Just the random ramblings of a stay at home mommy...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet

We had a western theme this year and I was asked to come up with the awards for the Hobby Horse Contest (best looking), the winners of the barrel race, and the winners of the dessert contest. 

I was pretty pleased with the way they turned out...though the woodburning tool was a tad difficult to manage when I wanted long lines. 

I used a cowbell I found in the party decor section of Hobby Lobby and letter stickers. Then I brushed Mod Pidge over it to keep the letters from coming off. 

The dessert trophies are little wooden roing pens I found in the wood craft department of Hobby Lobby. I just freehanded the lettering with the woodburning tool. The barrel race trophies are wood "plaques" were found in the wood craft department as well. I traced the horseshoe pattern on and then used the woodburning tool again. 

Have fun, y'all! 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Another Valentine's Day Finished

I don't really like Valentine's Day but as my boys' classes do card exchanges I can't escape it.

I hate hate the cards for sale in stores these days. What happened to the differently shaped cards? What happened to fun cards? Now all you can find are punch out rectangles with current cartoon characters on them (and the obligatory lollipop or pencil). B-O-R-I-N-G. I remember my favorite V Day cards: they folded into little envelopes and came complete with "stamps" to put on the outside. They were so cute and fun and different


So, I make the boys' cards each year. I don't do over the top goody bags or cards with my kids' picture on them but I try to come up with something fun. All I use is Microsoft Publisher and Google lol!

This year's card for the 4 year old preschool class: 

And the cards for the 8 year old's 2nd grade class: 

I thought they were cute. :) Perhaps one year I'll think of it earlier than five days before the due date and have card stock to print on. Lol! 

Hope you have a fun day and eat lots of chocolate. :)