The pencils in the photo have a pirate motif on them so I knew they would go perfect with the Wee Hanna set from Hanna Stamps. The challenge on SCS today was to use marbles and reinkers to color your paper. I used alcohol inks instead of reinkers and apparently used a lot more than needed as my colors are more vibrant than many of the other challengers. I used glossy paper and I really like how it turned out.
I made a little tag for Teacher Appreciation Week, which is coming soon. The first day of the week is traditionally "send in a school supply for your classroom teacher day." It is followed by days where you send in a sweet treat, a flower, a nice note for your teacher...just little things but the teachers seem to like it.
Noah got a gardening book yesterday which he has been devouring. He got our neighbors to allow him to take a graft of their apple tree so he could plant the graft and try to grow a tree in our yard. I am trying to talk him out of it. I read in the book "The $64 Tomato" that you actually need to different kinds of apple trees close to each other so the bees cross pollinate them in order for them to grow. I asked the neighbors about the grafting thing and their reply was that they'd be moving soon so they didn't care. Well, I do care. Apples can be a lot of work and I'd like to work on gardening more than starting the orchard Noah wants. After all, he won't be doing the upkeep, no matter what he promises. We know better.