Friday, December 24, 2010

Oooh Fuuudge!

DH LOVES A Christmas Story!! He has the entire movie memorized and can recite any line from it. It's really fun to watch the movie with him. I was running short on time to make him a Christmas card because Evan has been down and out with one of the worst cases of stomach flu that I've seen. He started getting sick on Monday night and is just now getting to where he can eat again. So, my first chance to sit down and make a card was last night. I had this envisioned in my head and was very happy with the end result! I used my Cricut and Gypsy for everything except for the icicles. I used an assortment of Paper Doll Dress Up and Everyday Paper Dolls for Ralphie, his glasses, and the bar of soap. I used Old West for the Red Ryder BB Gun and words. I used my Martha Stewart edge punch for the icicles. I love how it all came together and I hope he enjoys it. TFL Wishing all of my bloggin' buddies a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year!!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mini album-Christmas present

6 more days til Christmas! Boy, have we been busy this month. We had Space Derby with the Cub Scouts, Polar Express train ride in French Lick, IN, Rudolph's Land of Lights, roasting chestnuts at Santa's Candy Castle, and a night and breakfast filled with Santa visits. It's all been SO much fun. On top of being so busy with everything and making this mini album for the student teacher leaving Evan's class, I still managed time to get sick with a triple whammy...ear infection, sinus infection, and strep throat. I'm still working on getting my antibiotic finished.

Evan's teacher came to me and asked if there was something neat that we could give to the student teacher that just finished at semester break. I came up with this mini album that the whole class got to help out with.

Here's the cover. Font is from Printing Press cut at real dial size and the heart if from George. I bound the album with my Bind-It-All and tied ribbon on the o-wires.
The next 12 pages were art work and writings from the students. I printed the phrase on the pages and the kids completed them. This is Evan's page.

Here is the autograph page that I made using Learning Curve for the font and Locker Talk for the pencil.

Ms. Corne wanted a page that she could write a letter to Ms. Scott so I came up with this. All cuts except the zig-zag were from Locker Talk and the zig-zag was from Plantin Schoolbook.

Class list printed on a page with hopscotch cut from Locker Talk.

I have pictures from several activities that the class has done so far this year. This page is from their Field Trip to Cate's Farm in Henderson, KY. The Field Trip sign was cut from Locker Talk, the wooden sign from H2O, and the pumpkins from Happily Ever After.

Here are pictures from the kids' Thanksgiving Play and Feast. I used Create a Critter for the turkey and the title.
The class just made gingerbread houses last week and I got some pics of all of them. I used All Mixed Up for the title, Simply Charmed for the peppermint, and My Community for the gingerbread house.

This last page was finished after it was given to her. We had some ice this past week so we bumped up her going away party to Wednesday since we were pretty sure that school was going to be canceled on Thursday and it was. I went in and took the picture of the kids in their jammies on Friday and came home and printed it and took it back up to school for her to put in her book. I superimposed the picture of the kids on the page here so it's not straight. I have this awesome Polar Express paper that my mom got me from our Polar Express train ride so I scanned it in and shrunk it down to 8x8 for this page. I used Joys of the Season for the bell and Gypsy Wanderings for the title. Hope you have enjoyed this little album. Ms. Scott loved it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from the Bockelmans! We had our family pictures taken a week ago Sunday at JCPenney. They did a wonderful job again this year. Here is our family picture. I just love how it turned out. I was able to get outfits that all the red matched on. LOL
Here's a picture of just Charlie and I. We haven't had our picture taken alone since I was pregnant with Max. The photographer talked us into it even though I didn't want to but I'm glad he did because I love it. I'm also excited to show off my new-do. I got it cut right after Thanksgiving. Got some length cut off and lots of layers put in along with some long side-swept bangs.

The boys together. I can't believe how big they're getting.

Max with husky.

Evan with his Christmas turtle.