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Pinterest Pick Friday ~ Tissue Paper Mason Jar for the 4th

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I have another fun 4th of July craft for you today! I hope you like it! πŸ™‚

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I got the idea for doing this simple craft on pinterest, you can view it here. The pin led to a dead end so I decided to wing it myself. It didn’t look or sound that hard to do! Are you ready for the tut? πŸ™‚

First, you need to gather your materials:

* Red, White and Blue tissue paper

* Mod Podge

* Mason Jar

* Glue sponge brush

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I thought it would be a good idea to put mod podge on a little bit of the tissue paper and then stick it in the bottom of that jar. Not such a good idea. I couldn’t move it around very well and ended up ripping some of the paper in little/biggish areas.

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It took a while for me to get that bottom layer glued down. I kept pulling on the paper too much and then not putting enough glue or putting too much glue… it wasn’t going too well.

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There were a few other areas I had ripped so I added some more tissue paper to cover it up.

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And Voila! It was pretty easy to fix! πŸ™‚

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(For some reason I didn’t take a picture of the next step, adding the white layer. Sorry! It’s hard to take tutorial pictures with gluey fingers and a HEAVY camera! LOL) So this is what it looked like after I glued the next 2 layers of tissue paper on. I did those layers differently and they worked out so MUCH better!

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Instead of only gluing a part of the tissue paper and then inserting it into the jar, I put the glue on the jar and then put the tissue paper down. This was so easy and then once I had the tissue paper all glued too the jar I put a layer of mod podge on top of it to make sure it would stay.

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I was very liberal with my glue!! You can see where I brushed it at the bottom to keep the red tissue sticking.

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And here it is displayed so beautifully on my holiday display cabinet! πŸ™‚

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My toddler LOVED it and kept wanting to touch it and play with it. I have found him walking around with it a few times in the last week. And now that I have made the flag from yesterdays post to go inside it, he LOVES that flag!! Haha.

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What do you think with both projects complete and blogged about? I love that I actually got some crafting done for this fun holiday!! Now, I have a HUGE list of sewing projects to get going on. I really should start another sewing challenge. I really think that helped me out a lot!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Come back on Monday to find out how we did with our new chore board! It’s been an interesting week! πŸ™‚

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Let’s Get Organized ~ Summer Chores

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We have been on summer break for about 3 weeks now. I wanted to get the summer chores enforced and our new summer schedule going when we got back from Reno a couple weeks ago, but I had a hard time getting my act together and wanting to enforce chores. I’ve been working on finishing up all the “paperwork” to go along with our schedule and chores and I finally got it up on Friday. I’m still working out the kinks and I’m sure I’ll change things up as the summer goes along. It’s all about trial and error, right? πŸ™‚

I am excited about this post, despite the fact that ! I am not that great about making my kids do chores. Those things that are so much easier for me to just do them and get them done quickly, you know them, right? I’m not one of those moms that has to have chores done PERFECTLY, but I am one of those moms that doesn’t want to stand around all day waiting for my kids to finish their chores.

SO, I went to the good old World Wide Web and did a Google search for Summer Chore Charts and Ideas. I found SO many good ideas and I wanted to do EVERY SINGLE one of them! BUT I had to choose just one, so my kids wouldn’t get too overwhelmed, and so that I wouldn’t either. There were two that really stood out to me and I kind of tweaked them to make them my own.

The first blog I went to was Organizing Made Fun. Becky is a GREAT blogger! She is one of the blogs that I LOVE to get daily emails from. I loved her idea of having the kids earn Media Minutes and I downloaded her 2 printables from her summer chore post. I know these will work great for my boys! they LOVE to just sit around and watch show after show after show. I’m not going to have ANY of that this summer!! I’m going to be on top of my job!!

The next blog I found was called Just Organize Yourself. I loved her summer chore post because it linked to a bunch of great ideas for chore charts. She goes into more detail on how she does her chores and lists in this post.

There were SO many more blogs that I found with great ideas! There were too many for me to read them all. A couple more I liked were Chicken Babies, Raising a Healthy Family and Homebody, she does a 3 part series called Summer Plan Mini Series:

*Rules and Consequences

*Kids Chores

*Fun Stuff

I also went on pinterest, of course!! I have already pinned a bunch of ideas and there was one that I’m definitely going to do, FINALLY! I’ve had it pinned ever since I opened my account I believe! LOL You can view my summer chore board HERE.

