Tuesday, July 17, 2012

First Day of School scrapbook layout

I don't really know why I picked these photos to scrap for this week's ColourQ challenge. I think it might be, at this point mid-summer, I start to LONG for the First Day of School to arrive! ;) The kids are fighting, it's so hot, we have been to the pool/gone to the movies/seen the zoo/gotten together with friends, etc. more times than I can count. And, I miss my blog! There is just SO little time for projects and blogging in the summer months.... usually the only time I can find is after the household has gone to bed, and then I have to sacrifice my precious sleep! Trust me, it's a cruel choice to make.... sleep or crafting? Since both are as dear to me as the air I breathe! ;) heehee.... well, anyway, here's the cool, modern palette for this weeks ColourQ. Love it!
I have really preferred using sketches to scrapbook with lately. Keeps my pages from getting boring, that's for sure. I had pinned this sketch to my Pinterest Inspiration Board, and that's what I used for the LH page in my spread.
Sketch - May Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit featuring Echo Park This and That Charming - Jenny Evans

Here's my pages.....

I wanted to use those old cork letters on this page SO bad, I actually had to fashion the "H" from some other letters! Do you see the seam? That's a great way to get the most out of your letter stickers. Can't tell you how many letters I've "built" through the years from necessity! ;)

I used some buttons where the little dots are on the sketch, found some sticker photo corners for that element. I used my old-school labelmaker for the journaling.

On the RH page, I simply taped down my photos, and created a border strip with some DPs in the right colors. A quick companion page.

Well, I hope you will come play at the ColourQ this week! What might you do with these colors! Pop back in on Thursday, I've got a cute card scheduled to go live then. 

Big hugs!


supply list: papers: DCWV, SU!, MME; letters: JoAnn, Authentique, K&Company, October Afternon; corner stickers: unknown and OA; stickers: Jolee's Boutique; brads: SU!; buttons: SU!, pebbles, MME, and unknown; metal number tag: Tim Holtz; punch: EK Success; washi tape; Martha Dtewart Crafts and K&Company; label maker: Dymo 

DUST IT OFF!: Those red flocked photo corners and "pals" stickers are ancient.... 8-10 years old at least! 


Lynn said...

My boys are in summer religious ed (2 weeks from 8 until 1:30...) which gives Pat a break...but they aren't happy little campers. It makes it much easier to not go during the school year.

Love your layout...and the letter recreation is right up my alley. His smiling face makes me smile!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

wonderful layout, that playground paper is awesome!

Marlena M. said...

LOL, you are so funny Noelle~I hear ya about being so busy! I don't know why we are too, we just ARE! I love your son's BIG toothy grin and your gorgeous scrapbook page. I never thought of building up a letter...I've only flipped a "W" to an "M". I thought THAT was brilliant. LOL~you're smarter! ;)