Friday, February 24, 2012

Classroom Cuteness

Below are my newest classroom additions...
ThINK sign encouraging my students to do just that... THINK! My inspiration came from A Middle School Survival Guide. The font came from Lettering Delights (Scrap Sister).

And in an attempt to talk less (especially because I'm pretty sure that by this point in the year students just tune out the sound of my voice), I've begun posting materials needed for class each day on the board. I laminated each material and stuck a magnet to the back. I keep a little basket on the ledge underneath my white boards so it's right there. So far, so good. Again, the font came from Lettering Delights (Scrap Sister). If you can't already tell, I'm somewhat obsessed with that font!

What additions have you made to your classroom lately? Share your ideas below...

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Manly Birthday Cards

I've adopted using tools to make manly birthday cards. Totally tool, right? Haha. there I go with those puns again! Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

The winner of the Birthday Bulletin Board Set from Miss Kindergarten is... AMY!
 The winner of the Cupcake Apron from Sew Long Ago is... Wehaf! She shared a link to these yummy looking maple cupcakes!

And the winner of 10 Handmade Birthday Cards from Me is... peace love and rainbows!
Congrats to all three of the winners! And thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Eat Your Heart Out

Okay. I admit it. I tend to go a bit over board when it comes to themes. I just can't help it! For Valentine's Day, Daniel was such a trooper and let me cook for him all day (he's normally head chef).

For Breakfast: heart-shaped pancakes, heart-shaped strawberries, yogurt

For Lunch: broiled caprese salad sandwich, heart-shaped tomato

I told you I go over board! For dinner I dropped the heart theme and just went for yummy: honey-soy glazed salmon, veggies, rosemary-garlic bread. Of course, I made Daniel's favorite dessert, creme brulee. Like I said, yummy. I hope you all enjoyed Valentine's Day!

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Birthdays

For the month of February, I created the birthday card below. I chose to use a darker purple because February's birthstone is amethyst. Happy Birthday, Nan and Carolyn!

To Make: Awash with Flowers stamp set, Stampin' Up!; Stampin' Up! colors Wild Wasabi (cardstock, stamp pad), So Saffron (stamp pad), Apricot Appeal (ribbon), Elegant Eggplant (stamp pad); dark purple cardstock; scallop edge punch.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

I love Valentine's Day! I love any excuse I can get to tell my boyfriend how much I love him and to be all sappy and romantic. Happy Valentine's Day, Love! You're amazing and awesome and I love you!

To Make: Print Alphabet (click here) on white cardstock, cut to 5.25" x 4". Mount on red cardstock, cut to 5.5" x 8.25" and folded in half. Cut additional heart and adhere to card with raised dot.
Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Birthday Giveaway!

In celebration of my birthday, I'm having a giveaway...

What You Can Win:
A Set of 10 Handmade Birthday Cards from Cards & Cardigans

A Digital Birthday Bulletin Board Set from Miss Kindergarten

A Hand-Sewn Apron from Sew Long Ago

How You Can Enter:
1. Follow My Blog: leave me a comment wishing me a happy birthday
2. Share a Cupcake Recipe: leave a comment with a link (I love Red Velvet)
3. Visit Miss Kindergarten's Store: leave me a comment sharing your favorite item

The Rules:
Three winners will be chosen at random from the comments posted below.
There are three ways to enter, a separate comment post should be made for each entry.
Entries must be made by February 12, 2012 at 12:00 (midnight).

Good Luck!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl

Football Cookies:
Almond-Sugar Cookies, White Buttercream Frosting, Chocolate Fondant, White Icing

Endzone Cupcakes:
Chocolate Cupcakes, Green Cream Cheese Frosting, White Icing, Goal Post Toothpicks


Football Cupcakes:
Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate Ganache, White Icing

Endzone Trays:
Football Field Patterned Printed on White Cardstock, Cut, Folded, Glued...
line with wax paper to hold chicken wings!

Enjoy the Super Bowl, Ya'll! Happy Crafting!