Saturday, January 25, 2014

Simple Valentine Treats for the Kiddos

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I wanted a simple treat for my 47 second grade students for this special occasion. You read correctly- 47!  (It's because I team teach with an awesome gal! ) 

While looking through my Pinterest boards I came across this cute and simple treat. I was inspired to create my own.




 I pulled out my seasonal stamp stash and created this version.


The rubber stamps came from the dollar bin at Michael's a few years ago.  First, I cut some patterned cardstock from the Dollar Store business card size (2" x 3 1/2"), stamped the images, and then attached a piece of chocolate. I found 10 packs of pencil top erasers while cleaning out the attic during the Christmas holidays. I took the pink and purple erasers from the packs to add to the candy treat.
I placed the cards and erasers in a small plastic bag, and cut bag toppers from my Valentine paper stack.

The finished product~



All packaged and ready for my Second Graders~


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Meet Hot Lips: A Chair Makeover

Hubby Jagger bought me a subscription to the HGTV Magazine for Christmas.


While browsing through the magazine, I came to an immediate halt at this page.
WOW! is exactly right. This color is absolutely eye catching, fun, and BOLD.  I definitely wanted to paint something  Hot Lips by Benjamin Moore.


 I quickly texted my booth mate,Melodie, to inquire as to if she had a chair I could paint. (My furniture surplus is very low.) Yippee, she had this chair!  I made a quick dash to the local Ace Hardware to get a sample can of Hot Lips!
 

After a quick sanding, I applied a coat of white primer on the chair.


Then a coat of tinted primer. (I mixed some of the paint with white primer.) I could have easily just tinted the primer at the beginning, however the white, to pink, to hot lips color actually let me see missed spots.


Next came a seat cover choice.  I rummaged through my stash of scraps.  This is what I came up with.

Melodie suggested the black and white brocade as the first choice, however I didn't have enough scrap to completely cover the seat. Our next choice was...

CHEVRON!


I love the end result~





One last before and after~ 
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Chalk Painted Picture Frames for my booth and Etsy~

Happy New Year Everyone! The last time we hung on on the Field of Poppies blog was back in 2013. I hope 2014 has started with great visions for you~

One of my visions/goals this year is to expand my etsy shop. Today I would like to share with you a picture frame I have created for my booth in an Antique Marketplace with high hopes of becoming part my etsy shop as well.







They're totally Awesome~

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Have you started with the Thank You Cards?...{And a Simple FB Giveaway}

Now that the Christmas Holiday Season is coming to an end, it's time to start thanking all those wonderful people for the FAB gifts you received.  I hand stamped these Thank You cards using a new stamp - Beautifully Baroque- from Stampin' Up for the peeps I need to thank!


 It's a clean and simple card~ 


 The best kind in my book!



Another Variation-



Hop on over to my Facebook page to win your own set. A winner will be chosen at 5:00 p.m.(EST) tomorrow!
https://www.facebook.com/2PoppyGirls?ref=hl

Thanks for stopping by~


Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Gift for my Colleagues

Friday was my last day of school until the end of January- Woot Woot~
Words can't begin to describe the exhaustion my body is feeling at the moment.  
Since Thanksgiving, I've suffered from a sinus infection, the seasonal flu, and a bad, bad, bad cold.  
My body is yelling, "STOP and REST, Girl.! I'm tired! I need to heal! Chill Out a while!"
So, the only gift I'm asking for this year from Jolly Ole' St. Nick is a lot of R&R.

In the midst of all the madness that comes with preparing for the Winter Break with 47  second graders, I managed to create a little Holiday Cheer for my colleagues with a simple gift- a roll of wrapping paper with handmade ornament tags.











http://www.etsy.com/shop/justpoppies


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Countdown to Christmas with Thift Store Glassware



It's officially December. 
Have you started counting down?

I made a luminary Advent calendar using glassware rescued from local thrift stores. It was easy to make.  Those of you who have been following me for some time know that I love "easy peasy lemon squeezy" projects, but it has to be visually appealing - aka cute! This project is no different.

Here goes:

Gather 25 uniquely shaped pieces of glassware. Or not so unique. Whatever flats your fancy. Do a quick cycle in the dishwasher.

You'll also need number stickers and spray paint. I chose silver metallic and frosted glass.


 Carefully peel and stick the numbers on the glassware.



I took the glasses outside to my handy dandy paint shop, aka garage. I divided the glasses into two groups- metallic and frosted.  After a few thin coats (allowing the paint to dry 30 minutes between each coat), I peeled off the numbers and allowed the paint to dry for 48 hours. (It took longer for the metallic paint.)

Add tealight candles, and let the countdown begin...
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