Monday, August 3, 2015

Project CAT - Challenge #1: Name Art

Welcome to the first day of Project CAT! This is Trevor. If you missed my introduction about Project CAT, then you should go back and watch my video.

Today's project is Challenge #1, Name Art. Name Art is a good first project because then I can get to know all your names. For today's project, you will need: paper, pencil, black pen, and something to color with (preferably markers, colored pencils or crayons).

First, turn your paper to landscape. Start with the first letter in your name. Think of something that starts with that letter, that is also shaped like that letter. I used a TREE because tree is shaped like a T and starts with T, which is the first letter of my name. Continue with the other letters in your name, then carefully use your pencil to sketch your designs. When they look good, use a black pen to outline each letter. Finally, color in the rest of your letters with colored pencils, markers or crayons.

Here is mine:

T is for tree, R is for roller coaster, E is for elephant, V is for vulture, O is for orange, and R is for rabbit.

Here is my mom's. Her name is Cindy:

C is for cookie, I is for ice cream, N is for noodle, D is for donut, and Y is for yak. 

Now it's your turn! When you finish your project, take a picture or scan it and link it to this post. Remember, you don't need to follow my instructions exactly. Be creative! As long as your project is Name Art, you have a chance to win the prizes. You have until Sunday, August 16 at noon Pacific. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Introducing... Project CAT!

Happy August! Trevor and I have been working hard on something special. We're calling it Project CAT and we're really excited to finally share it with you.

Project CAT is a craft challenge for kids of all ages. Here's Trevor to tell you all the details:


We'll be back on Monday with the first of ten projects. It's going to be so much fun!

Friday, July 24, 2015


Trevor set a goal for his 3rd grade year of reaching the 2 Million Word mark in Accelerated Reader before the deadline to have his name printed on the t-shirt. He met his goal in plenty of time and continued on to complete 2,303,327 words by the end of May. 

So proud of him! I can't wait to see what he does during his 4th grade year.

Speaking of Trevor, he and I have something special cooked up for August that involves all of you. I'm going to take next week off blogging so that we can prepare. I'll be back in August with all the details!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pumpkin Party 2014

I blogged about our family's (Sort Of) Annual Pumpkin Party back in October. Now the layout is in the album.

I struggled with how to fit my title of "Pumpkin Party" into the space I'd designated for it. I tried a bunch of different stamps, stickers, chipboard letters, etc. and wasn't happy with any of them. Then I realized that I could replace the word "Pumpkin" with an actual pumpkin and that made all the difference.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

11th Anniversary

Steve and I celebrated our 11th anniversary back in May in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California. We stayed at the Landis Shores Inn with an ocean view. We spent 2 days strolling, geocaching, wine tasting, exploring, hiking, watching movies and eating great food. It was wonderful. 

I didn't realize what a great job we'd done color-coordinating our clothes with the blues of the ocean and the sky. I swear it wasn't intentional!