Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Made It...canvas, caps, cuteness...

Today I am linkin' up with my super sweet and creative friend 
Tara from 4th Grade Frolics
for Monday Made It.
You guys are probably sick of seein' me make canvases with
scrapbook paper, but I can't help it. 
They are really hard to mess up...translation...
if I can do it, you can do it...
I saw this super cute pin.  
My first reaction....I likey...I wanty.

My version: 

I painted a canvas black.
Cut out some scrapbook circles usin' the ribbon 
container as a guide.
Mod Podged them down on the bottom.
Used a silver Sharpie to make the circles and 
write my name.
Pulled out the cute ribbon I scored at 
Hobby Lobby this week.
Hot glued the green ribbon on the back.
Knotted the other colors of ribbon around the green.
Mod Podged the whole canvas.
 Jerm made somethin' for Monday Made It too.

See...I knew drinkin' those adult beverages would come in handy
one day.
Just kiddin'...he got some most of them from work.

I'm lucky he likes to be crafty with me on rainy days.
Don't mind the deer in the's probably not watchin' you like
I think it watches me.
Cue song in your head...
"I always feel like...somebody's
watchin' me....."
Is it stuck in your head?
Good...keep readin'!
Speakin' of rainy days...we were all set to go out on
the boat the other day
and it was lightnin' and thunderin' again...
it is Florida after all.
So...not a good day for fishin'.
I don't do lightnin'.
Instead, Jerm and I had a lunch date and 
then spent an hour or so cruisin' 
through our new Michael's on the beach.
I ran across a cute lil' wooden owl 
that was on sale for $1.19.
In the cart it went.
I may or may not have given it a name and 
talked to it in the store.
Yes, I think it's perfectly normal to talk to inanimate objects.

I really wish you could see the glitter paint. 
So sparkly!
That butt. 
I don't have an owl theme, 
but keep readin' to see what I plan 
to do with this cuteness!
So...what to do with this lil' guy?

If I catch anyone bein'...let's say...mischievous...
or causin' shenanigans...
I will stick this lil' guy on their table
to...well...STARE AT THEM!
It's my way of sayin' "I'll be watchin' you!"...
only it would be more appropriate to say, 
Still singin' the song from earlier?

You might not all have a Michael's...or maybe you 
don't feel like paintin'...or maybe you dislike glitter...
(FYI: I don't trust people that don't like glitter) 
Either way...I made you a FREEBIE!

It's not as cute as my lil' guy,'s FREE.
Who doesn't like free? 

Get ready...something big is comin' your way!
I'm super duper excited for Friday to get here!

Congrats to Lori from Learning by the Seashore
Not only did she get a new blog design this week,
she was also the 400th like on 
Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin's Facebook page.
Lori wins $10 worth of products to my TpT store.
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Happy Monday, friends!


  1. ahhhhhh I'm literally dying from the cute overload!!! Haha, just kidding. Seriously jealous that we don't have a Michael's in New Zealand. I will have to go look through some of the other crafty stores round here. LOVE LOVE LOVE the canvas too!!
    Sooo clever.

    Learning to be awesome

  2. Your sign is adorbs!!! Love that owl butt too.

  3. I love your sign! So cute! I'm needing to change mine a little (I have the one with the painted dots, too) since I'm changing my colors, maybe I'll just cover the purple dots with orange paper! Brilliant :)
    Fun in Room 4B

  4. I LOVE your sign! I am also showing my hubby the picture your hubby made, too! Mine has been saving caps for YEARS and needs to make something with them SOON!!!!!
    Lori :)
    Mixing it up in Middle

    1. There were a ton left....I'm almost scared to ask what other type of cap art will be goin' on. There really only needs to be one cap flag per househould. Maybe he can cover a table with them, to put outdoors!

  5. That owl is adorable! I have the same, but birds instead of owls, with those metal legs. I just think they are so stinkin' cute! I like the idea of those "watching you" signs....maybe it'll keep the kiddos more behaved. Your door sign is wonderful...I need to make one for myself!

    Creativity to the Core

    1. I want the bird! I'm going to hunt for one. Maybe I can use it for tweeting..even thought I don't Twitter.

  6. Haha. I love the Owl Be Watching You owl. I might have to use that one! Great made-its all around!

    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason
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  7. Your little sign turned out fabulous! I love the different colors of it! I love all the wooden cut outs from Micheal's! Your owl is adorable!
    Tales of a Teacher

  8. The little owl is too cute. I had to giggle at the thought of you plunking it down on a little stinker's desk. LOL Thanks for sharing.

  9. That owl is so darn stinkin cute! That's so me, too. It's something I'd do. Set a pair of glasses on their desk to say, "I'm watching you!" You are rockin' girl. Love it!

    1. Oh...I like the idea of putting glasses on the table!! I'll have to remember that one too!

  10. Your sign with the dots is spectacular! I love the canvas painted black! At first I thought the flag was for your classroom and then thought.....wait, those are beer tops.....then I kept reading! I love the flag but the deer in the background is priceless! Now, for the owl! Oh my- I wish our Michaels store was not 20 miles away cause I would go there today to get some owls.
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  11. I was just at Michael's yesterday debating if I needed to buy some canvas - and I put it back. Ugh! I love your sign, love the ribbon - totally copying you - well as soon as I get back from Michaels. Thanks for the freebie - so cute. Love Jerm's made it too!! Very patriotic!

