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~


Thanks for stopping by~

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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