Carol’s Crafty Corner

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Various Easter Projects

Hello Everyone!  I haven't posted this week due to the devastating tornadoes in our area.  It has been a difficult week for all of us.  We have lost several friends, and have friends who have lost everything they own.  Ron and I worked helping friends clean up and salvage pieces of their lives yesterday afternoon.  I have always heard about utter destruction and seen pictures of tornado ravaged areas, but what we experienced was worse than anything I could've imagined.  I feel so much saddness for our friends and neighbors in Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, and the Mt. Hope community isn't very far from us as well.  Remember to pray for the victims and their families, and if you ever have a chance to help in situations like this, please put your skills to use and donate when you can.

What a difference one week makes.  This week we are experiencing this tragedy, and last week (Easter weekend) we were with our precious grandson in Chattanooga having a great time. 

The week of Easter, I worked on several projects.  Some I made to give to my students and co-workers and other items were made for friends to give as gifts.  I got some of the ideas from Beth-a-palooza's blog (she has an awesome blog with fabulous altered items) and others from craft fairs. 

This snapshot shows a few of the items I made in one evening.  Bunny Jars are on the back row, Donut Bunnies, are in the middle, and the rabbits on the front row are popcorn packets. 

These plastic egg "people" are filled with neat little "goodies!"
My buddy teacher and I made these for our students.

This idea came from "creative hayes creations" blog.  I added a small message on the tag with the following message:  It's Easter! if you needed an "EGGcuse" for chocolate!  Inside the wrapper is a Hershey chocolate bar. 

A close-up of the Hershey Bar Wrapper!

I am hoping to get to work on some altered projects this weekend in honor of 
Teacher Appreciation Week for Carter to give to his teacher. 

I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Happy Scrappin'     Carol :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tea Light Candles

I saw this idea at a craft fair and decided to make some myself.  I gave a package to my 5th grade co-workers and the ladies in the office (along with the principal and vice-principal) the day before we ended our state testing.  There is a computer generated message on the back that says, "We can almost see the LIGHT as the end of the tunnel!"

Well, that's all for me today.  I'm working on something new to give to my co-workers.  Just a little something to say Happy Easter!

Happy Scrappin'     Carol :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Carter's Birthday Party

Hey Everyone!  Hope you had a great day.  It was our first day back to school from Spring Break; we have only 29 more school days!  I love teaching, but it is difficult for me to go to school at this time of year because the weather is so pleasant that I just want to be outside.  I tell my students that teachers are just like them; we are ready for school to be out as well. 

Now, on to Carter's 6th Birthday Party!  I made his invitations to give to his classmates and some to mail as well.  Here is what he took to school:  (the computer generated party info is on the back; a lollipop is inserted in the bottom)

Yes, it's an Auburn themed party so these items would look so much better if they were BAMA themed!  RTR (Roll, Tide Roll)

                                                     The banner has the Auburn logo on each end. 

Caressa purchased these serving pieces at Wal-Mart, and I added the blue/orange vinyl.

Sorry this isn't a good pic, but I wanted you to see the party favors.  The book-looking item on the left of the bag is a cover for orange TicTacs.  I cut out the 6 using my cricut and SCAL program.  The 6 at the top of the bag is attached to a Pixy Stic.  It is the 6 from the cut out of the Tic Tac favor.  We purchased several small toys to put in the bag (purchased from Dollar Tree) along with the two I made.  Each child had his/her initial on their bag if we knew they were coming to his party.  If not, their bag didn't have an intial.  Since Carter was the guest of honor, I put his name on his bag.  Also, we tied orange, blue, and orange tiger print balloons on the handles of each one.  Thanks for stopping by, and check back soon to take a "peep" at other items I am altering.

                                                                    Happy Scrappin'     Carol :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bunny Bubble Gum Machine

I made this cute little bunny a in January and submitted it to Scrap Street, an online magazine, and it was selected for publication in the April issue  If you have never viewed this ezine, you should head on over there for some great articles and super crafty ideas!  Here is the link:   

I bought the flower pots and saucers from Wal-Mart and the bowl at Dollar Tree.  I painted the pots,  saucers, and knob with two coats of acrylic paint (which I mixed myself to get the desired color).  Then, I used Modge Podge as a sealer.  When all those pieces were dry, I put them together in a bubble gum machine manner using E6000 glue.  Then, I made the adorable little chicken/egg using my Cricut, SCAL, and an svg from treasureboxdesigns.  They have the cutest files!  To finish up the look I was going for, I added vinyl ovals in various colors cut from the Plantin Schoolbook cart to the bowl.  This was a fun and easy project.  I would definitely like to do this again.  As a matter of fact, Carter thinks he needs one!  Lol

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Please stop by again soon.  Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Adorable Easter Bunny Jars

I have really been in an Easter scrapping mood for the past several days.  I came across this idea (which I altered to suit my needs and personality) several weeks ago and absolutely loved it, but can't remember exactly where I saw it.  Sorry.  If I find it, I will definitely make a correction to this post in order to give credit where it is due. 

The jars came from Hobby Lobby.  I bought several of them at regular price, then the very next week they were 50% off.  Just my luck!  Oh well!  The ribbon is from Wal-Mart, and the bunny was constructed from shapes on my SCAL.  I spent a couple hours trying to get the shapes/sizes like I wanted them (I am so slow and meticulous and that is why it took that long), but I'm pleased with the results.  After I constructed my pattern, I made 9 of these cute little jars.  Carter had the idea to add a ribbon on some of the ears so they would be "female" he said.  Thanks to my little crafty grandson for that little addition.

I still have several projects I have completed lately, so please come back soon to take a "peep"!

Happy Scrappin'
Carol :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

No Idle Hands For Me

I haven't  posted in quite a while, but I have still been crafting.  During the school year, I don't have a lot of free time, so creating blog posts are few and far between.  Here is what I worked on today:

Easter Pencil Boxes for Carter's Kindergarten Class

I totally scraplifted this idea from Linda at  This link will take you directly to the pencil case tutorial.  This talented lady has some awesome projects, and really neat videos demonstrating various techniques and altered projects. 

I made 25 of these adorable treats.  Carter only needs 16 for his class, so I am going to give the extras to some of the ladies at my school.  They really love the "goodies" the gift fairy leaves them.  Lol

I placed them in this basket; however, I am hoping to go to Dollar Tree or Dollar General to purchase a colorful plastic bin ( I can decorate the outside of that container with my vinyl to make it look more "Eastery"!) to put them in before he takes them to school.

A little closer view of a few boxes.

This project allowed me to use some of my scrap paper stash and stamps which I haven't used.  The pencils and erasers (the little chicks on top of the lables) were purchased from Dollar Tree.  I love that store!!!  The scalloped ovals were cut using my Cricut machine and the Storybook cart. 

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Please check back very soon for more of my altered projects.  I have several items to share with you.  Happy Scrappin'!

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