Friday, August 27, 2010

back to school and We R Memory Keepers!

Well it's Friday, and I survived the first full week back at school. I have to tell you that we have had a big change in things this year. We decided not to put the girls on the bus for school this year.  A lot of things went into this decision. Our Stop is a 15-20 min drive away and our bus fees went up this year. The school isn't ready to move a stop closer to us yet (the joys of living in a new community). The drive to the two school campus' ( what is the plural of campus...campi???) is really only 25 min each way. BUT!!! it is in the opposite direction as Mike's work...
Now some of you are thinking so what?? Well, let's just say I am not really a morning person. Between that and Mike's snoring , I am used to getting my best two hours of sleep between 6am ( when Mike gets up) and 8am ish when I used to get up. I would leisurely sit with my tea and read emails and such. NO MORE!!! I have to be up and dressed and alert enough to drive by 8 am. But enough of my complaining.... I thought I would show you this year's first day of school pics  and how I scrapbooked them.

 I used We R Memory Keepers paper and their 4x6 pad. I LOVE their die-cut scallop and such sheets. I picked it up at The Scrapbook Pantry. So cool! I used a layout from a different We R page that I had done this summer. I have included a sketch of it for you to see and the original layout. As you can see I didn't change the sketch up much but the three pages are all so different. Just goes to show how versatile a sketch can be!


  1. Oh yes, the things we do for our lovely children!!!

    LOVE, love the layouts Christy & the pics are stunning!

  2. Thank goodness driving your kids to school wasn't on the list of duties for your assistant!! :-)

  3. beautiful - love them! TFS! :)

    Caroline in Toronto

  4. love your LOs. love the sketch {can i use it to do some scrappin' today?} -- will link your blog. love your driving to school story. we are still 10 days away until school starts here in MB. gonna spend some end-of-summer time with the kiddies today.

  5. Although I'm laughing about your new morning routine, I feel your pain!!! You'll just have to discover the beauty of naps in the afternoon like Brad and I do :) And your layouts simply make me smile... beautiful girls and beautiful layouts to showcase them :)