Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Made It

This is my first Monday Made It on this blog. If you'd like to see my other Monday Made Its you can head over to my Blog Stalker blog to check them out. I have linked up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics. She is a friend of mine and I wish all of you could see her classroom for yourselves. There is this serene feeling in her classroom that just makes you feel at home. This week, I have been working on making some simple graphics as I learn the ins and outs of my Bamboo and Photoshop. I managed to make a film clip graphic that I have been using for absolutely everything! Last week, on Monday Made It there were lots of different box top containers and I thought to myself, "Why haven't I thought about that before?" So after thinking about what kind of container I wanted to use I happened to find a small cereal container at Dollar Tree. Perfect it has a spout that lifts up so the kids can put in their box tops. Then I used that graphic of mine as well as a frame that I got from Tracee Orman to add to that Hollywood feel and of course a giant box top.
Then I finally got around to making clips to hang the kids work in the hallway. I have been wanting to make something with a clothespin so that I'm not stapling the kids work in the hallway and then ripping it to get it off the wall. My biggest problem was what to do about the background paper since the kids turn the paper either landscape or portrait. Last week I was on someone's blog (forgive me I can't find it again to give credit) and they suggested using 12x12 scrapbook paper because then it works either way. GENIUS!! So here it is!
Finally, I was on Really Roper's blog and she made a great To Do planner page and once again I thought, "Why haven't I thought of that before?" So I made my own and hopefully it will keep me on track a little better.


  1. Love the scrapbook paper idea! That will be a big time saver for sure!


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  2. TOTALLY stealing the scrapbook paper idea! Did you laminate those? How did/are you hanging them on the wall? And, lastly, what are you using for the clip? Does the star clip? (Oh, you KNOW I'm a visual learner!)

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  3. I didn't laminate the paper since I'm not sure if the school has any and don't feel like waiting for someone to do it. I just figured I would replace the paper next year (may want a different color then too). The stars are hot glued to the clothespins and then I'm going to hot glue those to the walls. Now I can just clip their work in the clothespin and not tear it up with staples.