Posts Tagged ‘Children’
Well, for the first time in 78 Cinema Challenges, I missed last week’s Cinema Challenge. Bummer. It was a busy week here, my DD is starting to head into Dance Recital time, DH is recoperating from Hip Surgery, my youngest was involved with Collections Fairs & extra school stuff, Malcolm really wasn’t any extra bother, no more than usual It is still a busy time. Like many others, I’ve heard of too, we are struggling with colds … hello it’s May? What is THAT?
Anyhoo, I really wanted to give this week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #78, Much Ado About Nothing, a go! In the movie/play there is a part with a Masquerade Type Ball & everyone has these Venetian Type Masks. Here’s my go with it:
The mask it self, I drew, but I remember seeing the idea first, probably 4 years ago on Martha Stewart. I think it was a cat mask, with ears, but I couldn’t find the link for it (could only find this mask template, still very cool) , so I redrew it, with a few embellishments. So print/cut it twice …
Okay, so convert it to an svg, cut on the Cricut Cutter (or just by hand) & you get this …
Crease along the middle fold & super sticky & sew if ya like. It does help if you make vertical cuts (notches) along the edging, like you would for sewing a curved line. I also super stickied a bamboo skewer to hold the mask.
Now, for the challenge requirement. I am ashamed to say that I haven’t a clue what Parchment Paper is (FOR Crafting that is). Is it like a Vellum? Dunno, but I do know what parchment paper is for baking, so that’s what I used.
More decorating and it’s done.
Used: Patterned Paper from K & Company called Blue Awning. The Bling is from Craft called Rhinestone Border Stickers, Stampin’ Up! Flower Punch, Parchment Paper.
Thanks for the fun!
In Canada, Remembrance day, November 11th, at 11 am, the country pauses and for one minute, we stop and say ‘Thank you, for freedom, Thank you for your sacrifice.” We wear poppies to show respect to soldiers.
When I was a child, there was no school on November 11th. My parents would take us downtown to the Cenotaph in Ottawa and we would watch the ceremony. I was born in the 70’s in Canada, so I had no idea what it was really all about, I honestly think the horrors of war is thankfully beyond any comprehension of a child and perhaps only until you have a spouse, a child could you begin to imagine the pain of loosing that person. For me, as a child, I only knew that my parents would lean down & tell me, “it’s important to remember”.
Children now attend school on Remembrance day and my husband works (although does pause at 11), but I think at supper together we will talk about it with our 9, 7 & almost 3 year old, as best we can. I think we will have the older two read the poems that might impress on them, maybe not now, but sometime.
I think Emma-Sian should read, “In Flanders Fields”:
and Malcolm should read “Young Fellow My Lad”:
I am so thankful for living in a country where my family is free to openly practice Christianity, and feel safe, be able to vote and live life oh my the list of thankfulness is endless.
Used: Stamps: Renewed Faith, Define Your Life, Inks: Craft White, Going Gray, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, 3/4″ circle punch, Curly punch, Buttons, dimensionals, Sahara Sand CS. Ivory CS.
How amazing is this? Friends of ours are having a birthday party for their DD. Abigail is having a little girls’ birthday party, with a spa-pool theme. Very cute, in fact here was the invite we received. It came wrapped around a face cloth, with Emma’s name on the cloth and a little note about the SPA-tacular Pool Party! Just too cute in & of itself:
Now, the one different and beautiful idea that this child is doing is, rather than collect a pile of toys for herself, she is collecting Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse, (Operation Christmas Child is a Christian Organized yearly event that brings toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to children around the world) Abigail will bring all the boxes she has received to her church in late October/early November during collection time. How awesome is that!?!
So here is a shoe box for Abigail. The actual red/green boxes along with the form will be picked up later.
Made a quick card tonight too, I hope she likes it.
Gable Green Textured CS, PP: Paperbilities Autumn Leaves Kaeidoscope, Cricket Cartridges: Beyond Birthdays, Shapes (Home Accents) & Base Camp, Flowers, & Fabric Brads.
Well today is the last day of the C.E.F. -Evangelical Backyard Bible Camp. I thought I’d make a little thank you for the children for coming to the camp. I hope they had fun.
I just used some sticky tape, man that stuff is sticky to adhere a little chocolate in for each child.
Here’s a quick break down of the measurements. I didn’t go by a guide, I just used a 12×12 CS and cut it evenly. It makes 4 (at 3″ wide) per one 12×12. Apparently, I do fold rather evenly when I measured it afterwards.
Okay, I sorta’ stopped halfway through making them to take some pics & left it for the night. (Off to the movies with girlfriend.) I need to pop to the grocery store and get these done before the kids arrive today. Coffee first.
Paper: Paperbilities Autumn Leaves, Soft Sky CS, River Rock Ink, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Rectangle Hand Punch, Dimensionals, “All God’s Children” Stamp Set (retired S.U.), Ribbon, Sticky Tape, Chocolates.