Chore Punch Cards ( I printed some off on my computer with cardstock and cut them out. Each kid starts the week out with one card and for every chore he does all the way AND the RIGHT way he’ll get a punch. Once the card is full he can cash it in for a prize. I have a prize box in my craft room that is overflowing. I’ve been saving up stuff for a while now.)

Chore Cards (I actually bought these cards a couple years ago. It was only $1.50 and she had them all written up and I didn’t have to do any work. I have never actually put them into use though so they are now going to come into play; although, I did tweak them to fit my needs. Each boy picks a chore card for the day and they also have to do one Kitchen job as well as all their morning and evening routine chores. The routine chores don’t count for the punch cards, though. Just the cleaning chores count. Depending on what Chore they are assigned on a certain day, they can earn more than 2 punches. I’m very optimistic that this will work!)

Are you ready to see all these things in ACTION??!! I have been hard at work in the last week getting everything organized and together and I am really proud of how it all turned out! It wasn’t anything fancy like some of the chore charts I admired on Just Organize Yourself, but it was easy and I didn’t feel overwhelmed by it. This week we will definitely be using all of these things I have talked about in this post, starting TODAY! I can’t wait! (Is it weird that I’m excited about getting my kids to do chores? I’m sure I will hate it after 10 seconds of instigating it! LOL)

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This is what the chore area has looked like since school got out, pretty bare.

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And this is what it looks like now!Β  What do you think? I laminated all the chore cards and then taped them onto the metal board with washi tape. I’ve been itching to use some of it and thought it was a pretty good idea to use it for this little project:) I got the idea for this on this blog and made it my own.

So, this is how I’ve thought it out, each kid has a pocket. They will always have an Evening and Morning checklist in their pocket so they can check everything off and get it initialed by Mom or Dad. At the beginning of each day I will have them randomly choose between 2 chores. I will assign who gets what kitchen chores. The Mom’s Choice chores will be done when needed. I’m not really sure if I’ll let those ones be a weekly thing or just when I feel like having them do it. That’s why they got a separate category.

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These are all the chore cards I have printed up.

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I have the media minute tickets in the blue holder that has the stickers and pencils, etc.

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I found this cute calender on a blog while I was browsing summer chore charts. I edited it to fit our schedule.

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These are the Chore Punch Cards I did up. I used a different color at the bottom for each boy, depending on what their favorite color is. I’m planning on throwing these out after they are filled up so I did not laminate them. If you want a free copy of these you can download them HERE.

We are hard at work keeping up with our new summer schedule and doing chores this morning. I will be back next week with a progress report πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great Monday!

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Pinterest Pick Friday ~ 4th of July Wreath

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I’m so excited to show you this project!! I LOVE how it turned out!!

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I found the idea on pinterest a couple weeks ago when I was looking for one to make for this upcoming holiday. This one really stuck out to me! I had to search a couple of blogs to get to the tutorial for it, but I finally found it and got to work.

And let me tell you, this was NOT a one sitting wreath project!! It took about 3 hours to finish it completely. Of course, I was doing it at night while watching a new favorite TV show with the hubs, soooo, I would get distracted easily. It was very time consuming. If you’re not patient and like fast results, this wreath probably isn’t for you, but if you put on a favorite movie or watch TV, you can actually enjoy doing it.

Here’s the finished result:

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I used a LOT of pins!! I had to go back to the store to buy more because I ran out. I decided I was ok with leaving the pins in. At first I thought I’d pin a bunch and then glue the felt pieces on with hot glue, but that added another step and I really didn’t want to do that. I’m a lazy crafter! πŸ™‚

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the stars from sticker paper and then sandwiched floral wire I bought at walmart for $1.27 in between 2 star stickers.

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My rows aren’t as full as they could be. I might go back and add more for next year.

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I am really please with the finished project!! It turned out a lot better than I thought it would! Doesn’t it look great on my front door?!! πŸ™‚ If you want to make one head on over to Capital B where I got the tutorial from. It’s easy, just time consuming!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!!

