Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone is getting ready for a spooktacular halloween! I am still waiting for my 7 year old to decide on a costume, can we say wait til the last minute? My 4 year old dressed as a "struschion worker" (yes, that is construction worker for you & me) for the preschool party yesterday; don't you just love the way the little ones pronounce words?! I usually try to give something other than candy at school so I altered the size of Angie Kennedy Juda's ( Halloween treat holder to fit a mini bag of pretzels.
I also changed up the scallop edge a bit by cutting out tiny little triangle pieces from the scallops to make some a little more boyish and used the Eyelet Border punch for the girls. My other change was to use a 5 1/2" x 1/4" piece of cardstock for the handle rather than ribbon. I figured that was a good economic move as we all know the kids care about what is inside and not the packaging.
Thanks for looking and Happy Haunting on Saturday night!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

For My Wonderful Mom-in-law....A Brag Book

My mother-in-law's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and my husband and I struggled for ideas for a gift. We finally decided a copy of all the preschool/school pictures we have would be perfect. I put together this little brag book showing our 2 boys chronologically since my oldest started preschool.

This is the first picture of the boys while both were attending the same preschool. My oldest was 4 and my youngest 13 months. When my husband looked at this picture the other day he said "hey, look at chubby". Just makes you want to go pinch a fat little baby roll!

This was last Spring's photo op. Oh, how grown my boys look!! Jack was in kindergarten and this was shortly before his 7th birthday. Ethan, in his very cool pose...and how they got him to do that I would like to know, was 3.

My little man's first grade picture with a spot holding for Ethan's fall photo. They were taken last week and I just got my information to go in and look at the proofs online today. The book is made from my enormous stash of chipboard coasters (I think I have a lifetime supply) and the retired SU! Primary Colors scrapbook kit. I removed the rhinestones from the brad base to add a little pop to the cover. I had so much fun creating this and it went really fast, but I almost feel that it is under embellished...but a 4x4 coaster does not leave a lot of room for additions :-( Now we can't wait to get together to give Mom her gift! Thanks for looking!!