Friday, August 5, 2011

School Days (Quick Quotes # challenge)

Ordering Nolan's very first school pics was a bittersweet moment for me. He is growing up way too fast. These are his Spring school pics (I need to make room for the new ones coming soon).  On these layouts I wanted to document some of the milestones & favorites of the 2010-2011 school year.  On the second part of the layout I included his "TOP 5" - top 5 favorite things & top 5 things he learned.

Using the new 'Savvy Davvy' Quick Quotes papers

Tips/techniques on these layouts: To create the textured stars I first cut out star shapes (tracing the green edges in pen so it would pop) then I ran it through my Fiskars crimper. For the borders around the pictures I used chipboard shapes from Technique Tuesday and traced the shape onto coordinating paper. I covered a plastic slide in coordinating paper and stamped his age inside. The childhood quote & chipboard tag that it's attached to is from QQ. On the second page I documented his top 5 things he learned and top 5 favorite things. I trimmed down a paper to 8.5 x 11 and ran it through my regular printer. The title "top 5" was embossed with red powder. And of course you can't forget that I inked just about 'everything' in QQ powderpuff inks in Maraschino Cherry or Tahiti.

DETAIL SHOT of the crimped stars:

To check out the Quick Quotes Friday Challenge click HERE.



  1. he is adorable!!! awesome pages Lisa!

  2. Oh this is so cute, I love that crimped star too!

  3. a great layout..very fun. I am getting ready for my daughters kindergardin year to start..I so understand how you feel.

  4. What a great layout! I love how playful it all is! Very nice texture throughout! Beautiful job!

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  5. What great layouts Lisa, I have to agree, they grow up WAY to fast! And thanks for reminding me about that chrimper, I always loved that thing and haven't used it in forever, now if I can only remember where it's stored so I can use it again, lol!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  6. oh my gosh! I love this! its one to treasure for sure.