  12. Just pinned that canvas to try when I need a quick craft.
    Thanks, Sarah
    Kovescence of the Mind

    1. Thanks, Sarah! It was pretty quick and easy, which I love!!

  13. I love how your canvas turned out! I'm afraid I'd mess mine up though. You say you're not crafty, but that owl is adorable. Mine would surely look demented. I hope the Owl Be Watching You works for you.
    The Traveling Teacher

  14. Love how you make your collages for your how-to's. They really brighten up your post! Also, that is a genius idea for a behavior management tool!!


  15. Ok, just remember how much you love me prior to me saying this. I hate glitter. Like, hate it. I will do anything I can to NOT pull out the glitter in my classroom. But remember, you love me.

    And I LOVE all of your made-its. Even the glittery owl. So lovely!!

  16. First the canvas sign is tooo cute! I am going to have to try that because you made it sound SOO easy. Next, let's talk about how clever the cute owl is. I think that is going to work wonders for classroom management and it is super adorable too. Loving all your made its!

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  17. I love all of your Made Its! The sign turned out great! I would love to make one of those for my classroom. We have a school-wide leadership theme, so I'd like to work around that. I am excited about this! Thank you!

    Oh, and the owl idea - Perfect!

    Fit to be Fourth

  18. I love your posts. So going to be humming all day long... I think I pinned everything. LOVE LOVE your MMI's.
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

  19. By the time I finished reading your post, I was LOLing! I love the owl butt! What a cute idea! My 2nd graders would eat that up. They would probably be mischievous to get the owl on their desk. I am thinking of a "friend" from last year in particular. :)

  20. Hands down my favorite sentence: I don't trust someone who doesn't like glitter. Also that canvas is giving me ideas...insert scary laughs...I have to go back to Houston this week to celebrate my sister completing her associate's degree...cough 6 years later...and I want to make something sweet but embarrassing but funny to give to her. Perhaps you should just come down here and we can throw glitter on, funny and there will be maragaritas!

  21. Wow! You are so lucky that your man will go with you to Michaels. I don't think mine would choose to do that any more. I love your canvas sign! It is soooooo cute! That is a great idea for the owl. I wonder what his name is...
    Grade 4 Buzz

  22. Jerm has won my heart!! Not only will he walk around Michael's with you (for an hour!) he wears animal rescue shirts! Yes, that was the first thing I noticed in that pic! Ha! {totally me}
    I dedicate that Beastie Boys song "She's Crafty" to you! Keep on craftin', baby!

    P.S. I know EXACTLY how I'm gonna use your owl freebie.....LOVE IT! THANX!

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  23. Great ideas! Super crafty.. I need to get more organized and back into Monday Made-Its!
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  24. All of your made its are adorable. Even the flag! :) I am loving the sign. I may have to steal this idea and make one of my own... maybe a quote! Thank you for the inspiration. Oh and now that I see owls pretty much everywhere I go- I finally will buy one. He will STARE at my kiddos. Should be a grand time! Thanks for the clever idea.

    Cassie Lea
    Funky in Fourth

  25. All those are awesome! I LOVE your name sign!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  26. Replies
    1. That was all Jerm's doing...he's craftier than I am!

  27. Love the owlie! And the freebie! And thanks for reminding me about those canvas signs... the wheels in the old brain are a turnin'...
    Kidpeople Classroom

    1. Thanks, Kathleen! Canvas sign was sooo easy!

  28. Your sign turned out great! So cute! And I loooove the little owl! I need one!
    One Happy Teacher

  29. Seriously everything that you ever make is adorbs!!! I am adding the canvas to my list!!! :) You rock girl!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  30. I'm finally getting around to checking out all the MMI's. Love the canvases! Simple and AWESOME!!!!! My kiddos would roll on the floor over your "OWL be watching you!" They just got into puns at the end of fifth grade. They've been emailing and IM'ing me over summer and trying to include puns in their writing. Some are funny, some are SAD!

    Have a OWL-fully good week!

  31. Jerm is going to have to get his own blog, so he can join up in MMI each week! I love his patriotic creation. I love your owl too! I can definitely use that freebie - thanks!
    Learning in the Little Apple

  32. I'm scared to ask this... what song are you singing????

  33. I am lovin' that black canvas sign! I totally need one of those for my room. I don't think I could write that cute with the silver sharpie though. The flag is too cool. I was gonna show the hubs but then I decided it might not be too good of an idea. He has not been saving caps, but If he saw that flag he might make it a mission to save as many as possible I happen to love glitter, just not always with my Kinders.. Ha! Ha! Thanks 'cause that song will be stuck in my head for days now...

    Luv My Kinders

  34. I love all of your crafts!! The scrapbook circle adorable! And go Jerms for making a fun 'Murica craft!! And that owl!!!! His little heart on his butt is to die for!! Can't wait for the Florida blog hop!! I know so many of y'all!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  35. LOVE all your Monday Made Its.

    But- I will be totally honest. I LOATH glitter. That stuff is impossible to clean up and get rid of. That's my type A side coming out. Can't handle it. However, I do love glitter glue and glitter paint... does that count? I don't want you to not trust me. =)

    The Owl is adorable and a great idea. What a good reminder for those misbehavin' students.

    A View Into My Classroom

  36. The owl just steals the show, of course I might be a little biased! I'm adding this to my list of things to look for on my next Michael's trip. The heart on it's little behind is just darling!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  37. I want everything you made. Love it all! My birthday is in April...hint...hint...hint.
    Fifth Grade Wit and

  38. Hey Alison! I loved your canvas sign so much I made one this week. It's on my Monday Made-It post. I linked it to your page. Check it out if you get a minute!


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