Saturday, January 28, 2012

Custom Blogspot Layouts & New Clip Art!

I've been working like a fiend making clip art sets, borders, letters, & yes...even BLOGSPOT LAYOUTS!  :)

This first set is for a behavior chart that someone requested.  She works in a classroom where the majority of the students are ESOL...maybe even all of them...?  I'm not sure!  BUT!  She wanted to jazz up her behavior chart with some good visuals for those language learners!  These are all her ideas but created by me.  :)  She also uses some type of money system that correlates with each part of the behavior chart.  It is available for $3 on Etsy!

I also made these Polka Dot borders to go along with the behavior chart above.  But I decided to sell them separately so that you could just purchase one or the other if you'd like!  These 8 Frames are available for $2.00!

Then I decided to make an Alphabet letter set.  These are letters that I use allllll the time in my classroom when I want to make something stand out.  I will make another set of these in the future with polka dots, stripes, etc. inside of the bubbly part!  You can get these for $2.50!

Now this last part is a layout that I made for Laura over at Peace, Love, & First Grade.  She wanted a new layout that went along with her theme and this is what I came up with!  I will be installing it for her at the beginning of this week but this is what it will look like!!!  If you would like a custom layout that is 100% unique for you, let me know!  I would love to make one for you!  This blogspot layout package includes a header, background, post icon, signature/divider icon, button for website, and FREE installation!  All of that for $30!  :)   You can send me an email at if you are interested!

Well, lots of love friends!  I hope you enjoy the new stuff!  I will try to work on some more stuff for y'all this week!  :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Line Art! Presidents & Groundhog Day!

I had a lot of requests to make line art or digital stamps for these two clip art sets, so here ya go!  :)

ALSO!  I realized that the George I had given out as a freebie was completely he is again!  New and improved, George Washington 2.0!  LOL!  If you right click on him and open in a new tab, you can get him at the full picture size!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Groundhog Day Clip Art & Valentines Frames/Tags

I've been a busy busy girl on this rainy rainy weekend!  :)  Here is some Groundhog Day clip art!  There are two versions that come in the set:  1 where he sees his shadow & 1 where he doesn't!  :)  It is only $2.50 on my Etsy shop!

And here are so adorable heart frames and some journal tags with polka dots/stripes!  :)
This set is $2.50 as well!

Hope y'all like them!  :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Freebies!!!

Better late than never, right?  It's 10:51 eastern standard time...but technically, it is still Friday!  So here ya go!

I updated a rubric that we use in 1st grade for writing & blew it up using our school's new poster maker today. it looks so good at 24" x 32"!!!  Haha!  But you can also print this out at it's normal size and give each student one to keep in their writing folder for reference if you do not have access to a poster maker or Kinkos store!

And I also was fooling around with some of my clip art and made a line art of George Washington!  Click the picture below to grab it for FREE!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

American Presidents & Symbols Clip Art

This was requested by Kayla at Primary Junction!  It is a Presidential clip art set!  She was looking for clip art of Barack Obama, his Portuguese Water Dog, Bo, Air Force 1, a top secret folder, George Washington and the Liberty Bell.  I also added a few more things, including:  Abraham Lincoln, the American flag, the White House, and the Statue of Liberty!  :)  This is just in time for your President's Day activities!  Click the picture to go to my Etsy shop!  This set is only $3!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Versatile Blogger & Liebster Award!

Wow this post is long, long, LONG overdue!  Some lovely girls had given me these awards and I kept forgetting to post about them!  Sorry!  :)   But yay I'm glad to finally do it!

The first award was the Versatile Blogger Award.

The rules are to:
1. Thank the person who presented the award to you and link back to them.

Thank you SO much to Erika from The Honey Bunch for giving me this award!  You definitely need to check out her blog if you haven't already!!!

2. Tell seven things about yourself. 
1.  I married my best friend, Joe on June 6, 2009!  :)  We had a beautiful wedding in Downtown Greenville, which is where we first met!  We spent our honeymoon at Couples Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica! (BEST RESORT EVERRRR!)

2.  My husband surprised me with a BEAUTIFUL red/white Siberian Husky who is actually part wolf!!!  Her mother was full blooded husky but her dad was half husky half Timberwolf!  She is definitely unique!  If you think that is crazy...wait til you hear this!  Even though we didn't get her until she was 3 months old, she was actually born on our WEDDING DAY!  June 6, 2009!  So every year when we celebrate our anniversary, we also celebrate her birthday, hahaha!!!

3.  I first went to the University of South Carolina as a biology major.  I wanted to be either a pediatrician or a pathologist, focusing on prenatal/postnatal diseases.  But I changed my major after the first semester to early childhood education, switched colleges, and got my bachelor's in early childhood education from Clemson University in 2010.  GO TIGERS!!!

4.  I have a big sweet tooth.  I could be SO SO full from eating my meal but as soon as someone mentions chocolate cake...there is a secret compartment that opens up and allows me to be hungry all over again!!!

5.  I am pretty good at doing accents/impressions of people!  Haha!  My mother-in-law loves my Paula Dean impression!  And I've also gone to the post office before, totally faking a British accent while mailing something to the UK.  They buy it every time!  People are like "WOW!  Is it really different here than in England?  What was the hardest transition for you?"  HAHAHAHA!  I know it's a white lie...but it is SO SO funny!  I gotta entertain myself somehow!

