Speaking of school... I mentioned in several prior posts that I had a some school themed pages to share. Well, the wait is now over! I know, the suspense has been killing you, huh? I recently had the opportunity to work with Basic Grey's new Oxford line. At first glance, this line looked to be a bit mature for my young boy, but I still thought I could make it work. I've always liked Basic Grey's collections, but quite honestly, have found them a bit difficult to work with simply because they differ from what I would normally gravitate towards (which is bright and clean patterns and papers, rather than more distressed and muted). When I spotted the 'school supply' themed paper in this line, though, I just couldn't resist! That single paper inspired me to create a page documenting the supplies that TJ needed to start Kindergarten this year.
I thought it would be a fun memory for us to look back on -- just exactly what he needed that first year of school, and even included a little pocket with the receipt, so we can remember just what the supplies cost, as well.
In addition, I've tried to include a pocket style page for each year of school to house: memorabilia, extra photos, artwork, teacher evaluations, etc. So, again, I used Basic Grey's Oxford line to create a page to do just that, for TJ's preschool year 2010-2011.
and some close-ups (you can click on any of the pictures, for an even larger view):
Well, that's all I've got for tonight. I've been crafting like crazy most evenings this week, so it might be time to get into bed at a decent hour! Thanks for stopping by!