So if you're a scrapbooker, cardmaker or general crafter, you have 'stuff'. If you onced owned an online scrapbooking store, you have a lot of 'stuff' :). For whatever reason, even after almost a year of the store being closed, I still have a ton of scrappy goodness and appear to be accumulating more and more. Although my dear husband is extremely supportive and doesn't really question the vast amount of 'stuff', every once in a while (like if he happens to be home when more goodness enters the house) he pipes up about my need to continually add to the 'stuff' collection. As you know, it's sometimes difficult to explain to a non-crafter why you need more glitter, paper, tools when you already have some. Well, I believe my son's school project has now resolved the question of why we need to have so much 'stuff'.
Gabe's school project involves creating a rain and wind proof house for little Miss Mouse. At school the children will test the house for water leakage and if it is damaged by wind. So off to the studio to create a 'weather' proof house for little Miss Mouse.
We started out with the instructions, a juice container and an old cutting mat.
Gabe used 'gesso' to coat the cutting mat and the juice container.
We were worried Miss Mouse would get wet standing in the doorway so we added a little awning from the leftover bits of the juice container.
We used 'stickles glitter glue' to outline the walkway.
I had suggested creating a banner using the 'Maya Road banner chipboard' or the 'Jenni Bowlin banner chipboard pieces' but Gabe settled for a 'My Mind's Eye sticker' which kindof looks like a banner.
We even used the 'Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher' to fasten the ears on Miss Mouse.
So there you have it dear husband....we do need all this 'stuff'. Just think, what would we have done to create Gabe's project if we didn't have all this 'stuff'. The only item we had to go out of the house for was the juice container because we don't drink juice so I asked my dear neighbor to save me a container. I am hoping dear husband will remember this event for a while, at least until the next project rolls around. And dear teacher friends, see...I personally didn't do much on this project...Gabe really did
most of it all :)
Hoping it's sunny wherever you are!