We've been in back to school mode the last week so in keeping with that theme here's another school inspired project. I've been wanting to make some sort of school years scrapbook album for Hannah and to start one for Jack, but hadn't quite come up with a plan. I got started this month using a Becky Higgins Project Life Kit and some of my Stampin' Up supplies. When I dug out the school photos I noticed I'd done Hannah's hair in 2 plaits (a la Heidi!) each year. Really highlighted how she's grown up.
It is a 12" x 12" album but I've got an 8 1/2" x 11" pocket in to start each section (one for each school year.) I've used the bigger school photo matted with Night of Navy or Early Espresso (or both) and popped onto a piece of DSP. I've used the lovely Mocha Morning Specialty paper for most, and the Grade 3 page uses one of the designs from Spice Cake DSP (Summer Mini.) The titles are cut using the Timeless Type alphabet sizzlits for the Big Shot. Such a handy addition to the stash for scrapbooking titles and I use it a lot for cards as well. (Hmmm and you get a free SaleABration item if you purchase this before the end of March.)
A couple of products I love to use with my alphabet are the Two Way Glue Pen and a pair of tweezers.
The tweezers make it easier to position the letters for the title I find .....
On the reverse of these pages I've put the class photo. Then I've got some divided pocket pages to slip in photos of school events. I saw a lovely idea on a blog (and can't find it now to link - will keep hunting!) where they included their favourite photo relating to their child for each month. Liked that idea too. I'm doing a big sort through various mountains of photos around the house now to get them into some sort of order and to find some school pics to add to the album.
While we're talking school, here's a pic of my newest school kid!
He is LOVING school. He told me yesterday, "The best thing in my whole entire life is being a school boy." Thought I'd share some snippets of 'school according to Jack'.
Highlight so far seems to be playing footy at recess. "The teachers keep taking the ball off us because they say we're playing too rough, but we're not mum, we're not." Ha ha.
Making friends: "I've made - counts on fingers - 8 friends and it is only the second day mum!"
The rules: "The rule is you sit on the floor with your legs crossed and you put your hands in your lap and if the teacher is talking you don't talk, NOT EVEN whispering or moving your lips."
If you're in back to school mode - hope the new term is off to a great start.