Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to School

It's that time.

As I was looking at the pictures I took of my boys on their first day of school, I was struck by how they seemed to look the same as last year (uniforms don't help), but there was one thing different. Austin was grumpy. He didn't want to go to school. He apparently doesn't like school anymore. But I told him I was still going to use the pictures I took. And I did.

Here's a back to school layout for this year...



Please ignore that shadow! I had a hard time taking a picture of my layout, see those pencils are on a transparency that I built my layout on, so there is a reflection. Sorry about that.

The wonderful papers and embellishments are all from the "Off To School" collection from Fancy Pants Designs. I do believe it is the BEST school collection ever! :)

Just so you can see what I am talking about...


Here are some close up's:





Like I mentioned, that piece with the pencils is a transparency. I rotated it so they were on the side. I built my layout on the transparency without the bottom sheet (gray ruler/grid patterned paper) attached so that I could turn the transparency over and add adhesive under my papers and embellishments that were on top so you can's see any adhesive through the transparency to adhere to the gray piece of patterned paper. It also helped to adhere the transparency by adding the stitching.

And one other funny thing to share with you. Last night I was teasing Austin about his grumpy pictures and telling him I was going to scrap them, and he left me a message....



I love it! :)

Have a wonderful day! And thanks for stopping in! :)

6 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

Really cute! That paper is adorable!

Jill Sarginson said...

oh my goodness - I LOVE that layout!!!!!!!! awesome work!

Lynn said...

lol that's too funny. i hope he begins to enjoy it. i love the lo-totally adorable!

Casey Wright said...

Love this layout! That transparency is super fun! My little one will be starting preschool soon and so I'm hoping she steers more towards the happy side than the grumpy side :) have a feeling there will be both!

Sarah Webb said...

Fun page! Great stitching!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooooo CUTE! I loveeeeeeeeeee their photo and loving the title and the pencils!!! And I loveeeeeeee the little message he left for you! :):):):):):):):):):):)