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Archive for March, 2011

Classroom Wednesdays: Paper Flowers (and a lampshade!)

paper flowers lampshade

K, seriously, is that not the prettiest lamp?  Why can’t I come up with this stuff on my own???  LOL  Thankfully you and I  don’t have to.  Visit Teresa Collins’ site to learn how to create these fabulous flowers and, if you’re really crafty, how to make that amazing lamp shade.  Have fun!

Quote of the Day

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

– Robert Frost

Classroom Wednesdays: Felt Sand Dollars

felt sanddollars

I thought these were really special.  Wouldn’t they look great on a beach page?  So creative!  Visit the Happy Together blog to see how it’s all done.

Quote of the Day

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
-Walt Emerson

Classroom Wednesdays: Photo Cube!

photo cube

This neat idea can be an alternative to giving someone a card with photos tucked inside–pretty cool, eh?  See Andrea at her blog to get the down low on how to create this super photo cube.

Quote of the Day

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
-Stephen R. Covey

Classroom Wednesdays: Birthday Calendar!


I can never remember dates for anniversaries, birthdays or anything for that manner!  LOL  So far all of you date-challenged folks out there, this may be the best project ever for you: your own special occassion calendar.  Head on over to Not So Idle Hands to see how this little gem was made.

…and don’t forget!  :0)

Photo Op Monday: The March Edition

Spring will be here soon!  Can you feel it?

This month you may want to capture shots of:

  • 1. your first trip to the park
  • 2. water dripping off trees and rooftops as the snow melts
  • 3. giving the house a “spring cleaning”
  • 4. St. Patrick’s Day festivities
  • 5. the first signs of green outside
  • 6. a rainbow
  • 7. birds that have returned from migration

Quote of the Day

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

 – Sir Winston Churchill

Classroom Wednesdays: Gift Box!

gift box

Is this not totally cute or what?  I stumbled upon this as Sandy’s Space so take yourself on over and learn how to make one of these adorable little  boxes yourself!