Sunday, August 16, 2009

Holy bugs!

This page was made for the current contest at the Mix It Up! blog. You were to use these colors as inspiration and they provided this sketch as well. I took everything pretty literally. These pictures were perfect to cut small squares from. I really like the story behind this page. The journaling says: "The tradition started when I brought home a cardboard mouse as a kid. The mouse would find its way to various places in the house. Now my kids enjoy hiding all kinds of bugs for Grandpa. He enjoys returning the favor! 7-28-09" When we visited Grandma & Grandpa last month we specially packed some "bugs" in our carry-ons for the exact purpose of hiding them under Grandpa's pillow. When my kids woke up Tues. morning, this is what Grandpa had waiting for them. Every time we turned around there was another "animal" waiting for us. And to think it all started with me & a cardboard mouse when I was 8! Such a fun family tradition to remember! Thanks for looking!


9 comments:

Juliana said...

This is too cute! Although finding those "bugs" would totally freak me out!

Thanks for playing along with MIU!!!

Isabelle said...

icky bugs! arck! nice take on the mixer! thanks for playing!

Ali said...

Love the LO, and the idea behind the tradition. GREAT memories for the kids, too. And what fun for Grandpa! LOL. TYFS I think this is GREAT!

Tanya said...

What a great story to scrap(& a great LO!) I love all of your bug photos!

Geralyn said...

I'm so glad you have this tradition to pass down to your kids. When dad saw what you did, he did his smile and said. "That ghome! I like it." Thanks for sharing and happy scrapping:)

Helen said...

What a great tradition! Cool l/o too!

Estee said...

I love this!! What a fantastic tradition!!!!!

Jean Marie said...

How fun! Such a wonderful memory for your children to carry on...Great job on the challenge and sketch!

Lindsay said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog - you made my day! Love your "holy bugs" page - so very cute! Such a fun activity for the kids! TFS!