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Handy Daddy BAK at Stuff to Scrap

This month’s BAK at Stuff to Scrap celebrates all the things we love about the men in our lives.  For the first week, each package is just $1.99, buy 3 or more and save 50%.

One of the things I remember doing as a kid is helping my dad do repairs on our house and at many of the houses he worked on.  In the summers, when my mom was at work and I didn’t have camp, I would travel with my dad to the places he was fixing up for people.  I loved to help hand him tools and nails and brushes as he completed his jobs.  In fact this was how I got my first kitten!  One of the houses we frequently worked at had kittens and the woman who lived there let me pick one out!  I named her Rose and she was the best kitten ever!

These are the packs I’m offering for this week.  I included many different tool related objects and paint splatters are everywhere!  These minis will be perfect for scrapping the little helpers in your life, or the big Dad helpers too 🙂

A mini kit
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Alpha
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papers
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Check out these great layouts by my CT:

by Robin:
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By Jenn:
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By me-helping my dad paint our garage when I was 8 years old:
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Felt Board Giveaway!!!

I was hoping to have a holiday feltboard to post today, along with this giveaway.  Unfortunately, I spent a good portion of Thanksgiving in the ER partially unconscious because I’d been too busy with life to take the time to find out why I hadn’t felt good in a week, then my body gave me a message I couldn’t ignore.  So I’m still recovering and haven’t been to work since the day before Thanksgiving and therefore I don’t have any pictures of the feltboard I wanted to share for today’s Holiday Extravaganza Flannel Friday.  I’ll just have to post it next week with the felt board I’m planning to use in stories this coming week.

Anyhow, on to the fun part 🙂

I am giving away this fun feltboard to one lucky person who comments on this post.  Make sure you include your email when prompted to, otherwise I will have no way to contact you and you will forfeit your chance to win.  If you are uncomfortable leaving your email, mention this in your comment.  I will leave it up to you to contact me if you win.

All comments must be received by 11:59 ET time (cause that’s where I live) tomorrow night – Saturday Dec 3, 2011.  That gives everyone a full day to stop by and leave a comment.

On Sunday, my lovely daughter Fiona will draw one name from a bag and I will announce the winner on Sunday.  It may not be until the evening, depending on how busy we are with church and everything.  But it will be posted.  Once I’ve contacted the winner and have your address, I will ship out the feltboard as soon as possible.  It may be closer to the end of the week as I never had a chance to go out and buy velcro for the back, stupid pneumonia!  But other than that it’s all finished.

Good luck!!!

I like to use this feltboard with the book Old MacDonald had a Woodshop  by Lisa Shulman.

Old MacDonald had a Tool Belt
—suit actions to words
Old MacDonald had a tool belt  EIEIO
And in that belt he had a hammer EIEIO
With a bang, bang here
And a bang, bang there
Here a bang, there a bang
Everywhere a bang, bang
Old MacDonald had a tool belt  EIEIO

file–scrape, scrape
drill–bzzz, bzzz
wrench–crank, crank
saw–zip, zip
chisel-chip, chip
paint brush–swish, swish
screw driver–squeak, squeak
pencil–scritch scratch
measuring tape–slide, slide  (pretend to slide measuring tape in and out)

Sorry about the dark photos, I was working on this late last night.


The tool belt has pockets for all the tools and a loop for the hammer.  I’ve used this feltboard (only a different copy of it) several times over the last few years and the kids LOVE it.  I have at least two copies of each of the tools, in my library set, so that there are plenty for everyone to bring up a tool.  Please feel free to make extras if you would like.  I will not mind. 🙂

So that’s it.  I can’t wait to ship this out to the winner 🙂  I’ll post my Holiday Extravaganza feltboard next week if that’s ok with all you Flannel Friday-ers!

Library Quine has the roundup at her blog.  Stop by later today to find a TON of awesome holiday feltboards.