Monday, February 6, 2012

1st grade - layout

When my daughter was in elementary school getting pictures of her was a rare thing. Not that I didn't take a lot of pictures, I really did, but she would often end up opening the camera on accident and exposing the film. It sure makes me appreciate the digital age we live in today! I was cleaning out my filing cabinet and found some pictures in one of her school folders. I was so excited to see pictures from when she was in first grade that her teacher had taken through out the year and given to me. I just forgot I had them!

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression
Cricut Locker Talk cart
Cricut Preserves cart
Stampin Up Photo Corner Punch
K & Co. Wild Saffron
Creative Imaginations
Coredinations Cardstock
Various Cardstock
Inkessentials Enamel Accents
Colorbox Chalk Ink

The Creative Imaginations paper had red on one side and white on the other that was patterned like notebook paper. I thought it worked well with the theme and also allowed me to use a piece for the journaling.

The 1st grade cut is from Locker Talk. I think this is a must cart for anyone doing layouts of school age kids. I think it might be retired now, I'm not sure.

The apple is from the Preserves cartridge. It didn't have a shadow layer so it was difficult for me to use it *okie so loves her shadow layers* but I thought it would work good with the layout. Instead of just leaving the apple seed area green I used the Inkessentials Enamel Accents in black to emphasize the seeds. I think it worked great.

I have a few more pictures that I am looking forward to scrap that I found in the little stack of pictures. Anytime I get upset with my daughter I can always go back and look at layouts of her when she was a child and the anger I am feeling subsides quickly because I remember that precious little girl she was and how I learned that my heart could feel like it was going to burst with love when I would see her and hold her.


  1. What a sweet, little face! I love that apple!

  2. What a CUTE picture! I LOVE the Layout! :o)

  3. Oh sweet your daughter looks. Love the LO too!

  4. aawwww how cute