We hope you enjoy this journal published by Whispering Pine Press International, Inc. Enjoy reading, learning, and writing ideas. We are working to provide your child with quality learning opportunities. We hope you enjoy spending time with your child, so you can help them be the best that they can be. My Adoption Celebration, A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift. Please give us feedback or any questions or suggestions that you may have.
This scrapbook is especially designed for adopted children to help them to remember their unique and sometimes complicated journeys through life. Scrapbooking provides an outlet of expression that may not be available in any other form. Families get involved and show their adopted children how much they love them by helping them fill in the pages of this book.Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood has written My Adoption Celebration Scrapbook to keep those special memories, reflections, and thoughts in a safe place for your adopted child. Help them fill it with photographs, memoirs, stickers, and awards to complete the book of memories that will be treasured for life. You can even add any information to this scrapbook that you may obtain prior to your child’s adoption so that they know more of the special people who cared for them until their adoption took place. As they grow and add more to their scrapbook, you, along with the rest of the family, will spend hours browsing through the scrapbook and remembering all of those special times together.
With Apple Delights Cookbook, Karen Jean Matsko Hood has expertly compiled some of the best recipes to be had concerning this delicious and versatile fruit. This cookbook contains over 240 delicious apple recipes. Each recipe has easy-to-follow directions and uses ingredients that are readily available. Of course, the most important ingredients are apples, which you can pick yourself for the freshest taste or purchase from any grocery store or market. You will never regard the apple in the same way again after becoming familiar with this useful and easy-to-use new cookbook.
This decorative journal is the perfect companion to the Blueberry Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Blueberry Recipes, Cookbook Delights Series – Book 2. It’s a great tool for writing down your thoughts, favorite recipes, or simply keeping track of important reminders, personal notes, and special occasions. This journal is great for jotting down your own poetry and short stories, or use it to store addresses and phone numbers. Convenient to carry and beautiful to look at, Blueberry Delights: A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift!
Gaited Horse Activity and Coloring Book, written by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood, introduces children to information on the gaits of the gaited horse. Children will have hours of fun learning about the gaited horse and the fun of doing word puzzles, cryptograms, coloring, mazes, crosswords, number games, and many more wonderful educational activities. Through the importance of teachings in the values of kindness and gentleness in the love and care of all animals, the young reader will also learn about the history of this gentle breed of gaited horse and its increasing popularity in North America. Complete with a gift inscription page, this special activity book makes a perfect gift for your child or for any youngster who is part of your life. Coordinating journal is available.
As with most of us, you have probably had a gift-giving quandary where you just do not know what to get for someone who seemingly has it all. In Holiday Gifts-in-a-Jar Cookbook, Karen Jean Matsko Hood offers page after page of clever suggestions for just such a predicament. Inside you will find an abundance of ideas for creating visually appealing and practical food mix gifts which show the recipient that you care. Included are mix recipes for soups, side dishes, cookies, brownies, breads, and beverages, to name a few—truly, something for everyone on your list. As much fun to prepare and present as they are to receive, the ideas in this cookbook will provide you with years of gift-giving enjoyment.
This journal is based on the book, Christmas Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Christmas Recipes, Cookbook Delights Series. This journal can be used for writing your thoughts or recipes. Use this special journal to keep track of personal notes and occasions. Also, this journal can be used as a diary to record unique thoughts and ideas throughout each day. This journal is easy to carry and use. Christmas Delights Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift.
With Apple Delights Cookbook: Christian Edition, Karen Jean Matsko Hood has expertly compiled some of the best recipes to be made concerning this delicious and versatile fruit. You will never regard the apple in the same way again after becoming familiar with this useful and easy-to-use new cookbook. It includes page after page of exciting, surefire apple recipes and features Bible verses, prayers, and reflections for the Christian reader to enjoy and reflect upon while cooking. Also inside are sections that discuss the characteristics of popular varieties, apple facts, folklore, festivals, a sampling of the author’s own spiritual poetry, and much, much more.
