Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm Back! :)

That was a much needed blog break last week!
With Evan finishing up his science fair project and the actual fair on Thursday, I was just needed elsewhere :)

This is a photo I took with my phone. But you can see his Earthquake experiment and board behind him, and the actual experiment in front. He was testing out better ways to earthquake proof buildings. One of his K'nex buildings has cross bracing and the other is without. They are both attached to a shaker board he put together with just a little help from Mike. You could really see the difference when the board was shaken. The building without cross bracing swayed a lot more!

Anyway, that was four months of research and reports and creating an experiment. It was a pretty big assignment for a nine year old, but he got through it! And we are so proud of him :)

In the world of scrapbooking ;), My Mind's Eye had a sketch challenge on their blog recently and I decided to participate.
Here is the sketch
And here is my take on the sketch...
I was actually going to do a girly page with a photo of Erin for this one, but changed my mind :) I had this photo of Evan sitting on my workspace that I have been wanting to scrap for him. So I did. And following the challenge guidelines, I would say 80% of the product used is definitely My Mind's Eye. The only things that are not, would be the cloud and star chipboard and the strip of heart paper.

You can see the actual blog post with the whole challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by today! :)


  1. What a cutie! I like you layout too, nice picture.

  2. That is a pretty impressive experiment. Great take on the sketch too!

  3. awesome science project--very impressive

    super take on the sketch!!!

  4. Wow - what a huge science project! Looks like he did an amazing job. I don't remember doing things like that when I was that age. I love how your layout turned out. I like to see flowers on boy pages too and with the photo being outside I think that floral paper looks great. That's a fun sketch!

    1. Tammy - I totally agree! I don't remember having to do anything like that project at his age when I was in school!!

  5. Wow that is a crazy complicated project for a 9 year old! I hope he got an A!! WTG Evan!
    I love the LO - it came out really great and good for you for taking a blogging break! I need to do that!

  6. What an amazing science project!!
    That look like a very time consuming project!!
    I can see why you are proud of Evan!!
    Super adorable LO looks like a fun sketch!
    I had to take a few days off from blogging too I just wasnt feeling well.

  7. great take on the sketch!!! Love the way you did your journaling :)

  8. Way to go Evan!! Awesome!!!

    Is it possible to say beautiful layout about a boys layout? I love it!!

  9. I agree with everyone - WOW what a science project!!!! Experiencing earthquakes in Tokyo, I can totally appreciate his subject! LOL!! GREAT job, Evan!! Definitely a proud mama moment on Thursday :)

    Love that collection you used for the sketch challenge and how you used it! Boy, today is definitely an Evan post! LOL!! Good for him :)

  10. What an ambitious project for a nine year old! And the fact that he stuck it through says a lot about his character. Good for him! He should be very proud of himself.

    Cute layout! I love the little cloud you added.It adds a bit of whimsy.

  11. Fabulous way to rock that sketch! Love the picture of your son with his impressive science project too :)

  12. Your son did an impressive job! Great take on the sketch. I love your LO!

  13. nice job on the science project! Way to go Evan! I have an Evan too :) Great job with the LO too.

  14. Great science project!!!
    Your layout is lovely, great take on the sketch.

  15. love your LO! love the papers you picked! and what a cool science fair project too!

  16. That's an impressive project for a 9 year old!

  17. Wow, that is an amazing science project! Impressive. Great take on the sketch, love your colors!

  18. Wow that sounds like a difficult project for your son. You must be so proud of him!

    I saw the sketch before but didn't like it. But you did such a wonderful job with it. Your layout turned out great!

  19. Hi Mary Jo, love your layout! I've featured you on Paper Issues today.. do drop by and leave some love on the post? :D