Monday, June 30, 2014

No Soliciting Sign

 

Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking IV
Fonts Used: Aachen Bold (Funtime font), Hobos (Funtime font), Black Jack (True Type), Friz Quadrata Medium (Funtime font), Christian Crosses (True Type), Frutiger Medium 55 (Funtime font), Futura Bold (Funtime font), and Army (True Type).
Materials: Oracal 651 Black Vinyl, Wooden sign (purchased at local Michaels)

At my parents home they get A LOT of solicitors, so my Mom asked me to make them a "No Soliciting" sign.

We found a sentiment that she loved and I got to work in Funtime using different fonts.  Creating the design and letting my Gazelle cut it was the easy part!  I used transfer paper to move the design to the wooden post and that's where my part ended.  :o)

My parents took that home, added quite a few layers of sealant over the vinyl and wood.  Then added the post to ground and secured the sign to post.

I can't wait to see if this makes any difference to the amount of solicitors they receive!


Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Birthday Countdown


Materials: Blank 4x6" index cards

Here's a simple project that I create for my children each year for the month of their birthday.  Using Microsoft Word I add in the border to a customized paper size.  Then simply use text boxes to add in the date, countdown days, and additional text.

Then I use my crop-a-dile to add in the holes at the top of each card so that I can put them up for my babies to rip each day off.


Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Children's Space - Chore List


Materials: Regular computer paper, Xyron 900 Laminate/Magnet Refill Cartridge, Stampin' Up! Ticket Duo Builder Punch 126883

My goal will be to eventually add in actual chores but for starts my hubby and I have decided to start with encouraging our kiddos to do their morning tasks on their own.  We've been using this a few weeks now and I will say that it has really improved their willingness to do their morning routines with enthuasim.


I created the chart and the chores in Microsoft Publisher.  After I printed the sheets out, I ran them through my Xyron using the Laminate/Magnet Refill Cartridge.  The laminate makes it possible to use a dry erase marker to check off chores that they completed.
 

I spaced the chores in Microsoft Publisher so that when I was ready, I could use the Stampin' Up! Ticket Duo Builder Punch 126883 to punch them out.  With the computer paper, laminate, and magnet that really put my punch through a work out.  Not so sure I would recommend it but hey, I'm willing to give it a try!  :o)

Since I ran the chore list through the Laminate/Magnet Refill Cartridge, they easily stick to the chore list on the refridgerator and I can move/changed the chores as my kiddos grow.

I've already created additional age appropriate chores and will be printing those out soon so that we can start working together as a team to keep the household moving together.

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My Children's Space - Learning the Weather


Materials: Regular computer paper, Xyron 900 Laminate/Magnet Refill Cartridge

With my daughter starting kindergarten next year and my son going into a pre-school, I've decided to help give them a head start by working on things that they are going to need.  So as we enjoy this summer, we will be using what is around us and the things we are doing to help those little lessons.  The goal is to make this fun so that they have no idea what that they're learning.  :o)

For this exercise I wanted to be able to incorporate several aspects of learning.  Using a 3 day system (yesterday, today, and tomorrow) my goal is to give them a better understanding of time without stretching too far into the week (we'll do that when I get to making the calendar).  It also gives us the opportunity to learn "what happened yesterday" and what the weather looks like today.  Then together, we look at the forecasted weather for tomorrow.

So far both my kiddos have enjoyed doing this and I'VE had to remember to moved the weather symbols YESTERDAY so that each get a chance to try it.

To create my chart and weather symbols I used Publisher.  I will be making these available for download just as soon as I get the hosting site set up and the chart exported as a PDF (hopefully this week 6/17/14).

After creating everything I needed, I printed it all out on regular 20# computer paper.  I ran each sheet through my Xyron 900 laminating machine using the Laminate/Magnet Refill Cartridge.  Then cut everything down to the size.  The chart is 9" x 6" and the weather symbols are 2.5" x 2.5."


I'm also in the process of making some worksheets that will help with writing their letters and spelling words that correspond to weather.  I will also share those just as soon as I've finished creating them.

I was inspired to create all of these by doing research on things for the kiddos and I to do this summer that would help them in the coming school year.  One of my favorite sites and that I frequent is Confessions of a Homeschooler.  Be sure to check out her site and take full advantage of the items she has made available!  I have EVERY intention of purchasing her Road Trip USA.

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spruced up my Keurig

 

Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking IV
Materials: Oracal 631 vinyl

For my birthday this year I got a Keurig.  It took me a bit to transition from my coffee pot to the Keurig but then again when my coffee pot died I didn't really have any other options.  My biggest concern was the cost of the "K-cups" so I ended up purchasing those reuseable cafe cups.
 

My next concern was how plain it looked in my kitchen!  :o)

The first addition was adding the amount of the cup sizes since my dearest hubby and guests constantly ask me what the ounces were to each of the cups.  Of course noticing the circle shapes of the buttons, I decided to add my own "hidden Mickey."


After searching the internet for some coffee inspiration, I found that I really liked the "coffeeology."  Using several different fonts, I re-created it in my Funtime program.


During my internet search I also found this adorable coffee cup and steam made with hearts.  Absolutely loved it and converted it to a cut file and added it to the water reservoir.



Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Card


Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking IV
Files Used:  Funny Farm by Designs on Cloud 9
Materials: Card stock, pop dots, chalk or ink for shading

This simple card was made for a special little girl whose first birthday theme was Old McDonald.  Using the Funny Farm by Designs on Cloud 9 file, I cut out the farm, pig, and bear. 


With a little shading, I'm really happy with how these adorable cuts put together!

In the Funtime program, I created the oval and made a copy of it so that I had 2 of them.  I layered a 1 (one) on top of one of the ovals so that it would cut out.  After cutting the ovals, using pop dots, I layered one on top of the other for additional dimension.


Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

"For You" Card


Paper:  Whisper White (8 ½ X 11) 100730, Daffodil Delight (8½ X 11) 119683, Rich Razzleberry (8½ X 11) 115316, Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Daffodil Delight 126944, Pumpkin Pie 126945, Rich Razzleberry 126950
Stamp Sets Used:  A Round Array (clear) 129090
Punches:  Bird Builder 117191, ⅞" Scallop Circle 129404
{Frame}lits:  Floral Frames Collection 127012

For this simple card I used the bird wings from the Bird Builder Punch 117191.  I inked the edges with Daffodil Delight 126944 and the "base" of the tulip I added Pumpkin Pie 126945.

Adding the shading to the tulips took A LOT of time but I feel it was well worth it when I was finished.  I just love what it adds to punch art when you take the time to do the little extras!
 
 
Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)
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