Kiki Halbert Designs

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Super Saturday Stretch and Inspiration

Welcome back to the blog and OCTOBER! Can you believe it is here already? October is a huge month when it comes to holidays and events. Here is a short list along with some ideas for things to scrap:

Adopt a Shelter Animal--have you adopted or rescued an animal? Create a layout of the pet/pets you have brought into your family.

Computer Learning--all of us had to start somewhere, what was your first computer or computer experience?

Family History--do you have royalty? Outlaws? Who is in your family history file- that you haven't yet created a layout for???

National Apple Month--my friend is growing apple trees and keeping a log of their growth. We had an apple orchard near us as kids. We would make and can applesauce, bake apple dumplings and pies and drink apple cider.

National Clock Month--do you have an old grandfather clock? How about a clock tower in town? Have you ever been to Big Ben? Lets see those clocks in a layout!!!

National Pizza Month--we like to have pizza nights and this reminds me that I need some photos next time for one of those everyday/week layouts. When do you have pizza? Every Friday? Once a month? Football games? Never? Let us know.

It's also Popcorn Popping month so get out those poppers and design a page all about your love of all things corny!

All of us are so lucky as the first week of October is American Craft week--I plan to use that to my advantage and get some presents and items for craft fairs finished.

It is also fire prevention week. We like to take this week, as homeschoolers, and discuss our fire escape plan and run a couple of drills. Have fun with it and take photos!

The first Saturday in October is Make a Card day--make a digi card and send it to a friend!!!

Do you remember Captain Kangaroo? Was he part of your morning getting ready for school? Make a layout in memory of Captain Kangaroo which aired on October 3rd, 1955 for the first time.

What about Sputnik? Now I wasn't around for this, but it launched October 4th 1957! Wow!

I did however work for McDonalds for a couple years. Ray Kroc, the founder of the company, his birthday was always celebrated -- October 5th. Do you have any fond memories of McDonalds?

October 11th is Columbus Day, Eleanor Roosevelt's birthday, and Thanksgiving in Canada.

October 15th is National Grouch Day (that could be a fun one....) as well as National Poetry Day...maybe write a poem about a grouch you know?

October 16th is Sweetest Day

October 19th is when the first electric light-bulb was demonstrated by Thomas Edison --I think I need a layout of why I love my light-bulbs so.

October 25th was Pablo Picasso's birthday --create a layout in Picasso style! (think how fun that could be with pieces parts of faces and places....lots of possibilities!)

Have you ever been to the Statue of Liberty? I hope to go someday. October 28th is her birthday!

Don't forget October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In fact, Kiki's newest kit, Burst into Spring has the perfect colors to complement a layout for Breast Cancer Awareness. Be sure to check it out!

See you next week!