This has been a big year for me as a mom. My youngest started school. Real school. Kindergarten. We made the decision to make her wait an extra year last year so she would be the oldest in her class instead of the youngest, which was the right thing to do, but I think it made it even harder on me. Because I had her home with me (except for half day preschool) longer. She is of course thriving, but I am still amazed everyday that she is big enough to walk into that school with out me, that she can carry her lunch tray all by herself and that her huge backpack doesn't swallow her.
Here she is on the first day of school, barely letting me take a zillion pictures of this big day.
An easy way to create a layout is to use a grid as the base. The paper squares on mine are 2.5 inches. I do not try to have them all line up perfectly so it takes a lot of the pressure off. Then you have little boxes to embellish with all the fun stuff in the line.
She is really into owls right now so those were a MUST on this layout. I love all the bits and pieces of school stuff in the Makin' the Grade line. The papers are so authentically school too. Some, like this reminding me of the old green chalkboards and clapping erasers at recess.
Makin' the Grade Supplies used:
MG-101 Alpha Block
MG-110 Brown Bag
MG-102 New Notebook
MG-103 School Bands
MG-105 Cut Here
MG-304 6x6 Paper Pad
MG-195 Dimensional Stickers
MG-167 Cork Stickers
MG-220 Fabric Favorites
MG-140 Cardstock Stickers Fresh Verse
MG-230 Clear Cut Shapes
MG-279 Chipboard Shapes
MG-277 Stick Pins
MG-1100 Tear Out Tickets
Please visit Corrie's blog You, Me & Crazy for more of her wonderful ideas.
Almost to the weekend.