Saturday, September 17, 2011

Back to School

Hey everybody, Barb here. With school back in session, many of us with school-age children, may be able to carve out a block of time to get some serious scrapping done and that is super exciting to me! I always take a first day of school picture of my girls. I like how fresh and hopeful they look, I like the excitement on their faces and the anxious gleam in their eyes. Putting together a ‘first day’ page can be really fun and easy. I let my girls choose the photo they want showcased, that way I know they’ll appreciate it later, and then I choose my supplies. I try to keep my pages age-appropriate, as well. Since this daughter is in high school now, I used subtle hints of school…lined paper in the title area and small embellishments around the journaling.

First Day of 9th Grade by Barbara Walker. Supplies- template-Shabby Princess; Digital Kits:Hop Scotch, Hop Scotch School Additions, Barefoot-Shabby Princess

Many digital scrapping sites offer school-themed kits. Browse thru your favorite site and see what they have to offer. Or visit your local scrap book store and take a look at their school selections. I know some stores stock paper, card stock and embellishments that coordinate with the local schools', theme and could make an entire album of your students’ school times, what a keepsake that would be! No matter the type of scrapping you choose, just grab some photos, create a page or two and share them with us in SOC gallery. We love looking at your artwork!

Need of some inspiration? Download your FREE copy of E:spire, and take a look at the wonderful school-themed layouts on page 35.

Now go on...then go create something beautiful!


  1. Love her blue braids to match her Tee, great post & hope her 1st year is High School is great!

  2. You're right -- such a gleam in her eye! I love that this template doesn't take away from the fabulous photo of your daughter. She's a cutie and I know she'll treasure these layouts (and memories) for years to come.

  3. I love how this page highlights the photo. She looks so happy and excited. So nice to see on the first day of school!



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