Sunday, December 15, 2013

Goal Countdown... Ho Ho Ho!

Our Operator challenged me to create a "goal thermometer" for our year end target.  I couldn't bring myself to make a boring candy thermometer chart, so I thought of this.  Each stocking was a 10% marker.  The last stocking was laminated so the exact percentage could be written/then erased.  Good news!  We made our goal!

Started with this Christmas school kit
Used the fireplace and the stockings
Christmas school kit
Black cardstock
Font Cricut cartridge
Santa & scroll - Dustin Pike/Doodle Dragon Studios

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Calendar That Keeps Giving

The Chick-fil-A calendar is a bargain!  You receive a FREE food item every month for a mere $6.00.    Love it!

Wrapping paper
Cricut cartridge
Chick-fil-A calendar 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I personally love, love, love gift cards!  Do you?  Especially food gift cards in January when your bills come in and you see you enjoyed Christmas shopping wayyyy to much!

Wrapping paper
Tinsel present - from Michael's
Don Juan Cricut cartridge
Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge
Chick-fil-A gift holder stockings
Mini plush cow with Santa hat
Gift cards

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Scarecow - Blessings

I disassembled the scarecrow on the right and gave his clothes to Cow!
Happy Thanksgiving! 

Fall fabric
Goldrod butcher paper
Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge
Leaf garland
Cow plush

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Good Moooos!

Oh my goodness!  How adorable is the little golfer aiming at our 24 foot cow?!  Just a simple board to show off some of the great things happening in our restaurant.

Red butcher paper
Swirls border 
Black cardstock
Mickey Mouse Font Cricut cartridge

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!

Chevron fabric
Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge
Paper sack
Font: Ghoulish

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
Pop dots

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Local Heroes Night

We invited our Local Heroes to come celebrate the night... K-9 officers & their dogs, firemen, policemen, SWAT team and ambulance drivers.  They brought all their toys/vehicles and showed them off to the community.  It was an awesome night with amazing local heroes!

Blue butcher paper
Patriotic border
Cardstock - white, red
George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge

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
Pom poms

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Adventure

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

Happy 4th of July!

Have a happy & safe 4th of July!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Red, White & Blue Challenge - Happy 4th of July!

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! Operation Write Home Blog Hop

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

Final Ongoing Fundraising Race of the Year

It's the Final Ongoing Fundraising Race of the year and my career at our school!  I liked everything about this bulletin board except the post sign with the rules.  But I had to make them big enough for the students to read.  Also, we design our bulletin boards so things can be removed (the post sign) and pictures of the event are put in it's place.  So tomorrow after the big Pizza Party with Stacking Cups races there will be some fun pictures displayed.  I can't wait!

This was a speedy race... only 2 weeks long.  Each class tried to earn the most points by turning in their Ongoing Fundraising items (Box Tops, Campbell's Labels for Education, My Coke Rewards caps and flaps, recycling ink and cell phones) and attending our Chick-fil-A Spirit Night.  In addition, one student from each grade who turned in the most Box Tops received a set of Stacking Speed Cups with an instructional DVD.  The kids LOVE these!

Teachers who earned over 5,000 Race points were awarded a Race Bundle of prizes (tissues, pencils, dry eraser markers and dry erase erasers plus free Chick-fil-A sandwiches).

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
Butcher paper

Friday, May 10, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week - Door #5

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
Butcher paper
Sesame Street Cricut cartridge

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week - Door #4

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)
Butcher paper
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Bandana set (used on hat and saddle)
Old West Cricut cartridge
Western bulletin board border

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week - Door #3

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
Mylar ballons

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week - Door #2

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 
Butcher paper
Beach net (from the Dollar Store)
School die cut machine alphabets
Martha Stewart Grass edge punch 
Pop Dots

Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week - Door #1


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.

Butcher paper
Crepe paper 
Mummy cut out (I purchased this on Halloween clearance)
Fake flowers
Heart punch

Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog Hop & DDS 4th Year Blogaversary!

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
Pop dots

Friday, April 12, 2013

Somebunny Love Box Tops!

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

Keep Calm

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

Monday, April 8, 2013

Anything Goes Challenge! Go BLUE!

Our challenge this week over on Doodle Dragon Studios is ANYTHING GOES!  Well, GO BLUE! 

