Thursday, March 27, 2008

I am still capable of making things

Darn it - I got side tracked on all that college stuff. Seems the MaggieGrace goodies found themselves pushed to the back burner. But last night found me working in the studio -- man I love that space -- even though it remains unfinished. (Note to all - I will have my birthday party in a finished studio space -- July)

Sorry - went off on a tangent there.

Last night was church - we eat together then have kids activities. I lead music and memory and we sang and danced with the the little ones. Several of us adults talked about the difference people made by being active in our life as small children, specifically those who taught Sunday School and other youth activities. My two favorite ladies were Mrs Fowler and Fran Ray - both of them had a huge impact on me and I remember them so fondly. They are now deceased, but I like to think they look down and see that many of us are continuing the tradition of working with young people.

Sorry - another tangent.

Tonight is Senior Night for soccer. I am in charge of coordinating these activities, but all that I had to "do" was make something to decorate the fence in front of the bleachers. Last night I pulled all the stuff I needed out of the stash and made these. Last year I made some star arrangements and all the kids loved them. Most found their way into scrapbooks.

Inpsired by all of the pennants out there, I made these.

Sizzix die cut letters for the names. Free soccer ball clip art from some site, modified at to add the senior night lettering (love the grunge look letters). Printed the graphic on card stock and cut the pennant shapes.

As I die cut the names - I ran them through my small Xyron sticker maker. You will see that some have bigger stars - that did not last long - the handpunch and the metallic tape did not get along very well. (seemed like a good idea before I started) I regrouped and found some star stickers to use.

For some reason, I seem to collect pipe cleaners. (Hello - my name is Teresa and I have a problem) I hot glued them across the back to made hangers for the chain link fence. I will decide about linking these together when I get to the field.

Thank you blogland friends for the inspiration to make this very quick and eye catching display idea.

See MaggieGrace can still make things.

Have a great day.

Note - I have had a request to email this graphic to another mom for use at their school. I will be happy to do that - It is a .jpg file. Just leave your email in the comments if you would like the file.


Anonymous said...

Those look great!

I AM VERY MARY said...

Just think - a studio birthday party! How fun!