“My Family” – Homeschool Scrapbooking Co-op

I don’t think I’ve actually posted anything very concrete about what we do for homeschool. Probably the only time I did show something on the blog was when I shared a day in my life (2015 version). I’ll be updating my blog about our homeschool journey some time this month – keep a lookout for the post!

We started the year with two co-ops – one which we meet in the vicinity of our homes and another is our Mandarin co-op. For the past couple of months (we meet fortnightly now), we’ve embarked on a new theme – My Family. It was supposed to be a separate co-op from my Mandarin one but it turned out the same people expressed interest so we just took a break from our usual Mandarin co-op and focused on the moms’ interests instead, though it was wonderful going through old photos to show my almost four-year-old and chat about how much he has grown.

The scrapbooking co-op opened my eyes to the world of scrapbooking and definitely piqued my interest by several notches. It even made me sit down and finish up the mini travel album I started on a couple of years ago when I attended Scrappin’ Love’s workshop. Yes, you read right. I attended the workshop in 2013. 😀

My cover page! Nice?

This was the cover page I completed during the workshop but I’m proud to say that the interior is finally completed! I feel so accomplished!

So anyway, for our co-op, we spent a few sessions doing up an album to document our lil’ ones’ growth, there was a session on the family tree which I missed, and another session where we focused on doing up a photo frame with our family photo.

I really, really love the outcome and I must add that all these would not be possible without the generosity of my friend who extended her multifarious scrapbooking materials and her home to us for the co-op!

After several sessions, here’s the completed album!

My cover page

Here’s sharing a few of my favourite pages!

I took this series of photos when I reviewed Ziaja’s bath products:

These are photo stickers printed from Canon Selphy CP910 (you can read my review).

The cute photo of him at the top was taken when we sent our girl to KidStartNow’s Chinese camp

This is one of my favourite photos from our Taiwan trip last December – which I erm, haven’t really sorted out the photos till now!

And here’s our family photo! I really, really love what I’ve put together here and it’s hanging on the wall now – you can see it the moment you enter the house!

Mad love this one! This photo was taken during his third birthday celebration. Our matching outfits were sponsored by Glitter Glam.

I’m terribly inspired to scrap something now, but I can’t decided what, and erm, I actually don’t have many resources to do so, so I need to really work out something first before I invest in this hobby. I’ve always loved ogling at scrapbooking stuff – I just have this soft spot for pretty things, especially paper and paper flowers – but I’ve not really taken scrapbooking up as a hobby seriously because it’s not exactly a cheap hobby. If you know any good deals, please share with me, ok??

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10 Responses to “My Family” – Homeschool Scrapbooking Co-op

  1. So lovely!!!! I enjoy scrapbooking too because it’s so therapeutic. Just wish I have more time (and resources) to do it frequently! =D
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  2. Ai Sakura says:

    I love the idea of scrapbooking, but never had the time or patience to complete any projects myself 😛 Can you explain more about the co-ops too when you write about your homeschooling journey? How do you meet them and what do you usually do?
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    • simplymommie says:

      I joined a Homeschool Singapore FB group. It’s a platform for homeschooling parents in Singapore to communicate, build a community and form co-ops for the homeschooled children. There’s another group called Exploring Homeschooling in Singapore (I think) where the rules of joining the group are less stringent (i.e. not homeschooling but exploring the option can join the group). We either organise the co-op – spell out what the co-op is going to be about, where it will be held, duration etc., or join a co-op someone is organising, according to our interests and availability. 🙂

  3. Susan says:

    Interesting project for the co-op! I agree that scraobooking is an expensive hobby especially when you get materials from the local scrapbook stores. You can try online stores such as Mapletreehouse or JA’create as they have pretty good deals. I sometimes tag on bulk orders with others when they order directly from the U.S.

  4. Claudia says:

    You know what? I’ve got a lot of resources at home but no time to use them! Been a scrapaholic for a good 4-5 years before I got married and even worked and conducted workshops at Made With Love for couple of years. I miss those good old happy times. Yes expensive hobby to maintain, I always suggest friends to go attend their workshops and get projects done instead so you don’t waste too much on materials and tools. Maybe we can have a scrapbooking session at my place one day with other mum bloggers. 😛

  5. Paula says:

    Your scrapbook looks perfect! Maybe it’s about time to do a little scrap booking too, thanks for the linkAngie. I’m also intrigued with the whole co-op process…
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  6. Cynthia says:

    Such pretty scrapbooking projects! Indeed, scrapbooking is an expensive hobby and it is pretty time-consuming too, but the outcome is very satisfactory. You can always pop by Papermarket or Made with Love with a theme in mind and get one of those kits whereby the patterned papers, stickers belong to that theme and use just those – prevention of buying too many although it’s always hard to resist.
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  7. Phoebe says:

    I love anything that is craft related but am not so good with scrapbooking. I dont have the resources nor time to piece them together so i really think yours look beautiful. Its a hobby that needs a lot of resources so i salute to those who did it. Keep on going
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  8. Shirley says:

    So pretty! Scrapbooking is a very expensive but totally worth it hobby. Wish i have so much time though!

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