Sunday, May 18, 2008

Acrylic Word Book

This is how the book started out...

It's been a very crafty weekend...

I started off by making a set of monogram notecards for my friend Susi. I'm not going to post those in case she checks my blog.
I also ventured into acrylic books. I'm going to post the before photo so you can see how I started out. If you're interested in making one you can order them at scrapbookers garden (email and get whatever name or word that you want and choose colors for the letters, too.
This books was made with the Basic Grey, Sultry line (paper, fibers, rubons, some self-adhesive gems, Stazon ink, Hero Arts stamp and the Cricut Mini Monograms cart. for the scallop circle. Flowers are prima.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mom, can you stop taking pictures of me?

This was a tough photography day for me. Sophia barely let me get any photos of her First Holy Communion. I even told her that taking photos of her would be a great Mother's Day gift...that didn't work. Since I didn't have much luck at the church, I decided to try in a whole new setting. I took her to the gazebo up the street from our house. She ended up ripping off the veil and running home!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Sunshine Jar from my Sunshine!

I got the cutest Mother's Day gift from Sophia. It's called a Sunshine Jar. Inside are yellow and orange strips. The orange ones are redeemable coupons and the yellow are little things she wrote about me. In no specific order...
"Good for one batch of cookies"
"Good for one kiss"
"Good for one walk to the park" (is this acutally for me or for her?!)
"Good for one back scratch" (add a massage and I'm all set!)
"Good for one huge hug" (Don't think I need a coupon for that...get those all the time!)

"I love you because you always give me hugs and kisses."
"I love you because you make the best cake, brownies, and cookies."
"You are special because you always give me presents" (I do that a little too much)
"I love you because you do crafts with me." (would you expect anything different?)
"You are special because you make the best pasta in the whole world." (I especially love that one)

I'll post my son's mother's day gift after it starts growing!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Camping with the Brownies

Look out Camp comes troop 444! The girls had so much fun camping last Saturday, even if it was for just the day. Each of the troops had to wear a different colored T-shirt. We went in style and wore Tie-Dye shirts which we made ourselves the week before. They day, which was filled with activities, ended in a Pajama Dance Party and singing around the campfire eating smores and singing.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Buh Bye Training Wheels!

Go Sophie...Go Sophie...Go Sophie!
We finally took the training wheels off and Sophie did great, by the second time out she got it. I'm really proud of her. I thought it would take much longer since she really didn't ride the bike all that much with the training wheels.