Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Panda Smiles

I actually made a card over the weekend, so I thought I'd share. I keep hoping to find time to stamp, but I think I need to work on cleaning out my room some. Just too much stuff!!  Laila's things seem to drift in here as well, so it just has a cluttered feel that doesn't lead to creativity. I've been wanting to paint it and rearrange it, so it might be the perfect time for all that. :) This set uses some masking and a little coloring. Pandas are easy for coloring. lol

For our fun activities at school today we did a science experiment with yeast and hydrogen peroxide and dissected an owl pellet. Super fun!! Little Lady was very intrigued by the smell of the fur from the pellet, so she kept trying to assist. Messy activities, but fun! We did a little math and worked on compound words as well. It was rainy, so we just did a trip to the library to get some new books.

I'm exhausted, so I'm off to finish up the kitchen and talk Laila into some quiet reading time. I love that she reads chapter books now by herself so that we can both read our own books. :)

Monday, February 18, 2019

Live Long and Stamp

Last card for the Kindred Wacky Holidays gingerbread set. I haven't watched this show, so this was a challenging stamp to use. I hope it fits with the character well enough. lol I'm a nerd, but I don't do much sci fi. :)

I am hoping to get in a routine where I can find time to stamp a bit more. I keep trying while Jason's home, but still get interrupted a lot. I think I need to put a lock on my door!

I wanted to get Laila a little something as we finished up our Russia study, so I found these nesting dolls on eBay. Below is our little mailboxes and letter writing station. I want Laila to work on writing, but I have to kinda trick her. lol

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Magical Gingerbread

Hey! Still alive here. It's been a crazy month...  First I wanted to share a card with you from the end of last year. I did make a new card today, I wanted to go ahead and share a couple of older ones this week just so that I don't forget. This one uses another image from the Kindred Stamps Wacky Holiday set for National Gingerbread Day. Isn't he cute?? 

Now the big news...

We are now homeschoolers. Yikes, right???  Laila was still having a lot of issues with school and had started asking every night and morning not to go. We decided to try this for a while and see how it goes. We had a nice first week and now I think I have a plan going that we will use. I just have to get all my materials ready and wait on a few more supplies to arrive. We've been doing okay so far though. Our first week we did two science experiments, finished our study of Russia, had two poetry tea times, did a few outings, and just enjoyed ourselves.

Wish us luck!!  :) I hope we find a good routine soon. I'm working on a visual schedule to help with that. She liked having one at home before and I think it will work out great.