Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Last Day of School

I'm trying to get back to my scrapbooking as often as I can. This is the last day of school for both of my girls in 2005! Geez, I'm so far behind!


I love taking photos on the last day of school too, because my girls change so much during the course of the school year.


For my oldest daughter, this was also her last day of school in the elementary school. The following year she would be attending the intermediate school. In our town, the schools are divided with the elementary school for Kindergarten through 3rd grade, an intermediate school for grades 4 and 5, and a junior high for grades 6 through 8. She had just completed grade 3, and she was going to be in a new school the following year.


Because she was going on to a new school, we drove back to the school to get photos in front of the school. My girls look so tiny in the doorway! It also meant that my youngest was going to "rule the school" the following year since she had just finished 2nd grade and she would be in the upper grade the next year! On this second page, I used my Lisa Bearnson Kit of the Month foam stamps to stamp the date and the word "smile". The small tags are Making Memories, and they say, "Summer Break" and "girls just want to have fun".

Here's a close up of the tag and library pocket. I used Daisy D's papers and punch outs on this two-page layout. I love the tag, the library pocket, and the library card. The ruler ribbon I bought at a garage sale, the "awesome" chipboard piece and the "play" red office clip is Lil' Davis.

Hopefully I'll get to another layout today. I'm not spending too much time on them, because I'm in "catch up" mode right now. Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments :

Clare said...

What great pages, a really nice way to record important stages in your childrens' lives. I must do some school themed pages for my 2, I think I need to do some catching up too!

Mistylynn said...

Hi! These are great. You know what would be cool is a first day/last day comparison page. I need to do that this year. Thanks for this inspiration.
Misty

EllePiggo said...

Fab pages - you're way ahead of me...I'm several years behind!! LOL.
Vanessa.

Andrea, said...

Wonderful layouts, I have yet to start scrapping properly

malieta said...

You did a fantastic job with this layout Carol! I love everything about it!
malieta:)

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Well done getting back into some scrapbooking. I too am SO far behind! Since I started my store I only seem to have time to make cards! Even at our girly scrapbook night I make cards! Your pages are great! That ruler ribbon is fantastic!

Ana Baird said...

Great pages! Love the tags and letters on them!

scrappermimi said...

They look great! I will never be caught up, ugh! But will have fun trying! LOL!

Rising Rainbow said...

You are behind. At first I thought I read it wrong and then I realized. LOL I can totally relate.

Flossie's Follies said...

These pages are great, love the paper and that ruler ribbon and layout,everything is great.

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG CAROL! JUST AWESOME NEW PAGES! THAT MEASURING TAPE RIBBON IS PERFECT FOR THE LO,LOVE THE TAG & JOURNALING JUST FANTASTIC!

Fe-Fe said...

They grow up so fast don't they!! Great pages though and a lovely way to remember all those special moments.

scrapnnMO said...

You and I are so alike. I do this to! They grow so much in a school year! Gosh! This is a ROCKIN good double spread! Love the yummy papers! TFS!

My Paper World said...

Great photos! and I LOVE the tag and the fab library pocket!

Bonnie said...

Oh, these are so cool! I would be bawling like a baby doing these - !! so awesome you are doing them!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Carol, these are terrific! They grow up so fast! Love the library pocket! Great way to display report cards!

~Michelle~ said...

fun layout....love all the elements and the color schemes.

Chris said...

Wow!! fabulous layout and loved seeing all the detail. Fab colour sceme too :D