Wednesday, May 25, 2011

School year winding down

Not that I'm counting, but there are 10 school days left for my boy and me this year. Then it's a summer of swimming, martial arts, biking, tie die, camping, and scrapping.

Until then, we're staying focused on school.

Recently, Dominic was working on his math homework. He had an ambitious assignment involving fractions. He just didn't get it, so when Derick got home, he pulled out an apple, cut it apart, and voila! Dominic got it.

I hope I'm not the only one this happens to, but right then the phrase "Apple Math" popped into my head. I took some pictures, which weren't perfect--we have such bad lighting in our house. That's OK though--I scrap the memories, which are not dependent on pristine photos. Here's the LO I made using this week's sketch from Sketch Support:

The background paper was a mess up with mist I did when making a page for Write.Click.Scrapbook.

The sketch has 2 photos, but I wanted to add another, so I did a favorite technique: I cut out a circle with my Coluzzle, then cut the photo into a slightly smaller circle. I sanded the edges of all the photos to make them stand out a little from the background.

I painted the chipboard letters with Jenni Bowlin paint daubers--so easy!--and made the apples with a shadow stamp set I have from Studio Calico.

I'm glad I made this page; I think we tend to focus on big events--the start and finish--and miss some of the moments along the way. Here I tried to slow down and record one.


reen said...

Saw this layout on Sketch Support, I LOVE IT, pictures, colors, design, and idea, the whole thing. Good luck staying focused on school. We had out last day today *exhale* so I know what you mean about staying focused. Enjoy.

DanaMK said...

Great layout! I love how you make such fantastic layouts look so easy! How long do your layouts generally take you? I love everything about this layout - the colours, the design, the reason behind it.

mmcadoo7 said...

This is a wonderful LO! Saw it on Sketch Support and wanted to comment on your blog as well. Love your work!!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Love this layout Jennifer! We have a few more weeks to go here. My kids are anxious to get their summer vacation started.

Sandra said...

I haven't seen you do the circle without overlapping and cutting a circle out of the other picture. I love this and will have to do it sometime.

Keshet said...

Love that this page started with a messup! Looks great!

BabyBokChoy said...

Well, apple math or pizza math, fractions rule, lol! Great design and what a nice way to use "mess up" paper lol.