Sunday, August 12, 2012

Reading, ’Riting, and ’Rithmetic Blog Hop

School days, school days
Dear old golden rule days
Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hickory stick
You were my queen in calico
I was your bashful barefoot beau
And you wrote on my slate"I love you, so"
When we were a couple of kids

The three Rs, a widely used abbreviation for the basic elements of a primary school curriculum: reading, ’riting (writing), and ’rithmetic (arithmetic) which is what the theme is for this month's Her Craft Kre8tions challenge!

Each Design Team member has received a piece of chalkboard paper approximately 6 x 6-inches. Now, where the challenge lies, is Design Team member is to create a "school" type theme whether it be a class lesson or something that their beau or them could have written on their slate. We're going to see how creative this piece of chalkboard paper can be made into with their "School Lesson" of "readin', 'ritin' and 'rithmatic.

Here is the start of a mini scrapbook I am making for a young lady who is just starting school this year.  I took the black piece of "chalkboard"paper and framed it with a frame from the Pooh and Friends Cartridge.  The apple and the adorable little bear are both patterns from Paper Piecings by Nikki.  You can find the "Back to School Set" by click here.

I am using Stampin' Up card stock for the majority of this mini album, however, I have added some pages at the back of the book for autographs from her friends.  The inside of the book (which will be displayed more later) will have other cute bears from this set to mark other elements of her first year of school.  

We have a great line-up of super creative talent along with our Design Team Page:

Her Craft Kre8tions ~

  1. Edwina~
  2. Lisa W.~
  3. Rachelle~
  4. Kimberly ~ 
  5. Janet ~
  6. Colleen ~
  7. Susan ~
  8. Lisa ~

There will be some super blog candy for one lucky winner that posts on each post along the way including the Design Team blog.


  1. Adorable! I love the mini album. that is a great idea to make for a school child. It will be so special for her. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  2. What a fantastic the album. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love your cchoice of shapes for this album It is adorable . What an awesome gift for that little girl! I just love it.
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  4. What a darling little mini album, I can't wait to see the rest of it :)


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