Thursday, April 17, 2014

Origami Bulldog Bookmark and Darling Corgi

 Bulldog Instructions

These super adorable little guys are going to be so much fun to make! I am psyched!  The links posted beside the pictures lead to video directions on how to do each craft individually. 

On the page for the bulldog Jessica (the lady over at HOWABOUTORANGE.BLOGSPOT.COM) says that she used a  5'" square craft paper envelope to have the brown color on both sides of the paper.  I have 2 separate links below for this project (in case you needed them) of textured paper one is like the paper bag style above, the other is a nice marbled grey.  One could print the "scrapbook paper" on both sides for the solid effect. (or use a piece of paper bag...)

 For the corgi it seems that orange and one side and white on the other side seemed to be a must! I have found the loveliest vintage style orange textured paper, you will find the link below.  Of course this color would only have to printed on one side as to leave the blank or white on the back to give this cutie her/his white accents.

Free Homework Rewards Punch Card and Prize Currency Printables

Okay, I have two wonderful nieces that are both in elementary school (well 4 wonderful nieces, 3 in elementary school but this soap-box ranting is related to only 2 of them), one doesn't like to turn in her homework, and the other is grossly lacking  proper economical terms.

My Shelley (the youngest of the two and in the second grade) doesn't like to do and/or turn in homework (sometimes it's done, but sits in her backpack for a week!)  For her I have created these cute little punch cards.  There is a place for her name, an encouraging text, and when all ten of the stars are "punched" (like those coffee or buffet cards we get at popular restaurants and cafes) then she may turn in that card for whatever prize is set for that goal (or a dip into the "treasure" box!)
((NOTE:  I keep an old boot box of left over party favors, stocking stuffers and stuff that I have scored from 50 cent machines...and waalaa instant TREASURE BOX!))


This is what each card looks like; there are nine cards on each page.  I am going to use some cheap card stock that I have piled up, and since I do not have a proper hole punch at the moment I think that I will put a dot with a black marker, or sign my initials (like that do the ones from the chinese buffet down the street form me at lunch time) for each day she does AND turns in her homework (she has an "agenda" where her teacher makes notes for when things are not turned in.) Teachers could use them too as an incentive to get students to actually turn in homework! :)

The next item up for grabs can be used by mom's at home, or teachers at school, and we must not forget all of  the mom's that teach at home...:) Anyhow, this is "PRIZE CURRENCY" that can be earned by doing homework, chores, going to bed on time, brushing teeth, what-have-you.  There is a TON of printable "Prize Money" to be found on the internet, but mine specifically do not say "MONEY", I used the word "CURRENCY" and I did this for a reason!!!  Phyllisity, the third grader looked at me like I was speaking an alien language to her a few days ago when I told her that the gold dollar that she got from the tooth fairy were in fact actually American currency.  She then asks me with a squirrelled-up face, "What is 'currency'?" I thought that I would fall over! She is in the third grade and has social studies, math, and vocabulary lessons at school; how has she never heard this word?!?


With all that said, here is the "currency" that we are going to use at home.  Hopefully she can not only learn the value of working hard to earn said "currency" but maybe it will broaden her vocabulary as well!!!
There are 6 notes per page.  I'm not sure if card stock , regular old printer paper or a nice glossy would be my pick for this project.  I guess that your budget, what you have in stock, or your fancy can lead you to decide which is best for you and yours on this one! :)

Maybe that "Treasure Box" can come in handy again for this project.  Simply put a "price" on things inside.  Or maybe one could have a "Prize Closet", or currency could be exchanged for a trip to the skate park, or a "stay-up-15-extra-minutes-at-bed-time" pass (might be best if there was a "non-school-night-only-clause" on this one)'s limitless and up to you, so set your price! :)

Thank you all for stopping by and tolerating my rants!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cute Postal Worker Puppies Download

Have a favorite person at your local post office? Someone who is extra nice when you need a penny for a stamp?  Your delivery man/woman always have a nice smile, even when it's drizzling and the snow is still on the ground and they've walked in it ten blocks before they got to your yard? Just want something cute for yourself?

You can get these cuties together of individually at **.

The images are large enough that you could print them on iron-on paper and make a cute t-shirt, or you could leave them that size or reduce them (you save the image after all, play with the size if you need to) and use them for a nice card; after all July 1st is NATIONAL POSTAL WORKER DAY!

PS. It's always on July 1st, no need to google that if you are seeing this years form today...4/16/14 :)

Printable Karaoke Request Slips

My friend Stephanie was looking for printable karaoke song request slips.  I didn't find anything online worth using, so I made her some.

**And then the evil mediafire bandit destroyed them! So, Stephanie made these...sorry that there is only 11 per page, but they are cute! :)

Come and get 'em!

