Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Today is the first day of school. Although I had to work today, I am so very lucky as my "daughter-in-law" emailed me pictures at work of the boys on their way to the bus. It put a huge smile of my face!!!

I came right home and made this layout....

Aren't they just adorable???

Here are some closeups.....

I used Fancy Pants - Off to School paper line and embellies. The brads are American Crafts - Elements and the eyelets are Recollections.

I used the sketch from The Memory Nest - Make It Monday #24 for my layout.

I was also inspired by Use Your Stuff Challenge #151 to use brads;
and Catherine & Cathy Create Challenge CCC #043 to use primary colours;
and Pat's Challenge at Sketches 4 All September Challenge - Back to School;
and the color challenge at Color Me Scrappy #69 and the twist to use lined paper;

and S.W.A.T. Drill # 39 to use primary colours.

The boys called when I got home from work to report that they both had a wonderful first day of school. It was so wonderful to hear their excitement!! I hope everyone's little ones had such fabulous days!

Stay crafty!


  1. fantastic layout Sandi and such a great photo of your grandsons!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!

  2. What a lovely picture of your grand babies...this picture put a smile on my face too!!!

  3. Firstly, yes! So adorable! Secondly, what an awesome page! !! Great details & patterned paper! Thanx for joining us at CMS! :)

  4. Lovely layout with a lot of details ! Thanks you for playing at CMS !

  5. Great layout. I love all the patterned paper and the layers.

  6. great job on the color combo! love that paper! :) Thanks for playing along with Color Me Scrappy! :)

  7. Very fun love back to school pictures. Thanks for joining us at the Memory Nest.

  8. Great layout! Thanks for sharing with us over at SWAT!

  9. I really like how you did that twine on that journaling card. Great texture! Hearts from the MN!

  10. Those are some adorable grins!
    Thanks for linking up with SWAT

  11. Sandy, this page is amazing and you surely did not waste any time! Love the papers and yes those boys are adorable!!! Thanks for playing along with tMN!!