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#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. 


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. 


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. 



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


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


Christine Blain

Well done, you, on covering off several resolutions in one hit!! Sue, this is a lovely layout. I adore the quote, and it is very fitting.

Mae Collins

This is a great layout Sue and I am glad you scrapped a part of your school routine with your children as we often forget to capture these moments and just get the bigger events, like first day at school, graduation etc. I like how you used the frame on the DSP around your photo...makes me want to go check out that DSP more closely now! Thanks for joining in our Back to School Challenge at JAI this week.

Kim Badelt

A truly lovely layout Sue to remember a special family time. Love the quote I totally agree!!Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

Narelle Farrugia

Great page Sue and fantastic to have a page with those memories to look back on. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Jo Eades

Great page Sue and that quote is fantastic (and so true). Thanks for playing along at JAI this week.


This is a beautiful layout Sue. I love the addition of the book pics down the side and I really love the colours you have used! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Nikki Spencer

This is such a lovely layout Sue, l love how you have added the book pics at the bottom and the sweet quote.
Thanks for playing at JAI.

Chantell Randall

Fantastic - great idea to capture such a special moment. Chantell JAI

Kathryn Ruddick

Gorgeous! Love that paper, and the quote - and love that you already had photos to fit!

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