Monday, October 24, 2011

School pages

Hollie started prep this year. I still don't know how I ended up with a school kid. I know everyone says it but where did all the time go. She is the youngest in the school being born on the 29th June. Our School in take is 1st July to 30th June with the preppies needing to be 5 or turning 5 in their first 6 months. She just looked so small. Still a baby face. Now she's a reader, writer, counter and expert colourer.

This first layout is of Hollie's first Principal's award. She didn't want to have her photo taken but I had to have one. Of course I didn't attend the parade the week she got the certificate. Every other week. Lisa must have been sleeping that day. :( 

 I used Kaisercraft papers for this layout. I really liked working with this range. The colours are so bright and work so well with younger years at school. The paper pad was excellent. Great little journaling blocks, die cuts and borders in there.

This following layout is Hollie's first day of school. She was so excited. Of course. I mainly used core'dinations on this layout, ran little squares through my cuttlebug and rounded the corners. The other paper used was Scenic Routes. Very old papers there but perfect for her school colours.

2 punched circles to make the apple and a leaf punch. Pretty cute I thought. I'd been trying to find some apple embellishments but there weren't any at my LSS. I think this is a better alternative anyway.

Don't you just love the cuttlebug? I find I use it so often. I love the embossed effect. I also use it frequently with my spellbinders. Gosh I love them. I think I could buy every die they make. 

What about you? What's your favourite thing about a cuttlebug?


  1. I use my Cuttlebug mostly for cards. I really need to start using it in layouts too. Congratulations on your sweet daughter getting the Principal award.:-) They grow up way too fast. Nice layouts! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the blocked layout with all the little embellishments! So cute!

  3. The detail in these layouts is awesome. It's all in the details, right?

  4. Love how you outlined so many elements on your layouts. Such an easy way to make things pop!

  5. very cute layouts! the embossing really does add something special to paper projects!

  6. Cute pages! Like the texture on some of the blocks.

  7. Great sweet!! Congrats on the Principal's award!!

  8. Great layouts. The colours are perfect for a young school child. Adore that little blackboard in your second layout too. Becky x

  9. Super cute layouts! :)
    My birthday is June 29th, too.
    So I was one of the youngest.
    Here the cut off is July 31st and my daughter's birthday is July 31st. So she is just making the cut off, too :)


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