. How will I do it? Will I be able to fit in time to find pictures for every day? Will I be able to find the time to write journaling for every day? I think I will take more of a week by week approach than trying to have a picture for each and every day = that's too much pressure!!!

I have the turquoise edition - I have the binder and the core kit. I have mostly Becky Higgins A page protectors, but I think I will be able to fill in with some different page protectors to hold some school papers from the two older kiddos, or to use some vertical photos also.

When I was talking to my sister about whether I actually had time to keep up with Project Life, she said that I should because my littlest one would appreciate some pictures of her toddlerhood too! My oldest boy has pages and pages from when he was a baby up through the time he was about 5. My middle child has some pages, but not many. The baby only has 1 : ( Not that I love her any less - it's just that lots of days I feel like my head is going to explode and I simply can't make it up to the scrapbook room after a full day of work and looking after the kiddos - I just want to go to bed!

So we'll give it a go! I'll try to take the approach that Project Life was meant for - Simple : ) I'll try to add in some special touches where I can, but mostly I just want to document our life!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Card Made Using the Imagine

Happy Weekend!

Here is a card I made using the Imagine machine.

In addition, I used a Thanks for everything you do stamp from Stampin Up. I colored the Thanks using a Stampin Up marker.

The flowers are from K & Co.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team

Once again, I am trying to be on the My Pink Stamper Design Team. (See for details.) The challenge this time was to use the colors orange, turquoise, green and brown to make something.

Here is the card that I decided on.

I used my gypsy to connect to my imagine to make this card. That made the tree and leaves easy to fill in - I just printed on white cardstock.

The tree is cut at 3.5 inches from the serenade cartridge.

I also used the Fiskars grass punch.

The You Hoo stamp is from Hero Arts Stamps.

The owl stickers are from EK Success.

Thanks for looking.

Week 4

It is already week four of Card Camp. I actually got around to making a card yesterday so I could participate this week. We were assigned to use the colors above. It is my sister's birthday this week, so I figured - hey why not combine the two assignments! This card is simple, but I did get to use heat embossing on the sentiment - we moved two years ago and I have looked and looked for my heat gun, but haven't been able to find it. I finally broke down last week and used my Michael's coupon to buy a new one.

The stamps are Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Card Camp

I'm taking Summer Card Camp with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner!

Have you ever had a week where you just don't like anything that you are making? That's how I felt this week. I love this color combination, but just couldn't get going on something I liked. But, nevertheless, I did make a card.

There are three holes punched in the front of the card. I used the Martha Stewart Punch Anywhere on the page punch. I had a hard time getting the circles lined up. Then I used a Stampin Up set for the butterflies.

Thanks for looking!