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My name is Erin and I have been blogging since July 2010 on the recommendation of my friend Ann and now I can't stop, LOL. I created this blog as a place to display my Kreativity. To inspire and be inspired. I hope you enjoy your visit. Let me know you stopped by so that I can return the favor and visit your blog.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
It's Back To School time all over the country!
I LOVE back to school time. It means Fall (my FAVORITE) is almost here, it means new, fresh & crisp school supplies, it means new classes and new friends, it means new beginnings. 
My kids don't start school until September 7th!
I love to give the teachers and principal gifts for just about every occasion including the start of the new school year. This year my daughter will be in 1st grade breaking in a new teacher to Discovery and my son will be in Kindergarten. Discovery also has a new principal, Mrs. Conrad will make a great addition to "the team".
Since I have been LOVING my vinyl aka Contact paper it's only fitting that I would tie it into the teachers gifts this year. 
Here's what I made to share with our teachers/principal...


This project was fun, easy and affordable. 
These are pens, wrapped in floral tape with a blossom glued to the top. I stuck the pens in a glass container filled w/ green glass "stones". 
Easy Peasy lemon squeezy! 
The nicest thing is that I was able to find many of the materials at The Dollar Tree. The floral tape was purchased at JoAnn's and the pens were purchased at Office Max.
What teacher or principal can't use some pretty pens on her desk?
I hope you are all enjoying this Back To School season.
 
Keep Kreating, 
Erin
Monday, August 15, 2011
I have been wanting to try my hand at vinyl for the LONGEST time.
I honestly don't even know what I was so scared of but I finally just took the plunge and did it. 
I purchased an 18" x 24' roll of white Contact Paper for $5.99 at Target and went to town. I found a very helpful and comprehensive video on YouTube by Above Rubies Studio explaining all the settings to cut vinyl with the Gypsy. They have a ton of helpful videos. I'm sure you can find the perfect one to suit your needs.
I had wanted to create something for my kids boring bedroom door.
Here is what I did....


 It works out really well that both my children have the same initials. Yes, I did plan it that way and in many cases I have been somewhat sorry I did but not today. :) I LOVE how this turned out.  The kids were surprised when they came home to find it on their bedroom door too, which was fun!
I have a few more vinyl Back to School projects to share with you over the next few days. I hope you will enjoy them. 
I can't wait to do more w/ the vinyl/Contact paper. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any other solid color in the Contact paper aside from the white so it looks like I will have to find another source for colors but for now the white is working just fine for me.
If you know of any affordable sources for vinyl I'd love for you to share your wisdom with me. 

Keep Kreating, 
Erin

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