Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to school + Great supplies

I cannot believe that our little guy is half way through Grade one already! It has been a trying time for us all... but he loves school, is academically really bright (thankfully) and is learning at such a pace I can hardly keep up. Who knew there was such a thing as a Planctivore or that ice floats so that the ocean doesn't completely freeze killing the sea creatures that live there? Yes clever boy but sitting still in class just doesn't compute with him. Ehem! drives his teacher stir crazy actually....typical boy right!! haha! and so we power on.

I made this page to remember the first week of Grade 1. He LOVES his school uniform, school bag, school classroom, school desk, new shiny crayon box, a box of x20 HB pencils (which are at the top of his ULTRA_COOL list). I wanted to remember the positive & the negative moments and encourage him at the same time. Being little is not easy.

This page was made using the fabulous Schoolhouse products from the ever generous October Afternoon & Studio Calico.

I used the Chip 'n Stick and Tin Pins accents to create this cute 'school' themed banner.

The wood veneer star from Studio Calico was a perfect match for my title.

Using a piece of shaped cardstock, I used Sunshine Mr Huey for a mist border and do you see see that adorable mini apple & cute numerals? It is part of the Clear stamps that came with this collection.

Oh talking about school...have you seen that the September issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine is out?
In this issue you will find an online article about using creating back-to-school pages in 45minutes or less... read more here:as well as super journaling solutions by Amber Ellis read more here: With the downloadable prompts, quotes, and titles below to help jump-start your journaling.

It is a bumper issue & worth buying... see here:Anyway...I am glad you stopped by...have a rockin' Wednesday!


  1. What a great school layout Kim!!! That October Afternoon range is absolutely lovely, I always battle with product for this kind of page. So glad to hear that the new CK mag is out, I will be waiting with anticipation. Keep well, are you bracing for the 2 cold fronts coming up? :)

  2. Great Layout!!! Love the stuff that you used!

  3. Love this page! And these products!! :) super cute stuff!!

  4. Wow1 Love this LO! All the bright colors and I love that you have written a lot of journaling!


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