August 11, 2011

Back to School blog hop day 1

welcome to the 1st day of our

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{back to school blog hop}

alex's K - 2 school book

ok, honestly i'm just going to admit it...  i've been working on this project for a year! no joke - as you can see in our blog hop last year - where i made most of the layouts but this year its finished!! 
this is alex's K-2 School Book

it includes everything cute and memorable from each school year. my goal is to continue this {now that i have the format down it should be easy!} continue this throughout his education. the next book will be 3-5 and finish out his elementary education {and since he's starting 4th grade this fall.. i've gotta start getting busy!}

 a paper bag pocket holds some "mini books" he made

 the chipboard tabs separate each year/grade

 report card
some of the cards he received that year

 in normal with any project... mozart wanted to help

isn't he fluffy? i love the little piece of paper resting on his bum.. that he had been tossing about earlier..

 with all my projects i always do a little sketch first {helps me know where i'm going if i get interrupted}

 with tab

 grey top, and graphic geometric squares {american crafts paper} in the center with solid white at the bottom with the number overlay 
close up
 finished chipboard divider 

 report card and attendance sheet

field trip

love the way the book turned out but more importantly alex loves it even more!!

now for the fun part! a giveaway

 a bunch of fun back to school stuff for your next mini book or layout! 

 two old school library book cards in envelopes - one blue one yellow 

1 wooden ruler
a couple mini clothes pins
2 extra large paper clips

1 type writer die-cut ready for some serious distressing //inking!

in order to win you need to..
  • follow this blog
  • visit & comment on all the other participating blogs {listed below}
  • come back here comment, and let me know you did the above
there's ton more to see so don't forget to come back tomorrow for more back to school ideas and a giveaway everyday!! 

thanks for checking out my blog hop post!.. if you've never participated in a blog hop before its super easy all you have to do is visit the listed blogs below and check out all the great ideas everyone has for back to school! just click on the {next} name!

you are here --> Rebekah -
next --> Doreen -
Joyce -  
Amanda -
Melissa - 
April -
Gina -


  1. Gorgeous keepsake and love how you presented it on your blog, sooo professional, happy blog hop! x

  2. love the shot of Mozart on the desk. Great project!

  3. It is so special to save all the kiddie's school things like this! Great job! Your poor Mozart would not be able to find a spot to lie down on my desk:-)
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  4. I finished the hop and became a new follower of all but one - so exciting! I will be back for the rest of the days to see what is posted...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  5. hey judy! thanks for becoming a follower! i was checking out your profile and see that you follow quite a few blogs *wink* but you don't have a blog yourself? anyway thanks for stopping by. i'll announce the winner of the giveaway on monday!

  6. That's a huge accomplishment! I love finishing big projects like that. (like when I scanned in ALL the hard copy pictures into my computer, BAH took forever!) But now its done and you can move on to the next. This honestly makes me want to jump back into making digital layouts and photobooks again. I love having a physical book to hold with all our memories from each year, but I got unmotivated when we didn't have the money to purchase copies of the photobooks I was making. Now hopefully I can get caught up. I have all of 2010 and 2011 to do! Crazy!

    Anyway, hope the hop goes well. :)

  7. What a fantastic project!
    Really like all the paper, colors, and designs :]
    Very creative.

  8. How exciting to have a finished project! I love the idea of putting EVERYTHING in one book.. I have everything ready to scrap for my boys but I haven't quite gotten there yet.... SOMEDAY! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing project.. I LOVE IT and I LOVE THE NUMBER OVERLAY!!! I have an embossing folder like that but not an over lay-Who makes it? I am a follower and a friend and I am going to be visiting all of the other UBER talented friends :)I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity to participate in this awesome hop! Have a great day!

  9. Fabulous project! I need to make one of these!

  10. What a wonderful idea. I will have to make one of these for each of my boys. This would be better then the folders that I have started. :) Thank you for the great idea!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

  11. This is such a fantastic idea. I never know what to do with all her stuff. I am going to have to do something like this!!! Thanks for your sweet comment, you rock :D

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! I am a mom that save EVERYTHING! I have 5 kids and a BOAT LOAD of school memorabilia. I absolutely LOVE how you put that album together!!! I am now a follower! THanks for the ideas!

  13. OMGoodness, that's wonderful! I'm sure he'll treausure it! :)

  14. Crikey Bekah, this is a pure labour of love! Alex will appreciate it buckets when he grows up. I've said it before and I say it again, you excel in creating minis! so totally up your alley. xoxoxo