Chocolate is a worldwide favorite in all of its forms and flavors, from bitter to extra sweet and light to dark; everyone enjoys the decadent flavor of chocolate. Recent studies have proven the health benefits of chocolate, especially dark, and the flavor is delicious in all types of recipes. In Chocolate Delights Cookbook, Volume I, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents her collection of more than 250 exciting chocolate recipes that will be sure to please everyone. Inside, you will also find some fascinating reading regarding the history of chocolate, folklore, cultivation, and much more. With recipes using readily available ingredients, Chocolate Delights Cookbook will be a valued addition to any chef’s bookshelf. This book is a perfect gift when paired with Chocolate Delights Journal.
Adventures of My Dentist and the Tooth Fairy Activity and Coloring Book is the second book in the Hood Activity and Coloring Book Series. It will give your child many hours of enjoyment as they explore each page. The book is filled with new activities that include word puzzles, word scrambles, mazes, coloring activities, and many more fun things for your child to actively complete and achieve. Your children will cherish the companionship of Tiffany and the Tooth Fairy, along with her helpers, Tessa, and Trisha. They will enjoy the magic of Sparkle, Glisten, and Glimmer, who make it a wonderful experience as they take the mystery out of dental milestones such as losing primary teeth. This exciting book of activities and pictures, written by children’s author and poet Karen Jean Matsko Hood, introduces children to the fundamentals of healthy teeth and mouth: fluoride, toothpaste, and brushing. The book is presented in English as well as the counterpart of Japanese. This is an exciting way to introduce your child to both cultures and traditions. You will want each of your children to have this book of fun. This book makes a great gift for other children as well.
The tradition of the bedtime story has been around since before the written word. For generations, and in every culture around the world, parents have prepared their children for bed by telling them stories. Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight is a soothing bedtime story to be told and retold.
With the popularity of Japanese Anime cartoon styles, the artwork in this book will entertain young readers as they participate in the nighttime ritual of
saying “goodnight” to all of their beloved treasures.
Enjoy this easy-to-read bedtime story by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood. Each one of the pages is thoughtfully illustrated with warmth and love. Your children and grandchildren will ask you to read this book to them again and again. This book is a must for all families to have in their library. Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight makes a great gift for that special friend or child to enjoy.
Christian and inspirational author and poet Karen Jean Matsko Hood has woven together poems, prayers, and Biblical verses to fill your soul and spirit with peace and understanding. Just like a hearty morning meal strengthens your physical body, it is equally important to center your emotions and nourish your spirit with the sure footing that can only come from a personal connection with the Creator.
Morning Reflections offers enlightenment and wisdom through blending encouraging prose and Scripture passages. This truly insightful new book of reflections makes for a perfect bedside companion or as a topic of conversation over the coffee table.
This book is a wonderful gift to friends and family for daily morning prayer and appreciation of Christ’s teachings. It is also for those with whom we are given the opportunity to share and experience it.
Tea time has been a long-standing tradition among the British, and many Americans also partake in this enjoyable pastime. Traditional high tea is always served with wonderful pastries and finger foods along with the hostess’s choice of delicious tea. Inside Tea Time Delights Cookbook, you will find a compilation of delicate yet tantalizing recipes that will fit perfectly with your favorite tea. Tea Time Delights Cookbook is another excellent edition in the Cookbook Delights Series brought to you by author and cook Karen Jean Matsko Hood. The beginner cook and the accomplished chef alike will appreciate the easy use of this cookbook. The ingredients in each recipe are readily available at any grocer or vendor site. Hood brings us this masterful edition to keep at your fingertips for whenever you decide to celebrate tea time with your family and guests. Destined to be an essential reference on your kitchen library shelf, you may want to pick up a copy for that other chef on your gift-giving list!
Living in the heart of Washington brings great appreciation for sweet Walla Walla onions. All varieties of the onion are distinct in shape, size, color, and flavor, and all have their own appeal. The most common type of onion commercially produced is the yellow onion.
