Here are the two trick or treaters before their Halloween outing. This was as good as it got for pictures. They were ready for candy and didn't want to waste a lot of time taking pictures with Mom. lol
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Aren't these Jack O'Lantern juice sodas adorable? I bought a 6 pack of orange Crush pop from the store and made these Jack O'Lantern sodas. I designed the pumpkin face in Silhouette and used some vinyl to attach to the clean Crush pop bottle. I then packaged them up in clear goodie bags I got from Dollar Tree. I prefer Dollar Tree's bags because they are more transparent than the one's I have from Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby's had a more foggy look. The straws are from Walmart and then I dropped in a few candy corns for added cuteness. I love how they turned out and the teacher's did too. Hope y'all had a Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I love Halloween! This year I got pretty creative and did a Halloween display. I had found this image awhile back and thought it was just too cute. I love Halloween but without all the gorey scary stuff. I like the cutesy decorations. My girls will agree. LOL.
One of the best parts about this is it is easy to remove and doesn't leave any residue behind and is completely customizable to your space/window. We are in an apartment now so pretend those dirty windows are part of the decoration. We are on the second floor and didn't want to hang outside to clean them. Yeah, that's what we will agree on, right?
Forgive the photos they are from my iPhone. I was being lazy.
Put the transparency on the overhead projector.
Project your image up onto the window to make sure you have it properly placed.
I put some scotch tape up to keep the Magic cover up in place and traced the projected outline with a pencil.
Here is the Magic Cover traced. Can you see the pencil lines? It is just enough to see to cut it out.
I loved how it turned out and I've had lots of neighbors complement it as well. Looks like another project I will be repeating.
Here is my Halloween chalkboard. It's a little busy for my taste...but it's only going to be up for a few weeks so I can live with it. The design is Lindsay Letters. I love all of her stuff and now you can buy some of her work at Hobby Lobby!
BTW This is how I do all my chalkboards. I start with finding a design I like, then resize it and touch it up a little or a lot depending on the image quality I have in Photoshop, size it to 8 1/2 x 11, and have it printed at an office supply store on a transparency for .75 cents.
Here it is on my old school over head projector I bought off of Craigslist. You can see the art work on the transparency isn't the best. And it doesn't have to be. All you need is the basic outline to draw on the board. I just use regular o'l chalk you can get at Walmart or the Dollar Tree. I tried dustless chalk you can get at Hobby Lobby but would advise against it because it scratched my board and doesn't go on very smooth.
Here is my dog photo bombing as I'm trying to show you the image projected up on the board from the overhead. She loves the projector. She literally runs to me and waits for me to plug it in. It's her favorite craft machine because its puts out heat like a heater. She's crazy. My kids were literally swimming this week it's still so hot here in Texas. It should be called Hot-ober instead of October.
Need more inspiration? Check out my other chalkboards:Good Mom MottoAutumn is the Year's Last Loveliest SmileEaster Bunny & Chicks Chalkboard
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Motto of my life! This is what has stayed the longest on my chalkboard until I changed it to the Autumn one. I think that this saying "Good Moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids says it all. The dirty floors can wait....play with your kids!