Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy May!

Hello Friends ~

Did you know that May is:

Get Caught Reading Month -- why not stamp someone a bookmark?

Gifts From the Garden Month -- stamp a tiny terracotta pot and give someone a seed packet card

National Hamburger Month -- host a BBQ and send out cute burger themed invites

National Military Appreciation Month -- send a soldier a thank you card

National Older Americans Month -- send a card or gift pack to your favorite Grandma or Grandpa or drop off a stack of "thinking of you" cards to a retirement community or senior center near you

National Smile Month -- getting mail always makes me smile!

Teen Self Esteem Month -- pack an altered paint can with teen related stuff to make your teen feel as special as s/he is!

National Family Month -- have a family picture taken and alter a frame to hang in your home or give as a gift!

You should also know:

May 6th is Teacher Day, No Diet Day and Nurses Day. And this is National Fairy Godmother Week. No, I didn't make any of these up. Check out for all this fun information! Everyday you can find an excuse to stamp, alter or just be crafty!

Teagan's student teacher is leaving this week after having spent the majority of the semester in his classroom. So I made her this giant paperclip and a box of notecards to thank her. I used the Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper which is so colorful and fun! I also used the Very Punny SAB2007 set to make the cards. Check out my gallery on SCS for pictures of those.

And, my darling little princess, Kamryn is turning 3 on the 17th so here is a peek at her birthday invites. We are doing a butterfly theme with a trip to the Butterfly House :) This card has an interesting layout -- which is the result of a big OPPS on my part, but I ended up loving its uniqueness! The large pocket holds all the party information details. The two tags in the front smaller pocket are "tickets" to enter the Butterfly House and to ride the carousel at the park. My kids 3rd birthday parties tend to be small (??) and so it will just be our family and my sister's family. We will host a BBQ at our house afterwards. We are going to visit my parents in FL at the end of the month and might do a second party for her there with my other sisters' family, my brother's family!

Off to check on the kidlets ... they are very quiet right now and that's never a good sign!!

PS ... check out this site too ... for a printable 40% coupon for Michael's good through May 10th. This site is listed on my "favorite sites to visit" section along with some other good ones: SU! color combo, the brownielocks site, and versalog (which is good if you need a poem or sentiment for a card) .


Marie Greene said...

Super cute stuff! All I can think about lately is "May flowers".... winter has lasted WAY too long this year.

Teresa said...

These are adorable! I bet she'll love them!!!

kerianne said...

Love the teacher gift...those are gorgeous!! And thanks so much for the link for coupons...I can totally use that!!

Lisa said...

Wow, you have a LOT of information on your blog. Love the coupon! Thanks!
A fellow SCSer

Frenchy said...

I LOVE that invitation - so cute. And, thanks for all the "not obvious" holidays - they're always so fun.