Saturday, June 28, 2008

Dial-up stinks! ...and a star tree

Sorry I haven't been updating! We moved last weekend (June 21st), and don't have DSL hooked up yet...and blogger isn't so happy on dial-up.

It's hard to believe we all lived like this 10 years ago!! I'm so used to being instantly connected to everything now, that I feel like I'm on some sort of primitive island *wink*

But, I thought I'd share a quick picture of Daniel, showing off his filled-up Star Tree. I made it for him to encourage him to have good behavior at preschool (each start = 1 day with no time-outs). He filled it (25 stars, and he goes to school 2 days/week) in just under 3 months...nothing like a little motivation!! He got to pick out a toy at the toy store, and chose a super-soaker...fitting, since it was a record-breaking 116F the next day!

The whole chart is made from cardstock (if I have to look at it for 3 months, it may as well be pretty, right?), and I cut out the tree by hand. You can't see it in the picture, but around the sky blue cutout is faux-stitching with my Zig writer. The star punch is from SU! and the bird punch is from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by! DSL comes this week (*fingers crossed*), and then I'll be showing you some more goodies!



Shannon said...

Hi neighbor! The tree is so cute, I think it's such a clever idea. I promise to stop by soon and welcome you to the neighborhood properly. No, we will not sit on the porch swing and gossip and drink tea, but I will say hello and maybe bring you something from the oven :)

Teresa said...

This is such a great idea! Glad it motivated him!!!

Lesly said...

What a handsome boy!!!! Good luck with the DSL. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Michelle - Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a couple comments - I appreciate hearing from you!
Congrats to your son for his fabulous achievement! I wish that's all I needed to get motivated (in many things!) -ah, to be young again! LOL!
Have a wonderful week!

Maureen said...

very cute idea! Smart mama - making it pretty since it would be up for a while...

Jennifer Murai said...

This is a really cute take on charting. Very cute. TFS