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Friday, December 31, 2010

Black Magic Technique

I saw this technique done on several blogs and thought it looks so cool. Of course my creative mind wouldn't rest until I tried it. I love how it turned out. It was my first attempt so I'm sure I have lots of room for improvement. I turned it into a thank you card for someone near and dear to me.

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MS Corner and Border Punch

I found this on clearance at Michael's yesterday. I'm falling in love with MS corner and border punches. They make great accents to pages, cards, and other projects.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snowmany Thanks

These are the thank you cards I made for the many wonderful gifts I got this year.  Santa was really good to me!!  I cut the base of the card at 6 1/2 inches by 5 inches.  I used MS Loopy border and corner punch.  Then stamped white snowflakes on the base.  I used Distress Ink Broken China and stamped the snowman and the Snowmany Thanks.  Both of those were Peachy Keen stamps.  However when I stamped the snowman I didn't stamp the tails of the scarf.  I masked over them with a small piece of post a note because I wanted to use ribbon for the scarf.  I used my Prisma pencil to color the carrot nose.  I layered it onto my base.  I use three D foam stickers to make the snowman pop out.   I also stamped a snowflake on the front and back of the envelope. 

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

After Christmas Sale

I purchased these from Joann's at 70% off which was on their clearance aisle.  I really didn't need anymore Christmas paper put a paper addict can't pass up a deal like this.   The first stack has just plain colored paper so I can use it any time.  The pattern Christmas stack has a lot of paper that can be used for other projects besides Christmas  (at least thats how I'm justifying purchasing it.).  LOL  I loved that ribbon and those rubons are adorable.  I have plans for using them already.  

Friday, December 17, 2010

Homebound Student

I teach special needs students and recently have a homebound student. I made him a tote to keep his school books in using the freezer paper method. I put vinyl on the pencil box too. Both items were cut using my cricut. Aaron and his mother were thrilled with them.
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Coal for Christmas

I used the freezer paper method to make this little bag. I put in a bucket of candy coal in it. I played a trick on one of my student. He thought it was so funny!!! What I did was pass out all the Christmas gifts to my students and then didn't give him one but gave him this bag. He laughed until he almost cried. Of course later I gave him his "real" gift. He has such a sense of humor. I just love him!!!
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Classroom Christmas Party

The American Legion Ladies Aux. host a Christmas Luncheon for my special needs students in our classroom. We make the decorations and pick a different theme each year. This year was "SNOW". (Last year was Santa.) These are the placemats we made. You can see the candle, and snowman ornament that we used as placecards, and the snowman candy wrapper that I posted earlier about. We also hung huge clear plastic shiny snowflakes from the ceiling. It was really pretty and the kids were super duper excited. Lets say, my aide and I were totally exhausted after this party. We so appreciate the work the ladies put into making us dinner in our classroom and playing games with us. It is so much FUN!!!
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Snowman Wrappers

I got this idea from Laurie Furnell's blog.  Check it out here. She is so creative!!!  I think they are so cute.  I put a Hershey bar in them.  I made them for my students and many other people as little gifts this year.  I crimped my ends.  I think it made them look 'professional'.

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Monday, December 13, 2010


I am so honored. Charlotte from Paper Crafting Chi posted this comment on my blog.
                 "You have the cutest ideas! I will come back when I have more time and study your projects in more
          detail, and I signed up to be a follower. I'll also add your blog to the "fun blogs" list on my site

                                                  Great job!

Her site is awesome.  You got to check it out  She is so creative and has a lot of FANTASTIC ideas.   Thanks again Charlotte. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Always Sunny In Here -

This video is so cute, especially for a scrapbooker.   Check it out!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Snowment Glass Bulb Ornaments

I had my special needs students make these ornaments. The American Legion Aux. Ladies put on a fabulous luncheon for my classroom. The cook us lunch with all the trimmings. We play games, Santa comes, and tons of fun! We decorate our room with a theme in mind. We choose snomen/snowflakes this year. Each child made on for their parent/guardian and for the ladies. They are made using glass ornaments with white tinse stuffed inside. The nose and eyes are made out of self stick foam. The 'coal' mouth are sticky black gems. The earmuffs are red pompom an red pipe cleaners

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Snowflake Candles

These candles were made by stamping the snowflakes with SU Brilliant Blue Ink on white tissue paper and 'melting' it onto the candle using wax paper and a heat gun. We are using these candles for a Christmas party in our classroom. I love how they turned out. The students are thrilled with them, too

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Embossed Christmas Cards 2010

Here are a few more cards that I made. I actually made these in the summer and forgot I had them. LOL

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December Bulletin Boards

Our theme this month was a snowmen/snowflake theme. Also there are clear 14 inch snowflakes hanging from the ceiling that I purchased from the Dollar Tree. Everyone stops to remark about those snowflakes.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Birthday Card - Mom

A Birthday card I made for my mom's 82nd birthday! She loves to feed and watch the birds which inspired me to make this card. I embossed the top with a wood grain embossing folder which looks like a tree. It doesn't really show in this picture though. The pine tree branches are from MS punch and the bird from the SU punch. I added 'snow' to the branches. The bottom of the card is embossed by a SU folder and SU stamp and punches did the sentiment. I added a ribbon that I bought on clearance at Walmart for .25. I like the three D effect that the bird has with the branches.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!!!   Relax and enjoy it!  Remember the real reason for Christmas!  Decorations are up and presents are wrapped.  Just waiting for all the company to arrive!   Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night !                                                                   

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thank you card

Just a quick thank you card for a dear friend who does so much for us!
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

Here are the other Christmas cards I made using the Brayer technique that I promised to upload over the weekend.I believe I made 10 of these.  I got too wrapped up in all the Thanksgiving dinners and such that I ran out of time. I used SU Paper and three colors of inks:  Bashful Blue, Marine Mist and Not Quite Navy.
**I just love the color of Not Quite Navy.  It is my favorite color of ink and paper that SU makes.

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Top Note notecards

I made 66 of these note cards using the Top Note die from SU for Christmas gifts.  I packaged four of them in clear bags and made this header for them.  These are for some very special American Legion Aux. Ladies who take their time and talents to put on a FABULOUS Christmas Dinner/Party that is packed full of goodies and loads of fun for my special needs students.  It is a party that they look forward to each year.  In fact they start asking when the party is going to be even before Halloween.  These note cards are our way of saying Thank You for all that they do for us.
A close up view of the cards.  Each card was different.
 Some were made by stamping on them and others by using rub ons.

I then made some of these notecards for my son to give to his co-workers.  I put in 10 Topnote cards in each of these cute stationary boxes.  I also add a RSVP pen to each.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Card

Here is one of the Christmas cards I made this year. It is using SU stamp, ribbon, and paper. I have made more Christmas cards and just forgot to take pictures of them. I'll probably get them posted this weekend.
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