Friday, June 15, 2007

Read Books Time!

Did this LO the other day using Fancy Pants Kewl pps. I didn't have a ready-made clock so I spent 3 hours searching the net for a free clock brush to download (didn't want to pay $4.00 for a digi kit) so I can make my own clock.

I printed the clock in brown ink on a transparency. Cut out a circle frame on chipboard and embossed the frame in gold. I used photo anchors for the clock hands.

Title: Read Books Time

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be,
I had a mother who read to me.
~ from “The Reading Mother” by Strickland Gillilan

On most nights, after dinner, we sit down with the kids to read books until bedtime.

If there’s one thing that I want my kids to learn from me, it is to love to READ. It doesn’t really matter if, in the future, all they read are comic books, as long as they don’t stop reading, and therefore, don’t stop learning.

Even as a grade school student, I remember…
... dreaming of the day I had enough money to buy all the books I wanted to read
... devouring all the Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew books in the school library
... that summer when I spent my allowance buying books on sale to read that week, and coming back every week for more.

As I grew older, my choice of reading material changed, too. As a driven career woman, I subscribed to all the business magazines in town. After marrying my Prince Charming, I had no more use for romance novels. Now as a SAHM, I am rediscovering my love for reading, in biographies and autobiographies.

On hindsight, I realize that major events in my life were accompanied by books that helped me cope with the changes.

I hope that, by reading with and to my children, they learn to enjoy it as much as I do. The fact that they shout “Yehey!” when we turn off the TV and announce “Read books time!” tells us that we’re on the right track. June '07

Materials Used: Fancy Pants pps & rub-ons, clock brush downloaded from the net, Jo-ann metal letters, Prima flowers, 3M transparency, Lil Davis and Paper Salon stamps, Coluzzle Library card pocket & stamp, misc bling, metal anchors, heart charm, spiral clip, metal photo corners, embossing powder and lace


janujennifer said...

i admit i am not a book reader (well, i read, but i am not "book crazy")-- i prefer getting knowlegde through other media, that's why i admire that your kids love to read books.

this layout is so great! i love the picture and the embellishments!

christine said...

I super love this one! These are just the things I was telling you I wanted to start trying my hand at. I first learned of digital scrapbooking from this site . I was mesmerized by her creations, just like I am now with yours.