Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Outdoor Education Challenge

Did you know . . .

A butterfly has compound eyes; each eye is made up of about 6,000 tiny parts called lenses, which let in light.

All butterflies have 6 legs. In some species such as the monarch, the front pair of legs remains tucked up under the body most of the time and are difficult to see.

Butterflies have very brief life spans. Some - usually the ones found in the tropics can live up to a year, but others live anywhere from a few months to a few weeks to even a few hours.

. . . and why am I sharing butterfly facts with you?

For week 2 at Camp Paradise I have the Outdoor Education Challenge and I thought I would give you a few interesting facts about butterflies before I gave you the challenge . . .

which is to use your scrapbooking supplies to create an altered project which includes butterflies on it.

I altered a band-aid tin using the oh so fun About A Girl Collection from Fancy Pants.
I thought this would make an adorable container for a gift card.
I can’t believe all the layouts I completed this week . . . and all due to the fun, inspiring challenges at Camp Paradise! The first week of camp is coming to an end . . . but it’s not to late to join in the fun because Camp Paradise will last through August 15th.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This week I found some time to work on some of the fantastic challenges over at Camp Paradise and plan on working on a few more this weekend.

We had a date night last night - dinner and a movie. While we were waiting in line for the movies I was memorized by what I saw people wearing (young and old alike). This got me to thinking about my fashion statement and where it came from.

In the 50’s getting dressed didn’t take much effort or imagination. I had to wear a school uniform which consisted of a navy blue jumper, a white blouse, white socks and polished shoes, oh and that little beanie for the top of my head. I would have had a hard time expressing any individuality with the clothes that populated my closet back then. In the 60’s fashion was a roller coaster. What was in style one week might be out of style the next. Saddle shoes were a must have and I only wore dresses or skirts and blouses, no pants to school, even in the winter. Then came penny-loafers, mini skirts and short shorts aka hot pants. The 70’s came along with beads, belts, earth shoes and sandals. Jeans went from skinny (so tight I could barely get them over my ankles) to bell bottoms (the wider the better). I had a choice of the mini, the midi or the maxi and flower power was everywhere. Fashion was crazy! Today despite that I am a lover of fashion and clothes; I always try to take trendy clothes with a grain of salt. I’m trying to have the mind set to buy fewer clothing items and to purchase better quality items that fit perfectly and that I’m comfortable in. I have come to the conclusion that there are a lot of people out there who do not own a mirror! - Seriously!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Arts & Crafts Challenge

Summer Camp officially started today at Croppin Paradise and if you have not had a chance to check out the site you should head on over. There are so many fun challenges and games posted and don‘t forget to meet one of our camp counselors each week! Not to mention the chance to win some awesome, fun prizes!

My challenge this week: Weaving consists of arranging a group of horizontal (lengthwise) strips of paper in rows, very close together. Vertical (crosswise) strips of paper are then laced over and under the horizontal strips of paper. Complete a layout or card using a weaving technique.


Hope to see you at camp!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I can hardly believe that I have been off for 6 weeks . . . where does the time go?! I had this long to do list and only a portion of it got done. I guess when you count the 10 day vacation to Myrtle Beach and the 10 day trip to Florida, I really didn’t spend all that much time at home and that's why there are so many projects left on the list that still need to be done. That’s my story and I’m stickin to it! So Monday it will be back to work and my old routine.

I have been busy this last week working on scrappy projects for my challenges for Camp Paradise over at Croppin Paradise. The camp will run from July 15th to August 15th. Going to camp is all about having a good time. Come and meet new scrappy friends, try some new techniques, participate in some awesome challenges and some fun games. I hope you can stop by and join in the fun!

Here are a few sneak peeks for my arts and crafts challenge next week . . . see you at camp!