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Friday, July 26, 2013

Back to School!

Hi Everyone,
I am super excited to show you a project that I have been working on this week!  My oldest is starting kindergarten and I wanted to put together a special place to keep track of his school papers, schedule and backpack.

I headed over to Ikea and found this magnetic chalkboard (It had so much potential and I knew I could make it work!)


I painted it to match my laundry room since that is where I wanted to hang it.  I had some scrapbook paper that matched perfect so I adhered it to the back for a little more pop of color.  I created the magnets using washi tape, clothespins and magnets.  The frame was in a two pack from Ikea.  I used more washi tap and then stamped my son's name along the bottom.  Each year I am going to add his handprint to the frame to see how much he has grown!  The can on the left I found at Michaels and I added some washi tape to that also.  It will be perfect for holding pencils and extra supplies throughout the school year :-)

This chalkboard came with hooks on the bottom that are going to hold his backpack each day (so we won't be searching for it every morning!)

Finished Product:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out!  I doesn't take up any floor space and fits perfectly in my laundry room.  My little guy is so excited to have a space all his own just to keep his school stuff!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Washi Tape Magnets

It's Hump Day!!
If you haven't seen the commercial of the camel asking what day it is, you are missing out!! Hysterical :-)

Today we are continuing the Up, Up, and Away theme over at Pink by Design.  It's Technique Wednesday and we are making projects using Washi Tape.  I have to say that this is the first time I have ever used it and it is really easy!  I decided to make a couple magnets that are part of a MUCH BIGGER project I am working on (you can see the final product right here on Friday!!)

I cut stars on my silhouette to continue with the Up theme and covered them in washi tape. I also ran some tape over the clothespins and then glued a magnet to the back.  Super Easy.

The PBD stamp set I used is called "Lunchbox Notes".  This set is perfect for a child that is school age :-)

Don't forget to link up to the challenge by Saturday at Midnight!!  I have included the link at the bottom of this page also!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Brother is a Superhero!

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun project to share with you that I created for my boys rooms. They are really close in age and are inseparable. Recently, they have been all about superheroes and I had some cute pictures of them from a Mother's Day photo shoot.

 I bought the wood from Lowes, painted it with leftover paint from my younger son's room and then made a vinyl stencil for the wording. I made two so each of my kiddos have one :-)

I love how these turned out and they cost me less than $2 a piece to make! Can't beat that :-)

Thank you for stopping by to take a look!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Up, Up, & Away Challenge!

Happy Monday!
We are starting the week off over at Pink by Design with an "Up, Up, and Away" Challenge.  All you have to do is create anything using the "Up" theme.  Birds, planes, superman.....  ;-)  Link up below before Saturday at 11:59pm cst and you will have a chance to win a gift card to the Pink by Design Store!!

Here is my project for the challenge..

My oldest is starting kindergarten in a couple weeks and I wanted to make him a card for the first day of school! This book is a favorite at our house and I know he is going to love it :-)

Now it's your turn!!  I can't wait to see what you create!