Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Operation Classroom Preparation

Yesterday I finally had a chance to get into my classroom and get my teaching mojo going! It was exciting to see some of my co-workers and see how anxious everyone was to get into their rooms and start getting things done. I was only there for a few hours but I did manage to get a lot of furniture moved to the approximate places that I would like them to be. Since I moved into a new classroom, I’m not quite sure if everything will work out the way that I envision it to, but it’s okay if it doesn’t because I can always make changes. Yesterday and today I plan to work on the room arrangement and getting everything unpacked from my old room. Then I can dive head first into getting my atmosphere and decorations the way that I would like them to be. I’m known for having a very bright and cheery room and I can’t let my colleagues and families down J!
When I came home last night I was very motivated to get cracking on some of the things I will need for the room. I already have a few things mapped out on my Gypsy but I probably won’t cut those until Saturday so I can give the room my undivided attention, decoration-wise on Monday. Anyway, back to what I was saying, every year I create my bathroom passes to go along with my room/school theme. This year our school is going with a Patriotic type of theme, but of course we are able to put our own spin on things, which I always tend to do! J I am planning on incorporating the red white and blue theme with some fireworks and stars thrown in there. I’m excited because I know it will get my 1st graders excited too! Lots of sparkle & shine!
When I started working on these hall passes, I had NO CLUE what I wanted them to look like. I just pulled out some things that I thought might work and got started. As I kept working, things started to come together and I was completely pleased with the end result! So enough of my rambling let me show you how they turned out!
I started with this 8'' star that I picked up from Michaels

The striped paper is by Recollections. "Boys" is cut from Birthday Bash, I used my Gypsy to weld the letters together

Those adorable sparklers are from the new Summer Celebrations cartridge! I just love them. The silver layer is actually glitter paper from the K & Company Americana set. I punched some 1'' circles to help the sparklers "pop"

I LOVE how my girls pass turned out. The blue glittery star paper is from K & Company Americana Set. "Girls" was also cut from Birthday Bash using my Gypsy.

These fireworks also come from the Summer Celebrations Cartridge.

Aren’t they so much fun! They aren’t quite finished. I still need to get my mister to drill a hole in the top so that I can string some ribbon through in order for me to hang it on the hooks I’m going to have by my door. The ribbon will also help to keep tiny fingers from messing these works of beauty up completely! I hope you enjoyed seeing these and be sure to stop back throughout the week to see what else I have created for my classroom!

Before you leave be sure to check out my giveaway for a set of K.Andrew Designs Stamps. You don’t want to miss it!

Until Next Time...
Crafty Hugs

Monday, August 8, 2011


Hey there crafty friends!

Is your week off to a great start?!? I hope so! Do you notice anything different about my blog?!? That’s right I’ve changed the name and I now have a button (that I createdJ) that you can grab and add to your blog as well. I also now have a Facebook fan page that I would LOVE for you to go over and “Like” as well.
So why the name change?!? I feel like the new name really reflects who I am and the way that I craft. Butterflies are something that I have always loved! When I used to teach Sunday school, I learned that these beautiful creatures symbolize joy and new beginnings! Ever since that revelation I have been absolutely fascinated with butterflies even more! If that’s even possible!
With my love for butterflies, I also feel like that I am always growing and changing in my life and in my crafting as well, so I thought that “Blossoming” would be a great fit. I am a butterfly who is always growing and trying to be the best that I can be.
So there you have it, the explanation for my blog name change!
We have finally moved everything from our apartment into our new house and so now I just need to get everything unpacked, especially my crafting stuff, because this girl definitely has some things to get done for my classroom!
Before you leave how about a small giveaway! If you have seen my post lately, I’m in LOVE with K. Andrew Design’s Stamp Line. So to show my appreciation for all of my wonderful followers I want to give you a chance to win one of her stamp sets of your choice! J
Here are ways that you can become eligible for this awesome candy:
1.      Grab my button and add it to your blog- Leave me a comment here if you do so
2.      Like my page  Blossoming Butterfly Creations over on Facebook(you can use the - Leave me a comment here telling me that you did so
3.      Go “Like” K. Andrew Design’s on Facebook and let her know that I sent you J- Come back and let me know that you did this
4.      Visit K. Andrew’s store and come back and let me know what your favorite set is!
That’s 4 different entries! How awesome is that! I will choose a winner on August 19th. Thanks so much for all your support and I hope to be sharing some crafty projects with you later this week!
Until Next Time…
Big Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oh How I Wish I Were Crafting

Well Hello there my wonderful crafty friends! I hope that you are all having a fantastic week. There are so many wonderful things that I would love to be creating but I'm unable to at the moment because all of my stuff is packed up and sitting in boxes and containers in my new crafting space at my brand new house!!!! For the past couple of days I've been slowly, but surely, getting stuff into my new house!!! Can I just say that my body is so sore, but hey it's worth it because I will have a wonderful home to come to every day! I hope to have everything unpacked and my new space temporarily ready for me to work in by early next week. I can't let it be any longer than that because I've got LOTS of wonderful things to work on for my classroom! Did I mention that I also had to move my classroom at the end of the last school year, so I ALSO have to unpack all of that too!!! Boy oh boy...what fun!!! hehehe  Well thanks for stopping by and "listening" to me share what I've been up to!

Before I go how about I share a couple of pics of my new palace!! hehe

When the hole was first dug

The frame is all up

My Humble Abode!!! :-)

Until Next Time....

Big Crafty Hugs!!