Monday, October 29, 2012

Cross stitch looms

I have had this collection of cross stitch looms forever and I have wanted to do something with them. They have been hanging on the wall for at least a year just blank nothing in them. About a week ago a friend gave me a dcwv stack that inspired me to finally do something with them the colors in the stack were perfect and went well with my room, so I started cutting the designs to fit the looms and there was a sheet of tags you could cut out and use as embellishment. I decided to use my favorite Tim holtz quote stamps and stamped a different one on each tag then I started to pull this from my stash. Bits of findings and jewelry reused, some very old scrapbook embellishments I have saved for a special project. Over all them came out pretty cool. It was the perfect distraction from hurricane sandy and my head feeling like its going to explode and my runny nose that sandy has caused. Tomorrow I'm back to getting homework done. And at the moment time for sleep.
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A quick and easy Halloween treat

So I got called into a class for today. I have been in a few times and I have really enjoyed the students and I had bought some Halloween pencils at Walmart the other day for my teacher bag. So this morning I got an idea to make little tags to put on the pencils to say they were from me. I took a dcwv mat stack I bought a couple months ago which is 6.5 x 4.5 and I cut it into three somewhat equal sections which works out to be a little over 2 inches x 4.5. I cut orange paper to fit on top of the pattern which is a little over 1.75x 4. I stamped this cute pumpkin and "boo to you" on the orange in black ink. Glued the orange paper to the patten and punched to circles on the side for the pencil to slide through. I was able to finish 24 of them in maybe 15-20 minutes. I left them for the classroom teacher to pass out. And it cost only like $2 for the pencils everything else was in my stash!
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