Bulletin Board For The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore


Our whole school community is reading The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore By William Joyce and participating in multi-age book discussions. Each family in the school was given a copy of the book to keep.


I wanted to share an interactive bulletin board based on the book. I designed the bulletin board and co-workers helped put it. A big thank you to them, since this is such a busy time of year!

Each staff member made a mini book based on their favorite book for Morris to fly away with. Inside the mini books are a photo of the staff member who chose the book and a brief explanation as to why the book was their favorite.

Book Display Based On The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Bulletin Board Based On The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.


One of Morris Lessmore’s mini books.

Mini Book

Each mini book has a photo of the staff member for whom the book was a favorite.

Mini book helping Morris Lessmore Fly Away

Staff members wrote why the book was a favorite inside.

The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Mr. Morris Lessmore holds the book strings.











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Stamped Art Journaling Page

I love color and just putting paint on a page. This page started that way and then stayed that way for a few weeks. Then I decided to just do it, and finish the page. I used some frame stamps Ranger to decorate the page. I added some extra details to some of the frames. I used paint to stamp my fingerprint inside most of the frames. I doodled a border around the edge of the page.

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Bryce Canyon National Park Art Journal Page

Art Journaling Metallic Paint Stamped Tissue Paper Acrylic Ink StampingOn this page, I wanted to pay tribute to Bryce Canyon National Park, which has a special place in my heart. I started with a background of blue paint. Then built up layers of brown, peach, metallic copper, and white to build the hoodoos of the park. I used acrylic ink to write the title and for the ink drops. I stamped a text border along the edge. Then stamped some tissue paper with a text stamp and used semi-gloss gel medium to apply it to the page.

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Art Journal Page With Halloween Gift Bag

Art Journaling Gel Medium

I made an art journal page with a Halloween gift bag. Since the bag had cute little bats on it, I made a page about how I feel about bats. I used gel medium to “glue” the cut outs from the gift bag into my journal.

I like bats, but NOT in my house. Luckily, I haven’t had any try to take up residence.

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An Addiction to Seasonal Paper Goods

Art Journaling Acrylic paint

I love seasonal paper goods; cups, plates, napkins. Halloween, Christmas, the Fourth of July, Autumn, Summer, Winter, Thanksgiving, Easter. Love. Love. Love.

So I made this art journaling page recording this addiction. I decoupaged a Halloween napkin onto to the page. Aren’t those little images on the napkin adorable?

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Scrapbook Page With Watermark Ink and Metallic Paint

Scrapbooking VersaMark Embossing Machine Stitching
This page started with the colors teal and copper. I was inspired by a photo on Pinterest. I usually don’t start a pages with a color scheme, but  a vision for this page wasn’t coming together for me. So I tried a different approach.

Inspiration Metallic

I started with a piece of teal cardstock and stamped it with VersaMark ink. VersaMark ink is an embossing ink, but it can also be used for watermark, tone-on-tone stamping. This technique works better with some colors than others so test a scrap or the backside first to see how it will work with your cardstock color. I used a polka dot stamp from Prima to add more interest to the cardstock.
Watermark ink Embossing
I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to frame the title and the photo. I love kraft cardstock in general, but I particularly love it on fall pages. When going through my fall themed papers, I found this older one from Bo Bunny. The colors worked perfectly with my page. It was on a sheet of printed border strips, the bottom of the strip was wavy, but the top edge was straight. I love the wavy look, so I cut the top edge wavy too. I think it adds a nice movement to the page, like the fall wind blowing gently through the trees.

I LOVE metallic paint, and one of my favorite colors is the metallic copper. The paint I used  was from Folk Art. I used a foam brush to apply the paint to the tree stamp. The tree stamp is a large foam stamp mounted on an acrylic sheet made be Prima.

I waited for the paint to dry and mounted the photo. I assembled the page. Then stamped the title word, Hayride, with VersaMark ink and applied copper embossing powder. Then I used my embossing pen to write, going on a, and applied black embossing powder. I LOVE my embossing pen.

Then I stamped embellishment circles and a journaling spot using three different ink colors for interest.

I finished off the whole page by adding some stitching. I used both zigzag and straight stitching. I kept it neat on the edges and flowing straight stitches on the border strip.
Scrapbooking Stamps Machine Stitching Heat Embossing


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Roasting Mashmallows A Scrapbook Page With Hand Stitching

Scrapbooking Layout Clean Simple Design Embossed Cardstock

For this scrapbook layout, I knew I wanted to have a center mat bordered on every side by a patterned paper, clean lines, rounded corners, and a hand stitched border. I chose a busy plaid from the “B side” of the old Mr. Campy line by Cosmo Cricket with a center mat of kraft cardstock.

scrapbooking patterned paper

I then knew where I wanted the photos and worked from there. I also wanted to use an old tag Bo Bunny’s  Roughin’ It line. The tag is acting as the title for the page. I decided it really needed to overlap other element to add interest instead of trimming it down to fit.

Ready Made Scapbook Title, Tags, Camping Layout

I wanted a paper for a block at the bottom. I needed it to have an element of interest, but I didn’t want to add another patterned paper. I decided on a piece of Core’dinations cardstock that matched the light green in the plaid paper. I LOVE the embossed Core’dinations cardstock. The embossed cardstock adds interest through texture, but won’t compete with patterned papers. Sometimes, I sand the embossed cardstock, which is a messy process, but I love the results. It becomes distressed with embossed areas revealing the inner core color. This time I just inked the cardstock to emphasize the embossing.

Scrapbooking Scrapbook Coredinations Core Dinations Sandable Katydid Cris Cross

I decided to cut the journaling block into two pieces rather than leave it whole under the title tag. I think this emphasized the tag. I also added some stickers from the Mr. Campy line to the journaling block and one to the embossed cardstock for embellishment. I also added some brown brads to the bottom corner, since it was looking a little bare. I think the brads help balance the layout.

Cardstock Stickers Camping S'Mpres Scrapbooking Scrapbook

I finished off the page by adding the hand stitched, embroidery floss border. I’m a slow stitcher, so this took a LONG time. BUT I love the results.Scrapbooking Embroidery Floss Hand Stitching Embossed Cardstock Core'dinations

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