Wednesday, September 9, 2009

:LAYOUT: Welcome to Kindergarten

It's so hard to believe that Kaitlin is already a few weeks into her 1st grade year!

Looking back on this layout that I created about her starting Kindergarten a little over a year ago really has me eager to scrap the 1st day pictures from this year that I just had printed.
I created my own die-cut paper (on the right) by tracing another sheet and cutting it out by hand.

I chose the paper with the large, brightly-colored circles because it reminded me of the rug that the children are sitting on in the supporting photo and then outlined the letter stickers in black to help them stand out against the bold patterns.

The strips help to break up the journaling and allow the background to show through.

In mid-August, Kaitlin got to visit her new classroom for the coming year at Beadle Elementary. She would be in Mrs. Neu’s (on the right in the photo below) Kindergarten class and was excited to meet her. Mrs. Kunkle (on the left) would be her teacher for the first six weeks because Mrs. Neu would be taking maternity leave as she just had a new baby daughter. Kaitlin couldn’t wait to start out the year at her new school where she will finally be in the same place for awhile. She will attend Beadle through the 5th grade when it will be time to go to the Middle School.

Adhesive: Duck
Cardstock: Bazzil
Patterned Paper, Letter Stickers: Making Memories
Ink: Colorbox
Pen: Zig
Corner Rounder: Marvy
Deco Edge Trimmer: Fiskars
Fonts: Ali’s Writing, Cambria
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