Wednesday, May 18, 2016

1st Day of School Layout

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.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Die - Cheery Lynn Designs, Doily - Michaels, Flowers - The Kreative Korner, I Am Roses, Michaels, Embellishments - Tim Holtz, Authentique, Other - Mini Kraft Bag, Tulle

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your week.