PPC#81: A Gap-Toothed Grin Celebration

This is the week I plan for all year, the week I stress about all summer, and the week that requires another week from which to recuperate; our annual church’s soccer camp for kids. This was my second year organizing the camp and while I stressed a lot less than my first year, it has still been a lot of work, and a whirlwind of busyness.

Right in the middle of that whirlwind, my boy lost his first tooth!

He got inspired when he found out that his cousin had lost his first tooth that day, and actually let me use a string to hook the very wobbly tooth and pop it out, which was a first for both of us! To celebrate his achievement (he’s starting first grade this year so he’s passing milestones one right after another), I made a little “first tooth” medal to tuck under his pillow.
I’d purchased this Just Rite Stampers medallion stamp set (it’s on sale!) from Scrapbooker’s Paradise and hadn’t inked it up yet. It was a quick job to stamp the medallion and ribbons on several sheets of patterned paper (October Afternoon’s 5 & Dime) and fussy cut and adhere the various pieces.

Then I attached a little pocket and pin to the back. The pocket holds the money, and the pin is for wearing his ‘medal’. Though he didn’t want to wear it to soccer camp; I think because he gets wet every day!

So today for our Scrapbookers Paradise Playing in Paradise challenge, we are celebrating holidays, and I figure that losing one’s first tooth fits that description, don’t you? What quirky holiday would you like to celebrate? Or maybe you just want to do a little Christmas prep; anything goes with this Holiday Challenge. Take a look at the rest of the design team’s interpretations here and I’ll see you on the flip side!

4 Comments

  1. Jessi · August 24, 2012 Reply

    Love that big gap-toothed grin! I have yet to convince my two to let me tie a string….and we’re almost done with losing teeth, so I bet they won’t. (Drat!) Love the idea of the medal, and how cool that the coin tucks right in the back!

  2. fairyrocks · August 25, 2012 Reply

    Awe, you are such a good mom Angela. He will remember that always. Handsome little guy too even without the tooth.
    Keep smiling and creating

  3. Merlie · August 26, 2012 Reply

    Love that idea! I agree with Jessi, that coin pocket is so cool.

  4. Nina · August 27, 2012 Reply

    Fantastic project and so much fun for an such an important achievement. Love the little pocket to hide the coin.

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