Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Close To My Heart Autumn Album Retreat -- Hello Layout

The First Day of School.

It was Nathan's first day of 2nd Grade and Morgan's first day of Kindergarten.

Morgan had been looking forward to going to "Nathan's School" all summer.

I kept telling her not to wish her summer away because it would be over before she knew it.

She was SUPER EXCITED for the first day.

She picked out her first day outfit weeks before school even started.

She was so brave and never once looked scared or wanted us to come in.

She gave us a hug and kiss and a wave over her shoulder and in to the school she went.

They both had a great first day and love going.

I'm sure that will change as they get older, but for now it brings a smile to my face.

This layout totally reminded me of the Project Life style of scrapbooking.

It is actually made using the calendar key on the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.

Tips & Techniques for This Layout: 
* Use the calendar photo mat as a full page overlay
* Create unique journaling spots using Cricut cuts
* Cut same title or shape in multiple sizes to create visual interest
* Scale down borders to use as accents
* Match stamp sets with Cricut cuts for perfect cut-and-stamp combinations
* Create your own washi tape with stamped backgrounds on trimmed cardstock
* Layer background stamps, Cricut shapes, popped stamp sentiments, and washi tape to create trendy layered focal points

Close To My Heart Products Used in This Layout:
 Artbooking Cricut Collection (Z1906) -- $99.00
Sarita Paper Pack (X7171B) -- $9.95
One-Way Borders (C1561) -- $13.95
All the Details Stamp Set (D1555) -- $17.95
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151) -- $5.95
Sanding Kit (Z1294) -- $3.50
Aqua Dots (Z1853) -- $3.95
Sparkles Clear Assortment (Z1752) -- $2.95
Base & Bling Word Accents (Z1882) - $5.95

(Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack -- Now Retired)

My Acrylix My Life Stamp Set (D1572) from the Cricut Artbooking Collection

Cardstock Used -- Kraft, White Daisy, Ruby, Lagoon and Whisper

Inks Used -- Ruby, Whisper, Outdoor Denim and Lagoon

Previous Autumn Album Retreat 2013 Layouts:
1st Layout -- Hello World
2nd Layout -- The Sweet Life
3rd Layout -- Real Life Story
4th Layout -- Just Chillin'
5th Layout -- Today Is A Good Day
6th Layout -- Looking for Adventure

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