Saturday, 8 September 2012

Scrapbook page - Back to School

Good morning!
 
I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  The weather here has been great this week -
just typical back to school weather!
 
Our scrap map challenge at Creative Craft World was postponed for a week, due to the birthday blog hop we had.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part and thank you too for all the comments on my blog.
I loved reading them :) I'd like to say a  big 'hello' to my new followers too, not just from the blog hop but to those of you who signed up during the summer months too!
 
Well, today we have a fabulous sketch from Sue and it would be wonderful
if you could join us in the scrapbook challenge this month.
The winner is chosen by the DT and gets a fab prize, a generous discount in the shop and a GDT spot for the next challenge!
 
This is my take on the scrap map.
 
Regular readers of my blog will have seen this photo before... I posted it on the children's first day back at school.  How difficult is it to get two children to look at the camera at the same time?
I took lots of photos and I still didn't manage it.....  lol
I made a little mini book for more photos and hidden journaling and tied it closed with twine and a little owl charm.
 

 
 The patterned papers are DCWV 'school days' I think and I've had them for ages.
For the 'chalkboard' I cut a 10" square from pepper bazzill swiss dot paper and distressed the edges.
Then I dabbed along the edges and swiped across the front of the card with a white paint dabber.
Using Elzybells white pigment ink I stamped TPC Studio 'teacher' stamps all over the black card (stamping off on scrap card first) to make it appear 'chalked'.
 

This is the inside of the wee book and it has individual photos of each child and a little bit of journaling. (some of the details I've kept private)
 

 The large WRMK brads were a real bargain I got ages ago but I always knew they'd come in handy some day!
 
 
The title was cut from a sheet of matching paper and I created a string line across the chalkboard and attached the card card to it with a patterned peg from Making Memories.
 

You'll find the scrap map for Creative Craft World here.
I hope it inspires you to take part in the challenge.
 
Thanks for popping in today
and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Take care
Sarah xx
 
I'd like to enter this in MIM linky party.

 

10 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Sarah. I love the photos and your attention to detail is fabulous

I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Love your page Sarah,great layout and fab photo.xxx

Victoria said...

A truly stunning layout, full of happy memories!

cathi139 said...

What a stunning project, it is beautiful. Love all the details
Cathi

susibee said...

A great idea for showing all the other pics . Lovely page.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Lisa M said...

How cute is this!! I love your LO here and you've included a mini book/card with photos, that's adorable!! You've absolutely captured the perfect memory here on your page. They look adorable in their school uniforms and ALL of your embellishments are just perfect. Nicely done. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

Mini said...

Wow and wow! I just love your page, Sarah.
Sue x

Vicky Hayes said...

Just look at your babies Sarah, all so smart! Send my love won't you and I hope they're enjoying being back at school. What a fabulous page - I especially like the way the photo opens up into the little booklet. Vicky x

mara said...

I am so inspired! I am now going to follow your blog, love it, such creativity! I live in Greece and look forward to more of your awesomeness.