Challenge Entries

#JAI 104: Back To School

One of my gazillion resolutions for this year is to enter some of the terrific challenges that are around so kicking off today with the Just Add Ink challenge #104:  Back To School Theme.   

Back to school means back into the routine of readers.  I've gotten back into the habit of having a bit of quiet time on the couch with the kids before bed with a pile of books too.

I came across a quote as part of a scrapbooking course I'm doing and knew straight away I wanted to do a layout with it.  Dug through my photo files on the weekend to find pics of the kids and I reading together and set to work. 

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I've used lots of the designs from a pack of the Beau Chateau DSP, along with the big circle die and some punches.  Another resolution is to use more of my stash of patterned paper this year.  I have rather a habit of  'saving' it. 

Here's a closer look at the Emilie Buchwald quote:  Children become readers on the laps of their parents. 

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Timeless Type alphabet for the letters, with some Soft Suede sponging so they'd show up better.  The lined pieces of paper I've punched to write the rest of the quote on are from the Beau Chateau pack as well.  Handy for journalling!

Included some pics of some of our favourite books and our loungeroom book basket. 

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I loved this frame from the DSP so kept it showing behind my focal photo.  Love those soft blue scroll/flourish images too. 

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I've been doing a bit of digital scrapbooking lately and it was lovely to sit down and do a paper one - isn't it just so nice to play around with all the different designs of paper and different shapes. 

Yay, now I can tick off a few of my resolutions - to enter a challenge, to do some more scrapbooking of things that are important to me like our love of books, and to use more of my papers.   

Happy stamping, and happy scrapbooking, (and happy New Year's Resolutioning!)

Cheers, Sue