Sunday, September 16, 2012

Baby Cards (and more)

A couple weekends ago my mom asked me to make her some cards for girl and boy babies. So this is what I came up with. I think they turned out cute. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but they all have a cute banner that says "baby," with space for the giver to write a note.









I also made some notecards for any occasion. I have 8 sets with 4 cards each. Each set uses different paper and embellishments, but the same basic layout and theme colors. I think they're cute, and would be great for simple notes. They're blank on the inside. I did use my cricut for the bird and cage- they are both cuts from French Manor.




Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back to The Real World

I started back to work on August 13, and my bright-eyed, bushy-tailed students came in on the 20th. We've had a great first couple of weeks, but boy, am I wiped out! Each grade level has a webpage/blog that we're responsible to update regularly this year, so I set aside a few minutes this afternoon to get caught up.

On Wednesday I had a couple hours to hang out at school while waiting for my BFF Caty to get off work so we could celebrate her birthday, but instead of being practical and organizing paperwork, getting lesson plans together, or putting grades in our new online gradebook program, I decided to craft a little. I pulled out my hot glue gun (what, you don't keep one of those in your classroom!?) and looked around for some supplies. I've had this idea in my head for a few weeks to make a School Supply Wreath, after seeing a crayon wreath on Pinterest. I think it turned out pretty cute.


I pretty much used things laying around the room, except for the bow ribbon I brought from home, and the corkboard/chalkboard paper I got at ACMoores a few months ago. I finished gluing those on Friday after school, and now it's done. The black is actually chalk paper, so I could write "Welcome to Mrs. Lynch's Class" or whatever on it. Completely erasable. If I make anymore, I'll probably just use black paper. 

And for the record- I had purchased all of the items myself, save for the 3 paperclips. No griping on teachers wasting school supplies!