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Pinterest Pick Friday ~ Bridesmaid Up Do

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Are you surprised to see me blogging today?!! I’m surprised myself!! I just got home from Reno on Monday, where I photographed my sister’s wedding and a bunch of other fun family stuff we did that weekend! It was a LOT of fun, but boy am I TIRED!!! I have a feeling it will take me a while to get rid of that feeling too! πŸ™‚

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Anyway, I kind of cheated with this pinterest pick because I didn’t actually do it myself…. Since my sister was getting married she made hair and make-up appointments for my sisters, cousin, aunt, mom and me at a local beauty college. We all went with an idea of what we wanted our hair to look like. OF COURSE I turned to my favorite source for ideas, Pinterest! πŸ™‚ This is what I found when I searched for bridesmaid hair:

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I LOVED the bun in the first one and the curly hair in the second one. I showed my stylist the two pictures and she got to work. How long did it take??!! TWO HOURS!! Then they also did my makeup! I was almost late for the wedding! (Well, not really, but the bride had to wait for me to put on her dress so I could take pics. It was stressing me out how long it took!!)

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And here’s the finished version of my hair! I LOVED how it turned out!Β  Isn’t it just gorgeous?!! Who knew my hair could look this pretty? I don’t think I’ve ever had an up-do done before.

There were so many bobby pins in my hair and it was so heavy on my head I was afraid I would have a HUGE headache by the end of the day, but I didn’t! It was GREAT!! I didn’t even have a slight headache! I was SO happy! The pictures went well during and after the wedding. I’m excited to show you how they turned out! I’ve been working on them this week so hopefully I’ll have some to show you next week.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!! πŸ™‚

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Last Day of School!! ~ Teacher Scrapbooks

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen a couple photos having to do with teacher scrapbooks I’ve been working on this week. I’m finally ready to show them off! πŸ™‚

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I’ve been planning on making each teacher a scrapbook all year long. I Finally took pictures of the class last week and I printed them off onΒ  Monday this week. I’ve been working on putting the pictures on cute paper and stamping names on the pages for the past 2 days!! I finally finished yesterday and I am here to show you the finished projects. I LOVE them!! They aren’t as FANCY as the scrapbooks I made last year. I did those ones on the computer so it was easier to make them look fancy. Paper scrapbooking is HARD compared to digital!! BUT, I was determined to do something different this year, since my 1st grader has the same teacher as my older boy had last year. I didn’t want her to get the same scrapbook with different picture. I’m a perfectionist like that. So, here you go:

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I bought some cute We R memory keepers 4×6 journal cards at Target and used them because they were already decorated cute. All I had to do was glue on the picture!

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Oh, I did use some of my new washi tape for this page because it was a little bland. Still easy peasy!

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I used a friends stamps to embellish the top page a little bit.

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And my cutie is on the bottom of the above picture πŸ™‚

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We did a big class picture as well.

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And at the end of the whole scrapbook I put in a little extra journal card for them to write down their favorite things about the year if they want.

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So, that’s my first graders teacher scrapbook. I’m really emotional about not having a first grader anymore! I’ll miss the teacher! She has been a lot of fun to work with and get to know!

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Now moving onto my 2nd graders teacher scrapbook. He has a HUGE class!! 28 kids!! So her book took a little bit longer to complete than Brynnan’s!

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My cutie, Jonas, in the picture above.

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Aren’t these journal cards just THE cutest?!! I have some left over so I can’t wait to use them!! IF I ever get around to scrapbooking! lol

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I had FUN with the stamps my friend lent me! πŸ™‚

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And that’s it! I’m going to put them into bags and write a nice Thank you note to them. My friend, Karlenn, has an Etsy shop where she sells her cards and she is SO amazing at it!! I LOVE her cards! I only buy them from her, never the store. NEVER again from the store!! πŸ™‚ Yes, that’s how good she is! And they’re the same price as buying them at the store! So, go over and visit Kar’s Kards today!!

Anyway, sorry for the detour there. I had to give a shout out to my bestie! πŸ™‚ I hope you’re having a great week! If your kids are still in school I hope all goes well with the last few weeks and if you want to do something like this for a teacher it’s really simple!! Just buy some journal cards like I did and slap in some pictures. If you don’t have a picture of each kid in the class you could scrapbook pictures from throughout the year if you went into the class to help out or something. I always have my phone with me to snap pictures every time I go in! Just in case! πŸ™‚

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Pinterest Pick Friday ~ Not a Finished Project

