school days

Hey everyone!  I am still so giddy from sharing my fun news about becoming a Garden Girl.  Thank you all so much for the sweet comments.  I appreciate it so much!  If you want to get to know a little bit more about me head on over to the Garden Girl blog - you can read more about my childhood ambitions, wildest dreams, and everything in between. 

I also wanted to share my first layout as a Garden Girl.  I created this layout using photos of Darian from the first and last days of school this past year.  Isn't it amazing how much he's grown?  My journaling not only makes note of the physical changes but also how his personality has grown as well.  To view this layout on Two Peas in a Bucket click here

This layout is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket

I used lots of school themed elements on this layout from my primary color scheme to cork, staples, and mini paper clips.  Oh and of course I threw in a chipboard apple for good measure.  ;)

The letter stickers from Basic Grey for my title were not quite the right shade of red so I used a Copic marker to color them and make them a bit darker.  This is one of my favorite techniques since I am a bit of a "matchy matchy" person when it comes to colors on my layouts. 

I chose a primary color scheme using papers from Bella Blvd, My Mind's Eye, and Echo Park.  The label stickers on my layout are from October Afternoon.  I seriously have TONS of these label stickers.  In my opinion you can never have enough and I probably use them on every single layout I create!  The brads are actually old Making Memories brads from my stash.  I love being able to sprinkle in some older products with my newer goodies. 

And here's a fun way to add a little detail to your layout.  I punched a small tag with my son's initial on it and used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (one of my favorite tools) to staple it to a star I die cut from a cork sheet.  Just something fun and unexpected.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)


Cynthia B. said...

Love all the details - from the buttons for the "o's" in your title, to the notebook border punch and layered tags. Congrats again on being a Garden Girl - your work is SO fun! :)

Michelle said...

Lynn, You always have such fantastic details on your page!!! They are always just perfect! I am so excited for you and being a Garden Girl! So deserved!! Have a great weekend!!

Kathy Martin said...

How awesome to be a Garden Girl! This page ROCKS! BTW, I'm on the Creative Digital Team at Peas. :)

Briana Johnson said...

Congrats, Lynn, on being a Garden Girl! Very well deserved!

Diana Waite said...

this is just SO clever--love that you used the buttons as o's! Congrats again!!

Amy Heller said...

Love, love, LOVE this page, Lynn!!