Showing posts with label teachers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label teachers. 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! 

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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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Friday, May 31, 2019

Open House 2019

Open House 2019

Open house this year was great! I just love seeing all the work both kids have done through out the year out on display. This year has flown by too fast! We had great teachers who put so much effort into their lives! They love them just like their own and guild them into smart kids!  

We first went to Arley's classroom with Mrs. Costello. We just adore Mrs. Costello and love her so much since Kellan was in her class in Kindergarten too! I was so excited that Arley was in Mrs. Costello's class too!


Then we were onto Kellan's 3rd grade class with Ms. Fyffe. This is ms. Fyffe's first year teaching and she did a great job! I'm sure she learned a lot from this great group of kids! She has a lot of patience with the kids (more than I ever would)! She won't be at Reese next year, so we will miss her! 

How did your kids Open House go this year? Leave me a comment with your favorite teacher! We gotta love our teachers! They are shaping the world- one mind at a time! 

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Gotta show our teachers love too!

Maker Monday! 

Every year I make my kids teachers a gift for teacher appreciation week. We’ve gotta show some love to the people who shape their minds!! This year, I decided to offer some gifts for people to buy for their favorite teachers in their lives. I wanted to make them affordable since many parents have multiple kids in school. I don’t want to break the bank while getting gifts, so I knew I had to offer them at great deals. Here’s what I offered:

Gift #1 - set of 3 pairs of earrings- $12
                    - 1 set red apple earrings 
                    - 1 set glass apple earrings 
                    - 1 set green apple earrings 

Gift #2 -  set of 3 pairs of earrings- $12
                    - 1 set red apple earrings 
                    - 1 set glass apple earrings 
                    - 1 set red faux druzy earrings

Gift #3 - 1 adjustable bracelet- $10
                    - #1 teach glass charm 
                    - red heart charm
                    - 1 silver Apple charm

 Gift #4 - 1 set of big red apple earrings 

Check out my listing here:

I love all these sets and with nothing over $12, you aren’t going to break the bank! Next year, I plan to have more. These would also be great for an end of the year gift too! 

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