It's the last weekend before the kids head back to school and the realization that we are officially finished with the elementary school years is starting to hit me. (gulp!) On Tuesday, Riely will board the bus for middle school rather than walking to our neighborhood elementary that we've attended (between her and Hayden) for the last 8 years. And I will likely spend the day looking through scrapbook albums, lamenting the crazy fast passing of those eight years. I can clearly remember her first day of kindergarten, so it couldn't have been that long ago! And while I'll likely get all weepy and sentimental, I'm also hoping I'll be inspired to finally tackle both kiddo's elementary school albums (and I am loving this simple format of CZ's albums and think it's just the ticket to get me going!)
In the meantime, I'll be perusing the pages I have completed, like this one of my girl at her spring dance recital. It's bright, colorful and full of energy - just like her!
S U P P L I E S :
I don't usually use photos larger than 4x6, but I loved this one so much I printed it larger (5x7) to use on this single-photo page. I surrounded the photo with flowers cut from white cardstock and filled the petals with various patterned papers in a single color palette. The papers are from the BasicGrey collection, Fresh Cut, and it's one I'm hoarding every last scrap of!
The title & journaling block are tucked into the space below the photo. To get the journaling block to flow around the title, I imported the electronic cut file for the word "bright" into my word processing program and then set up the text around it. I deleted the cut file before printing the journaling onto the kraft cardstock.
The cut files I used for the daisies are available as a free download (svg, dxf, & png formats) by clicking on the graphic below. Hope you'll be inspired to used them on your own bright and happy layout! (And if so, I'd love to see it!)
Have a great weekend and enjoy these last few weeks of summer, friends!