Monday, August 13, 2012

Hip! Hip! Hooray! It's Monday! ~ Monday Made-It That Is!

I don't go back to school {with kids} until September 4 so I can still get excited about Mondays!  Now don't be a hater ~ I had to teach {without air conditioning} until June 29 while you were all enjoying the sunshine:)  I've linked up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made-It.  As much as I have fun making goodies to post ~ I love curling up on the couch and blog hopping to see what everyone else has made.
Monday Made-It #1:
As soon as I saw these last week I knew I had to make them ~ they "spoke" to me:)  I got the idea from Sara At School.  They were really easy {and cheap} to make.  I'll show you what they look like and then I'll give you the run down on what I did.


So all you need is 2 ~ 12x16 canvas from the dollar store, paint for the background, and letter stickers.  I bought paint pens but I didn't end up using them.


I painted the canvas with "Bright Blue" ~ 2 coats so the coverage was nice and even.


Then I used plain paper to make a template so I could fiddle with the sizes without wrecking my good paper.


I bought my paper from Michael's.  It is "distressed" and the colours are beautiful.


Then I used my template pieces to cut out the shapes from the scrapbook paper.  I glued them to the canvas with Mod Podge and put the stickers on.  I put one coat of Mod Podge over the whole thing so it would be well protected and finished it off with Acrylic Sealer to get rid of the tacky feeling left behind by the Mod Podge.



They make me smile:)

Monday Made-It #2:
I finally got around to making a "First Day of Grade One" frame.  I used MelonHeadz "Rock N Roll" graphics {I LOVE MelonHeadz!}.  I am going have my kids pose with sunglasses and a microphone ~ they will look sooooo cute!  My daughter, Julia, humoured me so I could take a picture.  I love her!!!

Now before you go I need a little help!  When other people leave a comment I have noticed that their blog name (with a link to their blog) comes up under their name.

I have tried everything I can think of and I can't figure out how to get my blog name and link to show up under my name when I leave a comment.  If someone could please explain it to me {please be very specific ~ I'm new at this:)  I would be so appreciative!  Thanks:)

That's all for me ~ I'm off to see what you made!  Happy Monday:)
Bye for now,
Natalie



24 comments:

  1. Your projects came out great! I love the 1st day sign...I need ot get on that!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

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    1. Thank you so much! Isn't funny to see what everyone has made:)
      Natalie

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  2. Love the way your projects came out! I'm your newest follower. I found you through Melonheadz...I'm in L-O-V-E with her clipart! :) She said your blog is fabulous and from what I've seen so far, she is right!! Can't wait to take a look around!

    If you get a chance, I would love it if you would stop by my blog! :)

    Jackie
    Crazy Daze in First Grade

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    1. Thank you for coming over to visit! Nikki at MelonHeadz has been wonderfully supportive and encouraging! She is an incredibly talented artist:)
      Natalie

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  3. Signed in to Google so I could follow you! Your blog is great! I do a lot of blog hopping but have not ventured into creating my own...yet! Although I just discovered I made one post to try it out in November of 2010. Guess that is what happens when you try too much at once! :) Found you through Melonheadz (love her too) and found you from there! Look forward to see what you will make next!
    Jackie

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    1. Thank you so much for making all that effort to come and visit me! I really appreciate it:)
      Nikki at MelonHeadz is awesome!
      Natalie

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  4. Just insert this code -- making the changes that are in caps!

    YOURBLOGNAME

    Hope that works!
    Kathleen
    Growing Kinders

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  5. Shoot! It didn't work!!! e-mail me at growingkinders@gmail.com and I'll send it to you!

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    1. Thank you soooooo much for helping me with this ~ it has been driving me crazy! I love your work and just bought your calendar unit ~ love it:)
      Natalie

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  6. I really like your signs! And I know how to put the clickable code when you comment but I can't show you here. Email me and I'll send you how to do it!

    Cheryl
    spottedinsb@gmail.com
    Spotted Around the School

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    1. Thank you for your kind words:) I also appreciate you taking the time to help me ~ it means a lot!
      Natalie

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  7. I absolutely LOVE those pictures you did! They're gorgeous - if you haven't figured out how to add your blog to your Google profile, let me know and I'll try to help ya! :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

    PS. Found ya from Nikki @ Melonheadz Illustrating :)

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  8. Hey! Love the frame!!! ;) Thanks so much for adding my blog button!!! {I'm with you-Nikki at Melonheadz is the greatest!}
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

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  9. I love your picture frame! I am your newest follower--I would love to have you come by and visit my blog and enter my giveaway! You could win a laminator!

    www.ateacherwithoutaclass.com

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  10. Your canvases turned out great!! I wanted to have my class make them last year and even bought all the supplies, but we just didn't have time! Maybe at the end of this next year!!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  11. Natalie, I didn't see a way to email you so I'm posting my question here ... I hope that's ok. If you do figure out how to have your name and blog link show up, could you pretty please send me the instructions too? I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much!
    Snoopy snoopyshomemadefunblog(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  12. I'd appreciate the answer too. I usually just type it in.

    Kristin
    teachntex.blogspot.com

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  13. There is a tutorial on this blog here that shows you how to do it. That's how I learned :)

    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2012/02/how-to-make-hyperlink-signature-guest.html

    Dawn
    Apples, Owls, and Peppermint Mochas

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  14. Absolutely LOVE your first grade frame! I'm hoping to do something similar!!! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm new to blogging and am glad I found yours! Check mine out :)

    2nd Grade Teacher
    The Sweetest Thing

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  15. Hi Natalie! I found you through Nikki's blog! I'm your newest follower and I LOVE your blog and all of your wonderful ideas! The canvas signs you made are gorgeous! I'm going to have to make my own now...you've inspired me! Your pug Lily is absolutely adorable (I have a pug too...and hes' even part of my blog. :o)
    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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