Saturday, June 22, 2013

It is so nice to have time to learn some new technology!  I have been updating my blog by making it more fun and colorful.  In addition, the more products I create for TpT the better I get at it.  It is amazing how much there is to learn about technology.  It has been a lot of fun!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Making a Banner

Need to make a banner for your TpT store?  Here is the template and directions to take the guesswork out and make it an easy fun project!

Click here to go to Banner Template

Here is what you do:
1) Save the blank template to your computer. That way you always have it to make new banners as you wish.
2) Open the banner and rename it something like 'banner1'.
3) Decorate your banner! You can change the background color, add text and do whatever you like. To get ideas take a look at banners at other TpT stores. There are some really nice ideas out there!
4) When you're done save your banner again, but this time as a jpeg file. The jpeg file will be placed in your pictures. (For some computers, you have to tell it to place it in your pictures file)
5) Log into TpT and click on 'My TpT' in the right hand corner.
6) Scroll down and under 'Marketing and Promotion' click on 'Dress up your store'.
7) Under 'Profile Page Leader Board' click browse and find your banner. Remember to find the jpeg of your banner.
8) Below it choose one of your products to link your banner to. Some people choose a free product while others choose their most expensive one. It's up to you. (You cannot link to a blog or outside webpage).
9) Click save changes. After TpT approves your banner it will be placed on your store.

Enjoy your new banner!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Our oldest child graduated from high school and what do all teenagers want? MONEY!!!!!  So we bought a clear size can at the craft store.  I designed and printed a sticker with her name and school name to put on the lid.  And then we filled it with cash and decorated it with ribbons.  She loved it!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour
New product for practicing telling time!  Check it out by clicking the link above.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Newest product!

This Trigraphs Pack includes the trigraphs scr, sch, shr, sph, spl, spr, squ, and str. 
This set includes
Eight header cards (one for each trigraph)
Three pictures for each trigraph, except for sph which has only two (twenty-three total)
Small word cards to match each picture
Eight posters/signs (one for each trigraph)
Twenty-three large picture/word cards in color with each beginning trigraph in red
Four handwriting tracing sheets in box letters
Four handwriting tracing sheets with lines
Two color the word by the code activity sheets
Seven cut and paste matching and sorting activity sheets
Identify the beginning sound activity sheet
Two draw a picture to match the word activity sheets
Dice for roll and color game
Four roll and color game sheets
Word cards and matching vocabulary cards for each trigraph.