Monday, 8 February 2010

Our first Journaling Jar!

Is it really Monday evening already?! I think I must have blinked and missed the week-end, lol!

Well, my lovely kids seemed to spend most of the week-end fighting over this and that, ah, don't you just love em!
So, in an attempt to get them away from the Wii and all things technical, I took them out for a big long walk in the woods, there's nothing like a long brisk walk to clear away the cobwebs.

On our return, I thought it would be a nice idea to do something crafty, and thought perhaps a journaling jar would be great fun!
My youngest is not really ready for this yet (but don't worry, we'll do something else for him :) but my older child is, and thought it was a great idea.

So, after a bit of googling, I found this great site with lots of journaling prompts for kids, it's designed to get them writing and capturing their memories in a fun way, and it's all free!!!!

All you do is....
print the prompts, cut them into strips, fold, and pop them into a jar. Each day you pick out a random prompt from the jar, stick it inside your journal and write your answer.

We used an old Yankee candle jar( yum! my faves!) scrubbed it out and decorated with handmade tags and string, we also put his inital on each of the tags, just to personalise it. Then covered a plain journal with lots lovely paper, handmade tags and lots of die cuts made with our fabby cuttlebug, mod podged the lot, and hey presto!

Here's the link if you'd like to try it, why not give it a go, it's great fun for your kids, and there's a section with adult prompts too! It's a great way to capture your memories, and looks cute too :)

Happy Crafting XXXXX :)

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Old Sneaky Pants!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry I've not been around for the last week or so, what a naughty blogger I am!
We hope to have some building work done on our house soon, so there's been lots of fun and games with sorting out builders, quotes and so on. The works not started yet, but hopfully soon! All we have to do now, is decide on a builder and work out how we're going to pay for it all, yikes!

Yesterday, I thought phew! at last a day to finally catch up with some fun stuff, (I think I thought too soon!) because then the phone rang, it was the school to tell me my little boy had been pushed over during break time and had cut his chin badly. So, I ended up taking the poor little sausage to hospital to have paper stitchs :(
So he's off school today having some Mummy time, snuggle on the sofa, biccies and a DVD, ah well, he was such a brave little man :)

I've soooo much catching up to do, not only on here, but also with my pals on Do Crafts. I have however managed to do a bit of crafting during all the crazyness, hooray!!!
I made a valentines card, and my second ATC, this ones off to my crafty pal Gina, who set this months challenge, "music from the year you were born" yikes! I'm delighted to say, I finished that to, pheweee! I've not posted it yet, but when Gina's not looking, I'll sneak it in my gallery for you all to have a peek at, lol!

Anyway, I hope you are all well :)
I've got a few bits an bobs to add to my gallery, but thought I must show you all this. It's our cat Murphy who made a tasty discovery last night in my little boys room. He was so delighted with himself he ran off to share his tasty news with his pal Pixie (our second cat) LOL!

Happy Crafting & Sparkles to you all! XXXXX