Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hello 2014!!!

Wow, it has been a very long time since I have posted anything on my blog :(  Things have been, needless to say, very stressful in the Pendarvis household over the last 7 months.  Our family lost eight very dear loved ones and it was tough getting through it.
  I am truly looking forward to a fantastic 2014 filled with family celebrations, crafting, and just enjoying life!  So I am back, slowly-getting into the grove of things.  Last night I spent some time with a few close friends and scrapbooked.  Well, I didn't get a chance to scrapbook but I was able to begin crafting and creating some graduation decorations.  My oldest son will be graduating high school in May and then he will be off to college studying Computer Science.  He wants to become a Software Architect and also study programming and networking.   I am very excited about his choice of study and I hope it leads to a well rounded career that he enjoys!
I used Birthday Bash (my favorite cartridge to use for banners!), Varsity Letters Cartridge for the letters and Summer Celebrations for the eagle (school mascot)  I cut the banner at 7 inches, numbers at 4 inches, and the letters were cut at 3 inches.  I found the white and silver glitter paper at JoAnn Fabrics and it was awesome!  It almost felt like leather to the touch :)  I am getting a few ideas from Pinterest!  Love that website. :)
Here's to crafting and enjoying life with peace, good friends, and family!!!  It feels good to be back in the grove.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Well hello everyone!!  It has been a long time since I have been able to post anything on my blog.  This school year has me swirling in a bubble and I can't get it under control!  This is a picture of the third grade team at my school.  I am the dog!  We decided to each be a character from the "Give a......" series. I decided to be the dog in "If You Give a Dog a Donut" (thank you Lynda Hamm for letting me borrow the book!)  I cut the donuts out at 11 1/2 inches using the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge and I also cut out the cupcake for my co-worker and friend Amber, (standing to the left of me) who was the cat in "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake"  Madison (far left) was the mouse in "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and Kristi (far right) was the pig in "If You Give a Pig a Party".  We had a great time dressing up for our annual character stroll.  I love these gals!  They make coming to work so much easier :)   Now I am off to the craft dungeon hoping to gain some crafting inspiration!  Christmas I come!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Goodies!

These are some fun goodie bags that I made last year for my students last year.  I am gearing up to make this years students something special as well.  I really love the Create a Critter 2 cartridge!  I just purchased Monster Bash and have been enjoying this cartridge.  I look forward to posting some super spooky projects!  I have been missing in action over the last month or so.  This school year has brought forth many challenges and new stress levels with implementing the Common Core.  Not to mention that the beginning of the school year is just plain stressful in itself!  I am hoping to get back into the grove of stamping, paper crafting, scrapbooking, and most of all  CREATING!  I was in a creative rut or I guess you could call it a "brain freeze" and couldn't find my mojo.  I just didn't have the desire to want to create anything lately but I managed to make my way down to the craft dungeon and started to pull out some of my Halloween stamps, cricut cartridges, and other supplies.  It seemed to bring back the spark!   I am working on a few projects and hope to post those soon.  I hope you all have a blessed week -love your family, love your friends, and enjoy life!.....stress free LOL

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More things in the making!

I liked how the job bulletin board turned out but the words "Hero Helpers" seem to have disappeared with the busy background of the fabric that I used.  Oh well....I still like it :)  I used the Classic Font cartridge for the letters.

I am going to use this bulletin board for posting all of the wonderful books that we will be reading this year.  I cannot wait to see how many we will read!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Wow, what a crazy, busy past few weeks this has been.  The beginning of a new school year can be extremely hectic but fun!  Here are a few photos of things that I have created for the classroom to represent the "superhero" theme.  I wanted to find something that both the boys and girls would enjoy so I went with "The Incredibles"......let me know what you think!
I need to add an apostrophe to my door!  The work is still in progress but so far I think the students really like the theme!  I used the Best of Pixar, Cricut Classic Font, and Batman cartridges.
I like to use table numbers so I decided to make these to hang above each group.  More photos of bulletin boards and other goodies to come!  I hope everyone is enjoying the three day weekend.  The end of summer is bittersweet but to tell you the truth I am really looking forward to Fall.  Happy Crafting!!!!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

We have a winner!

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 and the winner is......teachermom!!!  

My favorite school memory was when my dad bought baby lambs into my kindergarten classroom and they wet the floor!
Congrats to teachermom!  Please email me your mailing address soon.  Thank you all for entering the give-a-way.  The Back to School stamp set is perfect for making goodies and treats for students and teachers.  If you would like to order the stamp set, please click on the STORE button at the top of my blog.

I will be posting some pictures of my classroom this week-it will be a work in progress!! 

Monday, August 5, 2013

I think it's time for a give a way!!!!!!!

I think it is time for a give-a-way!!!  What a great time to win my "Back to School" stamp set!!  A winner will be chosen by this Friday, August 9th!  Here is what you need to do in order to have a chance to win!  Good luck everyone!
*You must be a member of the Create Your Classroom website
* Leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite school memory.
*Share this contest on Facebook.
 Looking forward to the last few lay days of summer!  Have a super week everyone!!!