Friday, September 9, 2011

{first day}

This year I have an abundance of school pictures to scrap, what with a first grader, a kindergartner, and two Mom's Day Out attendees... not to mention I started teaching my own class at MDO! I wanted to start tackling those pics right away with the awesome Study Hall kit

My design for this page is super simple- I loved Diana's "Summer Fun 2011" layout for the Summer Review challenge, so I did my own spin on it. Instead of doing a row of banners/pennants along the bottom, I just created each rectangle to have a notch along the bottom. It's a little more subtle, but it still adds a unique punch to the page. 

To make sure that the little dude didn't get lost in the picture, I just quickly doodled around him in the shot with a white gel pen. I loved that this pic gave my perspective of him as I walked out on his first day. 

I  may be addicted to the new Amy Tan for American Crafts thickers. Oh my cute. I went ahead and grabbed a few more sets from the shop, and I loved the contrast these Kale ones gave to my page. 
 For a fun little embellishment, I cut out a pencil from the October Afternoon patterned paper and popped it up with some foam adhesive.


Debbi Tehrani said...

Such a cute page! Love how you added that penned circle to highlight your little one!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOONDESS! I love this LO--beautiful layers and clusters of elements! I love the banners and how you circled your little one in the bottom photo!! FAB JOB!

Gretchen said...

love this page Virg!