Sunday, September 25, 2011

Classroom Door Hangers

Here are a few Classroom Door Hangers that I made using cereal boxes!!  I made these last year and needed to make a new set for this year.  I recommend using the deep cutting blade when cutting the cardboard.

Materials used for this project:
Locker Talk cartridge-door hanger, page 68 cut at 11 inches, stack of books, page 47 cut at 4 inches
Makin the Grade cartridge-apple, cut at 2 1/2 inches, font for words welded the letters using the Gypsy
Create a Critter cartridge-worm, page 65 cut at 2 inches

Materials used for this project:
Plantin Schoolbook cartridge-grass, page 69 cut at 2 inches
Locker Talk cartridge-slide, page 45 cut at 4 inches
Create a Critter cartridge-sun, page 58 cut at 2 1/2 inches
I would recommend using a light weight paper to cover over the cardboard. I really like this project because I can use both sides of the hanger for different purposes.   I hope you enjoy these!!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Classroom Locker Name Tags

Sorry I have been missing in action over the last two weeks.  We switched our Internet from cable to satellite/Earthlink and it has taken my husband a while to run the phone lines, etc.  But I am back on track and am up and running (wireless but running!)  

This year our school theme is United We Stand...United We Learn so I thought it would be super cute to use the United We Stand cartridge to make this simple and quick locker name tags.  This cartridge has come in handy for the theme this year.  I have more to share....but it is off to the county fair today!!  Have a super great weekend :) 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Having some fun with "Me Time"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had some "me time" today -it has been a very rare thing these days.  I originally went down to the dungeon aka my craft room (which is located in my unfinished basement) to clean up.  After the two scrapbooking conventions I just plopped things down on my table and nothing has been touched since!  So I cleaned up some things and then just sat there......trying to get some inspiration to create.  I just started to play with some of the new stamps that I purchased at the conventions-next thing I knew I pulled out my Copic markers and away I played!!!  I think I have quite a bit of practice to do with my new Copic markers but I had a fun time using them today.

I really LOVE this Tim Holtz stamp.  I bought it last year and this was the first time I used it.  It is from the Retro Halloween stamp collection.
Clear & Simple Stamp set for the"Happy Halloween"
Copic Markers:  BG93, BG96, BV04, BV08
Blender pen
Memento ink pad-Tuxedo Black
Gelly Roll-Clear Star for the hat
Spellbinders-Lacy Squares
Tim Holtz ink pad-Shabby Shutters

For this card I used a stamp from the Technique Tuesday stamp set "Autumn Afternoon with Ali Edwards" for Frankie
Clear & Simple stamp set for the "Happy Halloween"
Tim Holtz ink pad-Dusty Concord
Gelly Roll pen-Clear Star
Spellbinders-Big Scalloped rectangle -large

The pumpkin and trick or treat stamps were used from the Technique Tuesday stamp set "Monster Mash"
Spellbinders-Labels 16 Which I totally love!!!!
basic ribbon
Memento ink-tuxedo black

It was a lot of fun mixing different types of media-I had no plan and just played :).  The paper that I used for all three cards came from the K & Company Halloween Designer Mat Pad that I just recently purchased at Michael's.

I hope you all have an opportunity to just play and create something fun.  I know I had a great afternoon making some cute Halloween cards.

Have a super great week!!!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Classroom update

Our classroom participates in quite a bit of "Math Talk" so I thought creating this sign and hanging up this post-it poster would be a great idea for students to visually see math concepts discussed during class.  I used the Gypsy to weld the letters using the Cutting Up cartridge.  The arrow came from the Graphically Speaking cartridge.

This is the same sign that I used last year for the Every Day Counts Calendar Math bulletin board.  I like the fact that I can reuse everything I make.  I just wished I had laminated it last year....oh well I'll have to put it on the to-do list!

I am really hoping to get in some scrapbooking this weekend.  With all of the storms and school starting up, I haven't had ANY time to do any crafting for me :( -I am hoping to venture into the dungeon today to work on some Halloween and Fall goodies.  I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  Don't forget Michael's has a 50% off coupon for today only!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Classroom update

Here are a few things that I have done in my classroom this year.  I have used this Grammar Graffiti idea for the past three years and my students love the fact that they can write on the door (well on the paper!)
I used the Mickey Font cartridge to make these super easy and quick classwork/homework signs for the classroom inbox.  I used the Gypsy to weld the letters :)
I have a few more things to share with you later this week.  I am still behind in getting things finished in my classroom-it will truly be a continuous work in progress all year long!  We have survived an earthquake, tornadoes, hurricane and now flooding in St. Mary's County, Maryland.  What a way to start the school year.  I wonder what will be next?  Have a super great week everyone!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hero Helpers bulletin board

This year our school picked "United We Stand, United We Learn" as our theme.  So I thought creating a Hero Helpers bulletin board for the classroom jobs would be a cute idea.  I used the Stand and Salute cartridge to cut out the medals and stars.  I created the job pictures using publisher and just glued them to the medals.  I cut the words "Hero Helpers" using the Cricut Classic Font cartridge and welded them together using the Gypsy.  The fabric for the bulletin board was purchased at JoAnn Fabrics during their 50% off per yard sale!  .....and I even used my 15% off teachers card to boot!!  BONUS!! :)
I hope everyone enjoys this fantastic earthquake, tornado, and hurricane free weekend.