Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Its purpose isn't so much to show off my work, it is more of a way for me to catalog the things I've created. I hope you enjoy peeking at my projects while you are here!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flower Note Cards

Most of you know I'm a teacher.  I wanted to give a little thank you gift to my room mom for the year.  She did so much work and I appreciate her very much!  I thought I'd make her some note cards.  I made a set of four.  I apologize for some of the pictures turning out poorly.  I finished the cards late last night and had to hand them out early this morning.  I took these shots with my phone as my students were coming in the door!

The scallop base is from a simple scallop rectangle from the Silhouette online store.  I just made two of them and welded them together.  The flower is a combination of two different cuts form the Silhouette online store.  The flower came from one set and the leaves from another.  I thought the button was a nice touch.  The paper is DCWV and KI Memories.  After it was all together I added some gel pen dots.  I really like how they add just the right touch to most any card!

I forgot to get pictures of this, but I finished the insides with a piece of white (for the pink) and cream (for the blue) so that it creates a nice writing surface.  I also added a strip of coordinating paper to the ones with the scallops to add a bit of color on the inside.

I really like how they turned out!

Thanks for stopping in!

:)  Cynthia

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

End of Year Gift

Well hello there, crafty friends!  I have been so busy the last few weeks wrapping up the school year with my students!  Tomorrow is the last day, and I finally have a few minutes to sit and update the blog.  I have a fun craft for you today.  It is the end of the year gift that I gave my students.

One of my friends, a 2nd grade teacher at my school, found a neat thing on Pinterest.  You can see it here if you want.  We wanted to eliminate the sugar portion of it and of course change it to be from the teacher to the students instead of from a student to the students.  After some creative planning...we came up with these.

Aren't they fun?!  I made 4 class sets, 3 sets of the happy faces and one set of the one with the beach ball.  The two shown are from the two second grade classes.  Both my partner teacher and I chose the happy faces for our two third grade classes, but I didn't get any shots of those.  They are the same as what you see here.

We loved them and the kids loved them too!  I ordered the balls from amazon.com and got 144 for $14 and some odd cents.  I ordered three sets.  The little plastic bags came from Michaels.  The super cute face on the green ones is from the Teacher Says! stamp set from Peachy Keen.  I added a little color to them and dotted the eyes with my gel pen.  The circle and scallops was from a scallop circle set in the Silhouette online store.  The beach ball is from the Lettering Delights Vacation Cut Its set.  I added a little gel pen to that one too.  The words I printed out on my computer.   I just LOVE how they turned out!!

Thanks for stopping in!

:) Cynthia

Friday, May 11, 2012

Note Pads and Winners!

Alright, first things first!  So sorry I didn't get my winners posted from the May the Force Be With You blog hop!  So without any more delay...

The winner of the Tweezer Bees is...

OMG -- your crocheted Yoda is just so ... stinkin' ... cute!! You make me want to learn how to crochet :) TFS


Congrats, Lucy! 

To see if you won the Jaded Blossom stamp set, check out Candice's post here.  

Ok, quick post for today.  I made some simple notepads for a friend on mine on her birthday.  I wanted to try out my new Cuttlebug too.  :)

I made a pen to match using the same pattern paper as I did for the center circle.  I really like doing that with my note pads.

I just LOVE those letters on that folder for my Cuttlebug!  I think it is super cute on a note pad.  

Here they are together as a set.  She loved them!

Thanks for stopping in!

:)  Cynthia

Friday, May 4, 2012

"May the Force Be With You!" Blog Hop!

Hi there everyone!  I'm so glad you decided to hop along with us today!  If you have come from the talented Crystal's blog,  you are in the right place.  If you didn't, please feel free to head back to the beginning and hop on through to see all the Star Wars fun.  Here is the crafty line up:

Cynthia http://scrapsandscarves.blogspot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE!

I'm so excited to share my project with you!  I wanted to do something different, something not paper, for this hop.  Searching online I found a pattern for this cute little crocheted Yoda...

Cute he is, yes?  LOL!  I just couldn't pass it up!  Here is a shot with the hood down.

I think my favorite parts are his little ears...

and his sweet little feet!

He is a ton of fun!  The original pattern had him with little plastic safety eyes, but since I'll be giving him to my 2 year old son, I figured yarn was the best way to go.  If you want to see the original pattern and the site where I first saw this cute little guy,  or even make your own, you can click here.  I like how her jacket turned out better than mine.  I followed the pattern and mine wasn't big enough, and I'm not a crochet pro so I couldn't quite figure out how she made the hood part.  I had to wing it a bit!  I still think he is pretty adorable!

I hope you enjoyed my sweet little Yoda!  

I do have some blog candy for you.  First of all, Jaded Blossom is giving away this adorable Nerd stamp set to one lucky winner who comments on all the blogs!

Also, I'm giving away one of my most favorite paper crafting tools!  
A set of EK Success 5 Inch Tweezer Bee tweezers!

All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post!  Please make sure that you leave us a way to contact you in case you are one of the lucky winners!

You have until Sunday night to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win the Nerd stamps as well as all the other goodies my crafty friends and I are offering.

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Jamie!

May the force be with you!

:)  Cynthia