Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Yes, Yes I do keep EVERYTHING my child creates.....whew, I said it. Now, to tackle it! I started taking pictures and making Snapfish / Shutterfly* books with his art. I chose a 12x12 style & lots of clip-art & poems off of the internet to highlight the "theme" of his art. Because I am a saver/hoarder, I also still had his preschool calendars....so, I knew the date and "day" (theme) they were doing at school when the art was made. I then measured them & typed up a caption for each piece of art, in the same way a gallery would label a piece. The best part of the book was being able to put in pictures of him doing/showing his art or even a field trip after a week of themed art projects on the page as well.
*To get such a big book at a great price, I use MyCokeRewards and cash them in for Snapfish / Shutterfly credits....they have great deals when using "Coke Points" to pay!
I love getting my son to be creative & artsy with me...and he LOVES to paint!! So, I pick up little items, lie this birdhouse at JoAnn's for $1) and let him go crazy
with the paints! Here's a little creation he made for the tiny puzzle owl
given to me by a friend.
The flowers in the background are from hen he was 3. I cut-out a MILLION flowers on the Cricut, let him paint them, once dried - I glued them to popsicle sticks and made arrangements for all the grandmas in our life for Mother's Day. A very inexpensive and easy gift! (The glass container and rocks are from Dollar Tree!!)
|*The leaves were made using 2 sizes of Creative Memories square punches in 2 shades of green. Simply use a corner rounder on 2 sides of the square and voila - you have a leaf!|
For my 34th birthday, I re-did my craftroom/office! I went from a minty green & BRIGHT everything, to a gentle tan & pops of bright "grown-up" colors....well, then came the owls. In German, my maiden name means "owl", so I have always loved them & right now they are more popular than ever. Here are a few of the owls that I have made or commissioned my 6 year-old to make for me. (Last year he made an adorable owl in Kindergarten & I had to have a
room/place for it! :)
|This is the one that started the owl craze for me. Made in kindergarten with crayon on construction paper, plain & simple. I bought a "fat" square from Jo-Ann's to mat it & have used this fabric in other places of my craftroom as well.|
|This one was from his 4s preschool class. Yes - I do save EVERYTHING he makes...you never know when you are going to redecorate a room & have just the right piece of preschool art to decorate with!|
|$1 at JoAnn's - he LOVES coloring these wooden pieces.|
|Pinterest Inspired owl.|
|A little doodle in a 4x6 frame.|
I am an aunt! And..it's a GIRL!! So, the very minute I found out Shelby-Elise was on her way I started knitting! And of course, I had to learn how to do a ruffle! Below is the owl (I <3 owls) and, one of, the bibs I made as part of our shower gift to Shelby!
Too cute! I LOVE my son's 1st grade teacher! (he had her as a long-term sub last year :) ...and she, like so many of us, is addicted to Pinterest!! Woohoo! For their class Christmas party they did a Pancake Party (one of the children in the class has allergies & this is one of her favorite treats! They turned out great and the kids had a blast giving the pancakes personalities!!
Well, in my neck of the woods we received over 12" of fluffy snow today....which gives me a chance to finally get a little blogging done. So, here is a card that I made for a friend of mine, she teaches 25 kindergartners and orders holiday cards from me throughout the year to send home before their breaks. Below is the summer card I did for her.
boo, now I want ice cream!