Showing posts with label back to school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label back to school. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Teacher's Influence // DIY Back to School crafts // Come craft with me!

So I have been using Chalk Couture for a while now. I also had my eye on a Glowforge for quite a while and then finally ordered one a few months ago. I have seen people use a combination of both Chalk Couture and cut outs from a Glowforge. I think that's what pushed me to get a Glowforge, and to use them together, and get a really custom feel to my crafts. 

So I finally created something specifically for a Chalk Couture Transfer! I used the Teacher's Influence Transfer (retired) and cut out an Apple shape with my Glowforge. It was actually really easy to do. 

Come see how I used this in my Back to School 3 Tiered Tray: Click Here! 

Come see how I made this! 

Step 1: Design the Apple cut out. I use my Silhouette Business Edition software to do this. And since I have the upgraded software, I can save them into SVG's, which is needed for the Glowforge to be able to cut the design. 

Step 2: Place the Chalk Couture Transfer inside the Glowforge. It will scan the transfer so you will know what size you will be the cut out to be. 

Step 3: Upload the design into the Glowforge App and size it according to the size of the transfer. Once you find the perfect size, take the transfer out and replace with preferred material. I used MDF, which is a smooth wood material. It's easy to paint and is so smooth.

Step 4: Hit the print button and watch the magic happen! I love watching it work! 

Step 5: Once cooled, take out Apple Cut out out. Get all your paint supplies ready. 

Step 6: I love to lay my projects on a masking material so it doesn't move around while painting. I use the masking on wood products that need a little protection while using the laser. 

Step 7: I used black paint and applied it with a sponge. I'm telling you that this is a game changer! It goes on like butter! So easy to do and clean up is pretty easy. You can either wash sponge and let air dry or you can wait for the section on paint to dry on it and then cut it off. I have used makeup wedge sponge so many times by cutting them up! 

Step 8: Once the paint is dry, it's time to chalk! Grab you Chalk Pastes and give them a good stir. Add in some distilled water if needed but then new Chalk Pastes are amazing! Grab your transfer and a Fuzzing Cloth and fuzz well. I mean REALLY FUZZ! Use the back courser side of needed. You don't want to pull any paint off the Apple cut out. 

Step 9: Lay your fuzzed transfer down and start applying you Chalk Paste to the transfer. I used 2 different Chalk Pastes colors. 

Step 10: Once you are done applying Chalk Paste, lift transfer up and wash it well. Let air dry and once dry, replace backer sheet

You are all done! Now it's time to show off your new DIY Teacher's Influence Apple you made! 


It may seem like a lot of steps, but I promise it is really easy! 

Are you excited for your kids to go back to school? 

I know I am! 

Do you make stuff for your home? Let me know! I would love to hear all about it! 

What Is Chalk Couture?: https://youtu.be/nyosBF7gSxo
See how to create with Chalk Couture: https://youtu.be/jHLd2P2zqWo

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Back to School 3 Tiered Tray // Come Craft with me!

Finally all 3 kids start school on Monday and I knew I had to celebrate by decorating my 3 tiered tray with a Back to School theme! I had so much fun creating personalized items for the kids. I'm not sure if you can tell I'm really excited for the kids to go back to school! 

I created most if these items from either Chalk Couture products or cutting items with my Glowforge. I had so much fun creating everything from designing, cutting out the pieces, chalking it to putting it all together on the 3 tiered tray. Plus I had to add in the perfect Rae Dunn mugs! 

Want more info on the Glowforge? Click Here!

Come see how I styled my Back to School 3 Tiered Tray! 

Top Tier

Starting from the left, I took a small tag and Chalked a Lightbulb using 1 of the 12 mini transfers from the Back to School Transfer. I used the Bumblebee Chalk Paste

Next, I cut out an Apple shape on my Glowforge and then painted it with black chalkboard paint. Then I used a Chalk Couture Transfer called "A Teacher's Influence". I used Bright White & Peony Chalk Paste as the colors. Want to see how I made it? Click Here! 

Next to that I used some Elmers Glue bottle, glue stick and some pencils as decorations. 

Middle Tier 

From the left, I Started with a Dream Rea Dunn Mug that is filled with pens and pencils. 

In front of that is an apple I cut on my Glowforge. I painted it with red paint and used a while paint marker to accent it. 

In the middle is a Back to School Sign I made using my Glowforge. This is a 2 piece sign. I painted the back section while. I painted the top section red. I then glued it together. 

Behind that on the right is a Rise & Shine Rae Dunn Mug. Inside the mug is some pens, pencils and a Custom Ruler with Kellan's name on it. I added his name with my Glowforge. 

Hanging off of the ruler is a small tag that I chalked a school bus onto. I used the Back to School Transfer. I added a small blue ribbon to the top. 

I used pencils to decorate.

