Sunday, December 22, 2013

Elf on the Shelf in my Classroom (and other Christmas stuff)!!! :)

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas (well, almost)!  I am so excited to be posting on my blog again!  It's been far too long...  But, I have been super busy and having a great time!  Haven't been in my craft room AT ALL lately, however I have been making some things for my classroom.  This summer, my parents and I went on an Alaskan cruise!  It was AMAZING!!!!!  I will post more about the cruise and classroom projects later...  For now, I wanted to show you some cute things that my Elf on the Shelf was up to in my classroom.  I had been seeing a lot about the Elf on the Shelf, and it intrigued me...  I wanted to get an Elf and have it pulling fun little shenanigans, but I don't have kids at home.  Then I started seeing the idea of using the Elf in the classroom and I just had to have one!  Here's what mine did over the two weeks leading up to Christmas break...

My classroom tree!

  The elf makes his first appearance.  The kids were so excited!  Oh, and we named him Buddy...

Buddy drew on our white board!

Buddy built himself a chair and Christmas tree out of linking cubes.

 Hanging in the Christmas tree.

Climbed into the tissue box and tucked himself in.  It was pretty cold in the classroom!

Ate some of our Sour Patch candies!  I told the kids that elves love sugar, so it does make sense...

Made a snow angel on our reading table.

Buddy brought us a candy cane growing kit from the North Pole.  So, we planted the seeds and...

The seeds grew into candy canes!!!!!!  We couldn't believe that this happened while we were at lunch!

He colored a picture of himself.

 He sharpened some pencils.

He brought us some brand new pencils!

He read a story to our "Furry Friends" (we have Build a Bear animals in our room).

He sat in our marble jar.

He brought us hot cocoa to drink on the last day before vacation.  There was also a note from Santa telling us to watch The Polar Express while we drank it!

Hanging from our flag pole.

Santa came and filled up our bags with presents!!!!

Buddy's farewell.  He watched guard over our gifts from Santa, and he left us a goodbye note.  The kids were sad to see him go back to the North Pole, and so was I!

This was just too cute!  My boyfriend came to help me in my classroom on the last day, and he brought me these flowers!  He said that Buddy had called him and told him to bring these to the teacher...  Awww...  Needless to say, I melted like a snowman on a hot summer's day!  :)

These are the ornaments my kids made for their gift to take home.  I let them choose what colors they wanted for the pipe cleaners and fuzzies, and I had to hot glue them on.  The inside is filled with fake snow, and they drew on the eyes, nose, and mouth with Sharpie paint pens.  Saw this idea on Pinterest!  Worked out awesome!

At home my niece and I made homemade Gak!  The directions are right here.  I added dry grape Kool-Aid mix to my Gak.  It gave it color (without staining our hands) AND it made it smell amazing!

We also made homemade Butterfingers.  These were so delicious!  Recipe is here.  They are dairy free, so I had to make them for my little Chloe!  She really enjoyed them, and so did everyone else!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are all doing great, and I hope to be back soon with another post.  See you soon!  :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Little Birdy Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be here with another Krafty Girls challenge!  The challenge this week is: Birds of a Feather- create any paper craft with a bird theme.  I LOVE birds, so this was fun for me!  I also thought it was time to change things up a bit, so I made something other than a card...  I decided to make a gift card holder, since that seems to be what I always give to my family and friends these days!  Everybody loves gift cards...

Wedding- pillow box cut at 4.65"
3 Birds on Parade- bird cut at 1.82"
Cuttlebug- poteeka birds (The Paper Studio)
My Pink Stamper Stamps- Tweetie Hoo Puns
Joy's Life Stamps- Wintery Puns
Stickles- yellow

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by!!!!  Be sure to flock on over to Krafty Girls to enter the bird-themed challenge!  :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fish You Were Here Card

Hello!  It's Tuesday, you know what that means...  Another Krafty Girls challenge!!!!  The challenge this week is:  Die Cuts- create any project, and incorporate a die cut.  I felt like this was almost an "anything goes" challenge because I use die cuts on everything I make!!!  When the sky's the limit, it's really tough for me to narrow down what I want to make.  When that happens to me, I just go to my stamp sets and start looking for a sentiment I want to use, then the ideas just start flowin'!  This card would be perfect to send to someone who you are missing...

A2 sized card
Zooballoo- waves cut at 1.35"
George and Basic Shapes- rectangle (welded to waves) 5.71"
Create a Critter- hearts cut at 7.47, 6.27, & 5.24"
Life is a Beach- fish cut at 3.94", seaweed cut at 4.88" (both are from the fishbowl cut)
Cuttlebug- sunshine impression plate (PaperTrey Ink)
Joy's Life Stamps- Wild Life Puns
Stickles- star dust, Christmas red, lime green
Glossy Accents
Googly eye
White gel pen (I hand wrote the word "love" onto the heart)

Thanks for stopping by!  I sure do "fish" that you'll stop by Krafty Girls and enter the challenge!  :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mint for Each Other Card

Hello everyone and Happy July!  I can't believe it's already July!!!!!  I'm here with another challenge for Krafty Girls...  The challenge this week is:  Mint- use the color mint on your project.  I didn't quite know what to do for this challenge, but I was talking about in the car with my BFF, Shelly, and she gave me this sentiment, so I ran with it!  :)  This idea was "mint" to be, for sure!

