Friday, February 12, 2010

Blogger's Challenge: Valentines Day

Happy Friday all. I have to say that I am thrilled that it's Friday. It has been some kind of week I tell ya. I have had family projects all week. My daughter (who is 8) had a book report due on Monday, and along with the report, you had to create a model. Well, the book report was a biography, and she chose Martin Luther King Jr, and I must say that my creative skills aren't so hot on creating people. She had to use a container, which held the report, and then use the container to also create her person. Well, not so hot as you will see. The second project of the week was my sons (ho is 6), and had to create a 100 day project. Thankfully, he decided to go with Lego's, and my hubby helped him. As you know, Valentines Day is Sunday, which means the kids both have Parties today. While my sons project was to just have box to put his valentines in, my daughters grade decided to hold a contest, with different categories for the most creative, Prettiest, and something else (can't remember). So we have been working on her project this week as well, and on top of all that I had to write a paper for school, and The kids a I have been sick with a chest cold. Like I said, it has been some kinda week........
So, moving onto my bloggers challenge. I decided after all the work Abbey & I put into her valentines box, that I would go and use that for my Bloggers challenge today. Nope, not a card, but we built a actually mailbox. Well, when they said "contest", I decided to kick her project up a notch (hehehehe). We completely winged this as we went along. I had a image in my head of what "I" wanted and went with it. The top of the mailbox is made of cardboard, and DP, and I then attached it to foam board and wood for stability. I then had hubby attach the wooden pole to a wooden base, and had Abbey paint it white. We then attached a piece of foam to the base, added greenery for a grass affect, and plugged in some wooden flowers, in which I used left over DP to decorate, and to finish it off, I added a small wooden fence. Yep, I went WAY over board for a kids valentine's box. I knew I was at the point of know return once I had purchased the wood.....hehehe....Well, anyways, she was happy with it and hopefully the teachers don;t think I am completely crazy!
And last but not least, I wanted to share with you a pic of my son with his "premade" valentines box (it was cute)......
Well, That is all for me today. I am playing catch up today. I have cards to make, laundry to do and a house the desperately needs to be cleaned, after a week of neglect. I hope you have a FABULOUS day and happy Creating!!!!

25 comments:

Lisa said...

I miss being little and making Valentine boxes. These are ADORABLE! Your kids look very proud!

Robin Merriman said...

Wow, after all that, you deserve a nap!
Great mailbox, so stinkin cute! I know the teachers will want to keep it!

GCgirl said...

This mailbox rocks!! Having young kids is so great to give you a reason to stretch creatively :-)!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute are those Kristen! You can use the mailbox as Home Decor and leave little love notes for your kids - I'm sure they'll love it. Great job on the MLK project too! Hope you're all feeling better!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! This mailbox is super cute!

Connie Paxman said...

Valentines and creations is all about the kids...and your work is exceptionally depictive of youth and creativity...they look so happy.
So Happy Valentines Weekend.
connie paxman

mamichelle said...

Wow, that is amazing, Kristen! You are too funny.

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my gosh that is such a cute mailbox project. Love the flowers at the bottom.

Great pics of your kids too.

Peggy said...

OMG!!! I can just see you making that mailbox. It looks great!! I hope you (I mean Abbey) wins a prize. Ryan is so cute with his frog!!

Tami Black said...

She's got to win something -- this is an adorable mailbox! I love it and I would love to have had something like this as a child -- way to go, you over achieving mom!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Adorable projects- bringing back floods of memories!!!

Crystal said...

AWWW your kiddos look sooo happy and proud...What AWESOME boxes they have...wow...they should win a prize for sure!!! Enjoy your day girl!!

Pia said...

Super cute projects and even cuter kids!

Connie said...

LOVE the mailbox! I always liked decorating my Valentine box for school! Great job!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Kristen! It sound like quite the week for you and your family! All of these projects are fantastic! That is one, terrific mailbox! (Actually, two valentine's boxes!) You'll have to let us know how the contest goes! Have a nice nap, and I hope that you all feel better soon! :D

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ah, luv that family life, never a dull moment is there! I rem it well..You did FAB GF, the mailbox rocks, luv those heart flowers near the bottom, King project looks like it turned out great, I hope you all have a wonderful V Day, and all get better soon, hugz

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh, Kristen! That mailbox is the cutest ever!!! I can't even imagine anyone coming close to having anything as cute! I love it! The froggy one is adorable too! Feel better soon! hugs!

Lisa Bohler said...

So very wonderful! I just think it's so adorable!

Lori said...

Kristen, this is fabulous! I'd bet it will be a winner.

Tiffany Bauer said...

What awesome projects!!! Love the mailbox!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh LOVE your mailbox and the frog! SO CUTE!

sheryl said...

Wow! Great Valentine boxes--I bet your kids really loved them!

Selene Kempton said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the mailbox!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Mary C said...

OMG Kristen, how cute is that mailbox! Abbey must have loved bringing this to school, I hope she won! MLK has never looked better! and I love Ryan's frog valentine holder, our class just used colored bags to hold their valentines.
PS Abbey is getting so tall, it won't be long before she is looking you in the eye!