Thursday, August 27, 2015

First Day of School Signs/ Props for Back to School Pictures

Hey Everyone!

Finally getting back into some crafting! Can't believe that the summer is almost over and my kiddies are headed back to school in a few short weeks. I know many schools have already started but I'm thankful for the late start this year :)

So today I want to share with you my latest Fleurette Bloom DT project. 
First day of school signs I made for my kids. I will be using them to take photos of them when they head back to school. (I'll post those pics when they happen). They are super simple to make and put together!

Here is what you will need to make your own:

Chalk Hand Lettering
Return to Sender
Travelling Typewriter

SVG Files:
Apple and Pencil - from School Days Kit - files were grouped together and resized.
The apple was then added to the top of the sign and grouped on to the top circle layer of the tag file. Then both the finished circle (sign) and pencil were just print and cut using the Silhouette Cameo.
Tag file (from coffee mug) - from Valentine Be Mine SVG Kit - Enlarged and cut (bottom layer only).

Recollections card stock for the Print and Cut.
The bottom layer paper comes from the Simple Stories - Smarty Pants Paper Pack.

To Assemble:
Glue top 3 layers of the sign together, I used my ATG tape runner for that.
Attach the top of the pencil to the bottom of the sign with some glue.
To the back of the pencil, I glued a Popsicle stick. This adds strength to the paper and something for the kids to hold on to. Add a ribbon to the handle and embellish as you like ;)

For those of you that are visual people like me,
here is a video that I filmed while putting one of the signs together. Enjoy and if you haven't yet subscribe! I'm going to try an film more future projects ;)

Hope this post isn't too late for you, and it inspires you to make some of your own back to school First day signs!

For a limited time, you can get the School Days collection AND the ABC and 123 digi paper pack FREE with a purchase of $8.98 or more at Fleurette Bloom! So get them while you can :)

UPDATE... Here is super cute pic of the kids with their signs on their first day Back to School!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yellowstone Vacation Pictures

 Hi Guys :)

Sorry I have been a bit MIA, haven't had too much time for crafting lately... So I guess I have to share some other fun I have been up too!

Last week we got back from a little road trip we took down to Yellowstone National Park. What a beautiful place to visit. SO much to see down there, we really had a great time :)

Here are a few of my faves... had to narrow them down from the 1000+ pictures I took ;)

Here we are, minus my daughter who is on  vacation with the Grand Parents in Portugal.

Thought these dead trees were cool looking!

These Hot Spring colours were amazing!

We were very lucky to see lots of wildlife around...  I'd show you all of my animal shots, but then National Geographic might want to hire me and I just don't have time for them right now, lol!

My son's favourite geyser of the trip... Old Faithful!

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Mammoth Hot Springs. 

We also drove down to see the beautiful vistas of the Grand Tetons.

One of the highlights of the road trip for me was stopping in Calgary and having dinner with this talented lady and her beautiful family... Thienly Azim from Mod Paperie an amazing crafter and for some time a fellow SVG Cuts DT member! She was one of the very first paper artist's I followed out there that inspired my own start in the paper crafting journey! What a beautiful person inside and out, can't say enough good things about her!

Hope you have enjoyed a little glimpse into my summer vacation. Hope to be back crafting pretty things with you soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)