Arriving at the school an hour early, I took a photo of the empty hallway...and then created a layout about the quarterly conferences I must endure!
The page was shared on the Scraptastic blog last week, and it features one of my favorite go-to designs...the grid. In this case I created a very orderly top half with various squares of patterned paper. I punched several and then moved them around until I was happy with their placement. It still left me with half a page on which to play, plenty enough room for a photo, embellishments, and journaling.
The two softly colored squares on the second row were just the right spot for my title and I was able to use the straight lines of my grid (and the ledger paper below) to help align my letters.
My photo of an empty school hallway had just enough "white space" for a die-cut, banner pieces and an arrow to be placed right on top of the picture. Journaling fits right below the photo.
Then on to my embellishments. I cut out a couple of stamped images, mounting the globe image on a tag, and giving the world image a punched and distressed notebook edge. The Scraptastic Let Me Go stamp had such fitting images for my school theme! The washi tape banner tied everything together nicely.
Journaling: "I've got it down to a science! Science (literally) is first...on 3rd. Then down one floor to Algebra I, always a long line, and English, always a pleasure. Next, it's back up to 3rd for Spanish and Christianity. Then down two floors to World Geography. It's quite the workout...both physically and mentally! Only 4 more years of this. :)"
School is winding down...finally! Four more exams and he's off for the summer. Waaaahooooo! Who else is ready for a reprieve from the stress of keeping their child(ren) on task with homework, studying, etc.?!