6.  This year I have had a sudden explosion of a shoe seriously, it's bad!  I absolutely love flats, boots, ankle boots....just talking about it makes me want to shop! HA!

7.  I am a Christian & Jesus is my King of Kings!  I would be absolutely nothing without Him.  He died on the cross for my sins and for yours, too!  I was such a different person before I had Jesus and accepted Him into my heart.  I just have a new heart and new desires now!  I don't drink, smoke, cuss, etc.  Those things seem meaningless and pointless to me!  I am more focused on living my life to please Him & to spread the gospel!  If you ever want to talk about Jesus, please let me know!  I would love to share His goodness with you!

3.  Pass this award on to 15 newly discovered blogs and let them know they've received the awards. 
When it says "newly discovered"...what does that mean?  Does that mean it's new to you or new to blogging in general?  Well, I'm going to do a mix!  But mostly these will be blogs that are new to me that I love!!!

This is probably one of my favorite blogs to keep up with!
Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies is AWESOME!
First Grade Blue Skies

Ginger Snaps Treats for Teachers is a blog made by my friend Ginger who I taught with during my first year of teaching!  It's too bad that we're at different schools now because this past school year we have really discovered how much we both love to blog & create clip art!!!!

Primary Junction

A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Fun in Room 4B

Made In The Shade In Second Grade

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WOW!  If you've made it all the way to this next award...then you are awesome!  Here's a cookie!

The other award I received was the Liebster award.  I keep spelling it wrong...did anyone else have this problem?  LOL!

 The goal of the award is to spotlight up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers!

Here are the rules!

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog
2. Thank the giver and link back to them. 
Thank you to Jennifer from The First Grade Dream!!!  :)  Make sure to check out her adorable blog!

3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

Made In The Shade In Second Grade

Fun in Room 4B

4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers!

Whewwwww...that was the longest post ever...ahhhh...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Healthy Teeth Clip Art

I had a request from Erin @ Creating and Teaching to do a Dental clip art set! it is!  This set includes 2 dentists, 2 dental hygienists, 3 toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, a dental mask, a smiling tooth & a normal tooth!  :)   Hop on over to my Etsy shop to purchase it!

Winter Literacy Centers on TPT

Hey friends!  I decided to make something other than clip art this time.  I put together a cute Winter themed Literacy Center pack!  It includes the following centers/activities...

Wait...what did you say?  You like the clip art in this pack?  Well thanks!  I made it myself, hahahaha.  Okay...I am a {nerd}!  But seriously, go to my Etsy shop & buy yourself some clip art sets! Everything is still Buy 2, Get 1 FREE!!! You know you want to buy some!!!  Use to it jazz up worksheets, add excitement to your newsletters, and make your flip charts outstanding!!!  Or you can just buy it and do what I do...sit and stare at it all day long.  :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hibernation & Migration Clip Art Set

So I had my first official request the other day to make a clip art set!  It was so exciting...not only because that means people trust me to produce clip art that they think would be cute enough...but because Alisha from The Bubbly Blonde Teacher was the one who asked me!  I have to say I am honored that she asked me to make some clip art for her.  She wanted a hibernation/migration themed clip art set.  Can you believe there aren't any clip art sets for hibernation on Etsy?  I was shocked!  So, hooray!  I'm happy to say that now there is!!!  It is $3.00 and includes black bears, bats, squirrels, acorns, caves, monarch butterflies, & of course some "zzzzZZZZZZZZ's"!  Hahaha!

If you are looking for something certain on Etsy but you cannot find exactly what you need...let me know!  I would be happy to make a clip art set for you!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Love Letters Valentine's Day Clip Art

I have no life because I am just too obsessed with making clip art!  I need help, people!!!

Here is a set of Valentine's Day clip art called "Love Letters".  It is available for $3.00 at my Etsy shop.  Plus, you can get it in a colored or line art version!!!!  :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sweet Hearts Valentine's Day Digital Paper

I actually had my first request by one of my followers to make some Valentine's Day themed digital paper!  It was a great idea and I am really happy with the end product.  It's at my Etsy shop for $2.00!  You get 12 different backgrounds...each are 12 x 12 inches & 300 dpi!  Click the picture to check it out!

If you have any requests for a certain themed clip art set or digital paper set, leave me a comment below!  I would love to make stuff that you guys actually want to use!  Thanks friends!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Love Bug Valentine Lady Bug Clip Art

Go to my Etsy shop now to purchase this cute Love Bug clip art set for Valentine's Day!  It comes with 12 different colored lady bugs & 4 different leaves!  All for $3!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chinese New Year Clip Art + New Buy, 1 Get 1 Free Etsy Deal!

I hope it's not too too late for this Chinese New Year clip art set!  It's $2 .50 at my Etsy shop!

Also!!!  I am excited to announce that on my Etsy shop I am now doing a BOGO deal!!!  There is Buy 1, Get 1 Free...Buy 2, Get 2...etc!  Go ahead an take advantage of this deal!  I don't know how long I'll keep it going.  :)