which as all you moms of school aged kids know, only means more work for ME ;) So we made a poster over the weekend and she brought her favorite book to school on Thursday and today we brought in a treat for the class. We made cookie pops and frosted them with smiley faces--they were a big hit. All our hard work has paid off though because she got to bring home her VIP book today. It includes an interview of her by her classmates and each of them drew her a picture and wrote why she is special---WAY too cute. I have to say I am seriously impressed with her teacher. With all the bad press schools have been getting concerning issues of bullying it is so fabulous to see a teacher trying to teach the opposite action at this early age. Kids learn quickly how to denigrate others and even as adults many people find it easier to criticize others rather than praise them. And if you could see how happy this act of kindness has made her! When I asked her to TRY and sleep in tomorrow, she told me that she would try but it would be hard because she wanted to get up and look at her VIP book :)
To celebrate her a bit more, I finally finished a project I had promised for a while. I altered two magnet boards (that I got in Target's dollar spot) to go with her lavender room. I wanted to give her a place to hang her little drawings without taping them to the walls. I took pictures of the boards before (they were just plain with black ribbon to hang them) but I somehow deleted them!! But this is the finished project:
The information about the punches I used and close ups will be on the Just Imagine Crafts blog tomorrow morning.
I also wanted to let you all know that there is an Anniversary Crop going on at 3 Scrappy Boys. We are celebrating Heather Jarret's first full year of ownership of 3SB with challenges, prizes and lots of fun. My challenge is a product challenge, but more specifically a use the packaging from product challenge. Here is the layout I did for it:
The packaging is the Studio Calico yellow woodgrain and brown outline of alphas and it comes from the package of wood veneer alphas.
Here are a few of my favorite things in one tiny corner: Maya Mist, bakers twine, canvas and an October Afternoon button--love, love, love and LOVE.
If you have some time this weekend and early next week, stop by, complete some challenges, chat and maybe win some prizes!And last, but certainly not least, the ScrapTiffany challenge this week was to use crepe paper. I had been looking for an excuse to add this to my stash:
It is from My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found collection. The crepe paper with the stitched ribbon is fabulous.
So with my crepe paper trim in hand I made:
And you'll notice all the bling--yes, I am loving my i rock! (I used it for the magnet board above too because everything should have a little bling, right?) I was thinking of doing a full on review of the i-rock...but for now let's just say I do really like it. They sell it at Michael's and you CAN use a 40% off coupon, which then I think makes it totally worth it.
And on that note, I think it is time for me to call it a night. Have a wonderful, happy weekend!