Monday, May 16, 2011

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Graphic 45 Introduces The Magic of Oz!

       OK those of you that know my kids and I....know what this means.  We not only are going to be doing some fun scrapbook pages, we are going to be making some wall art.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this.  Can you hear how much I love it.  These papers are great.  The possibilities are rolling through my head like white caps on the river on a super windy day.  I can't wait to get this and to start creating.  Hmmm, do you think I should order a seperate set for each of my girls??? I really do not want to share.  And what about my son?  When he sees the girls working with "Dorothy paper" he is going to want to create too.  Yes I think I need four sets.  Maybe five??  I'm going to plan a day of creativity this summer that is dedicated to "OZ Crafting".  To be continued....

Go see what all the excitement is about.  Get your own set and come join us for "OZ crafting".

Monday, May 9, 2011

Creative Crop Challenges

        Let me start by saying I had a great Mother's Day and am so thankful for my husband and my kids and all they do everyday to make me feel special and loved.  They are my world and my everything.  After tackling tons of yard work Saturday, I was ready to relax and just enjoy a quiet day Sunday.  My oldest daughter and I decided to see what we could do for the Big Pictures Creative Crop Challenges from NSD.  This was a set of 10 challenges that you could participate in for a chance at winning some great random prizes.  And those of you that know me, know I love to get excitting free things.  =)  We spent a few hours yesterday deciding what we could create to enter.  Here's what we came up with.  Please remember I'm new to scrapbooking this past year and I'm not a professional....
  1.  The challenge was to make a layout using 10 items, 10 techniques and 10 words to describe the picture.
  2.  The challenge was to organize your scrapbook area.
  3.  The challenge was to somehow show wood grain look or use wood in a layout. 
  4.  The challenge was to use a banner in a layout.
  5.  The chanllenge was to use journaling in your design.
  6.  The challenge was to use the spring has sprung journal box in your design.
 Here's what we created.  The best part was doing it together....=)

Teacher Appreciation Week Project~

             I have to start by telling you how fortunate I am to live in a great community with a preschool -12th grade school.  Yes, it's all in one building and no it's not as small as you are thinking.  There are probably 55-65 students in each grade level.  The teachers are amazing.  I can not say enough good about them.  If you have a few hours, I would be happy to elaborate...  My son in in preschool here and has done so well this year.  I am so greatful for his teacher and the classroom he is in.  He has required a little "tweeking" to meet his needs and she has "tweeked" just right for him.  He loves school and that in turn makes me even more happy.  Anywho, I wanted to do something special as a thank you for all she has done for him this year. I set out to the fabric stores in search of the perfect "teacher" fabric.  This is what I came up with and this is what I created...  It's throw quilt sized and I love that it's "teacher print", but bright and fun colored just like the person getting it.