Friday, August 10, 2012

Hello Friends,

Today I am posting a school layout of my boys,  Blake and Spencer.  Even though they are older, I still like to scrapbook their first day of school.  Instead of using bright primary colors in this layout, hunter green, dark reds and gold tones were used.  This paper is from the Bo Bunny Cambridge paper line.  I wanted to show how other colors can be used to create a school themed layout.  

I would like to encourage you to continue taking pictures as your children get older, even if they say that they don't want their picture taken.  It doesn't matter how old they get, your children still like to look back in their scrapbooks and read about the events and memories that have happened in their lives.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog!

Happy Scrappin!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hello My friends,

School began today for our household and wow what a flurry of events.  Now I can sit down with a cup of coffee and think about my next layout. 

Actually, it is laying on my scrap table right now.  It is designed to use up some of those old things that I know we all have stuck in the closet or in our storage.  Pull out the leftover alphabet stickers and any miscellaneous bling and lets get to work. 

First of all I took my son's school picture from last year. I know you have the same thing at your house.  Those school pictures that never make it to the wall and you just can't part with because your baby is growing up.  Well, now I have a layout just for THAT photo.

I worked up a very simple layout with the help of our friends and designers at Doodlebug.  I chose some not so girly paper as I was instructed "NO PINK".  I did manage to get in a little red into the details.  Next, use three coordinating papers (not too busy, just simple patterns) I created a 12x 1 1/2" border.  The other two patterns I cut one 6x7 and the other 6x5 to fit snuggle to the edge of the white background.  I placed the border over the two pieces and double matted my photo with the like patterns.

Grab those abc's and list the things about your little one or maybe big one that makes you smile and the things that even drive you crazy. 

I started with my son's name in the top and then a list of descriptive words:  Smart, thoughtful, kind, inquisitive, loud, spunky, playful, hilarious, spirited, sweet, feisty, stubborn, curious, inventor, builder, artist, star, helper, SEVEN, 1st grade.