So apparently my children will be going to school through June. Or maybe not but wow, they have been home a lot for snow days!! A LOT! After the hours and hours of Minecraft, I finally decided it was time for something else. Fortunately I had not one but two things at the ready for them. And you know what?! These guys are seriously great (ok, the products are seriously great and they are perfect for any level of crafter…but I’m a mom so I have to give credit to the kids!)!!! Wanna see?? Of course you do!!
First of all, I decided that we were going to start a Project Life by Stampin’ Up album created by the boys with some of their favorite events. Sometimes weekly, sometimes more, depending on what we are up to. I pulled out the kits I have and they got to work. Because they aren’t me, they have the courage to mix and match and just create what makes sense to them. I have a lot to learn from them!! Using the Everyday Adventure, Playground and Sale-a-bration This Day kits and accessories here are their first pages. I can’t even wait until they create more! Ok…truthfully they will be creating more pretty much the second I finish typing this post. *smile*
First, my oldest created these fun pages. I love the one he made using a funny picture of him and his older cousin taken while we visited Orlando a couple of weeks ago. The other picture he chose is “The Supervisor” doing what she does best. He chose to put in the ikat style DSP (Sweet Dreams) pattern to match! He used the PL Cards and Labels Framelits to make it match perfectly.
Not to be outdone, my youngest chose a picture of himself from when he was the Star Student (a way to let the other kids know more about each child). He took some of the things he had written about himself on the poster and put them on the card. Isn’t this PL card perfect?!
So we finished the Project Life work for the day and they still felt like crafting (insert mom cheer here!). I went right to the Paper Pumpkin kit for February!! They made this card above (and others like it) which is pretty much the design straight from the kit. But then I showed them a fun post from Concept Artist Melody Hyde (go leave her some love because she is brilliant) and they just had to create their versions of the star card. I cut apart an accordion for them and they got to work.
I helped show them how to wrap the twine like Melody did and they chose different colors from my stash. I may go and create another group just like them and put them in one of the cute envelopes from the kit to have ready as a little treat for someone. You know….I might be doing that while the boys are working on PL!!
Ok. Enough typing. I have crafting (YAY!) and snow shoveling (BOO!!) to do today. I hope you have a fabulous and crafty day! See you soon!
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Stamps: February Paper Pumpkin; Paper: Sweet Dreams DSP, PLxSU, Paper Pumpkin; Ink: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: PLxSU Everyday Adventure, Playground, SAB This Day, Buttons, Baker’s Twine (from Paper Pumpkin plus Crushed Curry, Pool Party, What’s Up Punch, Big Shot, PL Card and Labels Framelits, Stars Framelits