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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge: Lunchbox Lovin' :)


Happy Spectacular Sunday, friends!!  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of my followers!!  What a wonderful week of comments and visits -- It was a busy, busy week for me, and I really looked forward to each and every one of your sweet and encouraging words!! :)

It's time for another Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky!!  This week, the challenge is to create some Lunchtime FUN with some Lunchbox NOTES!!  As "The-Mom" to two ultra-awesome kiddos, I have packed my fair share of lunches over the years...  Now that both The-Boy-Child and The-Girl-Child have graduated high school, I have been missing that little something that I can do for them before school...  Yes, I really did pack their lunches right up through their senior years of high school!!  A few of my friends found it amusing that I did this (hey, I left the crusts on the sandwiches!), but there's something to be said about the "thanks, Mom!" hollered on the way out the door or texted during lunch (yes, The-Girl-Child was always better about remembering to do this, but The-Boy-Child will still tell me that sandwiches are always better when mom makes them!)...

This summer, The-Boy-Child is again working at the high school, so he still needs a lunch every day; however, in his new state of being a 'Grown-Up,' he likes to pack his own lunch now...  My only responsibility is making sure the refrigerator is stocked with lunchmeat and fruit and that there's plenty of his favorite snacks to add (like jello cups and pudding!)  He's been pretty good about waking up with enough time to make his lunch, so I thought maybe I'd use the Getting Cricky Challenge to give him a little break from his normal routine...
I made a gift card holder for a Subway card loaded with enough for a few subs...  Sure, they still won't be as good as when mom makes them, but it's something different to look forward to :)
I don't have a regular 'recipe' for this...  I really only used SCRAPS for everything!! :)  Even MORE cool is the fact that ALL of the scraps were generously shared by my BFF, Christi!!  Woot-woot!!  I used Christi's SU! XL-Oval punch to create the 'bun' (cut the oval in half and trimmed it up so that it would look more like a bun)...  I used her SU! Word Window punch for the burger, cheese, tomato, and lettuce (added dots to the burger, hand-trimmed the cheese and tomato, crumpled and trimmed the lettuce)...  Christi's Large Tag punch made the perfect background for that super-cute sentiment from K Andrew Designs... "Sand-wich your day with fun!" 
Two hand-made stick pins, black ribbon with a colorful stripe, and stitching made with my metallic gold pen from Creative Memories help to finish off the gift card holder...

I am having so much fun with ALL of my stamp sets from K Andrew Designs, but this my first time using the  "Food For Thought" Stamp Art set...  I am REALLY going to LOVE making some super cute notes to tuck into care packages for my WONDERFUL kiddos while they are away at college -- Just think of how special they will each feel to have a homemade note made with love and one of Kristal's stamps!!  So, even if you have older kids, pack your hubby's lunch, or even want to tuck a sweet note in a friend's lunch, you're gonna L-O-V-E this stamp set!!  Know what else there is to love about Kristal's stamps???  Each of Kristal's Stamp Art sets benefit charity (this is NOT a limited time thing -- this is EVERY set, EVERY time, forEVER!!)...
Food For Thought to benefit Storefont Shelter for Homeless Children
"Storefront Shelter is my signature charity in which homeless children are found, rescued, and reunited with their parents if possible. If not, they are found new homes and are given intervention so they do not return to the streets. There are youth and children living on the streets; it's been reported that parents will drop their child off downtown, to abandon them. The children have no idea where they are, and no idea how to return home. Children also flee from abusive environments, and live in the streets. Just thinking about if something happened to me, and my children were placed in an abusive children's home, and my children ran away..if they were living on the streets. I can't imagine what it would be like to be a young child on the streets, but I can imagine a way to help them, and this is my way." - K Andrew
If you would like to see all of Kristal's stamp sets and learn more about the charities she is supporting, please click on the blinkie below...


I hope you have enjoyed this gift card holder (anyone who has seen The-Boy-Child pack away the food will know that he will definitely love using this!!)...  I really had fun making this, especially since I got to share the fun with my BFF!!...

