Saturday, September 6, 2008

Jana's Projects with the September Add-On Kit

Happy Weekend, Everyone! I had a lot of fun playing with the September Add-On kit (with a few sprinkles of the Main kit and a few sprinkles from my stash) this week and wanted to share with you the projects I made: a quick layout, a magnet for holding school papers, and a fun mini-book.

This layout is about my son's search for the perfect walking stick on a recent vacation. :D The red patterned paper and loopy letter stickers are from the Main kit.
You know all those papers that start coming home from school with your kids that the teacher wants you to read and sign? As my three children empty their backpacks each day they start throwing them at me and things tend to get lost in the homework chaos. I decided I would make a magnet so that they could pin them up and they wouldn't get misplaced or forgotten. (The Jenni Bowlin letter stickers and Deluxe Designs chipboard arrow are from my stash.) To add thickness to the magnet I mounted the journaling block on the light green cardstock backing from the packaging for the Making Memories letter stickers.
This last project is a mini-book of sorts. I LOVE mini books, but I don't seem to use them as fast as I buy them. LOL! I decided to take an accordion album from my stash and make a record book for my son to motivate him to read 10 chapter books. When he is finished I will take him to buy a special prize. :D (The cork star is from Joann's dollar section. The twill and Jenni Bowlin letter stickers are from my stash and the green Thickers are from a previous WIP kit.)



My son is excited to get started on his reading goals and now my daughter is begging me to make one for her. :D I think I'll use the Main kit for hers! :D

See you again soon!
Jana

10 comments:

dbettyboop2008 said...
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dbettyboop2008 said...

Really cool Jana

CathyB said...

I really love the accordion mini book that you made to record your son's books. It is sooo cute and useful! I am a first grade teacher and my mind is racing to think how I could adapt this idea to make mini-books for all of my students to keep track of the books they read for our monthly Book-It challenge. Thanks for the inspiration! I love your work!

Colleen said...

these are awesome! i love the magnet!

pickmepam said...

i love the apples in your mini book! yeah for plaid!

Sharon said...

Everything is so cute!

jamie said...

all very cool and inspiring. thanks for sharing your creative collections.

Trish said...

Oh, Jana. Jana, Jana, Jana. I love you.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

As always love your stuff Jana!!

sillypea said...

The acordion project is unbelievably wonderful! what a great way to encourage your kids and also get to play yourself! This is soooo on my lift list!