Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Arizona! And a blog candy Share!!

February 14, 2012 was Arizona's 100th birthday! Yippee! Since I am originally from New York learning all about Arizona with my 5th Grader was a lot of fun! We really do live in a great state! So in honor of this special birthday her Teacher asked me to decorate the classroom door! Yippee!! Lots of crafting fun!!

Arizona! Valley of the Sun!

See my cute barrel cactus?

 All the students drew a picture of what Arizona means to them!

The Grand Canyon, Arizona, and cactus are cut from Destinations Cricut Cartridge
The eagle is from Stand and Salute
Bird and bird hole from Wild Card
The Stars and years are from Plantin Schoolbook
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Mosaic
Sizzix Die Cut Film Strip

Inside the film strips I have all the major events that occurred during the last 100 years, this was the most tedious part!
This door took me all day long it was a lot of fun! We placed 6th! That is pretty good out of the entire school!

Entering into:
Krafty Girls: Sweet Home Challenge

I also want to share about a give a way!!
My Blogging Bestie Catarina from Docerela Creations got engaged over the weekend!! YIPPEE!! I wish them both sweet happiness! She is having a super blog candy to celebrate!

How perfectly Fitting! You can check out Docerela Creations HERE!!

Also.... Tomorrow is my Birthday blog hop!! I am super excited! I hope you will come along and hop for some fun birthday projects and awesome blog candies!!


  1. Aww what a cute project you made... You are so dedicated to everyone and everything....
    Yes, we are going to PARTY tomorrow, I can't wait....
    see ya~

  2. What fun! I wish I had LOTS of extra time to decorate my class door for the holidays.

    Until tomorrow,
    Carson's Creations

  3. Oh my gosh, can't wait! I will be there :)
    Have a great day!

  4. OMG Carri!! This is just amazing! I love that AZ's birthday is on Valentine's Day. I had no idea you were from NY? How cool! Thank you so much for linking up with Krafty Girls! I'm excited for your birthday bloghop:)

  5. This is so cool. I am sure the kids loved it and the teacher really appreciated your work and creativity!!

    Happy Birthday a day early!

    Precious Hugs

  6. Oh wow, this is amazing, Carri!! I love the barrel cactus!! You did a fabulous job!! :)


  7. awesome Carri! love all the decorations!
    I will be back tomorrow!

  8. You did an awesome job on the state decorations! That was alot of work- I love how you even embossed the cacti!!! Looking forward to your hop tomorrow :)Amy

  9. HOW COOL IS THIS!?! Im sure your 5th grader was proud :) It looks like such a fun project! Thanks for joining us over at Krafty Girls :)

  10. Hi Carri what a wonderful project love that it was a school project! Where in NY are you original from? All set for tomorrow can't wait. Karen

  11. YOu are one busy pre- birthday girl .
    That looked like so much fun!!

    Hugs DIANA L.

  12. Carri I LOVE your project!!! I swear, you are so talented!! You did such a GREAT job!! I will be back tomorrow to send a little wish!!!!!!



  13. Awesome job on door decor, Carri! Isn't it great to be able to share your crafty talents with the class! LoveIt! And I'm super excited about your Birthday Blog Hop!!!

  14. You should have gotten first place!! You did an awesome job!! I bet that was a ton of work.
    Congrats to Catarina!!
    Can't wait for tomorrow and the blog hop!! Are your in laws there yet?? I watched Walking Dead last night!! WOOT! (finally)

  15. This is awesome Carri! I'm sure the kids loved coming to their classroom to see all the decorations! Best Mom Ever!!

  16. Wonderful Arizona classroom decor. I have the Destinations cartridge and have yet to use it. I looked at it and it has a Mardi Gras phrase that I may use.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. This is adorable!!! You are giving me an idea about decorating my door! :) Great way to represent your state (we're neighbors)! :)Amy

  18. WOW Carrie you did a fabulous job on that... i love it. You are so creative. hugs from ukiah

  19. Wow, what a job! Everything looks terrific and congrats on your placing 6th! Bet your daughter is feeling pretty good.--Pat

  20. PS I sent you a package and forgot to sign the card and stick the note inside!!! LOL I'm a when you get it just laugh at me.....

  21. well hi my friend! happy birthday to your state! this is beyond fantastic! so much detail... fabby!!!

  22. great job with must have been very busy with this big just learn so much thru your children its amazing.TFS

  23. WOW super aweasome job!!!!! Thanks for playing along with Krafty Girl!!!

  24. 6th place!??!! Your door was super...I can't imagine what the top 5 must have looked like!! :-) So wonderful for the kids!

    ~Sharon C.

  25. What an amazing job you did on decorating the door! I am sure it sparked lots of interest with the kids!! I really enjoyed your birthday hop this morning ~ Hope it was a great one!!! Thanks for the chance to win the cart ~ don't have this one!

  26. Wow that was a lot of work! Great job!


  27. Super cute!

    TY for linking up and playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

  28. Looks like you had a lot of fun decorating the class room!

  29. That is simply amazing. I wish that you could come into my classroom and decorate it! :-)

  30. Wow, you did a fabulous job on this project.
    Thanks for playing along at Krafty Girls this week.
    Krafty Girls DT Member

  31. I am having so much fun looking at the projects on Krafty Girls because I have such a large family (13 brothers and sisters) I have a family member in almost every state..and yes, I have a sister in Arizona!