Monday, May 30, 2011

Harry Potter? Is That You?

No. It's not Harry Potter... It's just me! I made some felt eyeglasses to go along with the felt mustaches... The Harry Potter ones are probably my favorite. I asked the boyfriend if I looked like Harry Potter in them and he said "no." A professor? A bookworm? "No. No." He said I "just look weird." Well that's nothing new! Maybe if I add a cape I'll look like Harry Potter... I'll add it to the craft list. Happy crafting!


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Class of 2011

My cousin Jaimee graduated from Biola University yesterday... Congratulations to the Class of 2011! After the ceremony, she and  her best friend Cassie gathered their friends and family at a park across the street to celebrate. The following pictures are evidence of the fun we had...


The mustaches were a hit! I also had out a graduation cap, feather boa, and a couple of plastic Oscars (Jaimee now has a Degree in Cinema Arts!)... but the other props seemed to be ignored for the mustaches. Since the mustaches were such a hit, I'm going to add some felt eyeglasses to my collection. Off to JoAnn's I go... Happy crafting all!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Your Mustache is Weird...

Remember Jaimee? She's my fabulous cousin and she's graduating! For her party, I wanted to create some fun props for her guests to pose for pictures with. Of course, what's more fun than a mustache?! Below is a tutorial on how to make a mustache photo prop...

Step 1: Download, print, and cut your mustache templates.

Step 2: Trace your mustache templates onto sturdy felt. I had to use chalk because I chose to use a dark brown felt.

Step 3: Cut out your felt mustaches.

Step 4: Use a hot glue gun to adhere wooden dowel rods to your felt mustaches. I tried to alternate gluing on the left and right sides just in case people have preferences... or are on certain sides of the picture.

Step 5: Find a home for your mustaches... I chose to use a glass Kerr jar to hold my mustaches. For the party, I'll add ribbon to match the theme.

And viola! I must say, I look rather handsome...

Or rather dorky, either way. Happy crafting!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

For Hadar

While in a craft store today I asked my BFF Hadar, a kindergarten teacher, what she uses to hold her student sticks... she laughed as she shared with me the ugly truth... plastic science vials! I could not believe my ears. (Yes, I am a science teacher, but I'll take cute over science any day of the week!) We then headed for the ribbon isle where she picked out a pretty seafoam green ribbon with white polka dots. When I got home, I got to work...

Now Hadar has cute cans to hold her student sticks! I actually made two cans considering Hadar teaches kingergarten and therefore has two separate groups of kids, Early Birds and Later Gators. I kind of wish I had a before and after picture. Happy crafting!


Saturday, May 14, 2011


I'm at it again, making bookmarks for the books I don't have time to read. Have I mentioned that I can't wait for summer? Then I'll finally be able to put all these bookmarks to good use! Happy crafting!

To Make: I cut each length of fabric, folded inside out, sewed along the edges (leaving about an inch at one end unsewn), turned right-side-out, and sewed again along the edges. And to add the ribbon at the end, I wrapped a small length of ribbon and just sort of held it in place as I was sewing.


You're a Blast!

Time at last to craft! My students are testing all week this week, so I have a break from prepping and planning. So far I've chosen to leave at 4:00 to go home and craft. YAY! Monday's Project: Rocket Birthday Card. I made the card below for two very special little boys... Maclean turns 3 today and Ethan turns 8 in June. Okay, so Ethan's not so little anymore, but I still remember when he was! Happy Birthday Maclean and Ethan! And happy crafting!

To Make This Card: I used Really Rust and Old Olive cardstock, along with a cream cardstock and striped patterned paper. The Rocket stamp is from my Pun Fun stamp set from Stampin' Up!.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Another Mother's Day card... I made this card using a combination of Cricut and Stampin' Up! supplies. I cut the barrel using my A Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge, then stamped some small flowers.... I won't lie, this card is not my best work. Good thought, poor execution. However, I'm sure it was still much appreciated. Again, happy Mother's Day and happy crafting!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Card

This was last year's Mother's Day card. I used Really Rust, Certainly Celery, and Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up!. For the center, I stamped a layered flower from my Heartfelt Thanks stamp set from Stampin' Up! on white cardstock then cut into three pieces, using glue dots to adhere them with some space in between. And viola! Happy Mother's Day!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Since I liked using patterned paper so much on the Dragonfly Birthday Card, I decided to use the same design for my Mother's Day cards. Honestly, I didn't have time to design a different card... but I did use a different patterned paper! I think flowers are quite fitting for Mother's Day.

Shout Out to my Mom: My mom is awesome. She's always been awesome... super involved and supportive of everything I've ever done. And even as an adult, she takes such good care of me... This week, I woke up in the middle of the night with aweful back pain. She took me to the emergency room where we spent the morning (obviously without sleep) before heading home to get ready for work. I worked a 6 hour day and came home early, but my mom worked a 10 hour day! Like I said, she's awesome.

I will post some of the Mother's Day cards I have made in past years over the course of the week. Happy Mother's Day and happy crafting!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dragonfly Birthday Card

So I finally attempted a card with patterned paper... yay, me! I used a pretty pattern of dragonflies with soft blues and greens along with my more bold, yet still soft, blue and green solids. Add a ribbon and viola! Super simple. Now I'm still trying to figure out a mother's day card and gift, as well as something for teacher appreciation week. I keep reading that it's this week, but there is nothing appreciative going on at my school so I'm a little confused. Maybe middle school teachers just aren't appreciated (sort of like middle school students... Ha! I guess we're even then!)? Happy crafting all!