Monday 3 March 2014

First Day of Kindergarten

Some weeks a sketch is an absolute saving grace. With sickness taking over our home last week and knocking me flat out for most days, I was so grateful for a sketch to follow when it came time to create my latest layout.

And I was particularly happy that the sketch this time around for Make it Monday at The Memory Nest was for a double layout.
I do not do too many double layouts as I find it kind of tricky to balance the two pages - enough photos, but not too many, leaving enough white space to rest the you struggle the same way? Of course if I took to this medium more often, practice might make perfect, but it is just not always my first choice.

Anyways, armed with the sketch and many great photos from my youngest daughter's first day of Kindergarten (how is it possible that my baby is in Kindergarten?) I came up with a layout that I am quite happy with.
It is quite tricky to take a decent photo of a double layout - much teetering around on a stool happened for the above photo. Here are the pages individually, for a closer look.
I used some great paper from Bella Blvd. - the Snapshots line - for this layout. I know it is not particularly 'school themed' but I rarely find that the 'school' papers are the correct colors for my pictures. Using the same papers, I also did a layout using a picture of my oldest daughter on her first day of school that I will show you later in the week. Please stop by and have a look. 

Today is the first day to see the work of the new Design Team at The Memory Nest, which makes for a very exciting Monday morning. I am constantly inspired by the work of the Design Team and eager to see what the new members will bring to the challenges. Do pop over and check out their work, and of course should this sketch inspire you to get scrapping, link up your layout. 


  1. Wonderful little girl, and wonderful two page layout! :) <3

  2. LOVE you first day of K page. She is absolutely adorable and I love her excitement. Loved reading the comments about the DT. That meant a lot!!!!! :)

    1. Thanks Leslie. She was so excited to start school and it definitely shows in these pictures. Thanks again for the opportunity to be part of the Design Team..I really love it!