Missing her already, but now we get to have her home for a long weekend! Andrew and I re-started his senior year of high school because we changed curriculum at the last minute. Now all of his work is on the computer and scheduled for the whole year! Very excited about that, but of course we would discover this at the end of our homeschool career.
I have so many more pics, but you’ll have to wait and look at the scrapbook to see them all.
Yesterday my baby boy turned 18! Yikes! Today we begin our final year of homeschool. I am so blessed to be able to spend so much of my day with him, he’s an amazing young man. He had been “driving” my dad’s old ’87 Ford pick up, but it wasn’t real dependable and we decided to go shopping for another vehicle for him. This is what we found…
It’s not much of a truck (which is what we had in mind), but he loves it and it is a lot of fun to drive…when he lets us 🙂 We surprised him at gym last week with a little early bday party and a new car—he was speechless. You can’t see him in this pic, because he’s inside the car.
As for crafting, I have done my share this summer and if you dared enter my craft room you could tell it by the mess I have made! My sister was here for a weekend and we played around with making some melted fabric flowers. Here’s a pic of Christina modeling it on her shirt…
I made a cute card for my mom’s bday, but put it in the mail without taking a picture—ugh! I played with a new stampin toy that just arrived at my house this week. You can come to my card class this Friday and I will let you play with it too 😉 Today I am anxiously anticipating delivery of my goodies that were preordered from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. There are so many fun things in that box I can’t wait to open it! If it comes in time for me to play with it before church, I will post pics of what I come up with.
The release of the new Stampin’ Up catalog is July 1st and so I am also gearing up for the release party this Friday! Let me know if you would like more details about that.
Praying you have a blessed day today and that you are able to be a blessing to those around you!
June is such an exciting time for Stampin’ Up demonstrators. The new catalog arrives, the retiring stamps & accessories list is posted and we beginning planning for the new catalog year. This is the first year I have gotten the new catalog sent to me Next Day Air. I had to order some items for a class this week end and was going to have to expedite my shipping anyway. Soo just after breakfast today the UPS guy rang my doorbell. I have had lots of fun today looking through the catalog and playing with some new toys. I can’t show you any of the new stuff until July, but I can show you some of the things I have made with the new stuff! So here’s a little sneak peek of what is to come…
Christina will be starting her junior year of college this year. One of her best friends just graduated from homeschool last week & will be joining her at Williams Baptist College in the fall. They have been looking forward to rooming together for 2 years. For Laura’s graduation gift we bought matching bedding sets for their dorm room. I noticed as I looked through the new In Colors that they matched their new bedding and I had to make something for their room from my new stash.
This graduation season has been a busy one for our family. 15 high school graduation invitations were sent to us this year. About a month ago I began pondering what gift to give. I wanted it to be useful for those who were planning on moving into a dorm or staying home to attend college or not going to college at all. Cash would have worked, but with so many I needed to find something more economical too. In the end, of course, I opted to make them cards. I made personalized note cards for each one to use as thank you notes for all the other gifts they receive. Here’s a picture of the ones I made for the homeschool students. And this is a picture of the cards I made for the graduates. This one is for a Paragould graduate…I tried to use school colors for each one.This final picture is a graduation card I made for a friend who needed cards to give. Love that cute little owl from Stampin’ Up’s owl punch.
Already the wheels are turning in my mind for next year’s graduation activities. Can’t believe my baby will be a senior! I wonder if after the last one graduates I will be glad to have more time to stamp, or if I’ll just be lonely? I guess it’ll be a little of both…
Now I realize you may not want a big “G” on your project and that is part of the fun. You can personalize this any way you choose…with your own initial, using a favorite quote or Bible passage, replacing photos with words like “family” or “friends”, etc. The possibilities are numerous. Because the photos can be added later, it would make a very nice wedding or housewarming gift also.
I am scheduling workshops now for this project. Contact me if you’d like to participate. The cost of the workshop will be $25 which covers all supplies including a snail adhesive that is yours to keep. If you want to supply your own adhesive the cost is $20.
For my cardmaking friends who are NOT scrapbookers, I would like to point out that the project is divided into 4 X 6 sections so it is really like making 6 cards instead of a 12 X 12 scrapbook page. So you really don’t have an excuse not to try it! 🙂
The head you see in the bottom of Andrew’s pictures is his coach Darin Grogan. This coming weekend we get to travel to Austin Texas to watch Andrew & his team mates compete in the regional meet.
I’m hosting a Mystery Hostess Workshop on Tuesday, March 29. Hopefully on my next post I’ll have pictures of the projects from that event. If you’d like to attend let me know & I’ll give you the details. I’m off to the craft room now to prepare…
Today was also our homeschool co-op day and this week I do have pictures of our craft. The name of my class is “Crafts-n-Junk.” We are making craft/gift items out of things that might otherwise be thrown away. Our project this week was a bookmark that we made our of a scrap of material that was used in packaging some towels I bought a while back. The 4th-6th graders did a great job sewing & stamping on these today.