Delicious onions are versatile, nutritious, and always add a special flair to many dishes, whether used in cakes, pies and breads, in preserves, as a salad ingredient, in wines or brandies, or any number of other imaginative ways. In Onion Delights Cookbook, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents her collection of more than 230 exciting onion recipes that will be sure to please everyone. Inside, you will also find some fascinating reading regarding this flavorful vegetable’s history, folklore, cultivation, and much more. With recipes using readily available ingredients, Onion Delights Cookbook will be a valued addition to any chef’s bookshelf.
This is a great way for a child to write about the loving family or families that they have shared a part of their life with. This journal is stuffed full of pages to write about this special time shared with loved ones. It also makes a great gift for a child.
We hope you enjoy this journal published by Whispering Pine Press International, Inc. Enjoy reading, learning, and writing ideas. We are working to provide your child with quality learning opportunities. We hope you enjoy spending time with your child, so you can help them be the best that they can be. My Adoption Celebration Journal, A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift. Please give us feedback or any questions or suggestions that you may have.
Inside you’ll find:
* Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings
* Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models
* Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more
* A gallery of the authors’ designs
For ages 10+
Preserve your memories and family history
Whether you're a beginning or avid scrapbooker, this easy-to-understand guide gives you expert tips for taking great pictures; organizing and storing your photos; and creating attractive pages using color, borders, and more. Create beautiful albums to pass on to future generations!
Discover how toChoose the right toolsSelect a color conceptCreate a layout gridAdd borders and journaled elements
Functions as a visual dictionary of tools, materials, and terms that will be a go-to reference for young sewistsWide range of projects appeal to both boys and girls of different skill levels Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio are extremely well-known in the quiltmaking and textile design fields
Perfect for scrapbooking, Snowflakes You Can Make is a crafter's dream, and no classroom should be without a copy. The book contains 64 full size patterns, instructions for folding, cutting and decorating your snowflakes, and a complete index.
After spending years showing people how to make paper snowflakes and copying hundreds of patterns for them, Cindy Higham decided to put her patterns in a book for everyone to enjoy. She lives in Utah with her family.
Cell phone case
Daisy chain bracelet
Blooming beaded bracelet
Sports fan keychain
Rocker cuff bracelet
And many more!
It doesn't matter if you've never experienced scrapbooking up close and personal, this guide will tell you everything you need to know, without spending too much brainpower.
"Scrapbooking Like Pro" covers everything there is to know about scrapbooking. In fact, some people have called it the "Scrapbooking Manual." It's like having your very own scrapbook expert that you can reference and ask questions anytime that you need to.
You're going to discover so many things on how to create beautiful scrapbooks with little effort. Not only will you discover new and exciting layouts, but you'll also learn extra bonus tips to actually teach people.
There are also step-by-step instructions with illustrations & pictures to show you how to create your own scrapbook flowers, transparencies and rub-ons, pearlized flourishes, and faux stitching.
Here's Just Some of the Things You'll Uncover With "Scrapbooking Like Pro":
- Discover how to prepare for your scrapbook.
- Learn how to quickly organize all your photos.
- Find out exactly how to crop you photos like the pros.
- Discover how exactly to get started on your scrapbook venture.
- Learn how to create your own scrapbook flowers.
- Learn how to add embellishments to your scrapbook.
- Discover how to get started on your first page.
- Learn how to create your own transparencies and rub-ons.
- Find out all the insider time saving tips .
- Discover new exciting layout ideas.
- Find out how to create your own pearlized flourishes
- Learn how to host scapbook parties easily and effortlessly.
- Learn how to do faux stitching
- Discover the easiest and least expensive way to design a theme for your album.
- Learn how to choose the size and style of your album.
- Discover how to use cardstock properly
- Learn all about all the tools you will need to create your album correctly.
- Plus much MUCH More!
