As part of our bucket list for the summer, we added the activity of creating a summer scrapbook. Along with adding pictures of activities and all sorts of other stuff, Meg is also taking an online scrapping class from Big Picture Classes called Kidding Around 3.
She is really enjoying herself and I hope this will become a tradition for her over the summer. I think it will be fun for her to look back years from now and relive some of those summer memories with her own scrapbook and in her own words.
The teacher of the online class, Tami Morrison, talked about watercoloring in one of the pre-class videos. She inspired Meg to watercolor her cover.
Meg went with a beach theme. Using watercolor pencils and crayons (and watercolor paper), she created the ocean, sand and footprint. She then blended it all together with water for the finished look. Both Meg and I are both currently using composition notebooks and making our own scrapbook junque journals. This cover was attached to the notebook with an ATG tape gun - love those for good coverage and I know it will stay together.
The first actual assignment was to create a title page for the scrapbook.
Tami talked about using stickers as photo corners - an idea that struck Meg's fancy as you can see. She also liked the idea of letting the photo hang off the edge of the book. As I've looked through her book, she's really embraced that idea.
I love how she's thinking outside the box and owning this creative activity.
As a mom following along with Tami's class.......I absolutely love it. I watched all of the Tami's pre class videos and they are fantastic. She talks in just the perfect way for kids (as that is who the videos are intended for) but doesn't dumb down the information at all. She provides lots of information as well as examples and does so in a wonderful kid friendly way.
The message boards for kids (and adults!) have interesting information and Tami is very accessible and answers questions quickly with as much info as she can.
I am thoroughly impressed with the class and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It looks like this is the third year she has done this class and I can honestly say I can see participating in the class on a yearly basis as it is thoughtfully created and really is worth the cost for a creative and fun summer activity.