Saturday, August 22, 2009

Karate kid...

Yes, it seems that i've got my very own karate kid on my hands! Noah had his first lesson last week - we are doing a trial where he gets three lessons (before joining a long-term class) to see how he likes it. The first lesson was a private lesson, and the next two will be with other kids his age. Chloe, Tony and I got to sit in the room and watch him, and he was seriously the cutest thing i've ever seen. He was really attentive with his teacher, and we could see his confidence grow in just the short time he was there, which was so cool! By the end, he even broke a board with his foot! I, of course, wanted to take pictures, but my mean hubby wouldn't let me, lol. So, I got a few when we got home since Noah was trying to see if he could break the board again ;-)


I wanted to share this little project I did recently for my scrap room. I'm a big wall hanging kind of gal, and when I found this piece of corkboard in my office, I thought this would be a cute project. It was a pretty quick project, too, which always excites me, lol, since i'm normally so sloooow.


I'm super happy to report that many of my fellow DT members and friends from CMK have come over to my other online home, A Million Memories. AMM is another super friendly and awesome site, and i've felt at home there ever since I found the site over a year ago. There are a ton of chatty, friendly ladies, and loads of inspiration there!

We're having a good weekend here which started with another gathering with my neighbors last night (yes, we do that a lot, lol!) It ended up pouring in the middle of our hanging out, so we moved into my house. It was a fun night! Today has been pretty chill, and tomorrow is our family day, so i'm looking forward to some QT with my favorite people :-)

Hope you all are having a great weekend!!

22 comments:

KimmyS said...

I love that frame - it's gorgeous.
and I think I will follow you to AMM, I am sure I registered there before but forgotten about it..but now is the right time to try to find another online home :)

Jocelyn said...

Love the Karate Kid and we are in the midst of trying this out with Evan......but soccer practice has been taking up so much of his time...that I may have to hold off until soccer season is over!!! Love that frame girlie....you are some kind of talented chickie!!!! Love that you spend time with the neighbors having fun!!!! We have a bunch of old grouch pots around here!!!! :) Enjoy your day with the family!!!!

dstandard said...

Too cute! Such a cute project - I'm really weak on doing projects but love everyone else's!

Trisha said...

Love that frame! I get things in my head on projects and lately I've been half finishing them. lol

ellen s. said...

that is totally cute!

Amy said...

ahhh that photo of Noah is so cute!!!
And I love that frame ,your work is always so much fun to look at! and thank you for the warm welcome over AMM you are the best

Danielle said...

Oh I love your corkboard, Staci! so pretty! Your son looks like he's enjoying it so far! I was reading an ADHD book (because I haven't been able to find anyone for us to see that handles that in our area) and it recommended that type of thing for kids with that (my dd) for discipline...I think she would like it.

doris said...

so cute. i think the gman is going to take a break from it. he hasn't been as interested since the summer and it's hard to get the oomph to go after getting home from kindy each day. he got a new bike this wknd. i think that's going to be his new "sport."

fun little project!

Danielle said...

gorgeous project!!! the karate picture is so cute!

Alex said...

Gorgeous frame Staci!! And, your little karate boy is adorable, lol!!! AMM - I used to be a member there....I should hop back over there and check them out! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Bethany Kartchner said...

So sorry to hear about CMK, but I agree AMM is a great place. Fun project too!

Kristii said...

What a cute picture and your project is absolutely awesome!!! YOur work is always such an inspiration!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Go Noah! He looks so excited about his board. My kiddos both did Tae Kwon Do for a year not long ago. Peter really loved breaking the boards, although Nik didn't care for it too much. Unfortunately, they both got bored with the whole thing, and we stopped after the year was up.
I love your wall hanging. Very beautiful. I keep telling myself to do something decorative for my scraproom, but I never do it. ;)
thanks for recommending AMM. I haven't hung out that much at CMK lately, but it would be nice to find a new home!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lucy Edson said...

I am seeing some Karate layouts in your future - Noah looks so cute in his gi!!

Love your OTP project! Fun use of AC and a corkboard - I need to stop by the office supply store and see what they have going on!

I have been so excited to see you CMK girls at AMM!!! It is wonderful having you all there! :)

Stacy Cohen said...

Love that corkboard, Staci!! Cute idea! I'm so glad you brought the party over to AMM!!

Nayheli Valenzuela said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful work!!
Saludos desde México.

Anabelle said...

Wow! He broke a board! How cool. :) Great project. I love how you used hte corkboard. ;)

Wendy Kwok said...

This project is sooo gorgeous! Love it.

Peggy said...

Oh, what a cute karate kid. My two oldest kids tried it as well, but they didn't keep it up, too much other stuff going on. It was cute to see them in their outfits though...
xxx Peggy

Jen Martakis said...

Hey Staci! You're right, your hubby is mean. I so would've taken pics. LOL

Love the wall-hanging. I was a painfully slow scrapper too....until I went to digi. ;)

How cool that everyone is going to AMM. It's a great place!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

awesome - i am so lovin this frame, super a super cute idea - you are so creative!! thx for the fab inspo & have a great day!! :) smiles, m-

~Sasha Farina~ said...

ah! love this one.. looks simple enough that my fried brain can manage right now :D *hugs*