Transform simple balls and coils of modeling clay into an awesome alligator, laughing lizard, magic trinket box, and other sculptures, signs, and ornaments! These full-color illustrations and clear directions explain basic techniques as well as every step of the crafting process for 24 projects, including a happy heart, snazzy snail, dancing polar bear, and other treasures.
Each project is graded according to level of difficulty and includes a list of materials consisting of colored clay and ordinary household items. The step-by-step instructions feature numerals corresponding to color photos that provide easy-to-follow examples. Crafters of all ages will adore these fun-filled projects and their products, which make charming keepsakes and unique gifts.
The incredible splendors of some of the worlds' most recognized architectural feats are brought to life within the pages of Origami Architecture. With this paper craft book, some card stock paper, and a hobby knife, anyone can build spectacular re-creation's of the most famous buildings in the world.
Based on the extraordinary models of world-renowned papercrafter, and origami artist Yee, whose own remarkable origami recreations of these very same models sell for thousands of dollars, these paper replicas are nearly as impressive as the original buildings. Yee provides detailed instructions on how to cut and assemble these architectural landmarks from around the world. Yee even engineered half of these designs so they could be assembled without having to use glue. The origami projects have a range of difficulty levels, from the relatively easy (Arc d'Triomphe) to the impressively sophisticated and intricate (The Tower Bridge). Once the structure is attached to the base not only will does it look amazing, but it can be folded up and taken anywhere.
This origami book includes: Over 900 photographs Full-color instructional assembly diagrams Brief histories of each building Downloadable CD content
Clay charms are taking the world by storm, and there’s no sign of slowing down for these bite-sized bits of fun! From Helga Jiang, creator of megahit clay charm instructional videos, these projects are handpicked for the best in clay-making fun. Easy to make and fun to wear, these addictive ideas will have you kneading, twisting, and shaping for hours on end. Learn how to create all sorts of charms, including:
And sixteen more!
And much more! Whether it’s micro-food or sweet animals, you’ll have plenty of projects to keep you busy. Deck your cell phone out with a cute skunk charm, or give a clay rainbow cake to your best friend—there’s a clay charm for every occasion! And with the simple instructions and pictures, there’s no way you won’t be able to master these charms. Helga will make you a clay charm whiz in no time!
Examples of projects include:
- Crystal Bubbles
- Dancing Rabbits
- Building Beans
- Magnetic Rubbing
- Stencil Leaves
- Magic Cabbage
- Marble Sculpture
- Paint Pendulum
- Ice Structures
- Bottle Optics
- Erupting Colors
1993 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, Education/Teaching/Academic
1993 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Interior Design
1993 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Book Cover
1993 Washington Press Communicator Award, First Place Winner, Non-Fiction Book
Art activities include:
- Arm Dancing
- Chalk Stencil
- Fabric Transfer
- Bead Clay
- Puff-It Paints
- Sawdust Modeling
- Wire Sculpture
- Sprinkle Dots
- Nail Collage
- String Thing
- Color Spin
- Puppet Treasure Box
- Scribble Cookies
In her newest book, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots, she presents 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together. Illustrated throughout by the author's own lyrical watercolors, each garden includes a plan, the planting recipe -- seeds, seedlings, and growing instructions spelled out step-by-step -- and activities. There's the Pizza Patch , a giant-size wheel garden planted in "slices" of tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. A Flowery Maze to get lost in. A Moon Garden of night-blooming flowers, including a moonflower tent. And Mother Nature's Medicine Chest.
Discovery Walks teach kids how the gardens work, and a chapter on gardening basics includes a child-friendly 10-Minute Plan for planting and maintenance, plus a list of the top 20 plants guaranteed to make gardeners out of kids.
Over 4 million in print! Designed by leading experts, books in the Complete Book series help children in grades preschool-6 build a solid foundation in key subject areas for learning success. Complete Books are the most thorough and comprehensive learning guides available, offering high-interest lessons to encourage learning and full-color illustrations to spark interest. Each book also features challenging concepts and activities to motivate independent study, a fun page of stickers, and a complete answer key to measure performance and guide instruction.
