Monday, May 23, 2011

Let's Face It Friday - Organize It

I absolutely LOVE to see organizational ideas and if you are like me and want to see some AMAZING and super cute ideas go and check out the design team projects and submissions for the Let's Face It Friday challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.

For my project I wanted to make something fun and interactive for my daughter to keep up on her 'school' skills in the summer. She LOVES this so I think it will help out a lot. Last year we didn't use any charts but we did find out that if we did her reading and stuff first thing in the morning then we would remember to get it done. Otherwise the day would get busy with fun summer activities and this summer learning would get pushed aside. This chart should help too since each day each item will start up in the 'TO DO' box and then she can move them down to the 'COMPLETED' box as she finishes up each item. This chart is approximately 6" x 11"

(If you would like to see the details closer you can always click on the photo).

I made the background using Microsoft Excel. I'm an accountant so I am a bit of a spreadsheet nerd. Then I printed my spreadsheet on some super cute paper from DCWV's Mod-Retro Stack. I stamped a darling little heart from Emma's stamp set My One and Only in the corner. I cut the pieces for my project from various cartridges at about 2" each.

This cute little book is from the Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite cartridge. I stamped it with a My Creative Time stamp from the set called 'My Teacher Rocks,' and I also used the adorable Peachy Keen stamp set called 'Happy Lashes'.

This cute little pencil came from the Locker Talk Cricut cartridge. I stamped his cute face with a Simple Simon face stamp by PKS.

I made the little chalkboard myself. I used the super cute Woodgrain background stamp by Market Street Stamps. For the cute face I white embossed a darling Simple Sally face and for the numbers I welded them together using my Gypsy and the Pooh Font cartridge.

And for this cute little kitty, I used Create-a-Critter for the cat and Pooh Font for the letters. The adorable face is a Critter face stamp from Peachy Keen stamps.

I laminated everything so they will SURVIVE the summer. I have my own personal laminator that I use for lots of little things for my children. I seriously LOVE it. Then I attached everything with Velcro.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project today. Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

*Sugar & Spice Cricut Lite cartridge
*Locker Talk Cricut cartridge
*Pooh Font Cricut cartridge
*Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - My One and Only
*My Creative Time stamps - My Teacher Rocks
*Market Street Stamps - Woodgrain
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Simons
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Sallies
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
*DCWV - Mod-Retro Stack
*Core'dinations cardstock
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Personal Laminator
*Laminate sheet


  1. that is so cute Glora. Could definitely use one of those for my kids. TFS

  2. This is just great Glora!! What a fantastic way to encourage learning any time of the year!! :)

  3. This just blew me away Glora! It is super super cute and all the work and details you put into it are AMAZING! Absolutely love it! Hugs,Leanne

  4. This is amazing! So detailed and so fun! She will love it. :)


  5. Perfect Glora!!! What a fabulous idea to keep the kids learning during the summer!!! I love the background you made, so very creative!!! Thanks for sharing! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  6. Once again, you're amazing! Where do you find the time?! :-)

  7. Holy Cow. This gets my vote for anything/whatever it is being entered in/for. You did an outstanding job!

  8. Glora this is so CUTE!!! I can see why your daughter likes this. I wish I had stuff like that when my kids were little. Sorry I haven't been so good with comments lately. I love to stop by your blog and "catch up" when I fall behind. I love everything you make! You are so talented and so sweet!
    Hugs, Janice

  9. This is so adorable! I bet homework is suddenly a lot more fun! :)

  10. Awesome chart. I need to make sure our summer stays organized too.

  11. OMG Glora,SUPER CUTE IDEA!Once again your project is AMAZING,I love all the great detail and each little fun cutes.Too SWEET!Great job my friend!:)

  12. Wow, this is so so cute. So many fun details. Love the little and the background stamp you used on her. All the faces are just adorable. This chart is so much fun it should make your little girl WANT to do her school work. Such a great job Glora. So inspiring.

  13. Awesome, Glora! I love the whole thing. Little ons's do love to use charts. When I was a school teacher my students love putting stickers on their charts. Sounds like a great summer tool!

    Saundra :)

  14. This is so cute, and a great way to keep your daughter on top of her studies! Great job!

  15. Simply adorable! Great idea for kids chores. Thanks for sharing.

  16. So super cute Gloria!!! I just love this idea! TFS!

  17. This is such an awesome chart! Love all the details!

  18. that's awesome Glora!! You did a great job! Everything is done so PERFECTLY!!


  19. Glora, you always do the cutest stuff! love that little kitty

  20. Glora, how cute are these. I love them all, what a great job. You always make such cute stuff. I love your blog! Did you see I finally got a button. Stop over and grab it if you would like.

  21. OMG, Glora, this is just too cute! Your daughter will just LOVE doing her work because she gets to use this adorable chart!

  22. Gloria, I LOVE This!! OMGosh it is awesome!! I might have to steal your idea! :)

  23. SO cute! You are so organized- I'm hanging my head in shame over! What a super cute way to get those kiddos excited about homework! Great job!