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 -
Puzzle pieces
Pebbles Inc rub on - Thank You
Pop Dots
American Crafts cardstock

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Scrapbook USA Expo Time

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

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - January 2013 Membership (Art 35)
St. Patrick's Day Subway Art (downloaded from internet)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Seeing Colors (pastels that is) Challenge!

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)
Easter M&M's
Wrights Rick Rack - pastel
Transparency paper
Font - CK Handprint

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oh Boy! It's a Challenge!

I decided to put a little twist on the Doodle Dragon Studios - Pike's Playground challenge (snips and snails and puppy dog tails - boys challenge).  My pregnant friend only has 3 weeks until she holds her own little boy.  My son is all grown up and serving a mission in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  Sniff.  Sniff.  It's been a long pregnancy for my friend, but remember slow & steady wins the race!

Come join the challenge and have some fun with us!  Need some inspiration?  Check out the DDS design team's creations!  Be sure to link your card to the challenge by February 24th.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - March 2011 Membership #28
Dove milk chocolate - yum!
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Labels Eight
American Crafts cardstock
Font - CK Racer

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Twinkle Toes - New Release

Dustin Pike aka Doodle Dragon Studios just released this adorable twinkle toes ballerina monkey set.  Here are the flowers waiting for her after her performance.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Ballerina Monkey set
Doodlebug Design Inc - Color Coordinates set - Loopy Love (patterned papers)
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Oval Scallop & Oval
American Crafts cardstock
Pop Dots

Monday, January 28, 2013

Red Ribbon Week

It's Red Ribbon Week at our school - The Best Me is Drug Free!  I thought this cute bear from Dustin Pike's / Doodle Dragon Studios Awareness set would be perfect to promote this important week.  You could use him for the variety of different "Ribbon" weeks by simply changing the color of his ribbon and frame.

Here's what our Red Ribbon Week coordinator has planned for our students: 

Monday: Wear our school colors (blue & white) or your school spirit shirt. The teachers will pass out a red Drug-Free bracelet to each student. Please wear the bracelet every day during this week.

Tuesday: Pajama Day "Follow your dreams and be drug-free!"

Wednesday: Career/College Day: "Make it a goal to stay drug-free." Students can dress up as what they want to be when they grow up, wear a college shirt, or a sports jersey.

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day: "We may be crazy, but we don't do drugs!"

Friday: Wear Red. "The best me is drug free!" We'll be doing the balloon release between 1:30 and 2:00 (weather permitting).

Sounds like a fun week to me! 


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dudley Loves Football

Only 6 more days until the Superbowl!  Let the party begin!  Dudley the Dragon is betting on the 49ners to take it this year!  In case you didn't know... he's a huge football fan.  Remember he came to my Superbowl Party?  He was even my door greeter!  Check out the party here.

I've been a 49ners fan forever.  I'll have to see if I can find a picture from the 90's in my 49ners gear to prove it!

This Dudley Football set is available again in the Doodle Dragon Studios store.  If you don't see it right away, do a search for the set up in the top right corner.   

Go 49ners!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine Monsters

My son is currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bolivia.  He will be there for 2 years.  He's been out in the field for just over 3 months.  He loves the people!  The food?  He's adjusting... cow's tongue and stomach is NOT in our normal diet at our house.  As much as I miss him, it is wonderful to watch him grow as he serves the Lord and the people of Bolivia.

The mail system in Bolivia is far from reliable.  Either it takes letters/cards/packages forever to arrive, they never get there, or some things may be missing from the package.  Emails are the best way to communicate.  My son only has 1 hour a week to send and answer emails.  So this will be perfect for a quick "I love you" Valentine's reminder in case his Valentine's package doesn't get there in time or ever.  Please let it arrive safely!  It's filled with lots of love and treats!

Most people say, "I love you to the moon and back."  Well... some days Bolivia feels farther than the moon, so I always sign my letters, "I love you to Bolivia and back."  Mr V. Monster is on the Bolivia flag (just minus the logo in the middle) with a little shadow behind him.  He will make my son smile.

You'll smile too when you see Dustin Pike's/Doodle Dragon Studio new set of Valentine Monsters!  Check them out!  Our design team have put some love into cards showcasing these fabulous creatures!  Take a peek over on Dustin's blog.

Happy early Valentine's Day!