Monday, February 16, 2009

Recycle Valentine Cards into Magnetic Bookmarks

Wow, another holiday behind us! If you need an idea for what to do with those Valentine’s cards you received, consider turning them into magnetic bookmarks. I published instructions on at Christmas, but any greeting cards work well. In fact, the small Valentine cards that kids give to each other are perfect to use for a young child’s project. The cards require little or no cutting and only take seconds to fold and add the magnet. So quick to make, they work well for groups of young kids too. They will need very little help (if any) and be so proud of their accomplishment.

Also, this would be a good time to recycle the leftover Valentine cards from earlier years sitting in the closet. How many of you saved the cards with the idea of using them the following year but forgot all about them and bought more? Dig them out now. See how many have plain hearts and Valentine words you can creatively trim away. Turn them into magnetic bookmarks for Mother’s Day.

Ready to get started? See the instructions HERE

These magnetic bookmarks were made with Christmas cards

Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Thalidomide Blog

When I first decided to write about thalidomide, I never expected to find so much information. I subscribed to a Google keyword alert for thalidomide. I figured I would receive information on a new article, website or news every couple of weeks or more. Wow! Was I mistaken! There is a lot more currently going on with thalidomide than I ever expected. I am receiving alerts several times a week and they do not have only one new reference. The average is about six. A few have simply been articles that mention the 1950’s incident but most are of current news.

For this reason, I decided to create a separate blog just to monitor and share the progress of thalidomide present and future, as well as special interest stories of the Thalidomide Babies of the past. I will also continue writing here soon. If you want to follow information on thalidomide, visit my new blog – Prism’s Thalidomide Watch