Bottom Tier

Starting from the left is a Practice Makes Perfect Rae Dunn Mug. Inside the mug is Pens, Pencils and a personalized ruler with Arley's name on it. 

Hanging from the ruler is a Small tag with a Apple I cut out with my Glowforge. I painted the apple red before glueing onto the tag. 

In the middle is a pencil leaner sign I made using my Glowforge.  See how I made it her on my Tik Tok page: HERE

On the right side is a yellow Shine Bright Rae Dunn mug. Inside is some highlighters and a Small Tag that I chalked A+ again using the Back to School Transfer. I used Couture Teal Chalk Paste.

I then made 3 custom erasers with each of the kids names. I used my Glowforge to Score the names into the erasers. I then used my Glowforge to cut of the grades each of them will be in this year. 

Between the Tiers

Hanging between the Tiers is a Back to School banner that I made. I used my Glowforge to cut out all the letters and them painted and glued them on. 


Are you excited for your kids to go back to school? 

I know I am! 

Do you make stuff for your home? Let me know! I would love to hear all about it! 

What Is Chalk Couture?: https://youtu.be/nyosBF7gSxo
See how to create with Chalk Couture: https://youtu.be/jHLd2P2zqWo

SAVE 40% OFF EVERYTHING & JOIN MY TEAM AS A DESIGNER: 
What Is In The Kit: https://youtu.be/qiVdqk2RDdw

JOIN MY CLUB COUTURE & GET EXCLUSIVE PERKS: 
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: 25% OFF, Happy Mail, Exclusive Lives, Art Giveaways, and other benefits


Like these but not sure what Chalk Couture is- Click here to read all about it! 

Wanna shop for some Chalk Couture stuff? Click here to check out all the amazing items! 


And as always, help a sister out by sharing this post, like it and leave me a comment! 

Until then...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

1st Day of School 2020!

School has finally started again and it's a whole new game! We are at a new school since we moved, and our school district has decided on distance learning for the 1st quarter. This change was made last minute. We, including the kids, would rather have them in school. But we are dealing the cards we have been dealt, and making the best of it. 
Kellan is in 5th grade. We were able to meet his teacher through the drive through supplies pick up. Mr. Baker seemed really nice and Kellan hopes to be in the classroom soon! 
Arley is in 2nd grade. Arley said he teacher is awesome! She loved meeting her teacher during the drive through of supplies. Arley is eager to make new friends at her new school. 
Mason is having some one on one time with Mom Mom doing preschool activities. Between Mason not wanting to potty training and the unknown of school, we decided to keep him out for this year. Mom Mom has been doing preschool activities so he won't be too far behind. I'm really bummed that he isn't at our normal preschool, but we home that things will be back to somewhat normal for next year. 

The last quarter of school was really rough on the kids. The unknown of everything and the newness of online school made it tough for the kids. Plus they were constantly home without interaction with their friends. But we watched ALOT of movies and made the best of it! 

Eventually the kids will go back to school and life will go back to normal, and this will just be a memory. We are so lucky that we have the support from my Mom (Mom Mom) who helps out in so many ways! The kids and I are so grateful for her! 

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Until next time!

Sara ;)

Monday, September 2, 2019

We started school a month ago--- Finally getting to this post!



School is back in...FINALLY! WE have been back in school for a month and I life has not slowed down! We had a great summer but I am happy to have the kids back in school! But first a little about our summer break.

We had a busy Summer! I have gone a little quite due to being worn out from all we have been doing plus working and Mason being a night owl! I might need to get him the book Go the F**K to sleep by Adam Mansbach. He has hit a rough patch and wants to go to be late.... and I mean LATE! I just put him to bed and its 11:05PM. He is wild from start to finish with 1 nap during the day. If you know some tricks or some vodoo shit.... I will take it gladly!

The kids took a Jiujitsu summer camp for 2 weeks at Valley Fit in Stockton and they LOVED it! Great people and great training all the way around! The kids are begging to go back.



Then at work I had an Internal Audit.... Which is always fun! If you are a UPSers, then you know the joy of always getting ready for KETER! But, I get to spend time with some great co-workers when they are here so I don't mind!

Then the kids went up to Truckee for a few days! Lucky kids! They got to go swimming, and crawdad fishing and all kinds of outdoor stuff! Auntie Katie and Papa Jack are the best! We love them and are so thankful that they love our kids just like there own grandkids!

Last but not least, we celebrated Masons 2nd Birthday! I can't believe he is 2 already! He is such a wild boy at heart and always keeps us on our toes. Especially since he can reach inside the sink... HELLO knives!! He is such perfect fit to out wild and crazy family!






Towards the end of our summer, we headed off to Burney Falls at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park  for our annual Mooney Family camping trip!









And guess what?!? We are selling our house! But more about that on the next post!

Until next time!

Sara ;)

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