Archive | May, 2012

Love for my Momma ~ Free Subway Art Printable

9 May

I love my mother.

She knows it.

It doesn’t take a special day each year for that to be confirmed.

BUT…

I still like to show her my love and appreciation by sending her a card or something special when I can.

I’ve sent flowers in the past but while they are lovely, she’s the kind of lady that likes

something that reminds her of her children even if it’s just a simple letter.

So when I was thinking about what to give her for Mother’s Day this year,

I wanted it to be something she’d see everyday.

Something that expresses how a mother feels

and what her child feels as well.

I remembered this quote from an unknown author.

I think it’s perfect.

I came up with some subway art~

I. LOVE. SUBWAY. ART.

But I don’t love the price.

So I created my own and I’m giving it to you so you can show your mom how much you love her too!

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show someone how much you love them.

That’s what my momma tells me anyway. ūüôā

Here’s what I did.

I downloaded my pdf file onto a memory stick.

Then I took the memory stick to my local FedEx Office Store and gave it to them to print.

I asked for it to be printed on 60# cardstock but you can print it on regular paper if you want.

All 3 only cost me $2.34!!

I purchased an 8×10 frame from JoAnn‘s for $6.99 (50% off this week-SCORE!!!)

and simply took out and laid the glass on top of the print,

 marked where I wanted to trim it and cut it with my paper-cutter.

EASY PEASY.

I think she’ll love it.

It’ll remind her of her favorite child every day. ūüôā

I am your favorite, right MOM??

Thought so.

Here’s the pdf files below.¬† You get your choice of ¬†pink, black or aqua with white type.

Love them!!  Hope you do too!

mothersday_subwayartpink

mothersday_subwayartblack

mothersday_subwayartaqua

Enjoy.

K.

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Don’t Forget!! Last Minute Teacher Appreciation Gifts~

7 May

Did you remember??  It started TODAY!!

I’m talking about Teacher Appreciation Week!

Luckily, for our first day my daughter had to draw a picture of her and her teacher

so that gave me more time to get ready for the rest of the week!

If you’re a little behind like me, I’ve got some last-minute help!

My sweet friend Kellie made these awesome gifts for her son’s teachers just yesterday!

(She forgot too!–you see–we’re all human ūüôā )

All you need for this first one is a bottle, six-pack, can of A&W Root Beer (or Cream Soda) to show the teacher that they are AWesome!

The¬†next one is simply a candy bar¬†wrapped up and titled “Best Teacher {Bar None}”

Try and find out their favorite candy bar and wrapped in paper printed with these words.

Kellie used legal paper and tied it up with cute ribbon!  So simple but so cute!

Tell your child’s teacher that they’re POPular with you and your kid!

Grab a box a microwave popcorn and wrap it with this printed cover.

Teacher’s get hungry.¬† Give ’em something to eat to get them through the day!

A lot of ideas across the web show gifts that give the teacher a Starbucks gift card.

But sometimes, teachers don’t have time to stop for coffee on the way to school.

With this gift, they’ve got the coffee handy and can make a cup to go!

They’ll be the STAR Teacher in the hallway!

The last one I¬†have to share is for those teacher’s

that may not like coffee or just like a good glass of tea!

All you need is some single serve tea packets and maybe a few sweetener packs.

Give this one to your kids TEA-riffic teacher!

So don’t panic!¬† Run to the store, grab a few things and you’ll be ready for

Teacher Appreciation Week

in no time!

Thanks Kellie!!

She also was awesome enough to share the printable so that I could share them with you!!

Et Que Cette Teacher Appreciation Tags

Hair Bow How-To!!

2 May

Aren’t these soooo¬†adorbs??

Do your girls wear bows?

What about your nieces or your friend’s children?¬† Wouldn’t you like to know how to make your own?

It’s really easy!!¬† But I’ve made it even easier with my picture tutorial!

Here’s what you’ll need:

First:

Next:

Get your template.  (Come back tomorrow on how to make yours!)

Let’s make a bow!

(If you have trouble seeing the instructions, click the photo for a larger view)

After wrapping¬†3 times, take your hair clips and secure on each side.¬† These are your extra set of “hands”.

When tying off your thread be sure to pull tight before knotting.  This will cinch your bow in the middle.

Get your alligator clip ready.¬† I get mine at Sally’s Beauty Supply.¬† You get 100 for about 6 bucks!!

When lining up your ribbon into the clip, make sure it is centered before you glue in the next step.

I use my thumb to help guide the ribbon onto the glued clip instead of just pressing it in place.

It makes for a more exact placement.

¬†There will only be¬†a small amount of ribbon on the¬†underneath of the clip.¬† If you like¬†a fully lined clip you’ll use 5 1/2 inches instead of 4″.

Flip the bow over.  Before gluing clip, decide which way you want the clip to go in the hair.

Finally:

Now you should have an adorable bow!

GO make another one for a cute set of matching bows for pigtails!

Have fun!

K.

Countdown to Et Que Cette Etsy Store Grand Opening!

1 May

We’re Open!!¬† Click the Etsy tab at the top!¬†

More items added throughout the week!!ImageImageImage

OPENING TODAY AT 5 pm EASTERN TIME!!!¬† COME TAKE A PEEK!!! ūüôā

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