Monday, July 12, 2010


UPDATE:   Well, I never got Alex to cooperate with telling me in his own words about pre-school so I finally gave up and finished off the page with just a list of the class, a close-up shot of Alex, and a header. The header is inspired by the current challenge at Club CK which was to create a banner. For the first section of the banner, I cut a square from the patterned paper ("S") and then cut triangles from some scrap. I didn't have any red alpha stickers so I used my Copic markers to colour white stickers.

ORIGINAL POST:   Alex "graduated" from pre-school last week. I have a hard time taking this seriously but he & his classmates certainly did look adorable in their best outfits & cardboard caps. Alex was just beaming with pride! After seeing the ceremony (and I use that word with much amusement) I felt motivated to scrapbook the class photo.

The journaling isn't complete as I want to add Alex's actual memories of pre-school and he isn't willing to cooperate yet. As well, I find myself unable to remember most of the kids' names (one of the down-sides of having his sitter drop him off). I will add the names and Alex's journalling to the lined paper at the bottom. The page itself was quite simple to make. I matted the photo in red and then matted half of it in cream (I cut away the cream on the bottom edges so that it wouldn't blend in with the cream lined paper). The embellishments are cut from some of the spare "Teacher's Pet" paper and then adhered with pop-dots. I'm going to do my best to get Alex to write some of his memories down himself so that I can have his actually handwriting on the page.

  • Imaginisce "Teacher's Pet" patterned paper (lined, school-themed squares)

  • October Afternoon "Night Light: Jack" patterned paper (red w. stars & circles)

  • Bazzil cardstock

  • The Pink Elephant Challenge sketch


  1. Gorgeous page hun, fab LO & wot a sweet little picture love it!!
    thanks for joining us this week at 'The Crazy'
    hugs shell xx

  2. Hi Shelley this is one fabulous LO what a great picture this is great work thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSCC this week.
    Lorraine x

  3. Wonderful layout and a lovely picture. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Hope to see you again next challenge.
    Suzi x

  4. Lovely picture and layout. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.

  5. Way to be on top of scrapping this special day! I have to kiddie grad cards on my counter - 2 weeks late to deliver. Oops. Thanks for playing at OSCC with us.