Preschool Book

My son started preschool last year only going two days a week.  The school he goes to uses Tools of the Mind as their curriculum.  I was so blown away by this program and it was great seeing the growth over the school year.  He came home most of the days with is play plan, science eyes and artwork.  I really wanted to be able to preserve this for him and keep the collection in an organized way.  So I decided to make it into a book.  The pages varied in sizes so I had to find a way to make it all work.  Since the majority of the preschool material was 5 1/5 x 8 I decide I would scan or photograph the large items and reduce them in size to make a 6 x 9 finished bound book.

Zoe ~ Artbooking ~ School ~ Catscrapbooking

I decided to use Zoe as my paper pack for the cover.  I mixed it with pomegranate and honey cardstock.  I used my Artbooking cartrige to cut the apple and photos mat. The new Jennifer’s Hand B1484 alphabet stamp set with Slate ink. I did use my black journaling pen to trace the number to make them stand out a bit.Zoe ~ School ~ catscrapbooking.comOn the inside of the cover I used his class photo and name plate from school. He would come in every morning and find the one with his name on it and then put it on a board depending on the answer to the question of the day.

Preschool book dividers -play plans ~catscrapbooking.com

The play plans are the key to getting them to start writing their names and drawing a picture of themselves.  The will also write their plan for the center they are going to.  For this divider I just wanted to use the stick figure since he started drawing a bit more of one by the end of the year. The title was cut using Artistry and stick figure is a SVG file with my Silhouette.

Preschool book ~ science eyes ~ catscrapbookingThis section did not start until the spring.  They would look at an object and describe it to their friend and then draw it.  He only brought home a few but I wanted to preserve these as well. The title was cut using Artistry and microscope and atom are SVG files with my Silhouette.Preschool book ~ artwork ~ catscrapbooking.com

This was the last section and since most of the artwork was small or too big I just photographed it all and will include a photo of the pieces along with a few of the original artwork.  The title was cut using Artistry and the pallet and brush are SVG files with my Silhouette.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ S

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!ABC's Blog Hop

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “S”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “S” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’S Blog then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Linda’s blog HERE.

For my “S” element I chose SWIMMING, SWIM lessons, SWIM like a fish and SCRAPBOOK layout.  I introduced my SON to SWIM lessons in 2013.  We took a parent/child lesson, which was fun and a great introduction to the water.

ABC's S ~ Zoe ~ Whimsy Fundamentals ~ Watercolors ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love combining paper packs so I decided to mix Zoe with the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack ~ Crystal Blue.  I am so pleased the way these papers blend together.  I am also SO in love with these new watercolor paints. Here is a close up of incorporating the watercolors into a layout. I love the fact you can change a papers color with just a brush STROKE ~ This was simple White Daisy cut title and then I added a little blue watercolor and presto a cool new look.

Here is a list of all the products used to create this layout:

Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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