Saturday, October 20, 2007

I had an "A ha!" moment

My whole family is going to go to see my sister in Massachusetts for Thanksgiving next month. We will have 8 children ages 8 years to 6 months, so we can have a bona fide kids table! I have always thought that the kids tables decorations I've seen in Pottery Barn catalogs and Martha Stewart and Family Fun magazines are great, but sometimes it hasn't seemed worth the hassle for just my kids. So I've been thinking of what I could make to bring with me. Last night, this is what I made:




I had seen a similar matchbook on the A Muse News blog (see it here). I thought these would be perfect for little hands. The kids can write or draw pictures inside on the pages. I love these so much, I have decided to make my older two children "Wish List" matchbooks for the Christmas holidays this year!

In other news, my very *first* Card of the Week was featured in the A Muse Newsletter on Friday. I was so excited! If you don't receive the newsletter and would like to click here to find out how to sign up. Also, don't forget about sending in your Cards for a Cause before the end of the month. You'll be eligible for a random prize drawing - good stuff for stampers!

matchbook info: papers and image by A Muse, copy paper, black pen, Copic marker-raw silk, Prismacolor markers-cinnamon toast, ballet pink.

12 comments:

Well Said Cards said...

Great idea and adorable card!

jenn said...

ooh ooh ooh come visit me on the cape ;)

cute idea :)

Heather said...

Very cute!

PennyH said...

Cute matchbook! And such a neat idea. I saw your *first* card of the week on the Amuse news blog, but I got to see it a couple weekends ago at the convention I went to in York, PA. Cindy had one on display and I made sure I took my camera to take a few pics. And yours was one of them. It was the coolest thing when I received the email from Amuse and I saw it was your card. I had no idea it was until now. Congrats! I'm looking foward to seeing lots more. (as always of course!)

scoopy (Emily) said...

Congrats Elena on your first COTW! Love this matchbook too!

iott said...

I was so excited to see your name on the COTW - congrats! It was a lovely card, too, and I adore your little matchbook. Great job!

tw said...

this is fabulous and congrats on the card of the week. I love your blog...Its such a happy place to visit.

melissa said...

that is the greatest idea for kids at a table! i would have loved that when i was younger, heck i'd love it now!

so cute!

JulieHRR said...

Oh, my goodness!!!! Darling, darling, DARLING!!!! What a fabby idea, Elena!

Connie said...

cute! Nice work, once again. Your card of the week was awesome too!

Kristina Lewis said...

Love the matchbook card!! Congtarts on the COTW!! I just nominated you for an award on my blog! ((hugs))

Rhonda Maynard said...

What an awesome idea!! I'm gonna make match-book wish lists for my kids too!!! So awesome!!