Printable Karaoke Request Slips in PDF


As Jamie can tell you, I have always had a thing for men who are a tad very GEEK-TACULAR!  If you knew my husband then you may doubt this statement....I didn't say that I could get a man who is geek-tacular to marry me; I said I had a thing for (But that was before I met my wonderful husband, who was made perfectly for me, and I never look at any other men like matter how awesomely dorky they look...,just in case he's looking)  ((wink))  But seriously, have you ever seen a paper bow tie? Pure "awesomesauce" I say!

Printable Clothing, Paper Craft Bow, Making A Bow Tie
Make A Paper Bow Tie
Can't you just see him or yourself (men, women, bow ties are not particular as to who wears them, and you may be a man reading this post...I cannot assume that only women read our page) wearing this super classy piece of paper clothing!?!  Do us all a favor and ROCK THAT PAPER BOW TIE TO YOUR NEXT BIG FUNCTION!  Not only is is cost effective, it can be made any color or pattern you choose, and besides being a cool conversation piece it may help to make you/him/her/ya'll appear to be smart(er)....just saying.... ((wink, wink))

 (I know..., I used "ya'll" and "smarter" in the same sentence..., maybe I should wear them...daily.)

Anyhoo, go show the world who is really "BRINGING SEXY BACK!"

PS. I am also sharing some links for some free printable scrapbook paper and other full page designs that I think may be just the patterns to make this thing POP!

But feel free to use any solid or print that you may already have or dig something up on-line that suites you..but please oh please make it uniquely you and have fun! :)

Bear In A Hot Air Balloon Growth Chart

growth chart, teddy bear, printable growth chart

Now isn't that about the cutest little thing that you ever did see?!?  I was looking up some "extreme paper crafts" and I found this. But fear not my friends, for this is not a super hard craft!  
This uber-cute printable growth chart is more paper and ink than anything.  There is a two page download with very specific directions, and it takes seven pieces of paper (I would use card stock or a glossy.)
 That's it!

I do believe that this would brighten up just about any play room, bedroom, bathroom wall or classroom!  It is my personal opinion that this would make a lovely gift for a little tyke, elementary school teacher or  Mother's Day gift for any mom out there with kids under 140 cm (4 1/2 feet) tall! :)


Tuesday, April 15, 2014



All of the "MONKEY" books that we have all come to adore are once again available here at  Just search "Monkey Books" and the links will magically appear on a new page (it looks like it shouldn't be ours, and the first fewlistings are ads..sorry..googleads likes to hang out there too.) Just scroll down until you see the one(s) that you want! :)



Monkey’s Book of Opposites

Monkey’s Book of Opposite was created by Ashley Wyse for Children’s Hospital.  Ashley used Monkey from some of the other books on this site to create a learning aid that explores opposites.  The concepts in the book are those that children with speech needs struggle most with.
High Five Ashley!  You are awesome!
Monkey and Friends: Opposites (PPT)   Monkey and Friends: Opposites (PDF)
FYI:  It’s Ashely’s work, so I won’t modify it.  It’s in the PowerPoint 2007 format for Windows.  To complete the book you will need a bit of rough material to cut a circle from, a feather, and a popsicle stick in addition to the laminate, Velcro, paper and ink needed for the other books.
Here are some photos of the one we used in speech therapy today:

monkey book autismmonkey book opposites learning opposites autism
teach opposites special needs
I love that little Monkey.

Monkey Preposition Fan

Things Are Coming Together Nicely

MOST of the missing "Mediafire" files have been recovered or replaced.  If you had a favorite something that has been missing for some time...please look again for it.  I am excited to say that all but "Monkey's Book of Opposites" are back!  Most of the Doctor Who stuff has been recovered or replaced and most of the missing pictures are back up and all of the dead links that I have found are gone.  We are sorry that it took so long, and some stuff is still in the works.  Please continue to be patient with us, and thank you all kindly for sticking it out with us!!! :)


Feel free to contact me at or Jamie Sue at  with any questions, comments or suggestions.  :)

--Stephanie Y. Corchado-Castaneda

Who Doesn't Like DAMASK+TARDIS PRINT Full Sheet Designs?!?

The nice lady (Natalie) at celebrated her birthday in January with Doctor Who printables for the masses! How cool is she?!?!?!  I had to figure out how to get into the PDF files. In the end I felt rather silly when I realized that you just right click on the picture of the sheet(s) that you want (you can follow the link above or go to directly to the file by right clicking the pictures below) and  open them in another tab or window or what have you, so that you may print or save or what ever.  She was specific in her wishes that this is only for personal use.  She did take her time to design them, and did offer them up to us for free...sooo...  :)


PS. I love you Little Sister (Jamie Sue)! <3

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