Lots of stuff to go over today!  First up I am going to share a few more things about Bento.  Let’s see….what have I learned so far – if you don’t get a Bento box that has a clasp on the side (think those new rubbermaid-esque containers with the lid locks) then you need to get a strap for it.  My kids have rubberbands today.  Nice.  Classy.  Yes, I ordered straps tonight.

Anyway, here’s how our first day with some of our new goodies looks! And before I share this, a little request –

PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT ON WHAT MY KIDS EAT.  My kids are perfectly healthy little dudes.  I do not need nutrition advice.  This is not their only meal of the day, so please do not despair if all their food requirements are not met in this lunch.  Trust me, it’s hard to meet all food requirements when it has to sit in a box all day and has to be served cold.  And it has to be something they will eat.  Thank You!

That said – here are the lunches!


**UPDATE** Andy (blue box) – ate EVERY SINGLE THING IN HIS!  Alex (green box) – Ate all but three cucumber slices!  Adam (red box) left a few carrots, some of his M&M’s and a few pretzels.  Not bad!***

For those f you who asked what was in them, here’s a list: baby carrots, yellow bell pepper, jello, peeled red plums, coconut covered cashews, grapes, rolled up roast beef with a cute pick in it, cucumbers, Andy (blue) had a left over breakfast burrito from dinner the night before, cheese cut into little sticks, almonds, and a few pieces of a hershey bar for dessert.


And now for the CC and Sneak Peek!  This is a brand new set from Alicia K – Gina’s daughter!  Alicia does the most amazing drawings and this set is no exception!  It is just made for Copic markers……although I think I am going to give my Koh-i-noors a workout next time and see what happens!  And I love that she has purple hair….cause she looks cool and trendy, so why not a little purple in her hair?

You can find out more about the Splitcoaststampers CC {HERE}.  This card is for CC235:


and the inside…….


supplies: Feel the Magic by Alicia K for Gina K Designs; SU patterned paper; EK Success border punch; Pure Luxury White Cardstock Pure White in layering and base weights; Kiwi kiss and elegant eggplant cardstock; Copic Ciao Markers: V09, V15, YR16, R27, 100, E53, E57, YG95, and Sketch YG25; Label Four Nestabilities; ribbons from Stamp TV kit; sateen  flowers colored with copic markers; Mark Richards bling for center of flower; SU label punch; pearl Glimmer Mist; and dimensionals.

See more about this set on Gina’s blog {HERE}!

Joining us tonight with special projects made with AliciaK’s Feel the Magic Stamp set are these Designers:
Gina Krupsky,
Asela Hopkins
Carolyn King
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin

Jessica Fick
Melanie Muenchinger
Theresa Momber