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Monday, March 7, 2011

Creative Weekend

Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend. It was another busy one here but a different sort of busy.  I was thankful that we didn't have any meets or showings this weekend.  One of the reasons we are still in Bloomington is because K wanted to stay around for WWII day.  When she made this request, we had no idea that it also included A LOT of work.  Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with my kids doing projects. Actually K has learned so much through all of this, it is just that we have a bit going on right now.  So each child in her 6th grade class chose a topic and then has to make a project and poster board to display on Thursday when the veterans come to the school.  K chose Anne Frank (a pretty easy topic compared to some) and has decided to recreate the Secret Annex for her project (out of wood).  She is a bit of an over achiever sometimes.  So this is what she and DH worked on for a good part of the weekend. 
Besides the construction, we also had to work on the poster board.  She had to collect 50 facts and then arrange them into 10 paragraphs about Anne.  We then collected pictures from on-line sources to go along with each of those paragraphs and arranged them on the poster board.  Whew, I am tired. LOL Oh, I forgot to mention that Lauren has been working on a Pioneer project and had to write a report about soap making and make soap herself.  She wrote out the report on Thursday so we just had to type it up.  That was due today. 
So Paper Crafts had a HUGE call for a book they are working on called Go-To-Sketches 2. When I say HUGE I mean they had over 2,750 submissions.   Can you believe that??? That is insane.  I can't tell you how happy I was to get an e-mail requesting a card after reading how many people had sent in submissions.  I thought I would share my two cards that did not get picked up. 
This first card was created based on sketch #70. 

This second card is based on sketch # 21.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you have a fabulous week!!!


Terri Davenport said...

Love your cards! Congrats on the request!

Charlene said...

LOVE these so cute!!! I only submitted one and its the one I posted...I've been so lazy to submit :-)...but Im hard at work on the next submission :-)

You dd looks like she having fun :-) When's the move?? Hugs dear friend!!!

Andrea Amu said...

Love your cards, Lisa!
Congrats on the acceptance too...
looking forward to this issue in the Fall!

How come is feels like the parents are still in school too? Some school work can be sooo over the top at times, but I have to admit, your daughter's project of reconstructing the Anne Frank secret annex sounds super creative and interesting! Good for her for taking on the challenge! ;)

Renee Lamb said...

Beautiful cards! And congrats on the request!! Your daughters project sounds like it's going to turn out awesome! Hope you take some pics of it! And what great time spent wtih daddy and daughter!

Sherry Wright said...

Love both the cards Lisa, congrats on having the one requested. :) I'm tired reading about your girls projects.. but what amazing girls you have! Enjoy your week. :)

ellen s. said...

look at her go with that drill! that is totally impressive.

your cards are gorgeous! congrats!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, my goodness, the school projects! I know they are good for the kids, but they put me into a tail-spin, trying to get all that work done. ;)
super huge congrats on getting a card into the new sketch book, Lisa! That's awesome girl! Love the cards they didn't pick, too. they are so soft and pretty.
I know you are busy these days. Hope you have a chance to relax some this weekend. :)