Sunday, January 1, 2012

First Day of School - JAI

Wow, back again with another post already today :)

One of my goals for 2012 is to do more scrapbooking - I have mentioned it (or complained about it!) before... it's something I find very challenging!

Anyway, the fabulous ladies at Just Add Ink are some of my greatest influences in convincing me to give this a go, and guess what? They're having their first scrapbooking challenge, so it's great timing! You can check it out here and play along too.

I thought the Play Date Quick Accents and DSP would be perfect for recording my son's first year of school, and although he is going into Year One this year, and these products are now retired, I have only just completed this layout of his first day of Prep:

(I have added journaling to the Top Note piece; it was a bit personal for my son to want to share with everyone!). The background 12 x 12 piece is So Saffron (hard to see in the pic) and the layout was adapted from a Page Maps sketch.

Thanks JAI team and also to my friend Anne for patiently encouraging me to attempt to scrap :)



  1. nice LO Genelle .... they grow up too quick

  2. Gorgeous the little folded back piece down the bottom and your chipboard arrow.

  3. Love your layout Genelle! I love that we can remember these special occasions with special pages. Your page is bright and cheery - like your son, in the photo's. Thanks for playing at JAI Scrap!

  4. Love your layout Genelle and the sketch of it too, great that you have joined in on JAI scrap too!

  5. Love it Genelle, the tent looks cute down the bottom

  6. Hey lovely Genelle!!
    HELLO!!! SHarnee here, we met at convention, you were so lovely to me and very encouraging! Thanks again for that!!! As for your page here, it's sooo cool! I love that paper, it's so fun and happy! I love the use of the top note and the little flap of scallop at the bottom!
    Hope your new year is super fabulous!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  7. terrific layout Genelle, that paper is so perfect for school photos isn't it, a really lovely page:)