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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Emily's School Years

Gina K put up the Scrapbook Challenge a couple weeks ago over on Stamp TV and we were to make a card from the same stamp set used to do a scrapbook page. Well... sometimes I just don't follow directions because... well... I don't HAVE to! Hee Hee Honestly, I wanted to do a scrapbook for my daughter of her school years. But, I realized after being ONLY FIVE years behind on my son's, that I needed a quicker way to catch up. I was creating his book using a 12" X 12" format and man... did I have some "shhhhtuff" in that book!!! Seriously people, I am running out of room to store all those ribbons, awards, drawings, etc. etc. etc. I NEED to simplify!!! A while back I saw this cute cute "tag" album that Carolyn King made for her son. Well now... even "I" can put a pic and a few words down a year, can't I??? So... I CASED Carolyn's book and made one for Emily. I am going to do Steven one as well. (I WILL, trust me!) I created one page for each year up to 8th grade. Then, when she heads off to High School, I think I will go to at LEAST a 6" X 6" album. But even with one page of the tag book, I still have room on the back of each page to write whatever I decide needs to be remembered. The front of each page will have her school photo (ONE of them at least... I am amazed they now take TWO a year!), her teacher that year, her favorite subjects, and some special memories. I'm sure we will add a few "best buds", etc. to each page. I used Rupa Shevde's, "Back to School" stamps on both the tag book and the card. If you need to catch up, try one of these cute books. They don't take long to make and boy, the time they will save. I think I will store whatever else I decide is necessary in Rubbermaid totes. But you know... when you're older, do you REALLY want all that stuff your mom saved for you??? Yikes!!! LOL That will be my KIDS' problem!! *snicker* Have a great day! *smile* Signature

4 comments:

craftieodamae said...

this is fantastic!

Sharri Seffens said...

Tina, This is so cute and a wonderful idea. I have all of Abbi's school stuff in little totes. I may have to make one of these for her. How are you feeling?

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hey there, GF! This is adorable! I made a tag book of my sons college graduation photos and it is just one of my favs. It sits out all the time and I think I may just have to make a few more! When you get a chance, send me an e-mail and tell me about your new store adventure! I would love to hear about it!

Carolyn King said...

Wonderful!!! (i am right with you on the do-able part---figured i could keep up with a mini album...right?! lol!)

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