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Well, I've mowed 2 times this year already...it's probably silly that I talk about yard work and mowing so much but I never cease to be amazed how much time it takes even though I enjoy it. It really wears me out!
Homeschooling is going fairly well. We continue to grow and learn and change our approach as we need to...but that's what life/school/learning are all about. We recently had our yearly testing week. That's a lot of coming and going but we always have fun with the change of pace. For the last 3 years we've made it "fun week" - so after testing is over we do a fun field trip or try something new. This year we got shrimp and swordfish, went to see Wreck-it Ralph and went rock climbing...that'll be a fun scrapbook page...
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SCD Freaks YouTube Channel
My sweet kiddos (mostly the oldest) have a YouTube channel all about recipes from the oldest's medical diet...it's called the SCD diet and it is for digestive issues. It is a big part of our lives and Noah is always asking to cook something or try a new recipe or do a video for his channel. They love when I scrapbook about them and their stuff so I did. : ) I journaled about how we started doing the diet, who told us about it and the channel...
I used a distressed graph paper look for the 12 x 12 back ground. Then, I used black card stock to make the strip going down the right side. Next, I placed the 2 4x6 photos and then added the cluster of circle stamps and the foam stamp title in black. Finally, I added the hand journaling...it spilled over onto the back 'cause I had so much to say. I attached a separate sheet to the back to write on so the fine point Sharpie I was using wouldn't bleed through to the front of the layout.
Background Paper: From the paper pack called Mosaic Memories by Recollections - a Michael's house brand (I think)
Title: foam stamps and some wood block stamps...not sure the maker
Embellishment: circle "cluster" stamp from Hamptonarts.com DF2196 4 Circles...Copyright 2002 so I'm not sure if it's available any more...I think it came from one of the big box craft stores?
This layout is from a fun field trip we did last Fall. It was free for home schoolers...wish my husband could have gone too but we had fun with just us (the boys and me). I'm really bad at keeping all the ephemera to go with my photos...think it's the Flylade declutter "thing" - seriously, I eventually start to drowned in it...so I just keep some stuff. I don't have a particular system. Maybe someday I'll get that organized...I'm getting there but I still can't keep everything...it's impossible...as I'm always telling the boys.
I used 2 papers from the paper pack by DCWV - Die Cuts with a View called The Timeless Type Stack - also from Michael's with a coupon...that's what I
talked about on this page!
The paper paper pack is the one I'm planning to use for
Background paper: from the paper pack The Timeless Type Stack by DCWV
Vintage key pattern paper: same paper pack as above
What about next month?
You just never know. We'll see...stay tuned to
to find out.
Until sometime around the middle of May
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