Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!! Here is a Christmas card I made for a friend. I kept it to a snowflake theme because I have so much snowflake stuff I wanted to make use of. I used a snowflake embossing folder, stamps, ribbon, and die - cut to create this festive card. I even stamped snowflakes on the back of the card to make it look like it is snowing all around. :)

Happy New Year's Eve!!! Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Wreath

 Happy Holidays!!! This year my class made Christmas Wreaths. We used a technique called tear art where they have to tear and glue small pieces of construction paper together to create a collage - like wreath. They kids really enjoyed the project. They took their time to make sure they covered most of the white areas. Below are pictures of some of their work. 

Supplies needed for this project:
. paper plates
.construction paper (red & green)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Season's Greetings....Treat Jars

Christmas is just around the corner! Below are pictures of treat jars I decorated. If you browse around my blog, I have decorated these differently in the past for a couple of different occasions. I love making these because its so easy to put together. Hope it inspires you to make some yourself.  Happy Holidays!!! :) 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanks Pocket Treats

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I'm grateful for everyone and everything in my life...it wouldn't have been this awesome without it all. Below are some Thanksgiving pocket treats I gave to my co-workers. I used the Stampin' Up Top Note die and Spellbinders Oval die to get the shape of the pocket. Then, I added a Thanks sentiment from a Stamin' Up floral stamp set and tied brown and orange ribbons to hold it altogether. Inside the pocket is a mini size bag of Skittles...you can also use M&Ms or whatever you like. Thanks for dropping by...have a great-ful THANKSGIVING!!!  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Simply said from the Heart...Thanks!

Below is a chocolate wrapper covering a Twix bar. I made these for my aides as a way of thanking them for their help. I used the Friskar Crimper to seal the edges and added a strip of paper, a Stampin' Up sentiment, and twine in the middle. Stay tune for my class' Thanksgiving projects. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Haunted House

Happy Halloween!!! Another fun project my class and I created is a haunted house. We color, cut, and glue our haunted house onto brown construction paper. Then I gave students fun Halloween theme foam stickers which can be found at the Dollar Tree to add inside the door and windows. They had so much fun making it. Stay safe and have a spooktacular one!!!
(Mine - example)



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Key to the chain Baseball Anya

Hello There! I made a Baseball Anya key chain for a friend who is a big baseball fan. Can you guess which team she is rooting for? If you guess DODGERS then you're absolutely right...but if you didn't, then its probably the poor picture quality that I still need to work on. Anyway, I used printed Baseball Anya on Inkjet Shrink Paper and colored it with Copics. Then I pierced a hole on top of her cap, cut around the image and applied heat to shrink the paper. Isn't she adorable?! Thanks for peeking!  

Challenge I entered this project into:

Halloween Banner

Happy 100 blog posts to ME!!! I want to thank Kathy from Craftaholic for encouraging me to keep blogging and inspiring me to craft. ^.^ 
Below is Part 2 of a holiday banner I made a year ago...I know...I finally got a chance to work on it. Click here to see the Christmas slide of the banner. What you see below is the Halloween side of the banner. I made this banner reversible so it can be hung for a few more months longer. I used the Cricut to cut out the letters and Halloween stickers to embellish the banner. Just in time for Halloween! :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Halloween is just around the corner. Below is a quick and simple pumpkin plate project I created with my class on the first week of October to get them excited about Halloween. We painted a paper plate orange and glued triangle pieces for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Each week we will be making something spooktacular in my classroom for Halloween, so stay tune for more fun Halloween projects! 


(Door 1)

(Door 2)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I is for Inchworm...C is for Caterpillar...Below are jars I made for a friend for her daughter's 1st Birthday party. The theme of the party is...Can you guess? The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Both stamped images are from Stampin' Up and I designed the tag using the Very Hungry Caterpillar itself. Thanks for peeking!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Holiday Anya Tag

Hello! It has been awhile since I blogged and craft. I'm getting rusty at coloring...need to work on it. Anyways, the holidays are just around the corner. Here is a Christmas tag I made using TGF Holiday Anya. The sentiment is from a clear stamp set I purchased from Michael's. I added some red pearls, glitter on her dress, and some felt snowflakes to give the tag some dimension. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge I entered:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

School is back in full session and I have celebrated 3 birthdays in my class already. This year I have mostly end of the year babies. In celebration of their birthday, I made the following card. I used TGF's Annika for this one. Isn't she adorable? She is one of my favorites.

I have also entered this card into The Greeting Farm's Garden Variety Challenge - 3 or more layers.  

Crossing my fingers I get chosen. :)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cheeky Lesson

Back to work (school) this week and let's just say I survived! It was tough in the beginning, but the helpful advice and psychological therapy from colleagues and friends really made a big difference. I'm so glad that I have them for support. Anyway, here is a card I made in gratitude of their support. Yay! Go Special Education Teachers!!! 

I am also submitting this card into The Greeting Farm's Fresh Friday Anything Goes Challenge.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Back to School Posters

My O My...where has the summer gone?! I got to spend my last days of summer at Manhattan Beach before going back to work (school). Below are some pictures of all the handmade goodies I created for my classroom; a Birthday poster to help remind my students which month and day their birthday fall in, a Days in School poster to count the number of days in a school year and to also teach placement value, and the Names of the Days in a week to teach time (past, present, future). I'm so excited to share these with my students...I hope they will love it as much as I do! Feeling excited & nervous for the first day...which will be next Tuesday (8/13).  

This is where I posted them in my classroom. :)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Surfer Ian

Hello There! Summer is almost ending, but surfing is still in. The International Surf Festival is still going on around the Southern California beaches until Aug. 4. Click here to check out the schedule of events at the International Surf Festival. Here is my version of the Surf Fest where people are up late enjoying the warm summer nights. I'm sure going to miss it. I used TGF Surfer Ian for this one and added a party tag. I am also entering this card into TGF's Fresh Farm Friday - The Great Outdoor Themed Challenge

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thank You

Hello There! Happy Wednesday! Time sure does fly when you don't have to work. I have been spending more time crafting and creating projects for my classroom (will blog another time). Here is a Clean and Simple card I made while taking a break from lesson planning. I used this image from TGF Miss Anya Collection. 

I haven't won anything YET from all the challenges I entered so wish me luck!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Let's Celebrate Red, White & Blue

Happy Belated Independence Day!!!

Hope everyone had a marvelous red, white, and blue long weekend!

While looking through my scraps, I found red, white, & blue scraps which was perfect for 4th of July. Below is an image of the card all made from scraps except for the doily. It is not your typical size card, it measures 5.5" x 3.25". I used Summer from TGF Roll Call Wild Sprouts Collection 1, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Good Luck to all those who enter! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sand, Sun, & Tons of Fun

SUMMER has definitely hit Southern California...it has been soo hot and I am loving it! If you are a teacher like me, you get the luxury of enjoying the summer sun. :) While waiting to go to the beach, I created a fun summer card. I used TGF Cheeky Beach, the sentiment is from the Sunshine set, and their fence die. 

I am also entering this card into the The Greeting Farm's Fresh Farm Friday Challenge.

Happy Summer!!!

Minion Party Decors/ Party Favors

Hello! Below are more pictures of things we created and bought for the party.

"Happy Birthday, Boy" My boyfriend's nickname is Boy.

"Congrats, Kim!"

Minion cups using black ribbon, googly eyes, and hand drawn mouth

Blue utensils wrapped in yellow napkins and sign says "We Hope You Had a Despicably Good Time..."

Minion Twinkies, now called Sara Lee's Golden Creme Cakes 

Our version of "Monster Minions" brownie pops :0

Minion Fruit Roll - Up found at nearly every grocery store since they are promoting the next squeal of "Despicable Me" 

And last but not least, Minion Cheetos Puffs; only if they were shaped like minions! :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Minion Pinata

Hello there! Its PARTY Time! My Boyfriend's birthday and his sister's graduation was around the same time this Month (June 10 & 7), so his other sisters and I decided to throw them a SURPRISE PARTY. As you can see from the title and the pictures below, the theme was Minions. We really wanted a pinata for the party, so we created a Minion pinata. Below are the steps we took to make the pinata. It took us a couple of days/ sessions to finish the pinata because we were trying really HARD to keep it a secret, so we only spent a short amount of time on it each day. 

STEP 1: First, we blew up two balloons and tie the ends together. Then, we wrapped a piece a paper between the balloons to form the body of the minion. (We made a second one using a 12 pack soda box for the body instead of the paper - forgot to take a picture.)

STEP 2: We glued strips of newspaper using a mixture of 1/2 glue and water to both pinata. We repeated this step twice, maybe even three times to give it a thicker/stronger- built pinata. (The smaller pinata is the one made with a soda box around the body and the larger one is made using a piece of paper.)

STEP 3: After the newspaper was dried, we added another layer using white paper so we can paint over it. (This is a picture of the larger pinata that started to deflate and fall apart because the piece of paper was too weak and did not support the body properly, so we couldn't use it.)

Step 4: We painted the smaller pinata using yellow tempera paint as our base coat.

After it was dried, we added the minion's overalls using blue tempera; and his eyes, mouth, and goggle strap with black tempera paint.

Step 5: We cut the ends of two white cups and glued it to the pinata for the minion's goggles. 

Step 6: We cut a hole on top of the minion and added candy. Then we secured it with a 5 gallon water bottle lid, and tied a piece of rope to each side of the minion (Sorry forgot to take pictures).

Step 7: HIT THE PINATA!!!  

You can also go to Kathy's Blog to check out all the party favors she created for the party! 

I hope all of our ideas have inspired you! Now Go Throw a Minion Party!!! :D


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