Monday, October 13, 2008

I Didn't Mean to Disappear!

Friends, I owe you all a long post, but today I just want to encourage you to check out The Butterfly Project. This is a beautiful way to honor the 1,500,000 children killed in the Holocaust. Be sure to read the guidelines before starting your butterflies.

Hugs to all!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!

This vignette is still a work in progress, but I wanted to show you my "BOO" sign. Pretty cute, eh? Well, that Joy is one amazing crafty girl. She shared the "how-to" on this post and I am so happy with how it turned out! Good ol' Dollar Tree! The paper I used is a scrap of ledger paper from work and the font is Black Adder. I think I printed it at 145 pt. The orange matting is just scrapbook paper. Now, I just need to finish my beloved Wendy's little Jack-O-Lantern costume-I'm picturing green tights and turtleneck, a face on her pumpkin dress, and a green yo-yo hat- so cute! I also need to paint my *ahem* "developmentally disabled" white pumpkin whose elegant orange cousin is obviously embarrassed by! Sometimes you can replicate a craft and sometimes you have to buy the original! I do get a kick out of my pathetic replica though!

This incredibly beautiful glittery frosty pumpkin is a result of Andrea's tutorial. Hers are especially beautiful because she used her gorgeous glass glitter. I had to be satisfied with my plasic Walmart glitter! The vintage sparkly earring is just sitting at the stem so I can use it again. That tip is also from Andrea- very smart!

I would love to do a whole pile of white glittery pumpkins on this cake stand. Hey- they're from Dollar Tree! I can afford that!

Happy Friday, Friends. I hope you all have terrific weekends. I don't have to work at OSH this weekend and I am really hoping to get started on the boys' room. Hopefully, I'm not too exhausted from my work week- it's been a tough one!

Thankful Thursday

Thankful today for my silly boy, Max! He insisted on arranging his breakfast like a face AND taking a picture of it! Pretty funny, huh? And, no, I don't cook like this every morning! I have three evening shifts at OSH this week and that always makes me look harder for other opportunities to connect with the kidlets. Luring them with a home cooked breakfast works really well!
Max is turning twelve later this month! Boy, that sure went by fast. That's okay..

...he's still my baby!

If you would like to join us grateful gals, be sure to drop in over here for the guidelines.

What are you thankful for today?