Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Made It and a Freebie!

Linking up with Tara for this month's

I've seen so many 'READ' signs on Pinterest and Instagram I decided to hit up Hobby Lobby for some materials. I chose colors from my color scheme this year. I'll always use green and blue because they are my go to colors, they're easy to find in decor, and they're supposed to be calming. I just added yellow and red this year. I want pops of these colors, but not a whole lot because they seem to get my kidlets riled up.

I bought chipboard letters (each letter was .99 cents because they were half-off). acrylic paint (about a dollar each),  mod podge (glossy), and brushes. I don't trust myself to make any cute designs with duct or washi tape. I just painted and mod podged-is that a word?-for the glossy sheen. I might add something to the letters, but I'm not sure what yet. Maybe one of you can give me ideas? That would be helpful. As is, I think they're pretty spiffy. I can't wait to add ribbon and hang them up in my library area. I'm going to use aqua ribbon since it's another color in my scheme.
Color names from l to r-
apple orchard, true blue, school bus yellow, and true red

Well, I finally mustered up the courage to upload to TPT. I figured anyone could use a free story map or two, right? I'll be using these in my classroom this week and I hope some of you will be too. I have other freebies to upload and I may do so very soon. Check it out and tell me what you think. Any advice or critiques are appreciated. I'd appreciate any positive feedback on TPT! Go ahead and follow me too. There's more to come!

I'm off to check out the other blogs. Don't forget to link up!