Saturday, October 8, 2011

First Day

I was lucky this year to be in the Chicago area for my grandsons Jacob and Cole's first day of school.  I started first with scrapping Jacob's first day of 4th grade and soon will do a page on Cole and a page with both of them.  Jake was starting at a brand new school and was a bit nervous so I added some heartfelt journaling on the page for him.  He has since told me his new school is "good".

I used this great sketch from Frosted Designs:

I used Basic Grey's Oxford collection which I just love for older children's school pages and am entering it into their current weekly blog challenge which you can see HERE.

I  found a great new-to-me site.....Blog Quick Quotes and am entering it into their Friday Challenge #5 -- single photo challenge.

I am also entering it into Scrapbook Circle's "Get Wordy" challenge.  I made a new year's scrappy resolution last January to do more journaling on my layouts.  At first it was hard but it is coming much easier now and I think it makes the pages more meaningful.



  1. Oh Sandi, how very lucky you are to have been there for such a momentous day in your grandson's life...and what a lucky boy to have such an awesome grandma! Your page is stunning. I love the masculine papers and the journalling is just fabulous :0) Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs Ali x (Guest Designer for October)

  2. Oh I'm soooo glad you found us over at Quick Quotes and hope to see you lots more! I love your layout and so glad you had the chance to enjoy a first with your grandson. Love the papers and the masculine feel of the page, I always have such a hard time with masculine pages, those are a big challenge for me, lol! Thanks again for joining in at the Quick Quotes challenge!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa (QQ DT)

  3. ths is a great page, i love the clean style!! thanks for playing along with us!

    Adora (QQ DT)

  4. Great use of the sketch. Very mascule page. I love to see this "girly"sketches transform, and you this a great job. I love it.

    Thanks for joining us on Sketch Along Tuesdays @ Frosted Designs. XOXO

  5. What a great boy page! Nice use of the BG line- love the clean cut feel of this layout! Thanks for joining us again @ Frosted Designs for Sketch Along Tuesdays!!

  6. What a TERRIFIC boy page!!! I too love how "clean" it feels. Amazing that you took such a "girlie" looking sketch and totally used it but transformed it. Boy your blog title says....slightly off center, but I think you totally hit the mark with this layout! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Quick Quotes

    QQ DT

  7. Your layout is fantastic!!! Love the clean lines, and the cute school embellishments. You really rocked this sketch, the folded corner is a great touch!! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketch Along Tuesdays @ Frosted Designs!

  8. Love how you used this layout for a "guy" layout!! You did a fantastic job!! The papers are perfect!! Thanks for joining us over at Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday!! Hugs!!

  9. Love your first day of school photos. I'm digging the stripes & polka dots. I also love the addition of journaling to capture the memories.
    QQ Social Media Director

  10. More journaling is a great goal to have and I'm glad you're enjoying adding more to your pages :). Beautiful page! Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Circle!

  11. Thank you so much for "boy" layouts. I just don't see as many of those and this one is wonderful!


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