Dorm Room Door Decorations and Name Tags

The Oklahoma City Comfort Suites on I40 proved to be the perfect location for JMorgan and I to meet for our “crafting” adventures this past weekend. JMorgan is going to be a Resident Assistant at her college this next semester  and she was wanted to create some very special door name tags to welcome each of her (105) students.

I arrived from Kansas midday and JMorgan arrived from Texas early evening. She had a slight bit of directional difficulty that resulted in a momentary bit of anxiety. With an armload of heavy items, seems she arrived at someone else’s room (in a different hotel). In her defense…the two hotels appear to share the same parking lot and do not look too architecturally different.

We have stayed at this Comfort Suites before, but never in a room with this configuration of  three queen sized beds (with the most comfortable mattresses ever) and ample room to set up a couple of tables to craft.

ROOM WHEN WE ARRIVED

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IN the THROWS of CREATING

and you know I HAD to spend some time (and $$) at Michaels and Hobby Lobby while in OKC…right?

Both of my cricuts were working non-stop through a good portion of this adventure and the two small hotel trash cans just could not keep us with us. This pile of paper ultimately came home  with me so I could salvage some of the larger unused portions.

These 12 x 12 sheets of cardstock are  actually pink, teal and black, but you could never tell it by the distorted colors from my camera. In all fairness to my beloved Sony….the room was fairly dark and I didn’t use a flash. (*****Mental note to self…bring an extra Ott Light!)

This is what 120 college resident door tags like at 4:30 A.M.

 Packing up to go home….the first of four loads for MY car….

And the Mother ~ Daughter Scrap Retreat comes to an end…

If you figure in all of the expenses associated with these door tags, the per tag cost is probably around  $5 each….

Three Nights Hotel ~  $335

Travel from Kansas and Texas to Oklahoma City ~  $130

Meals ~ $165

Supplies ~ $who knows really?

Adventures with oldest daughter PRICELESS!

 

JMorgan on her way back to college…..

 

 

5 thoughts on “Dorm Room Door Decorations and Name Tags

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  2. Karli, Thanks so much for your comment. I apologize it took so long to approve it…I had to wade through hundreds of spam comments and missed it when you originally sent it.

    Anyhow, I checked out your website and all I can say is “TOO COOL”! You are about three and a half hours south of me and I would love to come check it all out soon. Unfortunately, it makes it a bit too far for my daughter to meet me for a weekend. Do you ever have swarms or retreat weekends?

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  3. Oh Jana HOW FUN! I would love to do this with my Mom, but she is not crafty so we just go to concerts! LOL!

  4. Hi!! I came across your blog when searching for scrapbooking embellishments, stickers, etc. for scrapbook pages and bulletins I’m trying to create since I started a new job as an RA! I love the “many journeys, one destination” bulletin board photo idea! How did you depict the destination??? I’d love read your comments and tips!! Thank you! ~Jenn

  5. Hi Jenn, Thanks for your comments.
    The map is a state of Kansas map and we placed the school mascot over the city where the campus is located.
    We thought it a great idea in that all the residences have all of the experiences of their journey to get to college, but they all arrive to the one location of that particular floor of the residence hall.
    Congrats on starting as an R.A. I enjoyed being an R.A. myself.
    If you ever start up a blog, be sure to stop back by and let me know so I can come visit.
    Best wishes and please let me know if I can be of any help…I sort of miss it! 🙂

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