I loved Tara’s READ letters last week so went on a mission to get some letters of my own. I went to Hobby Lobby and two Michael’s stores and they didn’t have D in any of them. I have no idea why, but I got the other three letters at Hobby Lobby and started on my project anyway. My husband said “Wouldn’t it be easier to pull everything out and do it once with all the letters?” To which I replied “Of course it would be but I’m impatient.”
I did my letters with sheets of scrapbook paper, my Silhouette CAMEO, card stock, pages torn out of an old book, craft paint, and Mod Podge. I also have some ribbon that I will add later when I figure out the height needed.
I painted the back and sides a light teal since I plan to hang them on my window. I traced the letters on the scrapbook paper and cut them out. I used Mod Podge to affix the paper to the letters. In hid sight I would use glue next time and just use the Mod Podge for the top. I played around with the size for my sea creatures (that I purchased at the Silhouette store) and cut them out of blue card stock and then in a slightly smaller version out of pages from a book. When I added them on with Mod Podge I felt like it still needed some more decoration so I cut some smaller fish in different colors to add on. I did make the extra book/paper creature (which is a large fish) as well as the extra small fish so making the other letter won’t be a big deal once I can actually track one down.
The other project that I did this week was create calendar pieces and headers for my ocean theme. I played around with a bunch of variations but finally put this collection together. I used some new electronic scrapbook paper for the backgrounds and then added the Scrappin Doodles divers to most of the headers along with a different things for them to check out each month. I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out but I want to laminate them before cutting out all the numbers.
Last week I also attended two Days of Learning from the comfort of my own home. One was all about iPads and the other was a mix of various techie things. If you haven’t ever checked out Simple K12’s training options you should definitely drop by there. All you have to do is join as a free member and you can watch all kinds of free live webinars. If you join as a fill member then you can watch the archives and lots of other perks. Right now I’m just a free member and it’s been great. As a matter of fact there are a BUNCH of sessions Monday-Thursday this week.
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