I got the idea for this after getting all the back to school items out to label and my children walked through and said 'Look at all this stuff!' and started looking at it. So what did I do? Grabbed my camera and my stepstool and took photos of course! For this page I used Pink Paislee Cupid Bullseye paper. I distressed it and lightly inked the edges. I used a piece of Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine Hop Scotch paper for the edging and covered the join with thick black ric rac .The house, tree and fence are die cuts using Quickutz dies and cut from thin chipboard. If you like these then Tracy has some Buzz and Bloom you can use to do this: the chipboard set it a border but hey, why not chop it up and you are left with loads of wonderful and useful chip shapes!!! I painted mine with acrylic paints then finished them off with inking and Tim Holtz crackle accents (coming in store soon - very soon!!!). I added the ABC book charm for whimsy. The title is AC Thickers Jewelry Box, and the journalling is Carolee's Creations Adorn It Tiny Black Letters. I ripped a page out of a note book, ripped it, glimmermisted it and stuck the letters on. And here's the close ups...
My next page was simply 2010 because it was the usual first day of school pic that we all seem to snap.
I used Cosmo Cricket papers for this one - Hello Sunshine Hop Scotch, and Get Happy Pop. I used rainbow grosgrain to hide the join. The title is from die cut numbers and Carolee's Creations Word Play stickers - tiny worn retro. The little book was really simple - a rectangle of coloured paper, 2 smaller rectangles of white paper, fold them in half and staple along the fold et voila! A book. I have a bit of a bling obsession going at the moment so I took some red rhinestones and green rhinestones, traced a circle shape, dotted where I wanted them to go then glued them on in a rainbow look. The butterfly is a chipboard butterfly that has been coated with Tim Holtz crackle paint (antique linen). These paints are so awesome and easy! The messier you paint the better the crackle, so goop it on girls! I added a lovely red scroll felt heart that I had left over from my V-day layouts and it was the perfect place to hang the ABC book charm. The large bright flowers are easy peasy handmade flowers...look HERE for the link to the Pink Paislee blog tutorial that the lovely Tracy posted. I added a bit of kindyglitz for a bit of zing.
yibbida yibbida, that's all folks! (for now)