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Friday, August 13, 2010

First Day Of School - Back To School 12x12 Layout

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 I have had such a blast over at Everyday Cricut this week and want to thank both Joy and Melanie for inviting me to Guest Design! If you have not already had a chance, be sure to head over to Everyday Cricut and take time to become a follower so you don't miss out on any of their Awesome Scrappy Projects and Ideas!

This week has been a whirlwind of shopping and getting everything just perfect for the first day of school; Clothes, shoes, backpacks and supplies just to name a few. I must admit though, that I am ready for the kiddos to get back into the swing of things and have life settle back down back into a normal routine. I do dread waking them up early and being out of the house by 7am on Monday though in order to get everyone to school on time, (this will be my first year of 3 differnent schools! Abby is a Junior, Anika is in the 6th grade - middleschool and Abraham is in the 4th grade.) but the excitement of it all will make it all worth it!

One of the traditions I have carried on year after year is how I take my Back To School Photos. When taking them, I always take individual photos of them looking straight at me with their backpack on and one of them from the side looking at me still with their backpack on. That way, I get the full effect of them in all of their back to school glory! Of course my children gripe and grumble about having their pictures taken but I think that sectetly they really like it. That is the primary reason all of my back to school layouts have two photo mats on them. If you don't do this, it might be a great new tradition for you to create for your family too! It is amazing how much you can see the children grow year after year. I do take a group photo also but that is for an entirely different Scrapbook page all together. :-)

To create this project you will need a Cricut Expression, Design Studio, Locker Talk, Cuttin' Up and the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridges, You will also need various amounts of Cardstock. I used American Craft cardstock and of course Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Adhesive Glue (Blue Bottle Top)

Have a wonderful day and be sure to check back often for more adorable Projects for you to make for the loved ones in your life!

Happy Scrappin'


  1. hi kendra,
    i have been following all your projects over at everyday cricut. you did a great job! TFS all your wonderful creations with us. Although i don't know any school age children anymore, they have all grown up, I totally enjoyed all your projects. TFS! eileen

  2. enjoyed your week, you had great work, thanks for sharing

  3. Thanks for sharing this .cut file! I do the same thing. My youngest graduated from high school this past year, so I have 12 years of pics to do layouts and this is a great place to start!!! Thank you again,
    Judy Garrelts

  4. Great LO and idea about how to showcase the pics... I've downloaded the cut file, thanks...

  5. I love this layout!! very cute!!

  6. Great layout! I saw you on u-tube today were you was showing how to draw the faces on the paper dolls. Thank You so much for sharing that. That was some much needed advice. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is a great layout, will have to play with it.

  8. Thank you for taking the time to post this layout, it is so cute!
    Your children are so lucky to have a wonderful mother like you!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing your projects. They are awesome!!!!! Love love the hanger for the car, think I may need to make one of those :)

  10. LOVE IT.. thank you for your generosity in sharing this.. perfect time..

  11. Love love love it! Sent you an email with the one I made. Thanks for sharing your great work with us!