04 June 2012

Summer Reading


I love living in a house full of avid readers!  My husband and I try very hard to pass on to our children a love of books.  We use the summer to have fun with "summer reading programs".  Memorial Day kicks off my summer reading time (if you want to know what I'm reading, check this out); this week my almost-second-grader starts hers (her last day of school is Thursday).  Last year she earned herself free books by doing her summer reading.  This summer, she gets an even better program - she'll earn a Nook Color if she hits her mark (we come up with the program ourselves).  I'm so proud that my 6 1/2 year old is reading "big kid" books like The Wizard of Oz, and the Harry Potter series.  Hubs and I are all too happy to reward her well for a summer spent reading. 


Continuing with the Stampendous challenge this month, which is all about summer, I made her this small altered composition book using the Cattus Librum stamp.  It's to help her track her reading progress.  Underneath the left side of the image is a small piece of velcro that holds the flap closed.  She is really thrilled about this little book, which makes me super happy.  I kind of want one myself.  I'm stretching the limits of the challenge a smidge, I guess....but it is intended for summer use, lol!

Don't forget, the Stampendous team wants YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear stamp set.
As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you'd like!) this month...Happy Crafting!

Supplies: 
Stamps: Cattus Librum (Stampendous)
Card Stock: White (Mohawk); Kraft, Pink (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts)
Tools: Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)

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2 comments:

Jingle said...

This is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I have been so lax in commenting but this one I just had to! One of my best friends was a medical librarian and has a couple of cats. This will make the perfect card and also a book probably like you made since we all keep lists of books we want to read. This is just so cute and I am a dog person! I don't think I have ever seen this stamp before and it is so fun! Thanks for the great ideas - I love visiting your blog.

Chris R. from Iowa