Monday, February 28, 2011

Janurary 2011 Layout (Project 12)

I love the idea of doing one summary layout for each month of the year. That way, if my mojo is slumping or I haven't been scrapping much for some reason, I'll still have a complete picture of our year. So, I've found Project 12 on Davinie Fiero's blog and thought this would be a great way to get started and keep up in 2011! I intended to use the sketch provided, but found I wanted to do something a bit different and include a calendar with many of the details. I found the free printable calendar at Creative Mamma. I used the March kit from The Scrapping Spot and Unity's Bella Doilies stamp set. I look forward to doing a monthly layout all year!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dr. Seuss Door Decoratons

Next week, my daughter's class will celebrate READING and DR. SEUSS (his birthday is March 2). Her school is having a door decorating competition, so I volunteered to decorate theirs. After visiting, I got an idea for the door. I wanted the kids to each draw their favorite Seuss character (or a self-portrait) in whimsical paper frame, which I then "hung on the wall" from buttons and twine. Added a bunch of other room elements, including a vase with Horton pom-pom flowers (one has the Whoville dust spec on it) and filled it with Dr. Seuss "books." The kids love seeing their creations on the "wall" of the door and it was a lot of fun!

They'll also go see "Seussical the Musical" on Monday, make "Cat in the Hat" hats, eat green eggs and ham, make Oobleck, and read lots of Dr. Seuss books!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hello, February...

It's Feb. 1st and you know what that means? For much of the country, it means more snow and ice. Here in NC, we're not getting this winter storm, but we've had our share of snow this winter! I'm ready for a breath of spring (even if it comes in the form of a cute papercrafting kit!) So, today, I share with you The Scrapping Spot's February kit and a couple of my creations:

My blog header was also made using this adorable kit. If you'd like to see more, head over the The Scrapping Spot's Blog. This kit makes me smile and brings me a feeling of hope for Spring. We'll see what the groundhogs have to say about that tomorrow!