I know it’s Friday and I do have a pinterest pick to show you, but it’s been a loooonnnggg day! I don’t feel up to writing a post with pictures. Sorry! I’m trying to build up more posts so I don’t get so behind. Next week I’ll be taking the week off. If you have any crafty or fun things you’ve been working on I’d LOVE to show them off!! Send me an email at cameramegan@gmail.com

Ok, even though I don’t have pictures to show you, I do want your opinion. I saw a picture on facebook and then again on pinterest where they decorated the front lid of the Silhouette Cameo. I LOVE this idea!! I’ve been thinking it looks a little too bare! I decorated my control panel when I first got it. You can see that post here. I still have the same butterfly paper on it today! I really like it! So, I’m thinking I might stay with the butterfly them, but I’m torn! There are a TON of cute fluourishes in the Silhouette Online Store. I think I already have some, too, but I am not sure which one I want to use. I know I want it to go from the right bottom corner to the left. I don’t want it to take up the whole lid, so it doesn’t have to be that big. I’m thinking I might want it to be a flowery flourish and I could use green and pink and purple. Here are some of the ones I’m looking at in the store:

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These are the ones I’m trying to choose from. What do you think? When I look through them I try figuring out my favorites so I can narrow it down and I just can’t. I know I’m not really into the last one. I think the pear blossoms and the swirl borders are my favorite. But that could always change! I’m very flaky like that πŸ™‚

I will most likely spend the next month pondering over this and then eventually make a decision and love it. But it really will take me that long to finally do it. I’m weird like that.

Thanks for stopping by today! sorry it’s not a very exciting post. If you have a craft you’d like me to feature, whether you’ve blogged about it or not, please email me!! cameramegan@gmail.com

I hope you have a great weekend!!

 

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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Silhouette Notepad Covers

If you’ve been following my blog in the last week you know that I’ve shared a teacher appreciation gift idea. Yesterday I shared a tutorial on how to make a cover for the notepads. Today, I’m going to share with you a file I made with the Silhouette Studio program to make my notepad cover. Having the Silhouette makes it a lot easier, but you don’t have to have one to make this gift!

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So, to make the cover for a sticky notepad you will need:

Silhouette Cameo/Portrait

scrapbook paper

kraft cardstock

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Step 1 ~ Download the 5.5×8 file I made in Silhouette Studio HERE and the little tag that goes inside the envelope I have on mine HERE. They’re both Silhouette Studio files so you won’t have to do anything to them.

Step 2 ~Open up the files in Silhouette Studio. Put your kraft paper on your mat and put it in your machine and with the file named ‘notepadteachergift’ click the send to Sihouette button and let it do it’s work. Once it’s done you’re kraft paper will look like this:

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Step 3~ Fold along the dotted lines to make room for the mini pen.

Step 4~ Decorate the front cover to your hearts content!! You can use the Silhouette to get the rounded corners the same and to make sure the measurements add up. I’m really bad at measuring stuff so I just have my Cameo do all that work:)

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Step 5 ~ Now, you’ll want to print and cut the next file you downloaded. Open it up in Silhouette Studio. The file is all ready to be printed and then cut so click on the icon next to the Send to Silhouette button. It looks like a printer with a paper. Click that and it will make your print box pop up. Make sure you have your cardstock in your printer. I used pink, but you can use white or whatever color you want! click the print button and wait for it to print out.

Step 6 ~ Once you’ve printed off your tag put the paper on your mat and load it into your Cameo. Click on the Send to Silhouette button and hit skip the printing option, then hit continue. You’ll want to click ‘Detect automatically’ for the Cameo to detect your registration marks.

Step 7 ~ Once the registration marks are detected, make sure your cut settings are for the right kind of paper. Change your blade setting if you need to and then push Cut!

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Step 8 ~ Stick the tag into the envelope, if you created one like I did. You can buy the one I have from the Silhouette Online Store here.

Step 9 ~ Glue on the sticky notepads that you have and VOILA! You’re done!! πŸ™‚

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Like I said yesterday, I bought a bunch of different sizes and shapes of sticky pads at the dollar store. I was able to split most of the packs up and make multiple pads out of just one bag of sticky pads.

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This one is my favorite. I like having the 4 different colored smallish tags on the left.

If you’re interested in purchasing one of these notepads from me, I have them for sale in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ll come back tomorrow, I have a fun recipe for you, compliments of my wonderful husband! πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

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Tutorial Tuesday ~ Decorated Teacher Notepad

I am excited to be showing you this tutorial today!! Did you see the post on Friday, if not, go check it out.

