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Thursday, November 27, 2014
I am so thankful for my family and friends and that I am blessed to live in a place where I am able to enjoy so many freedoms. I pray that each of you has a multitude of things to be thankful for as well.
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(I actually pinned the recipe and then made the sugared cranberries, don't they look pretty!)
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Here is an updated version of my DIY award ribbons. Every year (almost) I run a contest in the library "The Great Pumpkin Character Contest". Students decorate real or plastic pumpkins to look like storybook or sometimes movie characters. I award gift certificates to the book fair and each grade has a first, second and third place winner. I run these contests on a shoe string budget, so I make the awards and certificates myself. This year I got a little fancier with the award ribbons.
The last time I posted my ribbons I had several requests for a tutorial. I never got around to getting it done. So, this time I took pictures as I went with the idea of showing anyone interested how I put them together.
*1 1/2" circle punch
*1 3/4" circle punch
*Crepe paper streamers in three colors for each level of award (3 different colors makes a little fluffier rosette), mine picks were:
1st place, lavender, dark purple and black
2nd place, orange, yellow and black
3rd place, lime green, clover green and black
*Coordinating 1 1/2" Satin ribbon for each level or award (Purple, Orange, Green)
*Coordinating card stock for each color of award (Purple, Orange, Green)
*White card stock for printing award medallion and for blank circles
*Glue or glue gun (I used a glue gun since I was making multiples)
*Computer & printer
Punch 3, 1 3/4" circles from the colored card stock for every ribbon
Punch 1 blank white circle for every ribbon
Create your award medallion in your favorite software (I used Publisher)
Make sure the circle of your medallion is just a tad smaller the 1 1/2" so you can use your circle punch to punch them out. Create one for each ribbon.
I hope you found this helpful. Thanks for stopping by and I'll talk to you again soon.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I finally finished the entrance to the library for book fair. I think it turned out fairly well for using butcher paper and tempra paint. The theme this time was Sir Readalot's castle and a kingdom of books. Our students were very excited for the fair by the time I finished the decor, which was the goal. The more excited they get about books and reading, the better!!
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Monday, November 17, 2014
This week I'll be sharing a few of the projects I've been working on around school. Thanks for stopping by, I'll talk to you again soon.