Monday, May 28, 2012

Midnight Masquerade

Good morning everyone and Happy Memorial Day! I am happy to be back to crafting after a few week absence to close up the school year. My 8th graders graduate tomorrow evening and I am all done with the school year on Wednesday afternoon. It has been a busy couple of weeks with all the end of the year activities: testing, trips, dances and more. I look forward to being home for the summer and have many many crafting ideas in my head.
Two weeks ago was the 8th grade dance: Midnight Masquerade. Every year the teachers set up a few photo areas and take the kids pictures as they enter the dance We buy cute frames and print the photos off for them. This year's theme was a great one.

I found this great mask set in the Silhouette store (creates 3 different masks) and used that to cut out masks in Mardi Gras colors. Next I pieced them together and added Stickles and stick on gems to make them sparkle.
For the second area (which was on "my wall") I cut out a huge banner using Jubilee and pieced it together. Next, I used DCWV 12x24 glitter paper, which has an adhesive back, to cut out the letters using Calligraphy Collection. I have learned when using paper for the first time to do a test cut to make sure you get the right results.  It turned out wonderful and was so easy to place on my banner.
I added more stick on gems and the beautiful fleur de lis cut with French Manor, a cartridge I think I have only used 1 time before, back when I first got it.
When the kids walked in we got some great photos. Here are some I took of my coworkers.
So happy to be back in my craft space and look forward to sharing my projects with you all summer long!


  1. That banner is GORGEOUS- I have to check to be sure I have the calligraphy cart :)

  2. What fun! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great photo area's! Enjoy your summer off and all the crafty goodness your going to have :)

  4. Great Banner! Enjoy your Summer! :0)


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