Saturday, October 30, 2010

The one about recycling

It's no secret that I am a coffee junkie addict drinker. I CANNOT survive the day without a cup of good caffeine. I often stop at the McDonald's Express at the Mobil station on the way to work. There are just days when the half-caf concoction I have going on at home doesn't cut the mustard when I need to be bright-eyed. I collect these cups like others collect Starbucks mugs. Just kidding. But, it seemed a waste to throw it away. So, like any good earth conscious teacher, I began to stack them up in my classroom. Then the wheels in my head started has to do something at 1am when I can't sleep.

This cup used to contain my Mc Cafe drink of choice...large iced hazelnut (cheaper than a latte at the coffee shop)...

I asked Lucas the other day if they were coming over on Halloween to trick or treat. It's a Sunday and school still happens the next day. Plus, they live far, far away. He said, "Nini, we always come here to trick or treat. Always."

Crud. Now, I had to go shopping for treats. I also knew I couldn't bring myself to just throw candy willy nilly into their bags. They always get souped up treat bags from me.

It became this...easy peasy when you don't get many, if any, trick or treaters on Halloween. We'll see Lucas and Jacob. If we're lucky, John will come by. Maybe this year Ethan and Lucian will come for candy.
Halloween Flashcards by Mia Caniza
Boo cards from Ali Edwards
Making Memories Halloween Journaling Die cuts (2008)
Maya Mist (tangerine and charcoal)
Studio Calico Mister Huey's (apple jack)
Cricut October 31st cartridge and the Cricut Expression
Around the Block label maker

I printed the Boo cards on photo paper. That was a mistake. It felt like cardstock on the backside... grrrr. But, I have to say, it looks good! The pdf version has 6 on one sheet. I used spray adhesive on the back to stick them on the cups.

I misted the flashcards with Maya Mists in tangerine and charcoal and Mister Huey's in apple jack. I adhered the flashcards to the cups using my ATG. I die cut spiders from the October 31st cricut cartridge (free with my Scrapbook Trends Idea book subscription...okay, so maybe not totally free, but I like that publication). Now, some of the spiders are missing legs (my mat was too sticky), but none of the kids who will get these cups will sit down and count legs.

Each cup is personalized using the label maker. I punched holes and attached eyelets with my crop-a-dile. I made six for the littles.

Put some treats into it...still debating baking some Oreo brownies...the jury is still out on that decision.

If we get lucky with other ghouls disguised as kids, they'll get treats thrown into their bags.

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