Showing posts with label printables. Show all posts
Showing posts with label printables. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hands Down You're the Best Teacher Around (Includes Free Printable!)

There are still a few days left to enter our big quiet book giveaway.  We're giving away 5 already made quiet book pages as well as 3 copies of Amy's book Quiet Book Patterns.  Enter here!
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Teacher appreciation day is coming up and I wanted to share a simple card that my son made for his teacher in the past (inspired by this post).

We started by tracing his hand on a card upside down.

I then made this simple printable tag (using the free subway art I found at Burton Avenue) . . .

And we attached it to the card.

Inside he wrote a sweet and simple note to his teacher to go along with the gift he picked out.

(To print your own printable tagClick on picture below to enlarge, then right click and copy.  Open a word document, paste, adjust printable to the size you want.)

Friday, April 4, 2014

General Conference Doodle Books

I've seen doodle books floating around the web.  None of them quite fit what I was looking for so I decided to design one of my own.  It's pretty generic and can be used for this or any upcoming General Conference.  Each page has a part sectioned off for notes and the rest of the space can be used for any doodles!

Each page is meant to be printed on a half sheet of paper (8 1/2 x 5 1/2)--which is why there is so much blank space at the bottom of each sheet.  I then plan to hole punch them and tie them together with some twine.  

My boys are pretty excited to use them! (And youth and adults might just love them too!)

Have a happy Conference weekend!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Alphabet Adventure App

There's a fun new app on Story Panda called Mila and Penn's Alphabet Adventure that I wanted to share with you today.

Loveable characters Mila and Penn journey through the alphabet as they discover eggs with legs and giraffes on roller-skates.  This is not your typical ABC's book but rather a beautifully illustrated adventure through words and drawings.

Plus the nice people at Story Panda are giving away these three printable activities to go along with Mila and Penn's Alphabet Adventure.  Feel free to use them how you'd like.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Gifts Kids Can Make: Sunshine Notes - Free Printable Included

I'm excited to be over at Goodly today.  I love this site because it's all about giving and serving others.  Today I'm over there sharing a gift idea that kids can make.

I've found that when children make gifts for family and friends during the holiday season they learn to love to give.  I have loved seeing the transformation that has taken place in my kids over the last few years as they've thoughtfully created gifts for their family members.  They've gone from having mile long wish lists to hardly giving a thought to what they want at all.  Instead they look forward to the presents they get to create each Christmas.  They love to give!

 These little bundles of sunshine notes make the perfect gift to send off to grandparents, make for a friend or family member going through a hard time, a loved one sick in the hospital, or for parents for a mother's or father's day gift.  The options are endless!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Simple Christmas Gift Ideas for Family, Friends, and Neighbors + Free Printable Tags

It's that time of year to go shopping!  I just love Christmas shopping!!!  I love picking out gifts or making gifts to give.  It's such a fun time of year.

Giving a meaningful and thoughtful gift doesn't have to be extravagant or cost a lot of money.  Below I've compiled several ideas for simple gifts that can be given to family, friends, and neighbors.

First, is a framed Christmas printable.  There are so many beautiful printable out there.  Print them off on your printer at home or send them to your favorite print shop.  Frames can sometimes be expensive but I've found beautiful frames at the dollar store on multiple occasions and Ikea has nice frames too that don't cost a lot of money.  Below are some of my favorite Christmas printables:

1. Oh Holy Night - AKA Design
2. And suddenly there was with the angel - Auntie Lolo Crafts
3. Fun unto us a child is born - Pea Bee Designs
4. Simply Christmas - Ladybird Ln
5. The best way to spread Christmas cheer - Becoming Martha
6. For unto us a child is born - Serving Pink Lemonade

What friend doesn't need a roll of wrapping paper at Christmas time???  I think this is a gift that everyone can use.  My favorite place to buy Christmas wrap is Hobby-Lobby.  They have so many pretty prints, it always seems to be 50% off, you get a ton of paper on the roll, and it's a thick quality paper.  Marshall's and Home Goods are two other places where I love to buy wrapping paper--great prices and beautiful prints to choose from.  Add one of the printable tags below to a roll of wrapping paper and you're good to go.

