Saturday, June 23, 2012

Under The Sea Blog Hop

Welcome to the Under The Sea Blog Hop! 

I just love the sea, so I was excited to create something for the hop. You should have arrived from Gill, if not feel free to start from the beginning.

I  created a Welcome banner for my classroom for the first day of school. I am going to be teaching PreK, so I wanted the students to walk in the classroom and feel welcomed. I decided to have an ocean theme in my classroom, so I am excited that I got to create the banner. I still have a lot more things to create. Who said teachers don't work in the summer? :D

I am hoping to hang my banner in front of the dry erase board in the classroom, so since I made a huge banner, I couldn't find a place to hang it in my house. I had to take two pictures to show the whole banner. Sorry!
Close Ups

Mini Tutorial
Before I start a banner I always like to cut out the letters first and then I decide which cartridge to use for the rest of the cuts.
Materials Used
Cartridges: Hannah Montana (letters cut at 6 inches)

Create a Critter(Crab, Jellyfish, Octopus, and Whale cut at 4 inches, Fish cut at 3 inches, Sea Horse cut at  4 ½ inches, Starfish cut at 3 ¾ inches, Sea Shells cut at 2 inches)

Paper: Spring and Super Paper Pad by American Girl
           Forever Fruity by me & my Big ideas
           Uptown Flair by the Paper Studio

Thanks for stopping by!!! 
Your next stop is Lisa.


  1. Super, super, super cute banner! It's so happy and definitely "welcoming". You did a fabulous job. All the underwater creatures are adorable!

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at)

  2. OMG how cute is this?!?!?! Love all the adorable sea creatures and beautiful colors!!

  3. What a great banner!! Love all the sea creatures on it!! The colors are so bright and perfect!!


  4. What an ADORABLE and oh so fun banner! LOVE the bright colors and all of the little sweet cutie pie sea creatures you displayed on it. It is sure to bring a smile to the kids faces when they walk in the door!

    Heather D.

  5. Love the Banner!! You did an amazing job on it!! Love all the bright colors, perfect for a little ones room or party!! TFS!!!

  6. Great banner! I love the bright colors and all of the Create a Critter characters!

    quebectrip at sbcglobal dot net

  7. Adorable banner! Your students are going to love it! Create-a-Critter is one of my favorite cartridges.

  8. Great banner. What a way to brighten up a classroom.

    Your newest follower here.


  9. adorable banner, love your choice of font for the letters. This will bring tons of smiles on the first day of school

  10. What an adorable banner!! I love the little critters :)

  11. Oh my gosh... it is so colorful... the kids will love it!!

  12. super cute banner! love it!
    Janet Royer-MCCR-DT and Creative Kuts-DT

  13. So cute! Any child would love this with all the sea creatures and the bright colors. It will their day much brighter. New follower Thanks for sharing

  14. sooo cute!! love the cute little creatures and their colors!!


  15. I wouldn't mind being in your class and I'm 74!!! I would definitely feel welcome with a banner like that!!

  16. OMG, this is so adorable!! I really LOVE all the bright colors you used and those little sea creatures from Create a Critter are beyond cute!! Great to be a part of this hop with you :0)

  17. Great job with the banner! I love the color combinations.


  18. This is the cutest banner I have ever seen. Beautiful colors and the sea creatures go perfectly. The students will love it. Thank you so much for being a part of the hop.

  19. what a fantastic cute banner, good to be in this hop with you

  20. This fun and colorful banner will be such a nice addition to the classroom! Wonderful job - TFS

  21. I love this banner! I may have to make something similar... Might be a nice birthday theme...
    <3 Pam

  22. Great idea and sweet banner. Love all those critters.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net