Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Reagan!

Been doing lots of creating, just too lazy to upload the photos and post them here. Someday I'll get around to it.

Here's what I created last night for a special little girl in our lives. It's a picture frame turned into dry-erase board. We're giving her some Disney Dollars but I wanted to give her something else. I thought it would be fun to have this so she can reflect on her day if she and her parents so choose.

It came together pretty quickly. I bought an 8x10 frame from Walmart. Painted the edged with some craft paint (it took 3 coats). I added some turquoise ric-rac to the outer edge of the frame, but it's kind of hard to see. Then I cut out an 8x10 piece of paper to serve as my base (so I knew my finished product would fit in the frame) and layered a bunch of pretty papers on top. When I liked how they were set, I glued them down onto my base paper, completely covering it up. For the wording piece, I simply opened up Excel, created 2 columns and 4 rows to the size I liked. In the left column, I typed the prompts in their own cell. In the right column, I merely made those 4 cells next to each prompt, have a border line along the bottom. So when I printed it out, I had my prompts and then writing lines. It's very clear in my head, but I am sure many of you are going, "Huh?!!!" Sorry, I can't think of a better way to explain it. But you could type the prompts and draw lines in Word. You could create something in Photoshop. Or you could even do it by hand. Sky's the limit really.

This is what it looks like when written on. I love that the marker will just erase and she'll be able to start over the next day.

And of course a snapshot of the card I made for the birthday girl.

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