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Sunday, September 5, 2010

charm them (like you charm me)

The Son's first day of school, back in 1998! all of these photos are sitting in a box, not organized, not sorted, all in the packs they come in when you get your prints developed at, say, WalMart. :)

when i saw the sketch challenge at Imaginisce, and noticed that they're having a "back to school" challenge in the Simon Says Stamp PCP group, i KNEW which papers i wanted to use, and i hoped like crazy they'd work with the colours in these photos.

SO! without further ado, The Son's first day (and do click 'em to enlarge!)

(that's my kid wavin', in the red and grey stripey trucks shirt - i HATE trying to get a good close-up of a photo!)

let's see...
Imaginisce wants to see at least 75% their products on your creation... the cardstock, all the patterned papers, the flowers, the sticker embellishment, the apple stamp, the banner (cut from another piece of cardstock), the button brads - all Imaginisce!

the alphas (Thickers), the images on the panels (Sassafras), the mats (The Paper Company), the twine, the pen and adhesives from my stash... those are the only things NOT Imaginisce on this page. patting myself on the back here for working primarily with ONE manufacturer (though different lines - B-Day Bash, Twitterpated, Teacher's Pet and Apple Cider), as that's not something i do, like, EVER!

oh, and here's the sketch:

(thanks Aida, loved working with this sketch!)

GO VISIT THE SIMON SAYS STAMP GROUP ON PCP! if you're not already a member, you really should join! the challenges are always fabulous, and there's lots of inspiration from the group members (crafty bunch, they are!)... and the PRIZES! yummeh! well, you know how generous Simon Says Stamp is when it comes to giving prizes away, right? yeah, this is no exception!

for the record, The Son is a SENIOR this year, and will be off to college this time next year. that's just nutso! yikes!

did you happen to grab the NEW FREEBIE at Some Odd Girl? oh my, you need to check it out! PERFECT for back to school!

i will be back tomorrow to kick off a new month of COLOR CHALLENGES at Design Dollies!


  1. Awesome LO! Gotta love those Sassafras frames, and the blue buttons~

  2. wow this is just such a stunning page!! Hugs Juls

  3. First off fabulous page. Secondly, I have the same packs of pictures from walmart. I will get them all organized one day, as God is my witness they will be scrapbooked! Or one day my grandchildren will do it for me, whatever, lol.

  4. What a great sketch and I love the way you have interpreted it. Its lovely! Jill x

  5. that is so cool! Absolutely love the sentiment you used!!

  6. well done on the job darl!! very proud of you :D *squishy hugs* and that page is awesome, i recently bought that apple stamp i thought it was really cute!! :) xo

  7. this layout is DARLING! way to make it yours!

  8. Isn't it a great feeling to finally get a LO done with pics that were being patient and waiting to be scrapped? :D And they must be glad you took so long since your LOs are beautiful! I love how you used the sketch!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  9. great take on this month's sketch!

  10. This is so cute I love the way that you matted them, it really makes the PP pop!!

  11. Very, very cute, Leah ... WELL DONE!!! Thanks for playing along ...

    Love, Tracy G


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