Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunny Wednesday Freebie

Hi all!  Are you ready for the last piece of the Sweet Sunshine digi kit?  Today we are having a "heat wave" here in Chicagoland.  Which simply means that the temps have almost reached 40.  Clearly the weather dudes and I have COMPLETELY different definitions of the word "heat".  I did pick up a bunch of tulips at Target this week to try and trick myself into believing that spring really is right around the corner.

I will let you know when it starts working.

Until then, here are the elements for my Sweet Sunshine kit. I hope you enjoy playing with it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Sweet Sunshine

Download from the ScrapStreet Blog

Today we have the elements filled with flowers and sunshine!.  The link is good until next Wednesday when it is time for a new freebie!.  

I hope you enjoy a little bit of sunshine from my world to yours!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My little winner

Today was the pinewood derby for Zack's Wolf Troop.  He worked diligently on his car all week long.  His idea?  To create a car that looked like a Wii controller.  His goal was to try for a design award.  Last year's derby taught him that plenty of the experienced dads took speed seriously.  They made cars that quite simply flew.

We did a bit of trimming and a touch of weighting and then got to work on the design.  He used spray paint to make it a nice and glossy white.  Then we grabbed the camera and took pictures of his wii controller.  After printing out the best shot, he trimmed the decorations and we modge podged them to the top of his car.  After that, he spray painted a clear gloss coat.  It is definitely easier at age 8 to work with spray than a brush.  Here he is with his creation:

He headed to the race feeling hopeful.  Allie and I headed to the health club for Tae Kwon Do and a work out.  As soon as the races were over, my phone rang.  A very excited Zack could not contain himself.  He won his very first trophy--for original design.  Zack is still bouncing around the house filled with excitement.  He came in 2nd place a couple of different heats for speed, but did not make the finals. 

I was proud of him for winning, but even more proud when Drew shared that one of his classmates was sitting crying after losing and Zack handed dad his trophy and went to sit and talk to his friend.  Talked to him about how Zack felt last year when he did not win anything and the crying kid won the speed prize.  Then they headed to play a bit of basketball together.  If I could give him a trophy for kindness, I would. 

I am so proud of my little man.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday Freebie!

Happy New Year all!  Did you start 2011 off with a bang?  Or at least a photo opportunity?  I hope it is a banner year for you!

I am a one month winter girl.  I love a nice snowy December filled with carols, hot cocoa, and big white flakes.  And then when the new year hits, I am ready for new flowers and warm weather.  Sadly, I have yet to find a location with just one month of winter.  Here in Chicagoland, we can work those snowflakes from October to May without any trouble.

Since in my heart it is already spring, I took to my design space and started scrapping and creating with bright colors and garden tools.  I captured a bit of sunshine and am happy to share.  For the next three Wednesday freebies, you can download pieces of my kit Sweet Sunshine for free!

Sweet Sunshine

We start with the papers today--a dozen textured ones sure to brighten your day.  The link is good until next Wednesday when it is time for the alphabet.  

I hope you enjoy a little bit of sunshine from my world to yours!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Freebie tomorrow

We start a New Year of Wednesday freebies on the ScrapStreet blog tomorrow!  Sitting in lovely Chicagoland watching the snow fall, I just could not resist creating my own little window of spring.  I pictured getting out the gardening supplies and starting to plant and before I knew it, I had plenty of pretty tools and flowers to play with digitally.

I will give the kit away in three peices--paper, elements, and alphabet.  Here is a bit of a hint:

Digital Supplies: Kit: Sweet Sunshine by Dora Phillips, Stitches: Stitched by Anna White No. 04 by Anna Aspnes (Designer Digitals), Font: Sweetheart Script. 
Journaling:  I love your spirit.  you are so confident in your style, in your wardrobe, your hairstyle, your walk.  junior high looks so good on you!

Pop back in tomorrow and I will link you to the first part of the freebies! 
designed with love by beautiful dawn designs