Awards, Made It, and Preview

I have done some blog stalking this weekend and finally found 15 lovely blogs to award the One Lovely Blog Award to, because Jackie at Third Grade's a Charm awarded it to me, and the third rule of this award is that when you receive it, you are to pass it on to 15 others. (see previous post here). So here are my lovely winners of this award (in no specific order):
Laura at Will Grade for Coffee
Every New Beginning
Megan at I Teach. What's your super power?
Casey at Cardigans and Curriculum
Heather at Heather's Heart
Teresa at Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
Beth at The Bee in Beth's Bonnet
Casey at Second Grade Math Maniac
Courtney at Miss Third Grade
Kathleen at Middle Grades Maven
Teri at A Cupcake for the Teacher
Amy at Juice Boxes and Crayolas
Katie at Once Upon a Teaching Blog
Nancy at Teaching my Friends
Caitlin at Ms. Preppy

Thank you to all these lovely bloggers for sharing your lives with us in a lovely way! (side note: I tried to pick  blogs that I didn't see the award on their blog. So if this is not your first award, yay you!) Now, to my fifteen lovelies, it's your turn! Also, remember to post the award on your blog for all to see!!
Next up, Made It Monday #2!!
This week I upcycled a clipboard! My inspiration comes from Sarah at Create Studio.
I started with a $3 clear clipboard from Wally World. 
Then I also got some CUTE scrapbook paper!! The collection I got at Walmart was called Joplin.
Here are the steps:
1. I suggest tracing and cutting out what you want to paste on the clipboard. I didn't and it wasn't a good choice.
2. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on one side of the clipboard.
3. Put down the paper you want to use and use a straightedge to get out the bubbles. Believe me, it is WORTH IT.
4. Do the same thing on the other side of the clipboard.
5. Paint a couple layers of Mod Podge on both sides letting it dry in between.
6. OPTIONAL: My clipboard started out as a WAR ZONE. I didn't cut out my paper, so the top of the board didn't look so hot at first. I didn't use a straightedge to get out the bubbles, and my board has creases in it. To try to solve some of the problems, I hotglued ribbon around the edges, which in turn made it look very cute!! I also put a different color ribbon on top.

Here's the finished product!
I LOVE the way it turned out!! I'm making more as soon as I get more clipboards!

Did you make anything fun this week? I'd love to read about it! Go link up with Tara and show us what you made on this wonderful Monday! 

And now for the preview! I am working on library labels, and getting more design-efficient, so here is my first label! 
I bought the chevron Whole Brain Teaching, CAFE, and Daily 5 signs during the Memorial Day Sale from Stephanie at Third Grade Thoughts, and absolutely LOVED their design-the chevron, the swirly frame, everything! So decided to use one of her empty frames as the background to keep in the same theme, with different colors of chevron! THANK YOU Stephanie for that wonderful collection! Hopefully I will have more labels for you at next week's Made It Monday!!

Have a wonderful week bloggy friends!!


  1. Thanks for linking up:) I love your clipboard! I made some last year and my students went nuts over them. My originals were those ugly, old, brown ones so they needed it:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Wow! Thanks a lot for the award. Things are kind of crazy around these parts as I finish up the year and get ready to return to the U.S. so I'm not sure I am going to have the opportunity to pass it on. But in case I don't, I really just wanted to say "Thanks!" for reading and for honoring me with the award. :)

  3. Thanks so much for the award! I was reading your blog and almost fell over when I read my name. I can't wait to pass on the award and share the blog love.
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  4. I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower. Congrats on the award!! I need to go check out those blogs now :) Your clipboard turned out super cute!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

    1. Thanks for following! :) And commenting- it makes my day!

  5. Is this what it's like to feel famous?! Thanks a bunch for the award!

    Will Grade For Coffee

  6. Cute clipboard!! Thanks for stopping by my giveaway.
    :) Dana


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