Sunday, October 31, 2010


Here is a peek at some of the fun we had in the months of September and October.
Dinosaurs make really cool tracks in the playdoh. They are also fun to hide in the playdoh.

All aboard the shape train. This activity helped to intoduce for some and reinforce for others the basic shapes.

In September we spent some time on Nursery Rhymes. We used egg shells to create our Humpty Dumpty, and then fixed his boo-boo with a band-aide.

More fun with dinosaurs. This time with finger paint and triangles.

Black sponge painted bats with orange beads. (colors of the month).

Itsy Bitsy spider(s) in the spider web. More color reinforcement here.

We read one of our favorite Halloween stories, 'Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost,' then created our own ghost handprints with a mixture of half glue, half shaving cream. Makes a nice puffy ghost and is great for sensory integration.

5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate. This is a great fine motor activity. Believe or not, tearing paper is not so easy for two year olds. They tend to want to pull it apart.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Aren't these little mummies just the cutest. A parent made them for us last year and I just loved them so I had to try them for myself (thanks Kelly!!). I am making about 4.3 million of them for Halloween. They will go to my students as well as the teachers at my kid's elementary school. They are super easy to make. Here is how I made them...

Supplies: oreos, candy wafers (white & brown), sticks, bags, ribbon, parchment paper, tray
Step 1: Insert stick into center of oreo cookie. Don't use cookies that are cracked, they will break which may result in foul language.
Step 2: Melt wafers. I used a microwave/oven-safe mug. Will hold 1 bag of wafers. From my experience, it takes about 2 bags of wafers per oreo pack, resulting in approximately 25 mummies. Follow directions for melting on bag. 30 second intervals at 50% power.

Step 3: Dip cookie into chocolate. Then place on parchment.

Step 4: Melt brown chocolate in zippy bag. 15 second intervals at 50% power. Snip corner. The squeeze out to make eyes.
Step 5: Put remaining white chocolate from mug into a zippy bag. Reheat if necessary. Snip corner. Zig-zag across oreo to make the mummy wrap.
Step 6: Place tray in freezer for ~15 minutes.

Step 7: Remove from freezer and place in food-safe bags, secure with decorative ribbon. Add a Halloween tag if you like. I may add tags later if I have time.

Thanks for looking!!


I made several of these for a lady who saw me working on the beehive boxes. I worked on them while two of my kiddos were at their gymnastics class. I think they turned out fantastic! I just love the fuzzy zebra paper (great texture) and the pink glitter paper (more like chipboard). I bought them off the rack from Michael's. The ribbon adds just the right touch. I'm sure she will have fun filling these.
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: serif alphabet
Paper: basic black, zebra print dp, pink glitter by Reflections
Ink: stazon
Accessories: nestabilities, ribbon

Sunday, October 24, 2010


A friend of mine ordered these from me. I made 6 of each color. I just love how they turned out. The witch is a digital image by Tiddly Inks. I used my aquapainter to watercolor them, then added some ribbon. The mouse on the bag is from the Changito Halloween set.
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Tiddly Inks
Paper: basic black, whisper white
Ink: SU!
Accessories: aquapainter, ribbon, nestabilities, paper lunch bag"


I made this for a swap... masculine boy.
Love the cute images from Bugaboo Stamps.

Additional Info
Stamps: buguaboo
Paper: whisper white, ctmh
Ink: SU! markers
Accessories: nestabilities, bling, liquid applique

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I made this for a swap.. Just love this image.
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Inkadinkado, SU!
Paper: chocolate chip, baja breeze, non-SU! dp, white
Ink: Image: stazon; Sponging: baja breeze, not quite navy, black, kiwi kiss
Accessories: punch, ribbon, twine, square brads, oval punches"

Friday, October 22, 2010


I made these for the teachers at school at the beginning of the school year.... and didn't take a photo.... after 77 of them, I just wanted them out of my house. And quite frankly, I didn't care if I ever made another one of them. I'm just that way. I'll make a couple of the same thing, but then want to do something new. Well, a teacher requested I make some for the Varsity cheerleaders... so, of course I did.. after all, I am the beestamper!!! haha!
Our mascot is the bee. The hive is from a Hambo stamp. I stamped it, whited out the tree, then enlarged it on my printer. I adjusted the size of the box, so that I could get 2 out of an 8.5 x 11 sheet.

I was working on these the other night at the gym where my youngest daughter and son take gymnastics. One of the moms came up to me and asked if I sold them.. long story longer... I will be making some for some cheerleaders of another school.. eek.. rivals even!! shhh.. don't tell my bee friends!! HA!
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Keywords: box bees beehive
Stamps: Hambo for the hive, Inkadinkado for the bee
Paper: SU!
Ink: stazon

Saturday, October 16, 2010


I made this card for my Dad's birthday. I used a MOJO Sketch and the Birthday Bakery hostess Level 1 Set.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Birthday Bakery
Paper: whisper white
Ink: stazon
Accessories: chocolate chip, dp, SU! markers, ribbon, brads

Sunday, October 10, 2010


A thank you for a kind family who invited our AWANA group over for a bonfire. This is similar to a previous card that I made using QKD camping set... but I lost my campfire stamp, so I just drew this one in permanent ink as close as I could to match the stamp onto glossy paper. The tree limbs are from CTMH: What a Hoot! set. I punched out a circle from a sticky note for the moon, then sponged over with the ink. I added stickles for the stars.
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: CTMH: What a hoot, QKD, camping
Paper: GinaK Purelux white, chocolate chip, glossy white, dp
Ink: stazon, kiwi kiss, soft sky, baja breeze, not quite navy, basic black
Accessories: jumbo eyelets, circle and scallop circle punch, ribbon, stickles, sponges, circle swirl clip, crop-a-dile
Techniques: sponging

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I made this for a sympahty swap.. I'm still not sure which layout I prefer.. which one do you like?

Additional Info
Stamps: style beautiful
Paper: whisper white, rich razzleberry
Ink: rich razzleberry
Accessories: lattice embossing folder and die, ribbon, bling, nestability"


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