Sunday, June 22, 2008

Family Fun Ticket Book!

Hi All!
Friday was the release of some really fun new stamps from Gina K. Designs! If you liked her Kindred Spirits Moms or Kindred Spirits Dads, then you are going to love her new Kindred Spirit Kids line! When I saw all of the images, I immediately thought of a coupon book that I could make and give to my kids - things like having a sleepover, playing in the dirt, going on a hike, or hitting the spray park! These images work PERFECTLY for this!! There are so many I didn't use too! That means YOU could get even more creative than this!!

Here's the cover of my book - Used decorative paper and some fun embellishments - just gingham and grosgrain ribbon and some fun Making Memories epoxy buttons. The whole thing was held together with a ring that splits open - anyone know the name for this??? I couldn't think of it to save my life! It's like the rings that are on a binder - only it's by itself.
Here's the first "ticket/coupon." I colored all the images with the new Koh-i-noor pencils that Gina K. now stocks in her online store. I tell you what - these pencils have been described as "butter" and that description is dead on. They are so soft, they float on your paper. You then can blend them with odorless mineral spirits using paper stumps or tortillions.
Here's Ticket #2-- family bike rides are a family favorite in our house!
Here's Ticket #3-- With the mountains just about 60 miles away - this is a super duper fun get-away for us! I have to admit, I drew in a pony tail on the little girl to look more like my Ellie.
Ticket #4 - Love the "no questions asked" part. I am actually afraid of them asking to use this one!!! LOL!
Ticket #5- Sleepovers! What kid doesn't ask a million times a week for one of those!!

Want to know something funny? Well, the ink wasn't even dry on this baby and the kids already wanted to cash in one of their "tickets!" So, this weekend we hit the spray park in town and here are the pics to prove it!!
You can see Ellie in the back with the light blue bathing suit - yes, she is striking a pose. What this camera didn't pick up is her screaming - Big Bad Fountain HERE I COME! That girl cracks me up! Cal is there in the orange t-shirt trying to ring out his t-shirt. He thought he was too cool to run through the fountains. Well, we got there and he says - I might just walk Ellie around. Next thing we know he's sopping wet - t-shirt and all! Silly kid!

More pics!


p.s. I made a PDF of this ticket book file, so if anyone wants it to make a book like this of their own - just shoot me an email and I will send it along! Happy Monday!

16 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a cute idea and to think your kids already cashed in on one, makes you KNOW it was a good idea! Plus doing all those fun images===what fun for MOM!!! TFS!
LeAnne

mochamama said...
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mochamama said...

That is an awesome coupon book Julie!! I can't believe how many stamps are in that set!!
I wish we had a water park. I might be 45 but I would be flapping through it and laughing like a lunatic. The kids would be calling me the crazy water chicken woman. Yup you guessed it, I used to do some pretty crazy things when I had my kids and their friends out. But for some rediculous reason, their friends thought I was cool!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What an adorable idea for a family with children or for grandchildren! Your little girl is a doll and your son looks like he is enjoying the fountain as much as she is! Great job!!

Donna said...

what a great project! I love that it was already put to use, instead of just sitting in your craft area...too funny about the cool Cal! looks like they had a ton of fun

Diane said...

Wow Julie! That is so cool!!!
Any kid would love one of those!!
Great project,you rock my socks girl!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

What a great idea! You sure have some lucky kids! They are cute too! Best, Curt

Ann said...

What a great Monday post! I'm glad Cal isn't too old to have some "kid" fun. And look at Ellie's face!
thanks for sharing these!

Barb Schram said...

Your children are precious! And what a creative use of thes Kindred Spirit stamps!!!! Great project, Julie! You are a "cool" Mom!

Janine said...

Just beautiful Julie.. So much fun and I dont know *** I think playing in the dirt is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much fun!!!

Linsey said...

Oh, these are the cutest pics, Julie! And you must know by now that I am absolutely enamoured with your summer fun tag book! I LOVE it, girl! YOu are super creative and this is getting CASEd for sure!

jules p said...

oh...I would love to have this coupon book. It is sooooo cute.

asela said...

Genius...again another awesome Julie creation! You are the bomb!!! I love it...What great pictures of the kids...

Denise Clark said...

I love the way you used these cute images. What a great idea!

Denise

"Jany" said...

I love these coupons! IF I had children I would be asking for a copy of this. I would love to make one for my partner so I might be getting some ideas from here. lol.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a cute ticket book -- just adorable -- cute kids, too!!!