Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I'm so loving getting paid to make bulletin boards! Here's my latest creation for our Community Board at the store.
BTW - Have you tried breakfast at Chick-fil-A? Oh my, it's addicting! And I was addicted BEFORE I starting working there! My personal favorite breakfast item are the Chicken Minis! You should try them!
Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge
Monday, September 16, 2013
When I saw Dustin Pike released this adorable Freebie Friday image, I instantly had a smile on my face. This image is sooooo my youngest daughter and her BFF! If you put them in a line up of young girls, you would never pair these two together. But whatever works! BFF's are hard to come by!
It's hard to read the small print on the circle. It sums up friendships... here's what it says:
"Ingredients: adventure, giggles, kisses, wonder, energy, adventure, motion, joy, happiness, love, glee, and a whole lot of trial and error!"
Doodle Dragon Studios image - freebie
Mickey Mouse Cricut font
Creative Imaginations patterned paper
PC Stand-Outs - Christina Cole - Energy
American Crafts cardstock
Monday, August 19, 2013
Okay, one day I'll actually make a card again! But for now all my creative thoughts have been on my new job. Here's my latest Community Board creation promoting our delicious party trays.
Artificial grass (from Lowe's)
Varsity Cricut cartridge
White spray paint
Plastic football (cut in half)
Posted by Kerri - Big Smiles from Kbear at 11:00 AM
Monday, August 5, 2013
Phew! We made it through July! I'm onto a new adventure... now it's a great day at Chick-fil-A! It's true! At the end of July, I started working for Chick-fil-A in their Marketing Department! One of my responsibilities to create the Community Boards. Here is my first board celebrating Cow Appreciation Day!
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Where in the world did June go? It's almost July. Crazy! Guess we'd better change gears with a Red, White & Blue challenge over on Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios blog.
Simply make a RW&B card or project using Doodle Dragon Studios images. Join the festive fun and link to the challenge!
Have a happy & safe 4th of July!
Friday, May 24, 2013
You're Tweet! Thanks so much!
Hello! You're tweet! Thanks for hopping by this weekend for the
Operation Write Home
Memorial Weekend Blog Hop.
Today while at the airport, I witnessed a total stranger walk up to a man in uniform and thank him for his service to our country. I felt privileged to have seen the touching exchange. I love those who serve in the military. My grandfather served in World War 2, my brother served (also in Deseret Storm) and retired from the Army, and my sister served in the Air Force. So I have a soft spot for our service men and women.
Everyone has their own way of supporting and thanking those who serve our great country. I think Operation Write Home's program is an amazing way to thank AND help lift the spirits of those who serve and their families with the creative cards that are lovingly made. Here's link to Operation Write Home's Memorial Weekend Blog Hop to see all the talented people, click HERE to see all the cards!
|I tweaked/flipped the sketch just a little. :)|
Dustin Pike aka Doodle Dragon Studios is also playing in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop. So if you like the cute birdie on this card (from the DDS Woodland Set) or the other awesome images on my blog, be sure to go visit the great and talented Doodle Dragon Studios. Rumor is Dustin will be having FREEBIES this weekend and a special sale! You don't want to miss it!
Have a happy & safe Memorial Day Weekend! Thanks for hopping by!
Monday, May 20, 2013
The winning teacher was awarded a big Pit Stop Prize Box full of classroom supplies and a pizza coupon card.
Doodle Dragon Studios image - Racer - Blogversary 3 set
Alphalicious Cricut cartridge
Racing flag bulletin board border
Friday, May 10, 2013
I think my favorite door to decorate is the Librarian's door. It's more than just a door, it's a scene!
Well, we made our way through all five doors I created. Since I'm also the PTA Teacher Appreciation Door Coordinator, I take picture of ALL the doors we decorate every year (55+ doors). You can take an electronic stroll around our school's Teacher Appreciation Week doors HERE. You will to see how the halls of our school were magically transformed by creative parents in love and appreciation.
Doodle Dragon Studios images
Sesame Street Cricut cartridge
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here we are at Door #4. Apparently, the monkeys are in control this year! This door is for an aide who manages the teacher's workroom and makes all the copies for the teachers. I'm in here alot making copies for PTA, so I get to talk to Dawn often. Since I won't be here next year, I had to do her door too!
Doodle Dragon Studios image
Wood paper (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Bandana set (used on hat and saddle)
Old West Cricut cartridge
Western bulletin board border
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Here's Door #3... it's for my daughter's teacher. She is a Disney fanatic, so it was an obvious choice to do this door design. In the monkey's right hand, he's holding a 7th Grade Fast Pass.
Doodle Dragon Studios image
Mickey Font Cricut cartridge
Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge
Queen & Co - patterned paper - Magic Dots
Scallop bulletin board strips
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Welcome back! Here is my Door #2 for Teacher Appreciation Week. Yes, I strayed from the UP theme, but this teacher LOVES, LOVES, LOVES soccer. I purchased a decorative beach net from the Dollar Store to make the goal. The strings are hot glued together on the edges to make the goal frame. It worked out perfect! And I used the trick (that I finally figured out in January!) of enlarging my Martha Stewart Grass edge punch to make the grass.
Doodle Dragon Studios image
Beach net (from the Dollar Store)
School die cut machine alphabets
Martha Stewart Grass edge punch
Monday, May 6, 2013
I can't believe it is Teacher Appreciation Week already! And that we only have 18 days of school left. This year has flown by! Our school's PTA theme this year was "Rising UP to Excellence!" For TA Week, the committee played off the theme with anything "UP". Here's my door I made for the School Nurse. *Gasp!* It's not a Doodle Dragon image! I think it's the first door ever not using one of Dustin's images.
