Friday, June 25, 2010

A Tea Party

Vanessa at Fanciful Twist is having a tea party and everyone is invited. Sam and I worked this week to make a little teacup garland to celebrate. Sam picket out his favorite Mad Hatter pictures. I had a little fun with some Maya Road Tea Cups that I bought at The Crafty Scrapper. I used paper from Bo Bunny and tons of stickles. Now we have a lasting momento of a fabulous time we had in the park.
Sam composed the story to go with the teacups.
Welcome to my tea party. I'm so glad that you weren't late. If you will follow me though the rabbit hole, we will be there in two shakes of a rabbit's tail This is my garden. It is filled with the most beautiful flowers. My friends and I love to come here on sunny summer mornings to start tea parties that last all day long.
Today we are having a little jasmine tea since I am going through a little Chinese phase.
Since we are having such a delightful time, I would like to entertain you with my version of, "Twinkle, Twinkle, little bat."Thank you for coming by. I hope that you will come back soon. But, I have to run. I don't want to be late for my next party!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Altering Away!

I have been away from the blog for quite a bit. It felt so good last week to be able to scrap away with my gals! When I go to a big crop like last week, I usually take a big project so I don't have to think about bringing a lot. When I was at The Crafty Scrapper, I saw these "Receipt Holders" from Seven Gypsies. It was of course I wanted it, and I wanted to alter it.

I stared at it for about two hours. I thought, I'll get the needle nose pliars out and take them apart so I could cover them totally. Well....that was a no go....there had to be a better way. So, I cut the piece that went down the middle 2 1/4 " wide and slid it under the springs. Then I cut the boarder pieces 3/4" and punched them. I made a few notches so it would fit securely around the springs. I think it will look great in my classroom. I put several items from my retreat so when I look at it, it will make me happy all school year long.

Last year my good friend Sherri gave me this flash card that she found with my name on it. I have been waiting to find something special to do with it. I couldn't decide if I wanted it in my classroom or my scraproom. Since I had some extra supplies from my above project, I decided to make it for my classroom. Lots of Graphic 45 and Maya Road goodness.

I had such a good time making the receipt board that I made one for The Crafty Scrapper too! It is filled with a lot more Maya Road products.

Thanks for looking. I'm so glad it is summer so I can craft, craft, craft!