Monday, December 8, 2014

First day of school memories celebrated

With a home filled to the brim with kids... memories are many and often.  Celebrating the various fun and activities of the kids can be a challenge... until Project Life by Stampin' Up!!  This system is (a) Easy (b) Rocks (c) Looks Great (d) Coordinates (e) is FUN!!  So when school started up this year we were excited to have all of our kids in school and to have amazing teachers!  So Join Me on this Memory Celebrating Monday post as I highlight the first day of school (yay!!).
Create this cool Memory Celebrating Monday post with:
Project Life 12"Variety Pack Photo Pocket Pages (135294)
*Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection (135830)
*Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack (135832)
 Project Life Journaling Pens (135304)
Alphabet Rotary Stamps (133769)
 
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Creating a 2 page 12" spread for our 2014 book is easy with this pocket system.  Using the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life collection that covers the first day of school through the holidays gives me a cohesive look to the system and book.
 
This is the first year that I've had ALL of my Kids in school!  Weird.. I was in a daze after dropping my youngest at Preschool.  Now I'm quick to fill the time with out kids - lol... for adult mental breaks!
These cards make for great pages.  With coordinating cardstock stickers, cook epoxy badges and washi tape.. it makes for an easy but WOW look.  Using the Washi Tape along the bottom of the two pages helps to note the special connection between the two.
My big girl loved seeing her with her new favorite teacher.  I love seeing them reflect on our lives and how we change and grow.
Ohhhh my youngest... she adores looking through the family memory book!  It's fun to see her when she spots herself.
Isn't she a hoot? lol.. Time is just flying and she's my youngest.  I know that capturing these moments are key as they will be gone and sooner than I can imagine.
Using the Alphabet Rotary Stamp to create a custom stamp is easy and fun!  This highlights the school and school year - easy and coordinated!!  No thinking or struggling to achieve a page/spread like this... that is IDEAL as my brain is often fried from the kids and distractions of life - lol.
 
Adding the cardstock stickers and Epoxy Stickers to the outside of the pockets gives the look of a 'flag' saying '1st Day of School to accenting the pictures for a coordinated look.  Memory Celebrating Monday gives me a fun way to tackle my pages and highlight this system I love so much!!
The striped Epoxy (gel feeling) sticker fits the exact size of her 'wheel' and makes for a fun accent to our youngest on her first day of Preschool.  I adore how Project Life and Stampin' Up! partnered to give us a top quality, stylish and easy system to document our life and leave a legacy of love that my kids can reflect on.
The Washi Tape comes with the Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack.  I love the look of it across the bottom of the pages and the two pictures of the kids with their teachers on the first morning of school.
 
I know that the kids were excited to be back at school and with their friends (me, too!!).  They love their teachers and I love that they are flourishing.  As my son is culminating from Elementary into Jr. High, I know that this season is fast and fleeting.  Cherishing it NOW is a great way to celebrate our life.  Save money and celebrate your life when you use the Project Life by Stampin' Up! to document your life.
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Create Memory Celebrating Pages quickly - unlike traditional scrapbooking, these pages come together in MINUTES!  Easy, Low Cost while Coordinated!  I use both traditional pages and the Project Life pages but with the easy and style of the Project Life by Stampin' Up! pages I do a majority of my pages in this format - and I LOVE IT!!  I love, too, how my family enjoys seeing those photos come off of my iPhone and get into an actual book that they can see and share. 
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