Envelop Mini Album

I started this album by using a Paige Evans cut file from the Silhouette store. I used papers from Doodlebug’s Booville collection. This was my first mini album but it won’t be my last!


Seas the Day

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Hello! I am so excited to be the guest designer for Beth Duff Designs this month. I saw the mermaid stamps in Seas the Day and knew I had to use them. I started with a piece of yupo paper and a few of my favorite alcohol inks. Once I had my background the way I wanted it, I set it aside to dry. While I was waiting I stamped and colored one of the images from the stamp set and colored it using Prismacolor colored pencils. I stamped my sentiment with versamark ink and embossed it using white embossing powder. I popped my mermaid up with a little foam tape and attached my background to a Simon Says Stamp card base.

We are so happy you joined us for Beth Duff Designs’s Summer release blog hop! These sets are so fun and we can’t wait to see what is on your must have list. Please join us and visit each page in the hop. By leaving a comment on each of the blog posts you will automatically entered to win a coupon for 15% off our site! This contest is open to both US and Int’l fans. Thank you so much for joining us, and make sure you join us on Facebook to share your own projects and see what else our team comes up with!

Thank You for hopping along with us!

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What we’re using for 2018-2019 School Year

Hello! I wanted to share a quick list of most of what we will be using for this year. I have a 3 year old doing his first year of preschool. And a 5 year old starting Kindergarten.

We will be using what I am calling a “Frankenstein Curriculum” this year. There are so many great resources out there. It’s hard to choose from just one company.

For our Language Arts and all of the wonderful things that includes, we are going with The Good and The Beautiful. We could probably start with Level K, but we’re starting with the Primer.

We are also using The Good and The Beautiful for our Science. There are many units to choose from. For the first block we will be studying Arthropods.

For Math we will be using a mixture of Tara West, and resources from The Reading Corner.

For Preschool we will be using toddler and preschool curriculums from Let’s Play School.

And finally, I will be adding in some extra fun with activities from Bitty Beginnings.

I’m really excited to share how we will be using everything. I will also be making a post about how I organize everything. I have so many fun resources and very little space. So be looking for that soon!



How I’m preparing for Homeschool





Hello! I wanted to share a little bit about how I’m preparing for our first year of homeschool. I will be homeschooling 2 children this year, Kindergarten and Preschool. The name of the game this year is print, print, print. I tried doing as much as I could on our laser printer. However, I found I was in need of a really nice color printer. We ended up going with the Epson ET-3750. I have been able to print the majority of our curriculum on a single tank of ink.

Once I had all of my printing done, it was time to move on to laminating, cutting, stapling, and hole punching. I don’t necessarily enjoy this step of the process, but it needs to be done. All of these materials are pretty inexpensive to buy. I purchased all of mine from Walmart. f

Storage and organization is the next step. However, I am currently in the process of putting everything together so it will work best for our flow this year. I will be sharing in my next post how I am organizing all of our materials for our Preschool curriculum from Let’s Play School.

Thank you for coming by to see what we’re up to. I’m excited to share this journey.