Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I Scrap, You Scrap

With not many plans for the rest of the summer, I have been thinking about few things to keep my kids busy. We have had a pretty crazy summer so far, and I think a little down time is just what we need. Yesterday was the first day that we had absolutely nothing on the schedule. Just by accident, Sydnee & I ended up at the craft table together. I was making a card for Craig's grandparents that live in England. They just celebrated their 72nd anniversary. I know a card is just a simple jester for two people that have been together that long, but they love getting mail. I will also send them a few pictures of the family. After I made the card, I felt like creating for a little bit & started on a scrapbook page. I had some lovely pictures printed from just before we moved last November. Sydnee also wanted to scrapbook so we shared the table and got to work.

Sydnee had a picture with her favorite teacher, so I took out my box of school-themed paper & embellishments and she picked out what she wanted to use on the page. I guided her with a few design suggestions.
1. Keep embellishments close together, don't spread them out to all the corners of the page.
2. Use more than one set of alphabets for her title; one large, one small.
3. When stamping, an easy way to use a small stamp is to repeat the pattern on a strip of cardstock.
I think she did a great job! One thing I learned from her, don't think too much about it, just create! Photobucket 3rdgradeteachercloseup1 
Here is the page that I created. I think I am excited for autumn!Photobucket fallrainbowcloseup1
I think this might be the start of a new weekly post! Do you and your kids create together? Isn't it so much fun?!


  1. I love both pages. So much fun. Alex and I create all the time. He is 4 so things are simple. He loves to stamp and make cards. Love the new look. Val and I want to get together with you. Let us know when you are available.

  2. Wow! What a great concept! I'll have to try this will the boys. Thanks for the inspo!

  3. Great work Kim and Sidnee. Kim can I ask a favour - your type is very light, any chance making it darker so it is easier to read. Thanks, Margaret

  4. I saw these pics yesterday on Facebook or instagram and totally thought you did the teacher page!!! Great job Sydnee!!!!

  5. Loved the card design but you have always amazed me with your creativity!! Sidnee is well on her way to becoming an accomplished designer too!!
    Miss you!!!


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