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Well, this is where I show you how to make it yourself. It was EASY!! Even easier if you have a handy cutting machine, like the Silhouette Cameo, but you can do it even if you don’t have one! Are you ready? Here we go:

Supplies needed:

sticky notepad(s) (with or without a cover on it)

scrapbook paper

Kraft Cardstock paper (for the cover)

chipboard pieces

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Ok, so I think I mentioned that I bought my sticky notepads with the cover on the at PYP in August last year.

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So, that made making mine a little bit easier. If you can’t find any notepads with a cover on them they are easy enough to make! So, I will start with making the notepad cover.

Step 1 ~ Measure how big your sticky pad is (like I did), OR just read the package. It usually gives you the inches and cm:) I bought a bunch of them at the dollar store in different sizes for this tutorial. The biggest pad was 5×3.

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Step 2 ~ Next you want to cut out you cover. If you want to have a little pen with the notepad you’ll have to leave space for that. You’ll also want to leave some extra room on the sides. This is how my cover looked after I cut it out on the silhouette.

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If you don’t have a Silhouette:

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You can cut out a rectangle. I cut my rectangle to be 8×5.5 for my 5×3 pad to fit.

Step 3 ~ Use something dull to make the middle part for the pen fold together. If you have a bone folder that’s great. I don’t have one so I used my paper cutter and punctured the paper along the line every few centimeters.

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Step 4 ~ Fold the cover where you made the creases for the pen.

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Step 5 ~ Once you have the pen area folded then cut out a little spot on the top and bottom for the pen to clip to. I made the cuts on the longer so I could tell the top from the bottom.

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Step 6 ~ Now it’s time for the fun stuff! Grab patterned scrapbook paper and cut it to fit on the front of the cover. Layer and style your cover however you want! Use whatever embellishments you have and just have FUN!! πŸ™‚

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These are a few of the ones I made over the weekend. If you haven’t had your Teacher appreciation week and would like to buy any of these, I have them in my Etsy shop. Head on over there to buy them today! (Click on the image above to go directly to the listing.)

And you’re all DONE!! I TOLD you it was EASY! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Next week I’ll have some more teacher appreciation gift ideas for you! Hope you have a great day!

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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Pillowcase Dresses & Project Yesu

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Hello!! I have a lot in store for you today! I have been BUSY cutting, measuring, sewing and gathering the past few days and I have enjoyed every minute of it!! I tell you, give me a deadline and I can get ANYTHING done! Haha πŸ™‚

Have you heard of Project Yesu? If you have, you know that it’s a great cause. I learned about it from a good bloggy friend, Amy at One Artsy Mama. You can view her post that inspired me to look more into the project and want to participate in it. I’ve been in contact with Mallory, the girl who founded Project Yesu, and she is so great! Also, get this, she’s 13! I thought that was amazing that she is SO young and thinking about kids in Africa! I don’t know about you, but when I was 13 I was thinking about me and only me! (Not to make myself sound like a horrible kid, but that’s how kids are, right? You would tell me if I was wrong, wouldn’t you?:) hehe)

Anyway, I’ve been in contact with Mallory and she is such a sweetheart! I asked her to write up a little blurb for this post and she was so willing to do it. Her and her mom have been so kind and helpful in this process when I have questions. So, without further ado on my part, here is Mallory:

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In 2011 I made a decision that changed my life and my family’s lives. I decided that I wanted to help Africa, and I started Project Yesu to help children in Uganda. My goals at first were simple, I had no idea how Project Yesu would grow, and how many lives would be changed. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children in Uganda. In 8 weeks I raised over $2,000 – I sponsored seven children, providing food, education and medical care. I also sent over 400 Christmas cards to the children. 18 months later, I have raised over $13,000. I am now sponsoring 10 children, and working with 3 organizations on the ground in Uganda. Last October I traveled to Uganda, and that just made me want to help more, to do more. I want to reach areas that are unreached, and help children that people have forgotten about. I will be traveling to Uganda again in June, and I will be in country for almost a month. To get ready for my trip I am collecting supplies for our teams on the ground, I am collecting pillowcase dresses and I also have a 100 day challenge to raise $1,000 in 100 days. My future goals for Project Yesu is to continue helping as many children as I can in Uganda. But I also want to effect children here in the United States, I want to show kids that you can make a difference, it doesn’t matter how young you are. It doesn’t have to be around the world, it can be in your neighborhood or in your school. I based Project Yesu on Mahatma Ghandi’s quote “Be the chance you want to see in the world” and that is what I am doing.

