Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a fabulouso weekend! We had beautiful weather on Saturday so after all my chores were done we were outside grillin! And then we had our friends/neighbors over for dessert on the patio and to watch the Redskins pre-season game—unfortunately we lost by 2 pts in the last 60 secs…arghhh but they gave good fight! We are still in baseball season here at our house, just finished up with Olympics and now gearin’ up for a glorious football season LOL. And pretty soon hockey starts too…always a good sports time in our household…we LOVE IT! Yesterday we went to Redskins Park (which is 10 mins from our house) for a fan event/car show…it started to drizzle but we persevered and I know Riley was excited to be there even if he was acting “cool” hahahaha. He was too shy to get autographs…I however do NOT have that problem so I got his jersey and hat signed by everyone and pics too. I had to play the “girl card” a bit since I was shorter than most of the guys standing there waiting heehee, but in times like that I’ll use what I need to….I was like “hey hey girl fan here that’s too short to see” so many of the Redskins guys reached over for my hat and a picture. I know Riley was both ready to KILL me and happy I was doing it LOL. Most of them were very nice and joking and more than happy to meet Riley…funny thing was that Riley was taller than most of them (although he’s gotta work on his muscles some more). Riley is 6’3 and headed up so he’s gonna be BIG, apparently I birthed a giant lmao…he’s been working out all summer with his football team and he is Offensive Tackle on the team, first game is the 25th of Aug. So you know Mom will be there yelling, cheering, hiding my eyes and probably doing just enough that they will want to duct-tape my mouth..but whatever! Being a football mom is SCARY…it was bad enough when Alexa was a flyer for her cheerleading squad (oy vey) but seeing my boy get hit on the field is NOT fun ugh. Should be an interesting season me thinks…I’m just crossin’ my fingers for NO injuries ok?!
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-The CMC Classroom SALE ENDS AUG 24th! All the classes over there are on sale, so go stock up now! The “All About Hair Class” starts on Aug 31st but is up for pre-registration pricing now! www.scrapbitzcopics.ning.com
-Blog Candy down below that is fun and calorie-free!!
-SCACD has some awesome NEW SCACD dies in stock HERE...go check them out and also lots of new 6x6 paper pads are on sale too, you may want to stock up (like I did cuz I always need paper hahaha)!
Today the Magnolia-licious DT has a fun Back-2-School themed Blog Hop for you all today! You can see all the challenge details at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog so you can play along with us…make sure to hop along to see all the DT projects too! I used to love back to school…new crayons, new pencils and notebooks..it was fun and I always enjoyed school. Now as a mom I enjoy the kids GOING BACK to school but not so much on buying school supplies…wowza they got super expensive…$210 for both kids school supplies! Both of my kids are in high school and Alexa has multiple AP classes…they all need special (re: expensive) binders, books and so on blahblahblah LOL! But it was always fun to see the kids dressed for the first day of school, new bookbags at the ready at the bus stop..I always made them a special treat for their lunchboxes for that day. Now they barely eat breakfast and get up 20 mins before the bus comes and run out the door LMBO –oh how times change huh? So I BASED my project today on a gift for a smaller child to get on their first day of school….a mini lunchbox filled with crayons, notepad and fun lipgloss then a candy pencil I made…fun things for them to open.
I picked up a bunch of these cute, mini lunchboxes a few years ago…I always stock up at the Target $1 bin cuz as a crafter YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN you might need it right? hahahaha I colored up this cute NEW “Autumn Tilda with Pencils” to decorate the front of my lunchbox…the papers are from a new pack from MME 6x6 pack “Quilting Bee” (loved the scissor pattern). The lil paper with A+ on it was made using some of my PTI sets…I also used the alphabet border to decorate the faux-bellyband. Some fun mix of ribbons finish it off and make it girly! Check out the rest of the stamps in the Turning Leaves Collection HERE! Also pre-orders are up for Little Christmas Collection too (so so cute)!
This cutie “Autumn Tilda with Pencils” got colored with BOTH Copics and TouchTwin markers…I added a bit of Stickles to her hairbands and her shoes for sparkle.
I saw these candy pencils on Pinterest (oh lawdy the time spent and lost on that site hahahaha—I luv it)…you can see the original tutorial HERE. I decided to use Fruit Mentos cuz’ my kids always loved them instead of Rolos (they don’t like caramel..cuz they are crazy lol). I cut a dk yellow cs to size and then scored it on my Scor-Pal every 1/2 inch for the creases…pink cs makes the eraser and then a slim pc of Reynolds Wrap (foil) for the band on the eraser. The pencil tip is a Hershey’s Kiss that I airbrushed the wrapper with a Copic Brown marker (E37) so that it was a bit darker. Then I made a double tag with “Mini Autumn Tilda with Pencils” stamped in red (I just colored the pencils for a fun, different effect)…the other tag was made using the same PTI set and then tied off with Bakers Twine. What kid wouldn’t have fun opening this set…heck I’d like one for meself hahahaha!