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Friday, September 4, 2009


You should HEAR my house. It's quiet. Very, very quiet. I can't believe this lack of sound. You see, I've been a stay-at-home mom for (gasp!) 17 years, 7 months. Not that I'm counting. I'm still at home, but as of this week, all of my kids are in school for the day. I saw this coming when my youngest entered kindergarten, but it's still a bit of a shock. But don't weep for me. See, I'm not wandering the house with nothing to do. I love it when they get off the school bus and the house is full of chaos and noise, but these 6 hours a day are mine, all mine.

I even have time to catch up on scrapbooking. So I created these pages of last year's first day of school. You can click on the picture to make it bigger. I give up on trying to figure out how to show off a two page layout on blogger and make it look good. Drat.


But how about some nice close-ups? That will do.

These new chipboard buttons from Close to My Heart are adorable. Love the mushroom!


I love "rolling" my stamps in a secondary color for a two tone effect. Don't the leaves look great?


Lastly, the ribbon along the bottom was gathered by hand and then machine stitched to the page. Really adds dimension and I like the haphazard smooshy look that the hand-gathering gives it.

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Beautiful Tresa!!!
I love the sewn ribbon detail at the bottom...

All quiet here too... such a relief... until 3 o'clock that is :-)

Haley D. said...

Fabulous!

my cup of tea said...

Very nice! Love the leaves!

Sarah said...

I know what you mean about 2 pages looking good on blogger!
Yours however look amazing. All your little details are beautiful!

Tiffanie said...

beautiful layouts...enjoy your 6 hours of quiet time! :) (from one sahm to another...right now I get 2 hours that I cherish!) :)

Laurel said...

What an awesome layout! I'm jealous of your time alone! Being a teacher I never have a day off to myself.

Kristin Kottwitz said...

Great layout. Love the ribbon, and of course the two tone stamping on the leaf. Great job!

Karen said...

What an absolutely breathtaking layout. I love the journaling too.

Christina said...

I left an award for you on my blog! I love your work!!

Samantha said...

Lovely as always!

Scrappingamma said...

Don't you just love the Twitterpated papers? I love your layout. I just may have to case it or use some of your ideas for the layouts of our Matthew's school days of Kindergarten. Great job!! Hope to see you post more!!
Leanne

Jena said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS - love all the details, and what fabulous pics, especially the big one - TFS!

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