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Friday, October 24, 2014

LunchBox Love

So, my boys have been requesting notes in their lunch boxes.  WHAT?!?! requesting??? Yes.  The same sons who told me last year that it was embarrassing have decided they want notes this year.   They want them badly enough they both wrote me a note asking for notes.  

See that?  They would ❤️❤️❤️ it, and now I am the Best Mom Ever, just for sending a note!  They said so!  Just for sending a little note. A reminder that I love them, am thinking about them, am praying for them. 
 So I've been making notes on post its, using cards from a 3x3 swap I was in, and making my own drawings on lunch bags for their snacks.  
This super cute little card was from that swap & made by my friend Suzy.  It went in AJ's lunch today. 

Here are some of the drawings I have done on their lunch snacks. 
I saw a blog post where one mom was writing little "did you know?" Notes in her kids' lunch boxes, and liked that idea.  I made a couple of those as well. 
I think they are going to like them.  Now, to get some hot tea & cruise pinterest for a while & try to find more fun things for the World's Best Mom to do!  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mini Album for my Secret Sister

The Crazy Cropper Scrapbooking Retreat is almost here!!  I am needing this retreat in a BIG way!!  Life has been crazy busy with two shows at the theatre back to back, school starting, and well, just.... life.  Anyway, I am very much looking forward to a weekend of almost-uninterrupted scrap time.  (I say almost uninterrupted because I will have to leave the retreat for a few hours for my cousin's wedding.)

One of my favorite things about the retreat is the Secret Sister swap.  I am so excited about this mini-album I made for my secret sister. (Shhhh!  Don't tell!!)  I did not add any kind of title or words inside - the idea is for her to add her own titles, photos, and journaling.   I hope she loves it as much as I do!   I used this YouTube video tutorial to get started:  Cardstock Flip Mini Album

Finished album is approximately 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" when closed.
The closure is Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby.

Opening the cover reveals 4 center pages that open alternately, and have spaces for 4x6 photos.
Both sides open up to reveal binder rings with 6 pages on each binder ring.   These pages have spaces for 2" x 3" photos and journaling.  There is plenty of room for more pages if she wants to add to it.
The center back has 9 waterfall style pages.

The paper is the Caprice collection from Close To My Heart, and uses Bamboo, Chocolate, Crystal Blue, and Honey cardstock.   I inked all the papers and stamped the journaling spots with Chocolate ink.  Journaling stamps are from Autumn Leaves.