Sunday, October 4, 2015

Halloween graham cracker house party

I wish I could say I was always the mom that was doing fun things with the kids. We do have fun but we are busy too. One day I decided we would do a Halloween House decorating party. All the parents sent the kids with bags of candy and I made graham crackers houses for decorating. 
There was candy everywhere but they kids had a great time. Maybe I will do this one again.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cub Scout are One in a Minion

For our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet we decided on the theme
"Cub Scouts are one in a Minion"
I used the same pattern for the minion invitation as seen here.
I put the 8 on the front because we are the 8th Ward. 
I cut out all the pieces of the minion invitation and at a Den meeting the Cub Scouts actually put their own invitations together. It was a great way for them all to be involved. 
 I also used my silhouette machine to cut different pieces for table and wall decorations. I turned anything I could into a minion.

 The banner was a fun way to express our theme.

 A ward member actually had these large minions she gave to us to use as decor.

 I found these pre made minion cupcake toppers online and printed them at home and glued them onto a toothpick. 
 The boys loved the life see minion poster they could take their picture with.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

If you "MUSTACHE"...

Another simple teacher appreciation week.
Our schools theme was 
"If you "MUSTACHE" we think you are the best"
I cut out mustaches from the silhouette and put them on toothpicks and stuck them in cupcakes. 
We also got balloons with the theme tied to it and mustaches for all the kids to wear. 

Quick Teacher Appreciation Window

I was in charge of making some kind of sign for our teacher appreciation wall. Our theme was fish and this is what I did. I cut the letters and seaweed with my silhouette. We also cut out fish and our students wrote a note to the teacher and we put them all around the sign. Super cute and easy way to let our teacher know we appreciated her. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It's Great to be 8...

It has been 1 year since we baptized my oldest daughter. It was a very special day that we were able to spend with friends and family. She decided to have a waffle bar after the baptism. My mom and I had so much fun setting up and creating a way to celebrate M's choice to be baptized. I always feel like it is hard to decorate a church building! But, a few simple things will make your child's special day EXTRA special!

I put two powdered donuts into a baggie and made a tag that said "It's Great to be 8" on one side and then "Thank you for sharing this special day with me" on the back. I have the silhouette file if anyone is interested!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Last Minute Teacher Valentine...

Being sick sure put a cramp in my Valentine preparations. I needed a cute, quick gift for my daughter's teacher. She doesn't love all the 'treats' so I wanted something else. I found a cute printable but it was not meant for Valentine's Day. I decided I could quickly come up with something that was more Valentine-y using the same quote.

You can download this printable here. Send it to your favorite printer or print at home, put it in a frame, tie a cute ribbon around it and you have yourself a cute teacher valentine! You could even mod podge it to an 8x10 board for her to hang in her room! (If you don't wait to do things until the last minute like me!!)

*Please remember this printable is for personal use only.

New Beginnings...

I started planning for a fantastic New Beginnings and then I was released from my calling in the Young Women organization. So I was finishing up a few loose ends and this is what I have been working on...

I had found this idea over at My Computer is My Canvas. I loved that all the values are represented. The only problem was they didn't match my color scheme! So I figured out all the dimensions and made my own to coordinate! (I'm a little over the top when it comes to matching!) They were super simple to put together. I even made them with my Cameo so it did all the cutting for me! Using the Hershey nuggets, you wrap them in the values, attach to the tray (I used double sided tape so they would not move!), slide them into a pretzel bag, and staple the cute topper on! Simple, but thoughtful gift for the Young Women.