Sketchy Thursdays

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Since school starts, for us and most of the kiddos in our area, this coming Monday, I thought that it would be fun to put together a little layout of pictures, that I took, of when Ezekiel received his second-grade, homeschool curriculum this summer.  He was so excited!  So, I used this week's Sketchy Thursdays' sketch as inspiration...
and came up with this.
I started this layout by distressing the edges of the notebook, patterned paper; layering it on the yellow, script, patterned paper; and machine stitching red-threaded, straight stitches down its sides, running over onto the yellow, script, patterned paper.
I, then, distressed the edges of a strip of Baja Blue cardstock with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; layered it, vertically, just left of center, down the notebook, patterned paper and dressed it up with a strip of bingo, patterned paper and a yellow, cardstock die-cut, which had red-threaded, zig-zag stitches run between them.  After adhering pictures, I added the partial, "2ND" and "cURRiCULuM" title, both with stickers, and stamped, in Azurite ink, on a die-cut label, the completed, "grade" title, which had, also, been studded, on either end, with pewter Jumbo brads; laced with yellow, embroidery floss; and adhered with dimensionals.
The 5.25.2010, "RECEIVED ON:" sticker and glitter, dimensional flower complete the look.
A couple of weeks ago, at church, we had the opportunity to purchase the ingredients for a back-to-school backpack for a needy kiddo in our community.  I thought that it might be fun to compare what we were asked to purchase, for that, with what we purchased, for Ezekiel, for homeschool, just for those of you who might be curious.  Let's start with the community kiddos'.
  • 1", 3-ring binder
  • 6 subject folders
  • 6 wide-ruled, subject notebooks
  • 12" ruler
  • 2 bottles of Elmer's glue
  • 2 Elmer's glue sticks
  • 24-count Crayola crayons
  • 10 pencil-top erasers
  • 10 no. 2 pencils
  • 2 pink erasers
  • 8-count Crayola watercolors
I couldn't find the basic eight packs of Crayola watercolors or just a package of ten pencil-top erasers anywhere, so I had to go with more; but at least, they got what they needed.  And here's what Ezekiel needed for homeschool.
  • wide-ruled, notebook paper
  • stenographer's notebook
  • 24-count Crayola crayons
  • 12" ruler
  • primary scissors
  • bottle of Elmer's glue
  • 10 no. 2 pencils
  • Crayola colored pencils
  • Authorized King James Version Bible
All ready to go, and looking forward to a great school year!  Have a super day, everyone!  Oh!  And, please, come back, later today, for my take on three challenges rolled up into one.  So fun!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Alphabet Appeal Lower (SU) Paper: Baja Blue (SU); yellow, script patterned (Jenni Bowlin); bingo patterned (Sassafras Lass); notebook patterned (Basic Grey) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Azurite (ColorBox Chalk); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: red thread & sewing machine; yellow, embroidery floss; distress tool & pewter, Jumbo brads (SU); yellow, cardstock die-cut (Bazzill Basics); die-cut label (Scenic Route); glitter, dimensional flower (K&Company); "2ND", Tag Types stickers (EK Success); alpha stickers (Jenni Bowlin); "RECEIVED ON:" sticker (7 Gypsies); dimensionals


lisa said...

I love your LO. So many little details to look at. Thanks for sharing and playing along x

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! This is a great page! Love the detail work and embellies you used!

btw - thanks 4 letting me know won Top 5 over at CAStastic!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos, the colors!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kim Ryden said...

Just have to know where you got that red patterned paper with the numbers?!! I am lovin the numbers designs lately!

And I hope that this school year goes great for you all!

Kim Ryden said...

Should have read the ingredients list! Ha ha! No wonder I like it... Sassafras! I love anything they make really!

Jenny said...

Awesome LO!! Love it! and I like your new blog look! :) :) :) :) :)