Friday, April 25, 2014

God bless America!!

Just a little canvas art for America!  

Some good old painter's tape and a love for the USA!

Earth Day 2013

What do you get your geologist dad for Father's Day?  You frame your awesome Earth Day art for his office!  Thanks for the great art Mrs. Komar (1st grade)!  I simply covered the background in butcher paper & adhered the art!  It turned out super cute and looks great in J's office!! 


 During some extra "snow time" 
C & I hit the craft room for some canvas fun! 
We got out everything we had for a few of these....including a ton of tops and caps we had set aside to recycle into something great.  Our first idea was a tree...we were recycling on a canvas after all!


And last, but not least....we combined a Cricut cut, a foam circle brush & some more recycled caps.  My Favorite of the three....maybe.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Yikes!  I haven't posted since March & we are just shy of Christmas now!!  To say the last year has been a busy one is indeed an understatement!!  Below are our newest Sharpie/Bic marker plates....just in time for the holiday season! 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bic vs. Sharpie - the Ultimate Crafting Showdown!

OK - 2 more plates with the Sharpie markers....and this time we tossed a few Bic markers into the mix.  And the Bic ones ROCKED!!  (I have the ultra fine & fine ones for my journal - I LOVE how they write!)  My ultimate test was doing lime green (my fav color) on the new plates.  The Bic marker kept its color through the oven process, the Sharpie brand turned green/grey.  

And, once again they are not (to my knowledge) dishwasher proof or food safe, 
but they are ADORABLE!!

We are gearing up for Memorial Day, the 4th & Coast Guard Festival with this one!!

The Sharpie sample....need I say more?
The Bic green sample.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sharpie Plates!

I had to jump on the Sharpie / plate phase....and here is my take on it....

Are you really going to toss this in the dishwasher or eat off of it, ever?  
Not me - so, in my opinion it doesn't need to be dishwasher safe. let my son color our family portrait on a Dollar Tree plate with Sharpie brand markers, baked it at 350 for 30 minutes, let it cool & put it on a stand.  BAM!  cute art accomplished!

If you are going to eat off of it, make a birthday or "Great Day" plate, then you will want to try different markers & methods of washing the finished plates.  *I hear that the oil/paint based Sharpies are the way to go, but have NOT tried them myself.*

**I also had C decorate small glass candy jars at Christmas for his grandparents, also from Dollar Tree, and then filled them with their favorite candies.  

And he did a napkin holder in an owl motif for my office.

Our Valentine plate!
...the black is covering our name....not my son's handy work...

Next up, an Easter plate!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Family Reading Night - Seuss Style

We held a Family Reading Night at our Elementary school last night.....of course we had to do a Seuss are some of the snacks, decorations and activities we did.  

One of our PTA moms loves to do woodwork....I gave her the picture Monday afternoon, by Wednesday she had this made!  THANKS AMY!!!

Truffula Seeds! (Glitter Jelly Beans)

Hop on Pop Popcorn!
Peanuts for Horton!
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!
Green Eggs & Ham of course!
Kohl's Cares animals and books for our Grand Prize Giveaways!

We went to the Scholastic Warehouse and loaded up on books to give away!

Our woodworking mo also made the Seuss sign as a giveaway - she then personalized it for the winner!

Reading area in the middle of the gym.  We had our principal come and read a Seuss story to the kiddos.  We also had a Reading/Therapy dog come for shy readers to practice reading out loud too.


We also made: 
Clover Pencils, Design your own Seuss Creature, Write a Seuss Story, Make a Bookmark & Decorate a Seuss saying!  And it was the last day of our book fair, so parents could come in and shop too!

Seuss on the Loose Rhyming Word Wall!