Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Awesome Giveaway going on!

There is a way cool giveaway going on at I am Momma Hear Me Roar.  Go over and check it out.  
 She also tells us about an awesome tool called "Chip It".  It's way way cool!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Last Week of School

Ah, the last days of school.  They are always filled with fun things and exciting plans for summer.  I remember being a kid and those last few days were so fun and now my kids are experiencing it.  I can't believe how fast this school year has gone by though.  My baby is going into the 2nd grade next year...when did that happen.  I'm trying to make the most of everything because I know how fast it goes and that I only have one chance.  So, with that said, I did a few things for them this week.
First of all, I made these cute Teacher Appreciation gifts because they have all had excellent teachers this year.
Oops, I just noticed that I spelled "quenching" wrong.  I guess I should've used spell check.  Haha!

I got the idea from my sister-in-law.  You can go here to see hers.  She did these for her sons preschool teachers.  You can also find her on Pinterest.

Next, I wanted to make shirts like these for my kids last year but never had time to sit down, design them and iron 'em on shirts.  So this year I made time.  Because like I said before, I want to make the most of my kids youth.  I only get one shot, right?
This is what I came up with.  I got the inspiration from here.  If you would like to make some for your kids then here's how I did it.  Pretty simple really.
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 1.  Designed the shirt in a program like Photoshop, Word, Publisher, or in my case, Silhouette Studio.
2.  Print it out on plain paper first to make sure it prints how you want it.  (I had some frustrating times)
3.  Follow the directions for the particular iron on sheets you have...don't forget to flip your design before you print it, because when you iron it on, it will be backwards if you don't.  
Put a pillow case under your shirt
Line your design on your shirt to make sure it's even and straight.
4.  Iron it on, Let it cool, peel off the paper and present it to your little graduates.  (or big ones)
I let them take a marker to school to have their friends and teachers sign them.

So what plans do you have for the summer?  We plan to visit family, go swimming, and just relax and take a break from school....not too much though, we will be visiting the library occasionally.