Oodles of embellishments can leave you overwhelmed, wondering how to use them on a page. Or maybe you're just tired of using the same ol' techniques. What you need is a resource full of fresh ideas for using all those embellishments.
The Scrapbook Embellishment Handbook is your go-to guide for using embellishments—from hot new materials like acrylic and chipboard, to old standbys like stickers and stamps. And don't forget buttons, brads, eyelets, rub-ons and all those digital kits! With 17 sections, each devoted to a single embellishment, you'll come away with lots of creative solutions for embellishing pages. More than 130 layouts—including a before-and-after gallery—illustrate just how embellishments can bring your pages to life.
With 51 step-by-step techniques, ranging from super simple to super special, you'll see how to make the most of your embellishments. Learn how to:Brighten acrylic with alcohol inkAdd color and texture to bradsStitch a ribbon bouquetDress letters with decorative tapeTransfer photos onto metalAdd much more!
Life is full of rules, both written and unspoken - and scrapbooking is no exception. Rules are great guidelines, but they can quickly become boundaries that stifle creativity. It's time to Cut Loose and break free from the confines of typical scrapbooking to breathe new life into your pages.
With tons of great layouts that illustrate how to break 30 common scrapbooking "rules," Cut Loose is bound to spark a bit of rebel in you, and get you creating in fresh new ways. Layouts illustrating how to break rules like "only good photos should be used" and "patterned paper must match" will open your eyes to conventional rules you might not even realize you're following, then show you how to push yourself to create without limits.
Dare to be different with:Creative challenges for breaking the rules in the bookStep-by-step instructions for fun techniques like making custom stamps, flocking letters, creating pompoms and embossing paperMakeovers showing the same layouts both following and breaking the rulesA gallery of over 120 cut loose scrapbook pagesLearn how to ignore the "shoulds" and really Cut Loose.
• A learn-to-sew book created especially for girls like you
• You can make awesome things to use, wear, and give like pom-pom earrings, bags, t-shirts, softies, and much more
• 30 projects to make yourself or with your friends
You can transform a batch of colorful polymer clay into a fantasy world right out of your imagination. You'll find basic techniques for sculpting 10 easy shapes that can be used to create dozens of different creatures, plus details for faces, eyes, noses, ears, mouths, hands, paws and feet.
You'll learn how to shape 30 detailed and colorful fantasy characters in all, including: Dragons and sea serpents Goblins and fairies Pigs and rabbits Birds and horses Ghosts, snakes, teddy bears and more! Bring your imagination to life today!
The joy in folding origami is often found in the deceptively simple magic of transforming a single piece of paper into a recognizable object. All too often, the steps it takes to transform paper into origami designs can be frustrating.
Story-gami is an innovative new paper craft ebook from world renowned origami artists, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander who have created entire storylines around characters Righty and Lefty and their adventures climbing mountains, going on boat rides, and hanging out with bunnies. Each story's end results in a finished piece of origami, like an elegant butterfly, a jumping frog or a flapping bird and allowing anyone to discover the magic in creating something beautiful out of a simple piece of paper. Through the mnemonic of storytelling, LaFosse and Alexander make origami paper folding easy for those with any level of skill and a whole lot of fun. The unique method of storytelling makes this a great origam-for-kids and an excellent way to learn orgami.
This origami ebook includes: Full color, 80-page origami book Clear step-by-step instruction and diagrams18 fun origami projectsDownloadable video files Story-gami is unlike any other origami ebook. Children will love acting out the stories in the book as the fold their new origami creations!
Origami projects include: Penguin Tulip Plant With Blossom Tabletop Racing Duck Fortune Cookie Box Kanji The Dog And many more…
The possibilities are endless! Thinking beyond the box, kids can make a puppet stage, sports car, propeller airplane, robot, tin man costume, moon suit, giant dragon, miniature golf game, musical box band, and much more. It all adds up to enjoying a fun day in an earth-friendly way—a creative, environmental lesson that kids will love!