Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First and Last Day of School

Trevor started 1st grade last week.  Here he is, ready for his first day.


I haven't done a lot of scrapping while Trevor has been on summer break, so while he was at school, I tackled some of the pictures that have been piling up.  Perhaps because school was on my mind, I made this layout with pictures from his first and last day of kindergarten.

 
I used my own Sketch #5, which I drew while I was sitting at the shore of Lake Alpine on July 4th.  



I'd imagined the layout being very simple (like the sketch). But as I added my long title, the dates the pictures were taken, and lots of journaling, the layout had a bit more going on than I'd originally intended.  I also shrunk the size of the circles to match the punch sizes I own.  I think I might try another layout using the same sketch to see if I can keep the simplicity of the sketch and use the larger circle sizes.

8 comments:

  1. I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love the comparison photos and the circles!! I can't wait to do a lo like this for Brookie at the end of this year!!!!

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  2. Very cute! :) Great idea for a then/now layout!

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  3. Oh that Trevor couldn't be cuter. I love the way you do first and last day of school photos. I must remember that! Great page and sketch. I love the circle elements. I must remember to use circles more.

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  4. He is so stinkin' cute! I love that you used solid kraft paper for the circles on the kraft background. They still manage to stand out. Neat!

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  5. I LOVE LO's like this but they make me wish that my 32 year old daughter was little again. He is adorble and I would NEVER have thought to take first and last day of school. I'm going to copy your brilliant idea and take a first and last day of vacation. HUGS

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  6. What a fun post. That layout is so cute and he is so adorable with that BIG smile :) We are STILL waiting for school to start and it doesn't until Sept 6th. Isn't that crazy?!

    Hey, Thanks for stopping by my blog. That was super sweet of you.

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  7. Awwwww....soooo cute! I love your layout. It's not busy at all....those circles are a great design element.

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  8. So awesome, Cindy!!!!! I love how you make your own sketches and use them!!!!! This is is great! Your photos and journaling are wonderful, my friend!

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