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Thanks so much Mallory for sharing your story with us! I think all that you are doing is so wonderful! And I’m so glad that I can be a part of it, if even just a small part! πŸ™‚

You can visit her website, facebook page and twitter feed, to keep up with everything Project Yesu. You can also follow Project Yesu on instagram. Also, if you are on instagram you can post the dresses you make and a caption saying #projectyesu and anyone who is looking for project yesu stuff will find your photos! I’m new to instagram so if this is old news to you, just ignore it. I’m still learning the ins and outs of it all!

So, this week I have been working on my pillowcase dresses and even some shorts for the boys in Uganda. I have boys, so naturally, I don’t want to leave them out! πŸ™‚

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This was the first one I made and it went a little south. LOL I was using knit and I am learning that knit is HARD to work with. I learn something new everytime I sew with it though, so that’s good. I cut the fabric too long and so instead of cutting it again to make it right, I just decided to make bigger hems. I think I over estimated because this one is really short! BUT I’m hoping it will still fit a baby (it’s supposed to be size 6 months) because they’re smaller in Uganda.

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And dress number 2. This one went A LOT smoother! πŸ™‚ These dresses are SO easy to make! It only takes about half an hour, if that. I went to Walmart today and bought a bunch of fat quarters, which are the perfect size to make dresses for 2 and 3 year olds. I’m excited to make more of them the rest of this week!

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This is my first pair of shorts I made for the boys. I had some cotton beige fabric on hand so I decided to make 3 pairs of shorts out of the yard I had. I’ll have Tinian model them for me and post pictures later. They’re size 2T. I bought some more fabric to make shorts with while at Walmart too, so I’ll be making more of them this week also.

It makes me so happy to be sewing for these kids in Uganda!! I love sewing anyway, but this just makes it even more special! I really hope you’ll take a look at Mallory’s website and consider helping out in anyway you can! Don’t know how to sew, or don’t have the time? You can make a donation on the website or you can buy T-shirts or necklaces and braces to support the cause in the store.

If you do have time to sew and want to make a dress or two, there is a great tutorial on Sew Like My Mom. She even updated the post this year to include armhole sizes, which is SO helpful! Mallory is going to take the dresses to Uganda herself and she leaves in June so she needs to have all of the dresses and shorts by May 28th.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by! If you’re participating in this cause too, I’d love for you to leave a link to a post if you’ve done one! Have a wonderful Wednesday! πŸ™‚

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Pinterest Pick Friday ~ General Conference Idea for Kids

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I’m Mormon. If you didn’t know that, well, now you do:) If you don’t know what General Conference is, basically, every 6 months (April and October) the leaders of the church hold a conference in Salt Lake City and broadcast it throughout the world. It’s Saturday and Sunday, 4 hours each day broken up into 4 meetings.

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I have a hard time with General Conference weekend… not because I take my kids to church and sit through all those hours, but because we stay at home and watch it on the internet (yeah, we’re cheap, we don’t have cable).

And by “we” I mean me. I usually watch all by myself. The boys will meander over to sit by me for a few minutes, but quickly get bored and go back to playing or whatever else. I’ve never been really good about MAKING them sit and watch with me. It’s hard to do! Do I want to fight them the whole time about sitting quietly and listening or do I want to enjoy it myself?!

I have always picked the latter, but last year I read a friends blog and she had this good idea on how to make the kids listen. I pinned it on pinterest and told myself to do it the next time General Conference came around and here we are….

SO, this is what I came up with:

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I bought these cute baskets on clearance at Walmart after Easter. I picked out candy my kids like and on Saturday and Sunday I will empty the candy into the baskets.

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If the boys sit and listen with me they will take a piece of candy everytime they hear the word attached to the basket.

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Yep, I used a word bubble file I got off of the Silhouette online store. I just deleted the heart in the one on the top right and then typed in the words I wanted the Silhouette to cut out.

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Please excuse the blurred vision on the TV. My 2 year old was watching Dora and I had to do this quick or else he would’ve wanted to eat all the candy!

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What do you do with your kids to help them listen and learn from General Conference? I would love to hear your suggestions!

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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