Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I made up these plastic tumblers for Alyssa to give out to her cousins on July 4th. I went ahead and got them ready because she will be leaving this weekend to go to her dad's through the 4th. I found the tumblers on clearance and the star ribbon in the $1 bin at Target. I included in each cup an American flag, a sticker strip, an activity pad, 4 crayons, bubblegum and a novelty necklace. I hope the kids like them!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Today was Alyssa's first day of horse camp! This is definitely a first for us...she is usually cheerleading. We bought her a new pair of boots, a new 'horse' t-shirt and a riding helmet and off we went. This is a picture of her first thing this morning...all fresh and new to this. However, if you could have seen and smelled her this afternoon, it was a totally different picture! LOL Surprisingly, she was thrilled that she got to clean out horse stalls. She has the rest of the week to go, and I hope come Friday, she will be as happy, dirty and smelly as today!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I got these white chipboard alpha letters at Hobby Lobby to decorate for two of my daughter's friends. I decorated each one with their name in rubons; favorite color flower and ribbon. They are going to hang them in their bedrooms. These were super easy to do!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I ordered these plastic test tubes w/lids from Oriental Trade awhile back and they have been very easy to decorate and fill with candy. They have also turned out to be a cute and quick gift. I try to keep several decorated because they come in very handy on short notice.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
I made this quick thank you card for my friend, Jennifer. She hosts an all day crop every month at her church for all of us to get together and scrapbook and/or stamp. I always try and make her some type of small hostess gift each month to let her know how much I appreciate her efforts. Tomorrow is the crop and my goal is to get my daughter's soccer scrapbook done! We'll see. . .
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I found these tins in the clearance section at Target. They were labeled "photo canisters", but I knew I could do something else with them. The tops were clear, so I decorated them with patterned paper and blossoms, then I used E6000 to glue a post-it note pad on the inside. Oh, I forgot to mention, these canisters have magnets on the back, too -- so they are perfect to stick on refrigerators, filing cabinets, etc. I thought they would make nice little gifts!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
This is a baby boy tag book that I decorated for one of my mom's co-workers. The pages on the inside were white, so I covered each page with patterned paper and added baby embellishments. The big blue ribbon was already attached, so I tied blue and white ribbons on the spirals. I hope she likes it.
Well, life as I know it changed yesterday! This is a picture of my dear daughter on her 1st day of cheerleading camp. (Please note that the photo was taken at home.) I took her to camp and was in the process of getting out of the car, with camera in hand, to stay and take pictures. (This is something that I have always done) However, I was stopped by my daughter and told that I could not stay. It would be too embarrassing and no other moms were staying. So....there it was! I was wrecked! There is, however, a positive note, her last day is tomorrow and I am going to be allowed to stay.