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!

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.

Thanks for stopping by~

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...
Thanks for stopping by~
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