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Back to School: It’s Elementary

Back to School: It's Elementary @pinkpaislee @paroe #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #scrapbooking

If you are like us, school has started or will soon be starting.  It is so bittersweet; summer was wonderful & we loved being together, but it is time for the routine of school.

Back to School: It's Elementary @pinkpaislee @paroe #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #scrapbooking

 

With my daughter going into the second grade, I found this design on Pinterest by Graphic Artist Ali Gray that inspired my layout design.

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I loved how she split the 100.  This is where I started my design.  Using Silhouette Studio, I typed “2nd” in font Arial Black, then stretched it to 13.088″x6.653″.  Then marked with my ruler where to make the cut.

Back to School: It's Elementary @pinkpaislee @paroe #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #scrapbooking

 

Inspired by the rest of the design, I added text and embellishments at the bottom in a grid.  I used my ruler again to help mark off where I would type the journaling with my typewriter.

Back to School: It's Elementary @pinkpaislee @paroe #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #scrapbooking

 

As soon as I cut out the ‘2nd’ I was inspired by the rhyme my daughter learned in first year.  So using the Silhouette again I carefully squeezed in “1st is the worst, 2nd is the best, 3rd is the one with the hairy chest”.  I decided to turn the ‘is the’ to go with all three sayings since that is repeated with each one.  I used the font Arial Narrow and changed the font sizes from 36,” 48,” and 72.”  I backed these with one color of pattern paper since my “2nd” was multi-colored.

Back to School: It's Elementary @pinkpaislee @paroe #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #scrapbooking

 

Not only was my daughter going into a new grade, but into a new school.  I wanted to journal about that morning with the crying and the holding on, but I wanted the overall layout to be fun and positive.

I added a lot of straight stitches to create texture and give direction.  Along the straight stitches I created on the photo frame, I added stickers, diecuts, and washi tape from the Memorandum collection.

Back to School: It's Elementary @pinkpaislee @paroe #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #scrapbooking

 

To reinforce the theme and that first back to school photo, I used one of the camera clips to slip through the frame.

Back to School: It's Elementary @pinkpaislee @paroe #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #scrapbooking

The last thing I added was some black mist drops.

Back to School: It's Elementary @pinkpaislee @paroe #pinkpaislee #ppmemorandum #scrapbooking

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Pink Paislee Collection Used:  Memorandum

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