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