Archives for August 2012

{Back to School} – Create a Homework Station!

Homework is just a part of a student's life.  Some kids love it but most of our kids hate it with a passion.  Well, hate is a strong word -- let's say extemely dislike homework.  It cuts into family time, play time and F.U.N. time. For months I've see the Homework Stations floating around Pinterest and I knew that I wanted to create one for Spencer when he started school.  Here are some other … [Read more...]

{Back to School} ~ School Money Labels

In the hustle and bustle of getting the kiddos out the door for school I sooo appreciate the little convenient things that make our my life easier.  With little ones there is always things that we need to send $$ for lunch, field trips, book orders, etc.) I L.O.V.E. these School Money labels that I can print, cut and slap on an envelope or ziploc bag. You can definitely make your own but I found … [Read more...]

{Features} from T.G.I.F. Linky Party #62

Hi everyone!    I'm trying something new with the Linky Party features from the past 2 weeks.  This post will be featured favorties and I'll be back this evening (Thursday) at 6:00 pm CST with the new Linky Party #63 -- so get your stuff ready to link up and share.  NOW -- onto our features….. $5.00 DIY Frame ------ Making Cloudy Glasses Clear ------ Dry Erase Labels for … [Read more...]

{Back to School} ~ Throw a Party!

To be honest with you it was only last year that I ever heard of a Back to School Party.  I know, I've been living under a rock, I guess.  :) I think they are a lot of fun and what a great way to get the kids excited about starting a new school year.  Here is a collection of {fabulous} party ideas I found to share.   {A Southern … [Read more...]

{Back to School} ~ 10 Meet the Teacher Gifts

Making something for Meet the Teacher night is a wonderful introduction and great gesture to break the ice for your child.  With Spencer starting Kindergarten this year I will follow my tradition of making something for his elementary school teachers for meet the teacher night.  These ideas have really given me some inspiration.   We start school on August 27th so I'll share more soon….:)   Back … [Read more...]

Sports Cupcake Toppers with {free} Printable

click here to print To make 24 cupcake toppers here is the supplies you'll need: 4 pages white cardstock Click here to print sports balls x 2 times Stamps in sports theme  I used Sport-tastic & Boy Crazy by My Pink Stamper 2 inch scalloped circle punch toothpicks brown ink (optional) liquid glue or hot glue gun scotch tape Directions: Punch out all balls using 2 inch scalloped circle … [Read more...]

{Back to School} Birthday Treats – Scrap with Suzy

Hi everyone!! It's Suzanne here from Scrap With Suzy. I am SOO excited to be a guest on Tracy's blog today. (Thanks Tracy!!) I'm REALLY enjoying all the back to school fun she has going on this month. If you recognize myself/blog, you know I'm a first grade teacher by day :) I wanted to share my perspective on BIRTHDAYS as we're preparing to start the school year. Birthdays are such a special … [Read more...]

{Back to School} Guest Bloggers ~ Occasionally Crafty

Hi CraftJunkie Too readers!  We're Valerie and Laura from Occasionally Crafty.  We are sisters who love to craft and enjoy sharing our creations with you!  We live two states and 13 hours apart, so we love that we can blog together.  We do a little bit of everything on our blog, so we hope you'll come check us out! We're excited that Tracy asked us to be a part of the Back To School Series. … [Read more...]

{Back to School} with Swell Printing!

Hi everyone!  Today I'm excited to introduce my readers to Swell Printing.  I'm excited to share with you what this fabulous shop has to offer just in time for Back to School.   What makes Swell Printing different from all the rest is because she will work with you to create a custom design and will match all of the extras to your liking. She takes pride in her finished product and wants you (the … [Read more...]

Collin’s Fight and Cancer Sucks Card

~ Hi everyone ~  Today, I share a heartbreaking story of Collin who is 13 years old and recently diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma.  This special guy is very near and dear to me because we've known his family his whole life, my son is friends with his twin sisters and we belong to the same church.  Instead of shopping for school supplies, school clothes and a backpack Collin is taking … [Read more...]