Wednesday, July 31, 2013

JoAnn Fabrics

Just a friendly reminder if you need to sign up or renew your card for the Teacher Rewards program.  I love JoAnn Fabrics and really love that they support educators.  I visited my local store today to pick up some school supplies and sewing supplies.  My discount really helps me save money!  August 9th and 10th JoAnn Fabrics is offering a 25% teacher discount on regular, sale, and clearance items.  Don't miss this great opportunity to save!! 
I have been super busy creating some things for this years school theme.  I am keeping them a surprise until I decorate the classroom.  I will post pictures soon!  I think the students will be super excited when they return!
The CKC Lancaster convention was a blast!  Had a great time learning new scrapbooking and card making techniques.  I think my favorite class was learning about the Faber-Castell Gelatos!   Lots of fun was had by all!  I will post some pictures of the layouts I created at the scrapbooking convention this week.  
This is a bittersweet time of the year for all teachers!  Summer vacation is winding down and the beginning of the school year stress creeps upon us!
Stay tuned for a give-a-way!!  Now it's time to head down to the crafting dungeon to finish up those classroom decorations.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Back to School card

It has been a while since I made any cards so I thought I would head down to the dungeon and start crafting away.  I used the Create Your Classroom "Back to School" stamp set which you can purchase on my blog (click on the store tab) and I had the pleasure of using Tombow Dual Brush Pens (Grunge colors) and Tombow color pencils (deep tone 1 colors)  These pens and colored pencils are awesome!  Not only did I like the colors but after I stamped my image they did not smudge or smear. They display a very smooth texture on the 110 pound white card stock.  Thank you Tombow for allowing me the opportunity to use these fantastic products.  I look forward to using them in the future again.  Well, here's to burning down the midnight oil.  I am headed back down to the craft dungeon for more card making and some "super" cute classroom decorations that I hope to post soon......I am trying to keep it a surprise for my new kiddos! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tombow box full of goodies!

I was so super excited to find a box full of Tombow goodies on my porch!  They sent me these products to try out and I am looking forward to creating something fun and exciting!  Can't wait to share it with you!
I finally got a chance to get "creative" last night and was able to begin my classroom decorations.  I am really looking forward to decorating my room this year.  The school theme is superheros and I think I have found the perfect "fit" for the classroom.  Lots to do!!!!    I will be back in the classroom before I know it.  Target and Walmart have already put out their classroom supplies :)  Happy Thursday everyone!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thank you card

Here are the supplies that I used to create this beautiful card:
Close to My Heart stamp pads
Two way glue pen
Mono adhesive
Butterfly Wings stamp set from CTMH
Butterfly print cardstock from DCWV
8 1/2 by 11 cream cardstock 
Martha Stewart border punch
Dazziling Diamonds by Stampin Up

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hello everyone!

Wow it has been a long time since I posted anything!  It has been a whirlwind ever since school let out.  I miss my kids but wish them the best as they venture off for summer break.  Within days of the last day of school, my family took off on a plane to visit that wonderful mouse again!  What a fantastic vacation!  My family loves Disney World!! Here is a picture of the four of us at the Magic Kingdom and yes, I got everyone the same shirt! LOL  It makes it easier to find each other.
  I took a break from Create Your Classroom so I  could spend some well needed quality time with my family.  I am truly missing the craft!  So I will be hitting the crafting dungeon very soon.  There are so many ideas swirling in my head for this years upcoming school theme and I can't wait to get started.  I am also looking forward to attending the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention at the end of this month.  Hoping to get my mojo back!  Hope you have been enjoying your summer as much as I have.  I'll be posting again soon!!!!  Happy Saturday!