Make Your Masterpiece - TPT Challenge Week Three

This weeks challenge was to make something new in your store. I just finished up a 2 page layout calendar. I have always wanted to create one as I know there are many people who like the 2 page layout vs the 1 page layout. I have started this project many times but never finished. I am so happy to have this done and I hope it will help people organize their daily life. You can grab it in my store HERE!

Dare To Dream - TPT Challenge Week Two

This weeks challenge is to blog about our dreams for our TPT stores. Before I share my dreams I first  need to give you some background. I started my store less than a year ago. A friend of mine told me about the site and her store. She was making quite a bit of money her first few months. She told me I should start a store because all my forms that I create would be great to help teachers stay organized and all my digital scrapbooking skills would come in handy making cute stuff.  I was curious so I headed over to TPT to see what it was about.

I am currently 3 classes and 12 weeks of student teaching away from becoming a teacher and instantly fell in love with the sight. I also was a bit upset that I had not found the site would have really helped inspire me to write some lessons and units for my classes.

I am a planner, list maker, organizer type of person. I work better when I am organized and when I have a plan. I find my time is wasted away if I don't have a to do list everyday. This mentality trickled over into my job (I work as a DUEA working with autistic children). I began creating forms that I would use in the classroom. The teacher I worked with loved the forms! I stated thinking about what my girlfriend said about me starting a store and jump right on in.

So now on to my goals for my TPT store. I will dream big but I need to start small with achievable goals. So my goals are simple, find a focus for my store, grow my client base, and increase my sales by 20% this year. Starting with these goals will help to reach bigger goals in the future! 

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TPT Challenge - Week One

I jumped on the bandwagon and joined the TPT Seller Challenge. I have a boat load on my TPT to do list and was feeling overwhelmed where I should start. Insert TPT Seller Challenge here and I have some focus! So week one was to revamp something in your store. I have already had requests about creating a 2015-2016 calendar like last years 2014-2015 calendar. So I started there, keeping in mind some of the feed back I received on it.

Here is the 2014-2015 Calendar: 

And here is the 2015-2016 Calendar:

I am happy with the way it came out. The best part is it is FREE!! So head on over and grab it HERE


2015-2016 Calendar Is Ready!!

I had so many request to re-do my calendar from 2014! I am so glad so many of you love it! The new calendar starts in August 2015 and runs through 2016 (for the teachers). You can grab it HERE. Enjoy!

Summer To Do List

6 more days of school then I am out for the summer! Of course with that being said I started to think about all the things I wanted to get done before I have to go back to work next school year. When I have to do work it makes it a little easier if I have a cute "to do list" to look at so I whipped this one up and put it up in the store. Click the link below to get yours. Half this paper is already filled up with cute things I want to make for the store so look for that soon! Happy Summer teachers!

Anniversary Card

My parents have been married 46 years! So I wanted to make them a fantastic card! I love doing these box cards but work, school, family, and life has really taken time away from scrapbooking, adding more to my TPT store and blogging. This card came out so stinking cute I just had to share. 

Ever start working on a project and it just does not come together? That's how this card started. I made the birds in the nest first and then found they were not gonna work. Moving on to plan B, I started to make the flowers. I knew I loved the papers and the colors in the papers. Then like magic it started to come together and all of a sudden the birds in the nest found a home among the flowers! 

I always live by the motto that things happen for a reason, so remember if you are working on a project and everything is going wrong or things are not working it's because it's not supposed to go that way and the outcome will be better than you expected. 

Happy Scrapping!

Need a fun way to get kids reading???

I find with my younger kids that they like to check off their accomplishments. So I created a reading log for them where they can color an item for every 20 minutes they read. I made one for each month but they could be adapted for a weekly reading log. I can customize the forms for each teachers needs. Hope you like them :)

Grab my reading logs HERE