Happy Holiday Monday!
I gotta admit ... I'm feeling just a little bit guilty that I'm not out and baout having fun with the girls today ... the last day of summer break. Maybe a bit later I'll jump rope with them or something. It's pretty windy out today ... and Craig is on call for work so our options are a bit limited. They are out playing at the moment so I thought I'd do my Monday post ... chances are it's gunna be a looooooong one, so get comfy!
As you know there is nothing I love more than a rainy Sunday. They bring such fond memories for me. When I was a kid rainy Sunday's meant I would spend HOURS at the kitchen table doing puzzles or my paint-by-number. Mom would be putzing in the kitchen making a lovely Sunday dinner complete with dessert and the house was just calm and happy. During the summer rules were relaxed a little but come fall the old "everyone has to be home for dinner" applied and always stuck. As I got older I still loved my Sundays ... especially in the fall. When I moved out I would always go home for Sunday dinner (yes, it was the only time I got a decent meal and then I'd get leftovers to get me through the week so I didn't starve!). When I was in University I would always head to school to study on the weekends but on Sundays I ALWAYS left by 2:00 pm to be home to watch football with my dad. Well ... he would watch football ... I would knit or crochet and just listen to it ... and just "be" with my dad. Such great memories. So yep - I love a cold, rainy (or snowy) Sunday. Yesterday was bliss. I walked the dog and got a good, healthy glow and chill ... then took a hot shower. Craig headed to the store for me and picked up all the fixin's for Sunday Roast Beef dinner. I invited Ma and Pa over for dinner ... and I even made dessert (just like Mom used to). While dinner was cooking, and before my parents showed up I hit the craft room. Yes ... I have about projects I needed to work on but yesterday was about doing what a WANTED to do, not what I HAD to do. MAN did I have fun!! I have been wanting to make these projects for MONTHS ... yesterday was the day! So ... without further adeau ... I give you ... my Sunday Fun Projects ...
First up is a project I started back in May. Here it is:
http://www.pagebuddy.com/ I have two of their bookmarks and love them! This little reindeer is one of the characters on one of their bookmarks and my personal favorite. I just HAD to make her a 1st Birthday present to mark the 1 year point. I blew up a picture of this little guy and then cut him out of Crumb Cake Card stock. I had fun adding the Real Red Nose, Polka Dot Parade tie and Daffodil Delight bell. While I love it in a frame I figure it will take a lot longer, and a lot more money to mail it in a frame so I will likely turn it into a card for her. It was a lot of fun to make and was on my To-Do list for months!!!
Once I dug out the frame for the Page Buddy project I figured I'd work on some other frame projects I've wanted to do forever. I had so much fun! I had stocked up on a few frames (me? stock up on stuff? how unusual?! *lol*) to use for little noted to my family. I have seen quite a few project on Pinterest using frames as dry erase boards ... that got me thinking about all SORTS of fun projects! Here is the first frame I made for my girls:
Here is another one I made. I didn't realize this paper was retired. It is the Attic Boutique from the Occasions Mini last year ... I thought it carried over to the new catty but I was wrong :( Too bad ... I just LOVE this DSP ... of course I loved it so much I never USED it! (I'm sure everyone knows how THAT goes *lol*) Here it is:
Finally ... my all time favorite! My friend Peggy L had given me a post-it-note holder made from a similar frame MONTHS ago. Naturally I ran right out and bought 12 frames to make themself ... and then they sat there ever since. No longer! I LOVE this little project and plan to make 10 more for hostess gifts and door prizes later today:
I think I'll stop there for now. I have a tutorial on how to make these cute little Halloween boxes ... but there are 11 pictures and will take me another half hour to post ... so I'll do that another day. I think I better get cracking on those First-Day-Of-School cards for the girls ... and the teachers. Tomorrow IS the big day!
Enjoy your day off and hopefully you'll have a stampy day :)