Saturday, March 9, 2013


My mother was an artist and created beautiful art work that adorned our home. I did not get my mother's talent, so I took to a craft that does not require drawing or painting. Scrapbooking has become my creative outlet. I love to peruse scrapbooking blogs such as, and offer many ideas to help a scrapbooker.

Scrapbooking is also a way I show my students to be creative. We use a Cricut Machine create our avitars for our classroom. Students, like me, that cannot draw are allowed to use the Cricut Machine to help him or her publish a book. This machine also helps me with many of the activities to do in my classroom. So my Cricut Machine is now in my classroom.

One danger about teaching is that it consumes your life! As I mentioned my Cricut Machine is in my classroom and no longer at home. So my hobby has now made its way into my classroom. I really only have time to scrapbook in the summer anyway! In the summer, my favorite site is the so I can become a student and try to become as artistic as my mother. I use paper and die cutters instead of pencils, chalks, brushes and paint, but it still makes me feel closer to my mother, and I remember her love of art.