Today I was planning to share my latest contribution to the Two Peas Garden, a layout about my kids heading back to school this fall. Which is kind of ironic considering that I awoke to the news that our school district is closed today, due to the crazy amounts of rain we've gotten in the last 24 hours that are causing flooding and road closures. It's a welcome change from the unseasonable heat we've been experiencing, so we're settling in for a day at home listening to the rain on the roof and trying not to float away!
So onto my share...I really love scrapping back to school pages, mostly because they provide physical evidence of the growth and changes in my kids year to year. I usually do a separate page for each kiddo's album, but on this layout, I included a photo of both on their first morning back to school.
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I lined up the photos with a card from this month's Hello Forever printables, which also holds my title. (Side note: be sure and check out the cut files and other printables available until September 30 in the Two Peas shop!) Under the photos, I had so much fun stringing pennants, tickets, stickers and various embellishments from a twine "clothesline" to create a colorful and textural banner.
I started with the flattest paper elements first and layered the more dimensional items on top of those. This a great way to put a dent in your embellishment stash and use up those random single pieces.
And now onto even more fun stuff - a little giveaway!
I've pulled together a little collection of goodies to send off to someone: some kraft numbers and mini envelopes from Maya Road, a set of Jenni Bowlin Studio alterable alphas, two die cut cards from Fancy Pants, a Jillibean Soup stamp set, a red polka dot vellum bag, a post-it pad and some metal flair and arrow paper clips!
If you'd like to be entered to win these goodies, just leave me a comment below (and be sure to leave a contact email if you're not signed into Typepad!) I'll pick a winner on Monday, September 15 and announce them below.
Hope that your Thursday is terrific!
Congrats to commenter #3, Jennifer Cowan who was the randomly selected winner of the goodie collection! Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and be sure and look for a new giveaway this Thursday!