Monday, November 17, 2008

Party Favours

I found SU! Regionals to be a big day full of things I have never tried before BUT thing I have wanted to try. I'm more of a visual learner so seeing the projects being done was very helpful to me.

One of the WOWs that was shown was a beaded pen with a matching notebook. I thought these would make great favours for Waneeke's birthday.

I used a R.S.V.P pen, and covered the inner portion with paper(between the blue end and the blue soft part you put your fingers on to write) and then covered the paper with sticky strip and finally poured microbeads over the pen. For the book I used a memo pad from Staples and covered it in the same paper as I used for the pen, then decorated the front. I actually used the Simply Delightful Simply Scrapbooking kit from SAB two years ago. When I went to decorate the front of the book then, I took the die cut stickers from the kit and used those. I also used a sticky cut letter and glittered it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

"My favourite colour is pink."

*sigh* I'm becoming a mom of a 6 year old. In a few days Waneeke will turn six. This is the first year we've had a real party for her, you know, other than having cake at home with the family.

I asked her about inviting friends, so I could make the invitations. She said, "My favourite colour is pink." At least it is this week, so I went with it. I love the way that turned out, oh so cute.

I snuck into her classrooom today to hand them out to the invited kids. I was going to just send the invitations with her BUT when we were picking out the 6 kids she was going to invite, I put a checkmark beside their names on the class list. When I came back to finish getting the invitations ready for her to take, there were checkmarks beside all of the kids' names and she wrote in a few names and checkmarked those also. I was a bit concerned that she would be making extra invitations to send out to kids in her class who didn't get invited.

Friday, November 7, 2008

October explanations and Punch Tins

Sorry I missed all of October.

Have you ever been in a position where you had so many things to do that you didn't know where to start? That was me in October. I had to make swaps for SU! Regionals and do 50 scrapbook pages, make spiders for the kids at school and get ready for Halloween. I made it but I did some serious procrastinating too.

Right now SU is offering some alterable tins. I love altering tins because they just look so much nicer when they are covered with the pretty SU! papers. I have done three of the punch tins this week. The punch tins are $4.75 each and then there are skinny silver tins that are $2.50 each.

This brings me to two confessions. 1. I start my Christmas cards in January so I have a great stockpile by the time I go to address and ship them out. 2. I always save my prettiest papers and ribbons for something that I get to keep.

I need a place to put my Christmas cards through the year and the punch tins are perfect for this. If I leave the cards out, one or more of my children will play with them.

I loooooove the satin ribbon from last year. I don't have a lot of the purely pom left. For Christmas the Holiday Harmony paper was so pretty and went really nicely with the purely pom satin ribbon. For my Christmas card holders, I decided to make them look kind of like Christmas presents. I like the clear window though and didn't want to cover it up. So for this project I got to keep my beautiful ribbon for myself, and alter a tin to make it pretty.