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Book Tracker

Oct 6, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

This is a super simple project, great for ANY age.

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One thing my kids LOVE to do is read.

That is a total God send to me, especially with Alexa. You cannot go anywhere in life if you cannot read. How can you take a bus to the right place, or take medication? How would we BLOG HOP!! EEK!!Seriously, there are a million reasons why reading is important. This isn’t a lecture or anything, Im just sharing my excitement over my own children’s enjoyment in reading books.

I think its important to keep that excitement going, and reward their accomplishments.

This project is one even they themselves can create, to get them more involved and excited too.

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Flopsey Book Tracker

After seeing the Reading Flopsy set  from MFT, I knew it was time to make a special project to encourage my kids to do more reading. With the tracker it will remind us all what we have read, and let us reflect on each book, so my children can talk about each one, and which was the favorite.

I created a magnetic book tracker to go on the fridge. Once the kids have read 20 books, they will be rewarded with a trip to the book store, to purchase more books! They will each get their own money to spend (that helps with math too!!) and can pick something else to read then.

Let your children write the book titel names on the tracker to encourage spelling and writing skills too!

I just created a document to print out onto my cardstock! Easy Peasy!! That way I can make more each time they fill this one up! If you NEED the document, shoot me an email, and I can send it to you that way. I have NO IDEA how to attach it here-SORRY! This is where my computer challenged issues comes into play.

Also think, what a great gift addition this would be! Get a child a book for their birthday or Christmas, make them a book tracker, and include a gift card to the book store!! Now THAT may just be what I will do for a party we have this weekend!

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If you are wondering about my GORGEOUS flowers, they are felt and Paper. I believe they are American Crafts! I love them. The box even comes with buttons to match! Totally inspired my colors too. When you have a boy you can’t girly up everything-KWIM?

A fun project even the kids can do-a large Paper-clip bookmark.

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Now I didn’t come up with this idea myself, but it certainly was a great one!

This is one I created, and plan on letting the kids make their own to match their new books. I just used my Marvy Giga Flower and the sentiment from the Reading Flopsey set for this one. Just get a large Paper-clip (sold everywhere is the office section-really cheap!), and use punches and cardstock to decorate. I kept mine super simple.

Note: yes that is a Vera Bradley Catalog 😀 It matched my project OK! LOL!

So that is it.

I hope you like my project and I encourage you to try your own.

I soon have a few photos to share of gifts from friends. Many from far away. So many amazing people out there!! I cannot even begin to tell you how many have blessed our lives 😀

So thank you to each of you, who come to visit me here, as I share daily, whatever goes through my cluttered brain. I appreciate each one of you!

Later

More peeks…..and blah blah blah

Oct 6, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

I told you this week is insane for me and you haven’t seen the half of it, I promise you. Only a few more days!!

I still have to plan my projects for my class at The Paper Tree. I need to actually go there and get my supplies so I can get my samples done. I am teaching 2 classes this month on the 25th. Check it out, and if you can sign up!! I’d LOVE to meet you 😀 I wanted to do more, but with all my kids activites-birthdays, soccer, dance, girl scouts…to name a few, then throw in yearly check ups and doctor appointments, color me insanely busy 😀

I know I always say I’m busy. That is because I am. You know what though, I don’t know what to do with myself if I’m NOT busy. I think I really thrive on the one thing after another. Seriously! Also the less busy I am the creative! isn’t that wierd? I swear its true. Its like my brain won’t work if Im not thinking about a bajillion things at once, or if Im not stressed.

See stress = creativity for me. Its my outlet.

I have so many amazing things to share with you over the next couple days, I really hope you will share my excitment when the time comes 😀

In the meantime, while I sit on my excitment, I have some peeks to share. I have done so much work lately that I ran out of my ATG Adhesive! OMG! How am I going to work without that?!!

This one is quite SIMPLE!

I do have a couple other designs to share, but none that I really like, so its back to stamping I go. Don’t you hate when that happens. Everything turns out SO not like you planned. Or you have a dream that is about an AWESOME card/creation and forget! BLAH!

OK enough rambling…….

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Your cave or mine?

I love that sentiment. I made this cared for my hubby. How can you not? Its so cute.

They remind me of the cartoon Caiiou (?sp) or Dennis the menace. Please tell me you know what Im talking about. I love their pudgy lil faces

The boy & girl are a separate stamp (just so you know), and I used elements from the set fo make my “scene”.

This set I used for this card is a new set called Eric & Chrissy GO Prehistoric. It will be released tomorrow at All That Scraps, with the rest of the sets I have shared here. There is such a wide variety to choose from this month with the introduction of 3 new lines.

So the party is tomorrow night 8pm EST. Check out the forum–> here! The release of the sets is at 10pm!

So if you like any of the new stuff, there you go!

Be back with more shortly

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