I do not know what is going on in my town, but it appears there has been a run on clipboards.
Mattie Cake asked me if I would make clipboards for her kids to put their chore charts on, and when I went to get clipboards at my local Wal Mart, they were clean out.
Can you believe that?
I've only made a couple dozen the past few weeks, so it can't just be me. Can it?
Well, luckily we have two Wal Marts and the other one had lots of clipboards.
Which reminds me, if you're looking for ideas for teacher gifts, these altered clipboards make great teacher gifts.
Anyway, Mattie Cake has two boys and two girls, so I knew the flowery girlie clipboards weren't going to fly for her boys. Which meant that, dang it, I had to go shopping for boy paper. Manly paper. You know how much I detest going to the craft store more than three times in one week.
Right. I really like it. Unless it's for something boring like Modge Podge.
And look what I found on my hunting and foraging trip . . .
Camouflage ribbon! Isn't it nifty? It's my favorite ribbon right now.
Here are the girlie clipboards for Mattie Cake's girls.
And did you notice the names on this batch of clipboards?
I got a new little present this week from Peanut Head for Mother's Day. He let me have it early.
[SQUEAL, SCREECH, SQUAWK!]
Peanut Head got me a Cricut! I've been playing with it all day and I love it!
I was so happy with Peanut Head, that I hijacked his manly clipboard for a little reconditioning.
Hee hee. Now no one will ever try to steal it from him. Because I know all the men are going to want it now.
I even beribboned it for him. Do you think he'll like it?
For the altered clipboard tutorial, go here. Also, a couple people have asked me which Cricut cartridge I used for the clipboards. It's the Doodletype Font Cartridge, and I did the letters in Shadow mode.