A2 sized card
Simply Charmed- ice cream cones cut at 3.12"
Cuttlebug- doodle hearts (The Paper Studio)
Peachy Keen Stamps- Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment
Sentiment from my computer- Smiley Monster font size 18, Mr. & Mrs. Popsicle font size 12
Glossy Accents
Slot punch (I made the chocolate chips by punching out slots and cutting them in half)

Well I hope you enjoyed it, and thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to enter the mint challenge at Krafty Girls!  :)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Carson's Creations 3 Year Blogoversary Hop! :)

Welcome to the 3 Year Celebration for Carson's Creations. 
 Thank you for stopping by today to help Georgiana celebrate 3 years of crafting, blogging, and sharing.

Everyone's project today will fit a theme...THREE. It could be 3 colors, 3 patterns, 3 embellishments, etc.  Try to find as many triples as you can! 

Here is my 3 Year Project...
I made this card for my instructor that I had for my 6-unit class.  It was an awesome class, with awesome people, and I will miss them!  :)

A2 sized card
Love You a Latte- coffee cups cut at 2.88"
Cuttlebug- Swiss dots, doodle hearts (The Paper Studio)
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Freshly Brewed
Stickles- star dust

Since this is 3 Years of blogging and crafting fun, we have LOTS of FABULOUS sponsors...
Mini Magnolia Stamp

 stamp set
$15 gift certificate

dew drops

To qualify to win, you must:
1. Be a follower of Carson's Creations and each crafter in the hop
2. Leave a comment on every stop of the hop
3. Find the sets of three on each project for an extra chance to win a prize.
~ Extra Prize ~
A surprise pack with 3 crafting goodies!
Winners will be announced at Carson's Creations on Thursday, June 27th.
Your next stop will be Tracey.
Here is the line-up: 
Thanks for joining us today for this 3 year celebration!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Father's Day Guitar Card

Hello!  I am so glad that I am on summer break!  It has allowed me to do some crafting, which I have been finding it hard to squeeze in lately...  I am also over halfway through my 6-unit class I'm taking, so vacation is about to really begin!!!  :)  The class has actually been really fun, so that's been nice...  The card I have for you today is for my Dad.  He truly is the best dad ever!!!  He also looks at my blog all the time, so "hi Dad"!  I also made this card for the new Krafty Girls challenge.  The challenge this week is:  Musically Inclined-  Make any project with a music theme. 

A2 sized card
Hannah Montana- guitar cut at 1.71"
Joy's Life Stamps- Holiday Occasions & Everyday Occasions
Glossy Accents
Fishing line

I covered the entire blue part of the guitar with Glossy Accents, then I made strings out of fishing line.  Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to join us in the challenge over at Krafty Girls!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thank You Card

Hey everyone!  Well I am officially on summer break now!  Woo hoo!!!!!!  It doesn't quite feel like it yet because I'm taking a class for the next two weeks, but it still feels nice!  :)  I am in desperate need of some thank you cards right now because I have had a lot of people helping me out lately...  I have decided to make the move from teaching 1st Grade to 2nd Grade!!!!  *biting off fingernails*  My principal was practically begging me, and I really love that grade level, so... I'm taking a leap of faith!  It was definitely not an easy decision, and it was quite bittersweet...  I'm ready for the change, but I didn't want to leave my comfort zone!  I shed a little tear when I left my old room for the last time...  Anywho, my friend Sarah will be the recipient of this card because she helped me pack up my old classroom, put everything away in my new room, and she's going to help me decorate the walls!  :)  AND this card meets the requirements of the new Krafty Girls challenge!  The challenge this week is:  Pinterest Inspired.  Make a card you were inspired to make by something you saw on Pinterest.  I think we can all safely say that Pinterest is addicting, and when I saw this card I knew I just had to make it myself!  Here we go...
Here was my inspiration... so cute!  I love the bakers twine wrapped around the letters!  This is from Weekly Scrapper.

Okay, here's what I came up with...

A2 sized card
Mini Monograms- scalloped circle cut at 5"
Doodletype- "thank" bold cut at 1.35", "you" cut at 1.24"
Bakers twine
A la Mode- sparkle embossing powder

THANK YOU for stopping by, and I hope you'll join us over at Krafty Girls for the Pinterest inspired challenge!  :)

P.S.  Mom and Dad you will be getting a thank you card for all of your help too!

P.P.S.  Because of this challenge title, I can't get Chicago's "You're the Inspiration" out of my head now!  :)