Tuesday, November 9, 2010


(Momma writing) -- Joseph was at the scrapbook store with me a few weeks ago and saw this FOOTBALL HELMET die-cut paper...he really wanted it...so I splurged $2.05 for this one sheet of paper for him.   Then he had me take pictures of him & Daddy playing football in the backyard so he could actually use it....  He is entering this in the FAVORITE SPORTS challenge at MY FAVORITE THINGS...
He went through my Ohio State stickers and he liked this particular photo of himself...  I tried to talk him into putting it on a 12x12 square of cardstock, but he was having no part of that.  He said he liked it that shape since it would be so different from everyone else's....  Ok...so it's his layout and I should just stay out of it!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Reptiles & Happy Accidents!!! (not what you think!)

Wow..it's been over 2 months since Joseph has posted a layout.  I guess he had a busy & full summer.
Ok..well this is special news today.  He did a layout that is being featured as a "tip" over at SCRAP OUR STASH (where Momma is on the DT).

It's about HAPPY ACCIDENTS!!    Every week we do a "Frugal Friday" or some kind of fun tip.  So this week, I sent in a layout that JOSEPH did this week...and here was the tip/lesson.

He had done this layout for a stitching challenge (over at the Club CK Blog) ...he was painting the chipboard swirl green when he got some paint on his layout. So he just added a few brushstokes to his layout. But while he was doing that, he got some paint on one of his title letters. He was upset about that and tried to wipe the paint off of the textured letter. He then realized something and said "It looks like reptile scales"... Cool....paint and wipe off the rest of the letters!! Reptile scaley looking letters.... HAPPY ACCIDENT!!!    Lesson:  Don't be afraid to try new stuff...  don't be upset when something happens you didn't plan....  use that to challenge yourself to "fix" it and make it better.... and turn it into a HAPPY ACCIDENT!! 

Joseph always reads his comments...so please leave him some love.

We're also submitting this to CHILDRENS CHALLENGE CORNER for their challenge to use at least 1 piece of patterned paper.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tall Things

Momma typing:  Joseph does another animal layout....guess you scrap what you love?  --  He did this all by himself....All I did was point him to where the supplies were when he asked for Alphabets..paper...etc...  This colorful tie-dye ribbon he used is one of his own choices from the store ...so he wanted to use it.   And he did the layout a few days ago and I just found another kids crafting website called Childrens Challenge Corner and their current challenge is Ribbons and Bows....  when I told Joseph about the new challenge site he knew he had just done this layout and it would qualify and he couldn't get me to post his layout fast enough...  We are also sharing this layout at ALPHABET CHALLENGE - this week the challenge is N = NATURE

So without further ado.....

Thursday, July 29, 2010


My bff Erka gave Joseph a bunch of animal photos.  So he wanted to do a page and picked these pictures...had the title all figured out too.  SNAPPERS...too cute?...  He wanted to "stitch" on his layout this time so I helped him use my "ruler with holes" to punch the holes and then taught him how to hand stitch.  He worked one side of the paper and I worked the other (passing the needle back & forth)...fun Mommy/Son project.  He picked out some of my mosiac tiles and some bamboo pp and he "kinda" fussy cut it...  I think it's cute...what do you think?

Friday, July 9, 2010


(Momma typing) This week's challenge at Frosted Designs is to use FELT on your project.  Joseph picked out this picture of our dog Zo'e hiding in our fig bush.  Joseph thought it was pretty funny.  He used felt leaves to further the "bushes" theme and an arrow to help point out the dog....he also named the layout DOG-O FLAGE (a play on words for CAM-O-FLAGE) --- All these are totally his ideas.  I was super impressed with the smart title he came up with!!  He even did the border.  I did remind him at the end that he needed to put the date on somewhere....not where I'd have put it...but it's not my layout!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Upcycled Oats Container

This week at Frosted Designs the challenge is to "use something from around the house as an embellishment".  Well, (and this is Momma typing), Joseph heard the "use something from around the house" and has been thinking for a few days.  On Sunday, he decided he wanted to decorate the Quick Oats container that we just emptied.  So, he ripped up paper & glued it on ... using his school box ELMERS!!!  (he even did paper towels on the other side and it doesn't look so pretty, so I didn't photo that..) ...  and on the lid he rolled up the papers and added some string.  So, without further ado..... 
My new "Container that'll I have to find some use for"!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Noo Shoos

(Momma typing for Joseph) There is a challenge at Favorite Things blog to do a layout about your Favorite Shoes.  I just got these new shoes so they're my favorite.  They are for vacation since my Skechers are all worn out and I can't wear my new basketball shoes until after basketball season is over. 

I did the melted crayon thing again on this layout because it's fun.  I also used that spray paint stuff and the color is Coffee Shop. (Momma here...it's Glimmer Mist...lol! & he sprayed it on the little patch of burlap in the lower right corner). 

Further Momma comments:  He tried to draw a shoe (close to the top left) and after he peeled the paper off the crayon for the melting, he actually glued a couple random pieces on his layout...(good recycling!!).  Also, After he did the title, he asked if he spelled it right and so what do you say.... It's perfect like it is...but not really correct!   Oh, he also used the white crayon and colored a few accents and he found that little "going places" on my table and thought it was perfect to use for his shoe layout... he said "get it, going places...?  Shoes??"... Yea, buddy...I get it!!
Of course Momma did this challenge too... click here to go to my blog (general..not to specific post).  My shoe layout is called Well Worn.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Monkees Rock (Joseph Parker)

Hi...my name is Joseph Parker & I'm 6 years old.  My momma scrapbooks & I wanted to start too.  So I did this layout and I used Creative Imaginations Glitter paper so I could enter the challenge this week at Frosted Designs.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Test Post & Checking Interest?

This is a test post to check colors & fonts and all that fun layout stuff on this new blog.
The plan is to have a "challenge" blog for kids...  we're still working out the details, but if you think your kids would participate, please leave a comment.

Kids...if you're reading this...Check with your parents and then let us know if you'd want to play along with the challenges by posting a comment.

Also, any thoughts or suggestions would be graciously appreciated.  (kids age limits, how many challenges and how often, what challenges would you like to see? --- )