Saturday, May 28, 2011

Time for a Change of Pace

I haven't blogged since the beginning of the month and there's a fairly good reason. I haven't scrapped since then, either! The time has come when scrapping can really no longer be my first priority. Avery is ready to move on to more serious schooling, so I need to be putting my focus on that.

I'm an eclectic homeschooler, which basically means that I pull my curriculum together from many different sources. I've been amassing curriculum and books since before Avery was born. Over the past few weeks, I've *finally* been putting it in order, along with buying more additional items, because just like with scrapbooking, I can also never have too many homeschool materials! I'm still not quite there yet with my organizing, but I want to get going on our summer session, so I'm just going to plunge ahead and keep working on it as time allows. We're doing things pretty light for the summer. Some thematic units covering basic stuff she would cover if she went to public school kindergarten, like community, transportation, citizenship, etc. We're also going to do a summer long study of the States and begin studying French, using Hooked on French.

I'm planning to blog more about homeschooling in the future. That's what this blog really started out as, anyway. Scrapbooking just kind of took it over for a while!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Be There or Be Square!

It's our National Scrapbooking Day crop this weekend at A Cherry on Top! And we are going to be Rockin' Around the Clock! Literally! From the start of the crop at 2:00 (EST) Friday afternoon until Sunday evening at 8:00, there will be nonstop games, challenges, fast scraps, classes and bingos! It's our biggest crop of the year and we want you there! The crop schedule is here, so plan to make some time this weekend to come by and see what's going on! The Creative Team is hard at work behind the scenes to make this an awesome crop, and you don't want to miss it!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Echo Park Summer Days

This month I was lucky enough to get to work with Echo Park Summer Days, one of my very favorite lines to be released at Winter CHA. Check out my reveal here!

ACOT May Challenges and PageMaps!

The Challenges for May are up at A Cherry on Top! There is totally awesome inspiration there, go and check it out! Everyone has worked really hard this month (as always!) to bring you some great challenges. It was my turn this month to do the Scraplift the GCT Challenge. This month's Guest Creative Team member is Lisa (javalove). I scraplifted her "These Ducks Can Catch" layout, using Bo Bunny's Ad Lib line.

I also contributed a layout for the Fashion Findings challenge, using Echo Park's For the Record line.
The ACOT Paper CT also had an incredible opportunity to work with PageMaps this month! We all love Becky Fleck's sketches and everyone did an awesome job with their layouts. Go and check them out here! I'm so proud of my fellow CT-ers! They totally rocked this! Here's my layout, using My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary.