Thursday, April 24, 2014

MIA Requires Detective Work

I don't know if you've noticed, but once I reached the 100th day of 2014 - and met my goal of having a blog post every day - I've sort of been MIA here on my blog. I've posted on days that I had a design team responsibility and another time or two, but for the most part I haven't been around.

There's a very good reason for that.

I'm going to Thailand in just a little over 7 weeks. We will be teaching Vacation Bible School to American children for a week while we are there. I've been busy the past two weeks, working on the preparations.

The theme of this year's VBS is a spy/detective sort of thing. It's a really fun theme, with a lot of possibilities. I've done some online searching for ideas for decorations, craft projects and more. I ran across a WONDERFULLY fun punch art spy/detective on Pinterest, that directed me to Crystal's blog, where I found the details.  Don't you just love Pinterest???

Sooooooooooooo.... for one of the crafts we'll do with the children, we're going to adapt the cute little punch art spy/detective and use him on a VHS case for a decorative item, that can serve as a secret cubbyhole in which to hide special items.

I think I'm going to get a "Top Secret" stamp and let the children stamp that in the lower right corner where my watermark is. They will like that.

You can go to Crystal's blog to find out what punches I used. She also did some shading with ink on the different punched pieces, but I wanted to keep mine VERY simple since I'll be using this design with young children and limited supplies.

Now, you know me... I had to make a card, too, just because it was going to be fun to do so. And this is Thematically Thursday - the fourth Thursday of April - which means I'm supposed to CASE something.

Here's the inside of my card:

That's it... CASE CLOSED!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Sentiment: Stampabilities Hi
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Staples White
All Other Papers: from my scrap file


Crystal said...

To reiterate....EEEKKK!!! Its adorable. Again, thanks for honoring me by 'cas'ing my work!!! Have fun with the kidlets!!!!

MiamiKel said...

How cute! You are the queen of punches! Im sure they will just love this cute project. Holy Hanna I have stacks of VHS tapes in my kids bins from Disney Movies! (before CDs, lol)

jimlynn said...

Cute just got cuter!!!! LOVE IT!! How fun and the children are going to love making their project. A "top secret" stamp would be great for them to use too.

Darlene said...

What's not top secret is how dang cute this is!! The children will be delighted with their secret cases and that card - oh my! He's adorable!! Kind of reminds me of Peter Falk/Columbo or Mr. Monk, hehehehe.

NancyK said...

Your Thailand trips sounds exciting!! We spent 3 days in Bangkok about 10 years ago while on vacation. It is a beautiful city with beautiful and kind people. Can't wait to hear about your travels and experiences.

Stef H said...

this is absolutely fabulous! i would love to CASE this if that's OK with you!

have a great weekend.

kadie said...

What a fun idea! Love the card too. So cute!

Unknown said...

Very cute! You can make a spyglass with those very same punches! I saw the spy kids kit set up at our Christian book store a few weeks ago. You'll come up with some very creative ideas!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Very cute indeed! Great ideas and the kids will love them. I have to stay away from would take up all of my time! LOL

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun craft project Jeanette - love it, and the card is great.