Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Check out Graphic 45's blog today....

I have a fun back to school project over on the Graphic 45 blog today. Ah, memories of getting ready to go back to school!

Sarah and I are going to go school clothes shopping today. Everything I think is cute will earn an eye roll and a firm "No." So, I have mastered the reverse psychology method of shopping with her and only point out the things I hate with a "Isn't this cute!". She then goes towards the stuff I really like. Shhhh! Don't tell Sarah of my methods!

Trevor is so much a male....whatever I buy, he will wear as long as it goes along with "Don't make me look stupid, okay?" Of course, the I won't know the true definition of "looking stupid" until i bring home the wrong thing!

It was all so much easier before they could talk and have their own opinion. For now I will just bite my tongue, veto the outrageous stuff and hope that in about 10 years, what I think will matter to them again, but I'm not holding my breathe.....

Off to finish my Tuesday Tag video before we head to the mall.....

Laura

23 comments:

  1. Laura, I share that same crayon box memory. How clever of you! You never disappoint. Thank you for the flash back.
    Mary

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  2. Wait until you take Sarah prom dress shopping. I learned my lesson the first year which is never, ever point out the dresses you like. They will automatically dismiss them. Just keep quiet and let them pick. I'm so glad those days are over!

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  3. I should've waited to post a comment after going to the Graphic 45 site. Love, love, love the crayon box. You always amaze me.

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  4. Awesome job with the crayon box! Love it. TFS

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  5. Your crayon box is awesome. Who can forget buying a new box of crayons for the first day of school?

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  6. Hi Laura, just saw your crayon box on G45... wow it's simply gorgeous! For some old lady like me who does not have anymore kids in school, whould it be possible for you to make a patern for the box ??? I would so appreciate it!
    Krystyne

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  7. Good Afternoon Laura

    I did what you told me to do, and I love your crayon box on the Graphic 45 blog. I love the crayon box. You are so creative. I have boxes of crayons!

    I take the old stubs and melt them in a water bath and then pour the wax into molds, dry and pop out..... a brand new crayon. You can make any colors. They break remelt them.

    I love love love you crayon box. I used to be a lunch lady (not the Ruth Buzzy type hair net) So I love the grade school years.

    Thank You

    Margaret Ann

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  8. having bought school supplies seasonally for a very long time for my kids, I was amazed to find neither has a ruler this week (ages 23 & 24.5)so what happens to them, I searched the third drawer in the kitchen and I'm sure we all have someplace similar and still no rulers but 11 sets of metal compasses! apparently they don't get lost! (we have a house collection of colouring equipment as always some survive from year to year, bring back the wooden ruler I say, I still have mine from school! but I had never loaned it out!! ps love the tarten may do hubby a fishing record version! by favourite river!

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  9. Love the crayon box! I'm learning from you to think outside of the box and see a mini-album in everything!!! I have some empty gum boxes that I am sure would make some sort of neat album design!! I just need time to figures it out!

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  10. Mary Matthys check out this link from my blog in 2009 (http://followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-is-fun-teeny-tiny-mini-made-from.html) for a gumbox mini. I also did a Ustream show of it.

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  11. I love the crayon box. My DD Sarah also always loves her new crayons and strokes them like I stroke my pp's

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  12. You've done it again! I love the crayon box! Your creativity seems endless, and I don't know how you do it. I'm sure glad you do, though! Hope you survived shopping with Sarah. Thanks for being amazing!!!
    Pam
    panuttingatgmaildotcom

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  13. June-Marie (mermaid49)August 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Great idea Laura....think I need to make a couple for each of the twins so that they will be ready for when they start school....in several years....lol

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  14. AMAZING Laura! I am so blown away by your creativity. Just love the way your mind works. I have this incredible urge to go open one of my daughter's new crayon boxes RIGHT NOW! LOL
    Fortunately I'm not "there yet" with my girls and school shopping (only 6 & 4 y/o) but I can feel it coming soon *sigh*

    Hugs,
    Kristina
    Your Memories Here

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  15. Oh wow Laura! What an awesome project! Are you going to do a class on this? This is too cool!

    Heather aka momofcody

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  16. No just wait til you go wedding dress shopping and pay the $5000 price tag! Never spent so much money on something I had no imput into that has spent more time in a box than out of it! But she did look beautiful!

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  17. I had two boys to shop for. The oldest would wear whatever I bought, but the youngest was very picky. Your posts brought back memories of my mom and I shopping for school clothes. Our tastes were so different. I liked a more simple classic style and my mom liked bright colors with big designs. Up until high school, we would go shopping and both come home in tears. That is when my dad took over; our tastes were very similar. We would go shopping, he would find a chair and wait until I had tried on what I wanted to and then go write a check for the purchases and we would go to lunch, and then home, happy as clams.

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  18. Laura, The crayon box is wonderful. I am going to be a Grannie any day now and I'm already planning on making the crayon box for my grandson-to-be's school pix! Your creativity is a gift to us all. Thank you. DoriG

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  19. Laura, I am truly amazed at the awesome things you create. At the same time, I think to myself "oh I could never make that". It would be great if you had a class, pattern or instructions to help out those like me. As for the plaid, I had a 3-ring zip-up binder just like that (with a matching lunchbox), which I loved. My twin granddaughters are only 3; but if I get started on the boxes now, I may get them done by the time they start school! :) Thanks for your inspiration. Sylvia in (hot) AZ.

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  20. I will be doing a class and creating a pattern for this roject. The class is tentatively scheduled for September 23/24

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  21. Oh, really love the re-done frames...and how the ribbon is folded in the corners...great detail! Take care, professional logo design

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