If you happened to miss the ""Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop" hosted by Kristal and featuring my awesome Design Team Sisters AND Amy Chomas, there is still time to hop through that for a chance at some AWESOME prizes!!  Here's a sneak peek at my project (featuring the "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Art set)...  To see the post (and enter to WIN some Card-Making goodies, please click on the picture or HERE)...
I hope to see your interpretation of this week's Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky!!  So show off your Lunchbox Lovin' by linking up with us!!

Until next time..

25 comments:

scrapinmamaof2 said...

So cute Amy! What a great mom you are. I love the sesame seeds on the bun! The give it great dimension. Love that it fits a gift card too. So cute! Thanks for sharing

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Oh Amy, your card is amazing. FABULOUS! I love that you used punches and didn't have to have a cart,super cool for my budget. ~Shen

Jenni said...

I LOVE your subway idea!!! So cute! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower too.
Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

Maribel said...

It is so sweet that you packed them lunch every day! Cute card! I like how doubles as a gift card holder :) I'm sure it will make his day:)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so fun! I'm sure he will appreciate such a fun gift card! I make lunches for my family everyday, two adult and two kids! I always stick little notes in the bags!

Tami B. said...

How cute! If your's is anything like my boy-child, what would last most people 2-3 meals he will devour in one.
(I'm still making lunches and I finally leave the crusts on too.)

Sherrie K. said...

What a great card and idea. Love the gift card tuck holder:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescrap.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Wow Amy, your burger is fabulous. I can't believe that it's all scraps. Well I can, cuz you said so, but I was so curious when I first saw it. You definitely rocked this challenge. You are right, maybe we should open a food shop with our food creations. LOL
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Kathy said...

WOW, all I can say Amy is you rocked with your projects this week. OMG girl they were all so good! Have a great week!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM – Sister
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

Kelly S said...

Incredible gift card holder! I love how you made the burger with scraps and punches. Very clever. The sentiment is just perfect!

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I can't believe you made this fabulous card with scraps, Amy! How creative is that hamburger made from an oval punch! It looks like a real bun! In fact, it's 10:30 at night but now thanks to your card, I'm craving a burger :D The slot for the gift card is so awesome, the stick pins are beautiful and the sentiment is the perfect finishing touch! An absolutely awesome card as usual my super-creative friend! LOVE it :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Jennifer S. said...

love the card! how do I get the military stamp? I am also a follower!

Esther said...

Cute way to give a gift card!!!

DIANA L. said...

Super card I think Lisa and I should go get a burger in fact I'll either do lasagna or burgers for dinner tomorrow to late to eat now.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Your burger looks so YUMMY! I believe that anyone would love to receive.
I like the fact that you used up scraps to make it.


Sarah
Getting Cricky Guest Designer
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

so cute! what a great idea~thanks 4 the inspiration! prhmangel@gmail.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Card is great and a wonderful idea! TFS

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Nita T. said...

What a great mom! I love this! Your sandwich is adorable, and the sentiment is fabulous. I love leaving little notes around for my babes too - great memories they'll look back on with pride. :)
Nita
www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very neat Amy, I'm sure your kids appreciate you!!
Kristan

Pam said...

Hey Amy Love, I get your emails, and I completely forgot to come over here to say Hi, cuz sometimes I am brain dead!! This is so cleaver!!! You come up with most creative things. I am also sure your kiddo is happy too. My Grandson loves subway. He'd be like yeah, Nannie, love ya to the moon! I love those stick pins too, they are so pretty. Hugs,Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

Love your gift card holder! I can see making tons of these for Christmas...hmmmm... :)

And I'm so excited to serve with you on the new CTO DT!

Jessica
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so darn cute and a great idea.

Letillia said...

How Scrumptious is this!! I love the card so CREATIVE it makes me want to go by a burger RIGHT NOW lol. I am now a new follower thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a Great Rest of Your Day~~

divaof5.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Hey Amy my Dear, please come over and pick up an award I "must" share with you my dear friend. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

This looks good enough to eat!!! I love this clever way of making a gift card holder! :)
Amy
redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

 
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