Since I already made this I was tempted to enter it into Heart 2 Heart but decided to do something else with the "back to school" theme. We have just begun the homeschool journey in our family. I believe each family, each child and every year is different and so my husband and I decided we would take our schooling a year at a time.
I have gotten our material from Sonlight and have been very happy with it. As a lover of books, I was impressed and pleased with the high emphasis on literacy with this program. I am happy to say that both my boys (and even my little girl) love books! Reading happens in our home all the time and I am super excited for the time when my kids will be able to read for themselves. For now my husband and I are the official readers and I really don't mind (I secretly LOVE being a reader - don't tell my husband or he will make me take over the bedtime routine more often!).
This week the boys and I made bookmarks. I used the FREE typset stamp set from Close To My Heart. As a side note there is still time to get this set for free along with the August Stamp of the Month, and the Double Pair-a-Phrase stamp set all for only $5 with a qualifying purchase! That is $60 worth of product for only $5 - contact me for more information or shop here. I used the same technique used to make this alphabet card.
I got the idea from Janette Lynton (love love love her blog!!). Her card with this looks so much better but I'm aspiring to someday be like her!
|First I lined up the letters using the backing for the stamps that come with the package.|
|Then I removed the R, E, A, and D|
|I stamped the letters with Outdoor Denim|
|Then stamped READ with Autumn Terracotta.|
|My finished book mark with the quotes "To Read is To Fly" and|
"Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader"
|Inside the bookmark (which stays together with magnetic strips) I put a book list.|
Together the boys and I will write down the books we read after we are finished.