Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tooth Fairy Tin

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a super fun design team project I made for Two Berry Creative using their fabulous Hinged Silver Window Tins... a tooth fairy tin! What little boy or girl wouldn't want one of these?!

To make the tin, I started by making the cover. First, I found this adorable, free (which made it even more adorable) tooth fairy digital stamp and printed it. I colored it with my Copic markers and used Stickles to add some sparkle. I left the tin plain, but think it would look fabulous covered in washi tape!

For the inside of the tin, I used some pink polka dot paper (I believe it's Recollections) and cut it down to the size of the tin (3 3/4", x 2 1/4', x 3/4"), and used my corner rounder to round the edges. After adhering the tooth fairy to the inside of the tin, I adhered the pink polka dot paper. 

The cute little poem was found here on Pinterest, and I typed it and printed it on white cardstock, and rounded those corners as well. 

I thought this was such a cute idea when I first saw it and knew the Two Berry tins would be perfect! You could totally customize this for both boys and girls. 

Do you have any special Tooth Fairy containers or even traditions?! We'd love to see/hear!

Have a fabulous day! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Friendship Copic Marker Class at The Scrapbooking Studio!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share some details about my upcoming class at The Scrapbooking Studio...

During this two-hour class we are going to be creating two friendship-themed cards using Copic markers and stamps from Inky Antics' "Perfect Pear" stamp set! Basic Copic blending techniques are taught and we will also be learning how to add fabric textures to colored images. :) 

Class Supplies:
Dry adhesive
Liquid adhesive
Pop dots
Copic markers:
            E00, E01, E02 (skin tone family)
            B91, B95 (light blue/denim family)
            E25, E29 (brown family)
            Y11, YG03 (yellow green family)
            R83, R85 (pink family)

*Students are asked to bring or purchase their own markers for class. While exact colors are not required, it is strongly recommended students bring markers in similar color families to those used in class.

Cost for the class is $15 and you can reserve your spot by calling The Scrapbooking Studio's Davenport location at (563)-639-9966, or by registering via their website. Class reminders will be posted on their Facebook page as well!

Hope to see you there!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Project Life: Week 4 & Catching Up

I can honestly say I have never been so busy in my almost twenty one years of life.

I'm enrolled in 9 classes, which is 21 credit hours. (Meaning I spend an average of 21 hours in class a week - not counting all the homework and studying I do outside of class).

As an elementary education major less than a year away from student teaching, I'm beginning practicum experiences and spending a lot of time in elementary schools. This semester, I am required to spend 80 hours in three different classrooms. 20 hours with a reading specialist, 30 hours with a special education teacher, and 30 hours with a general classroom teacher during the subjects of math, science, and social studies. Thankfully two of my placements are at the same school and the other school is nearby, but, 80 hours is A LOT.

Prior to starting at my new college this school year, I worked part-time at two libraries. During my winter break I picked up some hours at one of them and was asked if I would like to continue working one Saturday a month, since I'm home all the time. Of course I said yes! Not long after that, I was asked if I would be interested in working weekend hours at the other library because they are undergoing some major changes and were in need of immediate help with someone who did not need very much training. So, I am back to working two jobs (which I love, don't get me wrong) and traveling home every weekend. It's only an hour and a half drive, and I was coming home pretty much every weekend anyways. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work again at two places that I absolutely love and enjoy.

In the fall I also started teaching Copic marker classes and I am continuing to teach monthly classes at The Scrapbooking Studio in Davenport, Iowa, and also at a store closer to my hometown in Sandwich, Illinois, called Peddlers Den. It is so much fun combining my passion and my hobby. I am on the design team for The Scrapbooking Studio as well, and am also currently designing for Two Berry Creative.

So, aside from all that, I'm also trying to maintain a social life and create some down time for myself. My friends coerced me into joining two intramural sports - something I have NEVER done before and NEVER thought I would be doing - and I am now cosmic bowling on Monday nights and playing volleyball on Thursday nights. Both start within the coming weeks, and I'm both excited and a bit nervous because I'm not very athletic!

I apologize, I didn't mean to write a book! I feel so guilty for not posting as much as I normally do, but honestly my days blend together and I have no idea where time goes. I have amazingly been keeping up with my Project Life pages and working on a few other projects as well. I miss regularly crafting so much! I'm counting down the days until my semester is over at the beginning of May. :)

So, with that all said, let's take a visual look at my crazy life with my Week 4 Project Life spread:

I limited Week 4 to a one page spread because it wasn't a very eventful week. This was also a design team project for The Scrapbooking Studio made with We R Memory Keeper's "Notable" collection (more projects created with this line coming next week).

The two pictures in the center were taken in my Assessment and Diagnosis in Reading and Science Methods for Elementary Teaching courses. In learning how to be a teacher, we often play the role as students so we can better understand how to teach alongside learning different teaching methods. In Reading, we played a word forming game using candy hearts, and in Science, we planted lima beans.

There was also a lot of snow this week and while waiting for the bus (which was over 20 minutes late - ugh) Danielle and I decided to make snow angels in the parking lot. I think we've been spending too much time acting like kids in class!

The January card was cut from a 12x12 sheet of paper from "Notable" and instead of writing the dates of the week on the title card, I used an embellishment to indicate the week on the calendar card.

I almost forgot - Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Have an absolutely lovely day. :)


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day Envelopes

Happy almost-Valentine's Day! I'm one of those people who truly loves Valentine's Day, even if my "valentines" happen to be friends or students. Unfortunately due to my extremely hectic schedule I didn't get to do a whole lot of Valentine's Day crafting this year, but I did make some adorable Valentine's Day envelopes using fabulous products from Two Berry Creative!
Let me just start by saying - I am in LOVE with these polka dot kraft bags. Like, absolutely in love. I love polka dots and these are SO cute! How could you not want to embellish them?! They could be used for so many different projects. 

To embellish my envelopes, I used washi tape, twine, dry erase board labels, Thickers, and some SRM Valentine's Day stickers. These were easy and simple to make and would even work well for a kids craft!

Here are the products I used from Two Berry Creative:
- Dotted Biodegradable Kraft Bags
- Valentine's Day Red & Pink Baker's Twine
- Red Hot Hearts Washi Tape
- Pink & Cream Diagonals Washi Tape
- Rectangle Whiteboard Labels

That's all for me today! I will be back tomorrow, FINALLY, with a catch-up post and a recent Project Life spread. Have a fantastic rest of your day!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hugs & Kisses

First off... it was has been WAY too long since I've posted! Oh, how my schoolwork has taken over my life. Thankfully I've got pictures uploaded for my next few posts and all I need to do is write them!

Today I am super excited to once again be guest designing for Die Cuttin' Divas! I guest designed for them over the summer and was thrilled when they asked if I would be interested in designing again. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge!

And here's my take on the sketch:

I used paper from Basic Grey's "Bittersweet" collection to create this Valentine's Day card. I cut the hearts using papers from the collection and my Silhouette Cameo. The 'hugs and kisses' sentiment is from a retired Whimsical Designs stamp set. I love how the pretty pearls tie the card together!

The prize for this challenge is two stamp sets from Your Next Stamp! Check out the blog for more details on the two sets. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back later this week with my recent Project Life pages.
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