Dr. Seuss Craft For My Many Colored Days

Dr. Seuss Craft For My Many Colored Days I love ALL of his books but this one is super special.  I have a deep love for colors and creativity and this book inspires me.  Through the use of bouncing rhymes with many colors and animals, this book offers an opportunity for children to start understanding feelings and moods and how to express themselves. So many fun conversations starters are in …

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Farm Animal Party Favors with Laura Kelly Dies for Ellison Education and Sizzix

These Farm Animal Party Favors with Laura Kelly Dies for Ellison Education and Sizzix are so darling.  This is my first project using my 2018 farm animal release with Ellison Education and I am in love with the way that they work whether using paper or other materials. The pig!  The pig is so much fun you could go HOG WILD making all the things. The horse!  The horse is great …

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Last Minute Ideas to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Here are a bunch of last minute ideas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Whether you do them all and make a party or choose one and create a little extra fun, I am guessing your family will appreciate your excitement.  After all, it is a lucky day! To make white candy covered bananas, used white Vanilla Candy melts and drizzle the melted sweetness over a couple of banana slices being …

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Leo Lionni’s It’s Mine! and a Lesson on Sharing

Art Project and Free Printable Leo Lionni Its Mine Book

Leo Lionni’s It’s Mine! and a Lesson on Sharing Leo Lionni is probably best know for his book Swimmy which is a classic on the value of being unique.  While I love that story, I also really love the story It’s Mine! with the three fabulous frog characters named Milton, Rupert and Lydia.  I picked up this copy at my local World Market, YES they have books!!!  They are all …

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Chalkboards and Valentine’s Day with World Market

This Saturday I will be at World Market in Soutthlands Shopping Center from 1-3 demonstrating and helping customers (and friends) to make some darling decor and gifts for Valentine’s Day!  I wanted to give you a sneak peek so you can be sure to get this fun event on your calendar and join me.  If you are not local, you can check HERE to find out the closest World Market …

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The Paper Bag Princess Literary Connection

Not all princesses have happy endings with the marrying of a prince.  Some princesses create their own happy endings by taking a stand for what is right.  I feel that in today’s world it is more important than ever before to teach girls that they are valuable, beautiful and matter…regardless of how they look or feel.  All girls are princesses and get to respect themselves.  The book The Paper Bag …

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Ocean Life Valentines with Ellison Education

My new release die collection for Ellison Education is SEA LIFE and it is just in time for Valentines!  I created some ocean life Valentines with Ellison Education and the Superstar machine and even made you a free fun printable to go with it.  There are actually six dies in the collection but I only used five for this project.  Before I share any more, let me just state for …

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A Year of Laura Kelly dies for Ellison Education

I am so thrilled to share “A Year of Laura Kelly dies for Ellison Education”.  As this year comes to an end, people everywhere are looking ahead and planning what comes next.  Teachers, artists, moms and makers are all getting out their calendars and dreaming up ideas and ways to make the next year the best ever.  When I originally designed the twelve dies that make up a “calendar set” …

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A Dozen (Or More) Great Holiday Projects with Dies from Ellison Education

I am rounding up and sharing ten great projects with Ellison Education!  I hope that these inspire you to create and make lots of things.  These dies are super awesome because while they are designed with purposes to be used in education and classrooms, they also come in really hand for crafting and making!  To kick it off, I made these darling holiday tags with the bookmark die and my …

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