Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Card for BELLA & A Box for KYAH

Hi all, how are you? Ok, so here's the thing. This post is going to be a bit involved, for I have a little story to tell. So, sit back and relax! Haha! First I will tell you that this Bella card was for my Sistah Bella Friend, who is not feeling so hot!! I was fairly pleased with how it turned out, but, what made it truly exciting? The fact that I did it today and sent it out today!! Now, that's amazing! LOL! I hope she likes it; she likes pink and brown. Alrighty, on to the story. I have been contemplating, for some time now, how to create something for my DD to put her school folder in. She has a communication folder that is to go back and forth, to school, with her every day. It is to be her responsiblity to make sure it gets from point A to point B. I had wanted to make her something cool to help her with this. You know, if it's cool, she'll want to take care of the whole thing. Get it? Alright. Up until today, I hadn't really come up with anything good; I wanted to take something and alter it somehow. I looked at a cereal box, no, not wide enough. I thought about putting 2 boxes together, no, may not hold up. I even had myself convinced I would have to use some type of plastic container, such as rubbermaid or something like it. I could have just got a file holder thing, but, noooooooooooooooooo! I had to be creative and cheap!! Although, I wonder if it wouldn't have ended up being the same price, after all the stuff I used. I can't just stop at one embellishment or even two! LOL!

Let's see, ok, today I get an email from Kyah's teacher. You must know that she has been having some issues apparently, we just found out, with reading. Keep in mind that we had no idea! Also keep in mind, that I told her teacher "If there are any issues, please let me know. We like to be involved as much as possible." The other day we get a note sent home saying she has been recommended to have testing done, to see if she would benefit from reading support, in the learning center. My DH and I were like, WHAT?????? Anyway, I won't bore you with all the details. Suffice to say, we were pretty UPSET!! Then today, after a few emails went back and forth between myself and the school, I get another email saying that my DD refuses to read out loud with the class. That she seems to have her own agenda sometimes. REALLY??? I hadn't noticed!! LOL! Ok, so I am thinking, gee she must have had a rough day today. Maybe it's time I make this folder box thing to help cheer her up! Bottom line? I spent all day on this thing, in between caring for the twins, of course. Hey, I mean, it consumed me!! I just get something in my head and I have to do it and or finish it! ya know? I just get carried away!!

In the process of this WHOLE thing? I cut a huge chunk out of my finger; my index finger! It still HURTS!! I probably took off the first layer of skin, at least! That's what I get, right?? I got the bright idea to take a USPS Priority box and cut some of it off. It' sturdy, alterable, and the perfect size!! Why didn't I think of that before??! And that's where it all started!! (ha, love that sentence starter, not correct English!) I love it!! I just LOVE it!! I was VERY proud of myself! I hope you LOVE it too! Let me know what you think. Ok? Alright then, enough of my babbling, I had to give you some background though. It just wouldn't mean as much without it.

I hope you all made it thru my long drawn out story, because you have to know, I could have gone on! And on, and on! Hehe! That's just me, I guess! You wonder where my DD gets it from! HA! I hope you didn't mind! I will stop talking now! Thanks so much for stopping by, it truly means so much to me! I love being able to share with you! Have a great night and stay well!! Until tomorrow.........................

































And....................Here it is, right by the front door, where she won't forget it!!

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Bella Recipe:Stamping Bella stamps, SU Creamy Carmel & Close to Cocoa CS,DCWV mat stack,Prisma markers, Pink dew drops from SCS swap,Pink Stickles,Green Ribbon from SCS swap.
Kyah's Box:Changito School stamps,SU Chipboard and Alphabet stamps,White SU flowers,Green Prima, various MM brads ( sm & med),Magic glitter,self adhesive rhinestone flowers drom my SCS SS,SU Scallop Punch & Circle punch,SU Wassabi CS & ACM brown CS,BG paper from craft store, not sure where.

ENJOY!!


9 comments:

Sarah Elliott said...

You did a great job on both of them. I feel for your finger (I once cut off my index finger knuckle with scissors, ouch) I feel the need to make a library book holder now so that my daughter doesn't lose her library books, lol.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh - love the book you made for Kyah!!Hope your finger feels better!

cheribella said...

Oh my goodness what a day! Love the card and I'm sure Kyah will love her special box ~ what a great idea for both of you to keep things organized and easier. Sorry about her reading difficulties but it may be minor. We found out in 3rd grade my son was dyslexic and he suffered with it for 2 1/2 years of school first before he was ever tested for it. Tests are not always a bad thing--they can help too. Hope you boo boo finger is better and tomorrow is a better day. Cheri

Shannon Roberts said...

First off; let me say you always make me giggle!!!!!! Second, HOW STINKIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What did she think??/ Please share more details!! MWAH!!!!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

I LOVE your Bella card!! That book that you made for your daughter is amazing!!! I'm sorry you got injured but it sure looks like it was worth it. :)

Mae said...

Love it!!! The box is perfect & she will feel really special to have it. What a great idea!!! Sorry about the finger.

Mae

Debby said...

BTW I just have to say...you are the most confident person I know. You Rock and I love reading your blog. Have a great evening!

Debby said...

I left a comment previosly regarding the box & the card, which I love! However it didn't make it here for some odd reason. So waiting for an update tomorrow on Kyah, beautiful name btw. What does it mean? Great blog, glad to get to know ya and hope you are having a great evening.

Jane said...

Great job on both the card and the box! I hope your daughter REALLY loves that box...gives a whole new meaning to blood and tears!

Jane