Good morning fellow crafters! Today's page is one that I made for The Nifty Pixel. I've used one of these fabulous sketches from the 'Passport to the World' collection to document my son's first day of school. Well technically, it's a hybrid version of school. He's only 3 so he's in a 'Preppers' class where they're pretty much 'preparing' him for pre-school--hence the name 'Preppers'. He started just this past January & as you can see from this photo...he was ready! No tears, no pouting, no crying or tantrums. He was actually the opposite, very excited about starting something new in his life. :-) Now almost 5 months later, he's thoroughly enjoying it, loves to learn & has made lots of new little friends.
Papers used for this layout is the 'Studious' collection by Authentique. It's a school themed paper which went along perfectly with my son's first day of school photo.
You can find more details about these sketches & on how to purchase these digital templates on The Nifty Pixel blog here.
As is customary with my pages, I've given many of my embellishments a bit of dimension by adhering them with pop dots or dimensional foam tape.
The floral cluster is a combination of mulberry paper, fabric & burlap flowers. I enjoy using burlap flowers on masculine pages. It's a way to incorporate flowers on a masculine themed project without making it too 'girly'. It also helps to tone down a page. I may still sneak in a more feminine flower here n' there--but the burlap flower helps keep the 'rustic' theme that I'm looking for.
I've written my journaling/thoughts onto this tag which I've stored into this mini kraft bag.
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your week.