Carol’s Crafty Corner

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Watermelon Festival

Good Evening! Well, as you could tell I haven't posted anything on my blog is a couple of weeks. We are back in school, and I have been extremely busy. Also, I have sprained my right wrist and am having to let it "rest" and give it a chance to heal. I hope to be able to scrap some Saturday.

In our little town, we have a Watermelon Festival in August every year. We always enjoy the car show, vendors, musicians, and children's activities. We spent most of our weekend (August 14 - 15) having a "blast" with Carter. That child has a good time at whatever he does.

It was extremely hot on Saturday, and Carter was really feeling the heat. Here he is cooling off with the mist from a fan.

Here he is doing what he does any time he is outdoors - climbing.

His favorite of all the activities was the trampoline with the stretchy bands attached to the jumper. He loved going "way up top" as he says (and he went waaaayyy up top).

He didn't like this climbing wall as well as the first one he climbed.

This is him carrying Momaw's chair for the concert. He is getting so big!

Thanks for stopping by,

Carol :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Below is a layout of a pic taken while on the island of Cozumel. It was a gorgeous day, and the massage was just what I needed; it was so relaxing and soothing. The layers of blue simulate ocean waves; one of which "rolls" slightly to the top of the pic. The rhinestones are droplets of water.

The title - serenity - was cut using the Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge.

I hope you are having a great day! Come back for a visit soon.

Carol :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Carter's First Day of School

I am so proud of Carter! He had a great first day of school. He went into the classroom and began coloring and visiting with the other children. He didn't seem to care that Caressa (his mom) was leaving him there. When she went to pick him up, he told her that he would just stay there a little longer. He is growing up so fast and becoming increasingly independent each day.

BTW, I altered another can for the teacher's aide in Carter's room, but failed to take pics of it so I could share it with you. Caressa and I filled them with neat little goodies. Carter carried them in and gave them to his teachers. Caressa said they were so surprised and very appreciative. I felt so good letting them know how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication. We plan to do something special for them each month. This is going to be so much fun!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening.
Carol :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cherry Good Wishes

I altered this can to put some "goodies" in for Carter's teacher. I want him to take it to her the first day of pre-K (Monday).

I finally tried the lacing technique. It was a lot of fun and easy.

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Carol :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Another Altered Clipboard

I finished altering a clipboard for my partner teacher, so I wanted to share it with you too. Her beginning-of-the-year hall bulletin board is food related; therefore, I chose to use that theme for the clipboard too.

I had a great time with this project today. My grandson will be going to pre-K this year, so I am going to alter a can and put some goodies in it for his teacher. I will share it with you as soon as I have it completed.
Have a great afternoon,
Carol :)

My New Clipboard

I use a clipboard at school everyday. My partner teacher and I use one for recording attendance/discipline in order to keep each other informed. I also clip my daily schedule/lesson plans on one. While on vacation, I saw this idea and decided to spice up my own clipboards. I chose to use pink, lime green, and owls to match the theme of my classroom this year.

These pics show both sides. Let me know what you think.

I will post pics of the one I made for my partner teacher in a bit.



Monday, August 3, 2009

Motion of the Ocean

Well, we are home from our cruise, and I finally feel like I am on land again. We had a GREAT time!!!! I wish we would've had an extra day at Cozumel and Calilca. There was so much to do, and not near enough time. We definitely want to go back.

These first 3 pics are of us in Calica at Xcaret. While there we toured the Mayan Archaeological Sites, the Coral Reef Aquarium, and various native animal exihibits. We also rode a boat down Paradise River and went snorkeling in the Underground River. Then, we ate lunch at the beach which is located close to the natural pool (a place to swim with the dolphins and turtles as well as explore the coral reef - we didn't have time to do these things).

1st pic - there were small sharks (2-3 feet long) swimming in the waterway next to me.

2nd pic - Ron really enjoyed the Mayan Sites.

3rd pic - was taken in the Wildlife Farm area.

The last two pics were taken on the island of Cozumel. We spent most of the day at a fabulous beach. There was a climbing wall and trampoline in the water. That was so much fun. There were also areas on the beach for massages, relaxing in hammocks or beach chairs, tiki bars, ice cream hut, volleyball, etc... We were also treated to a buffet which was replenished and kept fresh all day.

Here I am enjoying a wonderful massage!

This pic was taken at Senor Frog's. After shopping, we spent some time enjoying their veranda while waiting to board a bus to the private beach.

Thanks for visiting, and please check back soon to see some layouts of our trip.
Carol :)
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