I decorated 5 doors this year. I'll post 1 a day for this week. So now you've seen Door #1. Come back tomorrow to see Door #2.
Mummy cut out (I purchased this on Halloween clearance)
Monday, April 22, 2013
Welcome to the Spring Fling Hop-Hop-Hop with Doodle Dragon Crew and Design to Color. You should have hopped from Veronica. We are so happy you could join us for this special occasion. It is also Dustin Pike's/Doodle Dragon Studios 4 year Blogaversary! You won't want to miss out on the deals he is offering. Some of the crew used images from the new set, so hop around and get inspired.
How cute is this Fairy Frog Mother? She totally caught my eye when I saw the new images! Doesn't she look like she's pulling up at chair at lunch and saying, "Hello friend!" Ready to dive into a deep and exciting conversation with her best friend.
Leaving a comment and some love will get you a chance of winning some cool stuff. Both Designed to Color and Dustin Pike have some goodies to give away. Hopping is open until the 25th and winners will be announced by the 29th. So hop on over to Gramma and check out the sweet creation! If you have gotten lost here are the hop links below. Hop along now!!
Don't forget to check out the Blogaversary sets on Dustin's blog and in the store HERE.
Doodle Dragon Studio image - Fairy Frog Mother set
Pebbles Inc. - New Addition patterned paper
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Circles & Lacy Circles
Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge - phrase
Vellum - wings
Martha Stewart - Daisy flower stickers
Fiskars - Scallop edge punch
American Crafts cartstock
Friday, April 12, 2013
Ah man, it's getting close! Only 2 more months of school left! And my second to last bulletin board at this school. After 13 years of having children here, my youngest child will graduate to junior high this year. Sniff. Sniff. And after 8 years of being the PTA Ongoing Fundraising Coordinator (which includes being the Box Tops Lady) it's coming to an end too. Sniff. Sniff. It's the BEST position and most fun position on the PTA Board!
Thanks to Dustin Pike aka Doodle Dragon Studios for the most amazing images to work with over the years! My bulletin boards, poster and flyers always look so great!
For this bulletin board, I used my wide format printer and 12"x24" cardstock to make the bunny (isn't he adorable!?) and wagon. I printed sections at a time then paper pieced them together. The background is wrapping papers.
I have to brag a little bit about our school. The students, families and faculty are super supportive of all our Ongoing Fundraising programs, Box Tops being our top program. This year we rocked it again! We earned $5,491.41 just from Box Tops!
In the Box Tops World, our school is currently ranked:#6 in our Area - within 25 miles (out of 400 schools)
#8 in the State (out of 773 schools)
#214 in the Nation (out of 88,911 schools)
Somebunny LOVES Box Tops! It must be Eaglecrest Elementary families! EGG-cellent job Eaglecrest! For our next Somebunny LOVES Box Tops contest, the students will trade in their completed Box Tops collection sheets for a plastic egg filled with a treat, a prize or an extra ticket in our drawing for bigger prizes!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Meh... today is one of those I have a million things to do days, but really not interested or motivated to do any of them. So I started looking through all my Doodle Dragon Studios images. I found this cutie in my treasures and starting playing with him.
Now it's time for dinner. Yeah, I not real motivated for that either. Any ideas? Order out, you say? Perfect!
Doodle Dragon Studios image - 20Halloween11
Keep Calm art
Posted by Kerri - Big Smiles from Kbear at 7:16 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013
April is Autism Awareness Month. One of our Small Groups teachers (Autistic class) is working on her Masters and will be leaving our school. She has worked here since it opened 16 years ago. I am super excited for her new adventure, but sad to see her go. I decided to make this card for every one to sign to let her know she is loved and appreciated.
Your turn! Make a card for ANYTHING and post it to our challenge by Sunday, April 21st.
Doodle Dragon Studios image - Bonus3
Glimmer Mist -
Pebbles Inc rub on - Thank You
American Crafts cardstock
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Guess what is this weekend? It's the Scrapbook USA Expo in Sandy, Utah. One of my favorite events of the year! If you're coming to the Expo, be sure to come say hello! I'll be working in the VIP Lounge Area both mornings as the hostess. It's the best job (and the most fun) of the Expo! Hope to see you there!
Click here for more details about the Scrapbook USA Expo.
Guess what else is just around the corner? My next favorite time of the year... Teacher Appreciation Doors! Look for them in May. I've already signed up for 3 doors. So excited!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Okay, I totally cheated for the new Doodle Dragon Studios Seeing Colors (pastels that is) challenge! Nothing says pastel more than Easter candy, which is a true weakness of mine! Once the bag is open just know that it will be empty soon. I've eaten enough Easter candy already, so I opted in posting this cute Easter treat I made in 2011. Here's what I said...
There's just something about Easter M&M's that makes me want to buy bag after bag. The colors are so playful, light and happy. Think about it...brown colored M&M's don't make you smile like Easter colors do.
I found this fun container at IKEA (one of my favorite stores, except when I get lost and can't find out how do get down stairs). I printed the bunny on regular cardstock and the "Happy Easter" on a transparency paper. I glued the bunny on the transparency. Then put the paper in from back side so the bunny is sandwiched in between the original top and the transparency.
Now it's your turn to think pastels! Link your project over on Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studio's blog by Sunday, March 17!
Doodle Dragon Studios image
Canister - from IKEA (3 pack)
Wrights Rick Rack - pastel
Font - CK Handprint