Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
My score was a 40 out of 50. Lower than before, but still pretty good. This is what the judges said:
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Monday, April 20, 2009
This is actually an old one. It was for a challennge on Daily Inspirations to journal in three different ways. I also included the actual hat that my daughter wore home from the hospital. Don't you just love that VW Bug paper!
These are for a summer swap. I copied the coconut drink on my oldest daughter's new shirt from Gymboree! Funny what can inspire you sometimes!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Here are the rules for this week's challenge:
You must include a clear object on your LO (ie. recycle some plastic packaging, ghost shape..etc)
You must use at least 1 punch on your page (be creative!)
You must treat the Ad as a LIFT (not just inspiration of colors etc.)
I knew immediately what I was going to do, as we had just returned from the Wild seed Farm!
I used clear embossing powder (the flowers on the CS, although they look green!) and Crystal Effects for my clear item, and a scallop edged punch. I don't usually do this kind of LO, kind of cheesy with the shaped pics, but I do like it alot. It turned out cute and looks very different from my other stuff. Normally, a LO takes me an hour, maybe an hour and a half. I worked on this one for 3 days!!!
1. Over All LO Creativity (1-10)
Hmmm... OK, I know I am being silly, but I think the use of clear embossing powder is thinking outside the box! Thinking inside the box would be to use either a ghost shape or a piece of clear packaging. IDK, maybe I am just overly sensitive. I do appreciate the feedback and will try to grow thicker skin before next week...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
And, I also did these cute little clocks for my Time Swap:
Friday, April 10, 2009
We used some 'Press n Seal' because I didnt have any wax paper. Pour lots of glue out in the shape of a rainbow. I did this at school too and you have to really make a pool of glue or the noodles don't stick together. This is the one time I let my kids get crazy with the glue!
When all the glue is dry, peel off the wax paper and hang it in the window as a pretty sun catcher!
To teacher your child rainbow order, try this little tune:
My favorite book about wind is The Wind Blew, by Pat Hutchins.
Another good one is called Feel the Wind by Arthur Burros.
Gather a few items from around the house that can be easily blown. I use a feather, a ping pong ball, wooden bead, a tissue, and a foam ball. You will also need a straw that bends.
For older children, my daughter is 6 and I do this lesson with 4-5 year olds, bend the straw and hold it like a pipe. For younger kids, like my two year old, keep the straw straight. Also, before you start, have your child make a guess about whether each item can be blown (hypothesis.) To extend their thinking even further, have them make a simple chart with pictures of each item. Have them put an X or check next to each item after they try them (data collection.) Explain that these are things real scientist do when they are doing experiments!
Now, start blowing! Start with the lightest things first (feather, tissue) and move towards the heavier, harder to balance items (bead, ping pong ball.) You will have to help your child hold the straw steady. It may take a few tries, but all of these things will blow upwards. The wooden bead and ping pong ball will hover above the end of the straw. But, be prepared to chase them across the floor lots of times!
Since you have the straws out, try one more wind activity called “Wind Paining.” I used water color paints and filled each color with extra water. Use a dropper to get a little paint out and drop on the paper. Using the straw, blow the paint all around the paper to make a really cool design. Watch what happens when the colors start to run together!
Now that your child is an expert on wind, take them on a wind walk. Have them point out all the things the wind is blowing. When you get back, encourage them to journal (or draw) the things they saw that the wind was blowing!