Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Yesterday I spent the day with my boys at the movies.  We saw Gnomeo & Juliet.  Super cute!  Before we went to the movie, however, I couldn't find anything to do.  Okay...I could possibly have found something to do around the house....I just chose not to.  :-)  So instead of putting away laundry, I made this super cute St. Patrick's Day banner.  For this project I did use my Cricut.  That crafting tool is probably the BEST thing EVER!  Thanks, Mom & Dad!  For this project, I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to make the individual banner pieces, Storybook for the letters, and Paper Doll Dress Up for the big shamrocks. I jazzed up the big shamrocks a little with some green stickles.  Some of the small shamrocks are stickers from the Reminisce paper line.  The background paper I used was also Reminisce.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 21, 2011


I LOVE my Magnabilities.  My friend first introduced me to Magnabilities a year ago.  She gave me a pendant and a couple of inserts for my birthday.  I was instantly hooked!  For those of you that don't know....Magnabilities are these genius creations where you have a single pendant necklace that you can change out the center piece.  You can order them online and even create custom inserts.  I made one with my boys' pictures on it and also made one with my school logo.  Did I mention that I love them?  Anyway...I have collected enough inserts now that I am getting annoyed with having them all in a small jewelery box drawer together.  So....I was inspired by magnetic board projects I had seen at Ben Franklin and my friend Jenni's creation, and decided to make a Magnabilities magnetic board insert holder.  :-)  This was a super easy project....

I used a 12x12 magnetic sheet cut down to 8x8 (to fit the frame I bought). 

I chose a piece of paper I wanted to use as a background and placed it on top of the magnet sheet.  I didn't glue it down in case I changed my mind later about what I liked for a background.

I placed it all in the frame with the glass piece behind the magnetic sheet.

I then added a cute flower to the bottom corner and added all of my inserts.

I hope you like it! 

I also worked on a super cute St. Patrick's Day banner and started an Easter "Peeps" Banner today.  I'm hoping to get those posted soon!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I've been following blogs for a really long time, and have finally decided to start my own.  I am hoping to post my crafty creations as well as incorporating some of my teaching ideas into this site.  Thank you to everyone who has inspired me through their blogs.  :-)