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My place to share with family & friends... pieces of my life and some sparks of creativity that come to me in between my crazy days of now! Remember that each day is a gift!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th of July project with kids

I love it when I can recycle / re purpose something in my little craft world. How many kids crafts are there using toilet paper rolls ! Dozens or more ! I collect these rolls for church , VBS , and pre school.

I saw this really neat idea, but more of a grown up decor version over on
Rhonna's blog

And this is what I did with my kids on Monday...

And if you like this idea, check this image out:
toilet paper roll wall art

Have a safe & Happy 4th !

Saturday, June 26, 2010

project on my mind

I am becoming such a slacker with blogging ! Could it be I am bored with blogging? More likely~ I am boring you, the reader. I think I just want a change and trying to figure that all out. In the meantime I found this fabulous craft to share with you. I am going to give this one a try ! These plaques are so inexpensive in craft stores ( remember to use that 40% coupon ! ) This is a fabulous way to fill the space on a wall ! This idea found HERE
Paper and Plaques

Use those pretty bits and pieces of paper you can't bear to part with for this wall-art project. Local crafts stores carry inexpensive wood plaques in tons of shapes and sizes. Paint the plaques, cut the paper accordingly, and adhere. Finish with a coat of polyurethane if desired.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Last Day of School

Friday is the last day of school ! It's going to be a long Summer ! This is a teacher gift for Grant's teacher... Mrs. Sturman. Jackson's teacher is a Mr. and he was given an itunes gift card.
( craftiness is probably not the way to go for him! )
The kids had a great school year ! Now, the task at hand is to fill these calendar days with activities. Library, Summer reading, Bible schools a few weeks, and some day trips and play dates> I am also hoping to provide opportunities for community service... helping at the local food pantry, cleaning up at the local library, visiting a senior center, helping others. I will try to update more regularly !
This is a link crediting the crayon monogram project Here is a link for some great ideas for Summer.
I am making a " Boredom Busters " jar that will hopefully
curb the whining on low key days.
Have a Great Summer !

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Friends at the Zoo

How can you pass these Lemurs without singing... "I like to move it move it"
everyone did ! it was pretty funny !

Creatures of Habitat~ LEGO

Monkey'in around

My parents were here for a quick visit during the Memorial Day weekend. We went to the Philadelphia zoo !

A few more flowers ! These are so great to "add on" to a gift ! I used these on
cards for the pre school teachers ( that held giftcards ) for end of the year !