Saturday, February 13, 2010

Adding Images.

The Craft-Robo Hard at work. As always!!

This is what I made for Anthony for Valentine's day. I wrapped a package of Valentine Chocolate covered sunflower seeds. He loves these and they are so good for him. YAY! The tiny card reads : YOU ARE THE BEST SON-FLOWER I COULD EVER ASK FOR! HAPPY V-DAY. LOVE MOM

These are images of Anthony's Valentine Box we made. This was something that we had planned doing for awhile. So when school said we could make a box. It just kind of came together. Made from a whole $3.00 of FOAMIES thick craft foam and then drawn on with an extra fine Sharpie Marker. The CD drive was the slot for the cards. And instead of having a base on the wii itself we just let the base of the holder be the "bottom" so that he could take the wii off the base to retrieve his valentines!

These are images of the gift I purchased for Rob for Valentine's Day. He has wanted a good shaving mug for awhile. Since he discovered shaving with a "safety" razor. Not sure if it looks too safe, but I do have to admit it gets an awesome close shave. He wanted just a plain mug nothing fancy. I ended up finding this one on accident. Even better it came with a soap in a scent of my choice. So, I chose Lime and Coconut. Turned out HE LOVED IT! Yeah I gave it to him early. We have this thing about not being able to keep secrets from each other. Not even presents.. LOL.

These are better images of the gift for Anthony's teacher. I ended up adding a pencil box full of #2 pencils. I also added a small paper-craft box with chocolates and of course one of Anthony's personalized Pokemon cards.

As promised these are the images from the box that Anthony made for school. We didn't measure the front page to the box before we started so the front had a lip on it all the way around. I figured it was only 5 extra points we were just going to leave it as is. I think he did a rockin' job on the project. :)

Okay. Those are my updates for the time being. Hope all is well with you. See ya soon!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mom projects.

Everyday I realise more and more that my little man is growing up. And I end up doing less and less for him OR I end up biting my lip when it comes to projects. For example we got an email the other day with an extra credit opportunity. I always like these because it gives the kids a chance to be creative. I do at this point have to admit. Anthony has a lot of spirit when it comes to creativity, alas it's the drive that is not there. So I end up getting really excited about these things. This in turn becomes a mom project and less his. Nope not this time. I'm being good. The kids are studying rocks and minerals in science. For extra credit they are to take what information they learned during this unit and create a cereal, well actually just the box for the cereal. After getting the email I found a website that had all the different kinds of rocks on it, pictures, and how each is formed. Everything he needed to push him in the right direction. We even had an empty cereal box that he could use. I helped him brainstorm and I did use my mad computer skills to help merge an image of a skeleton to hold a shell. The rest I am leaving up to him. I am suggesting if he is going to use the box he will have to do all of it and not just a front cover of a box. Nutrition facts and all. We plan on working on it this weekend. I will post pictures when we are all done.
I do get my own mom project though. V-day is fast approaching, when I get the chance to craft some things. I will do it. Even if it is silly and pointless. That tends to happen a lot around the holidays when I just can't stop crafting just for the sake of doing it.
I wanted to make a gift basket of sorts for Anthony's teacher. I felt silly giving her just the modded hand sanitizer bottle with one of the valentine cards we made. I ended up finding a 4-soda bottle holder. It still had two of the bottles in it. I did not end up using them. They will prolly be put in the recycling. I have not decided yet. Anyway. This is a pic of my "supplies"

I love pink. LOL. I don't get to use it alot being that I have a little boy. I can't even imagine how bad I would be if I had a little girl. While it was snowing out today I sat and watched "Lie to Me" on Hulu and covered the box. I noticed the sanitizer bottle didn't really match afterwards. The red and white check bow just didn't "go." I left it anyway. I also crafted some Hershey "hug" roses and a nice little scalloped edge flower holder I found in matching decorative scrap paper. I put my little sticky-note holder in the basket, I just need to find another piece of matching ribbon to tie around this box of pencils I got. I figured I would take them out of the box and just wrap them like a bouquet. I have to say it turned out so adorable. I even found two little lime green bows in my craft stash to put on either side of the box. Here is the finished project. Minis the pencils of course.

I was expecting Anthony to get out of school early today because of the snow. This morning is drizzled just a little. Enough for him to catch tiny snowflakes in his mouth as he waited for the bus. The little girl next door must have thought we were nuts standing in the driveway catching snow on our tongues. Oh well!!
It just kept snowing harder and harder. At around noon I looked back outside and saw the cars in the driveway covered in snow. I've been checking the school closings most of the day. One by one the surrounding areas have been getting out early. It is now about 2:20 in the afternoon. I doubt very much he will be coming home early. I should stop looking at the school closing screen on the news website. Just can't help myself. I still miss him terribly when he is at school.
I guess that's all that is going on... I will post the finished cereal box when we are done. I'm out!