Tags inspired by Sara and Tami
(To print: Click on tag to enlarge.  Right click and copy.  Paste into a word document and print)

Here's another take on the wrapping paper idea.  This one includes tape.  Thanks Krista for the idea!

Who doesn't need an extra blanket once the weather turns cold?  It seems like we have a million but it's never enough.  I can't tell you how much I look forward to the spring each year and putting all those blankets away.  They seem to be everywhere.
For this gift make a homemade blanket or pick one up at the store.  Ikea has fleece blankets for only $4 a piece!  Bundle it with ribbon and add a cute tag to dress it up.  I've created three for you to choose from.

(To print: Click on tag to enlarge.  Right click and copy.  Paste into a word document and print)

Who isn't busy this time of year?  And who wouldn't like a night off from doing the dishes???  This gift is perfect for your ultra busy friends or that person who already has everything.  Tie together a set of paper plates, cups, napkins, and flatware, add a sweet tag and you'll have one happy friend.
Inspired by Shelley
(To print: Click on tag to enlarge.  Right click and copy.  Paste into a word document and print)

How about a lovely warm candle to brighten the cold dreary winter.  I love to burn beeswax candles in my home. (See this article to find out why I avoid paraffin candles.)  Tie around this little tag and you've got a simple warming gift.
(To print: Click on tag to enlarge.  Right click and copy.  Paste into a word document and print)

For your friends with small children a gingerbread house kit would bring so much fun.  I know my kids love making one each year.  Print off the label below to add to a gift bag.

Then fill the bag with graham crackers, frosting, and goodies to decorate with.
(To print: Click on tag to enlarge.  Right click and copy.  Paste into a word document and print)

Last but not least, hot chocolate!  We go through boxes and boxes of this stuff every winter.  Wrap a box up with a pretty bow and cute gift tag and I don't know who wouldn't enjoy an extra box of hot chocolate once the weather turns cold.
Find the printable tag over at Capital B.

What are your favorite simple gifts to give?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love at Home Printable

I love pictures frames.  I have a bad habit though. I fall in love with the perfect frame, buy it, and then let it sit empty in my house.  Sometimes for over a year!   When I bought the picture frame below I committed to filling it before the end of the month.

I wanted to fill this frame with a saying of some sort.  Since I love the words from this hymn I decided to create a printable using the first line of the song.

Simple and true.

I created it in several different colors.  Feel free to grab your own copy below if you'd like.  They're made to fit a 4 x 6 frame.

(To download: Click on picture to enlarge.  Right click to copy.  Paste into a word document.  Print.)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Simple Gift Tags (and free template)

It seems like my kids have been going to a lot of birthday parties lately.  And it seems like we're always rushing to wrap the gift just minutes before we need to head out the door.  Oh.  And then the card.  I never have one of those.

The other day I decided to make several gift tags so I'd be covered for a while.  A few girly ones and a few boyish.

Two sheets of card stock made 18 gift tags.  I simply cut them out, punched a hole in the center and tied a ribbon through it.

When a birthday party rolls around I add a little message to the back and we're good to go.

Want to make your own?  This simple template will help you get those diagonal cuts at the right angle.

(To print template: Click on picture and then copy and save to your computer.  Open in a document and reduce your margins to zero.  Expand to 100% and print.)

These templates make great gift tags for Christmas too!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Playroom Art

Not long ago I spotted this piece of art on pinterest.  "What a perfect thought for the playroom!" I thought.  Plus, who can go wrong with the Beatles?!  I did not, however, care for the style of this piece.  So I set out to make something a little more me.  This is what I came up with.

And it just happens to be your lucky day because I continued to play around with the colors and am now offering them all to you for free.  Because free is my favorite.

To download just click on your color of choice.  Then right click and "save image as".  Once it's saved to your computer you can print it at home or send it to your favorite developer.  (They are all set up as 8x10's.)  Please use these for your personal use only . . . and enjoy!

**ps. I found my background here.