Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to School: Gina K Preview Day 2

Welcome to day two of the Gina K Previews. Today, I am showing a project I created with the Back to School set designed by Rupa.

Because my two older kids headed back to school yesterday (see below!), I have had "school" on the brain. I thought it would be fun to create a chipboard album full of my son's class pictures from elementary school.

Here is the cover of the book. The books and apple, pencil, row of paper clips, favorite school memories circle are all part of this HUGE set!

I created little tabs on the side to show the different grades. (They are created with JustRite 2" Stamper and 15 pt. font set.)

<------Here is the first page.

I put Ben's kindergarten photo in and then added some more elements from the set---the adorable backpack, the pencil and the A+.
{No---it isn't your eyes: Some of the personal information is blurred out.}

Each page notes the year, his school he attended, his teacher and a few friends. The back side of the page has plenty of room for more details and a sample of his writing.


<------I created SEVERAL pages of the book and left spots for Ben's school pictures. (Since he is just in first grade---we only have his kindergarten picture so far!)


For once in my life----I am planning ahead!

Ben LOVES his book and I know we will have fun adding the photos and details each year.

For more inspiration with the stamps previewed today, visit Gina's blog as well as Melanie Muenchinger, the illustrator of Sports, School, Spirit.
For even more projects with tonight's two stamp sets, these Senior Design Team Members are participating in previews today: Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Lee, Lynn, and Theresa as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team members: Tina Gilliland and Vicki Dutcher

Don't forget about our Release Party on SCS starting at 7pm CST on Thursday, August 27th. There will be contests, challenges, lots of chatter as well as a ton more samples shared by the Senior Design team members and our CenterStage Spotlight team too. We'd love to have you join us!

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Back to School-NSR (Non Stamping Related)

Cara started 8th grade and Ben started 1st grade yesterday. They both survived! Cara was happy to go back to school. Ben had a few tears at drop off but quickly recovered.

When I picked up Ben from his second day of school (today) we had this conversation---
Me: How was school today?
Ben: It was the best day of first grade I ever had.
Me: (Deep sigh of relief!) That is wonderful! Why was it so great?
Ben: Because I got to play with Jace at recess and at PE and didn't have to play with any of my emergency friends.
Me: What are emergency friends?
Ben: The friends I play with with Jace isn't there.

Sigh! Where to begin!?

Thanks for stopping by!

42 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Cammie...what a great project and such a fabulous way to make the new school year special!

pamcherold said...

What a great idea! Wish my kids were still that age. What can I say!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, I love this! Every time I see these little chipboard albums, I want to make one myself. Might have to try after this. Wow.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh that little album is FANtastic!!!! Oh my do I ever miss those sweet conversations!!!! Mine are teenagers...........yep.........ZERO sweet conversations like that!! LOL

Denise said...

Cammie, what a wonderful album! You chose a wonderful way to preview this new set! Love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fabulous album.....and I love the idea of 'emergency friends'.....

Donna said...

that book is precious - I can imagine me making one for my niece & nephew some day! thanks for sharing it and that was a cute story from your son's first day of school - lol

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

My oh my is this just the sweetest little album Cam!!! LOVE it!! And your daughter looks more and more like you all the time!! Precious!!

Casmiles said...

Love the Book; love Ben's account of the day and his success in not having to use his emergency friends.

Casmiles said...

Love the Book; love Ben's account of the day and his success in not having to use his emergency friends.

Tina Gilliland said...

Wow Carolyn, this is fabulous!!! Thanks for the inspiration... I may try this with my 2nd grader... still time to start a new idea. LOL

Alex said...

Your chipboard album is amazing Cammie and I love those new stamps...building a list of must-haves, lol!!

Your son is sooo funny, that made me laugh out loud!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Alex said...

Your chipboard album is amazing Cammie and I love those new stamps...building a list of must-haves, lol!!

Your son is sooo funny, that made me laugh out loud!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Libby Hickson said...

Love it!!

Miesdf said...

WOnderful - love them!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

What an AWESOME idea to have a page like that for every year. LOVE IT!!

...LOL on the *emergency friends* comment. Hee!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Awesome memory album, Cammie! Glad your kiddies survived!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a wonderful memory album, Cammie! Wow! So creative!

Dawn Easton said...

Great little book, planning ahead is something I should do too! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration!
Great pic of the kids. I'm happy to hear Ben enjoyed school...lol...kids say the funniest things, eh?!

lisa808 said...

What a great album and special way to remember the school years.

Donna said...

What a great idea, Cammie! Is that graph paper on the cover? Too cute! This set looks like such fun. I'm loving the sneak peeks. The DT has done a wonderful job! Here's a peek at one of my boys! I made this as a keepsake for him.

Nancy said...

Great project! You are really on the ball! I'm so glad that your son loved his little book. Of course he would - it's wonderful! And "emergency friends"? OMGoodness. LOL What a character! ;)

Elaine said...

Great book you created! These are some great images by Rupa.

That is so funny; emergency friends, lol.

Melanie said...

THAT is awesome!!!
emmergency friends, ROTF!!!!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Carolyn, This is amazing! Great idea and it will be so much fun to go back to over the years!

stampqueen said...

The story about your sons day at school had me laughing - I had never heard it called 'emergency' friends before - my kiddos used the term backups or standins although once my son termed it - 'second string friends' - KIDS!!!!!

Starla said...

LOVE the book idea (hmmm....have one in 3rd...one in 7th....is it too late to start? Wonder where all those school photo packs are (actually I know where they are at...it's just ACTUALLY finding them in that mess!)

Love the emergency friends....hehe...gotta love how kiddos see the world!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a great idea !!
I have one of my own starting kindergarten next year :)
What a great keepsake!
Have a great day :)

Maria Levine said...

Great project Cammie! I have mine starting preschool this year so school themed stamps are fantastic. Glad they had a great first day!

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Tracey said...

That conversation is absolutely fabulous. I hope to see that on a layout!!

Your book is incredible Cammie. I love it!

joy said...

We all need "Emergency Friends" What a kid! Great mini album -- It inspires me to do one for my granddaughter who starts Kindergarden this year!

Anita C said...

Love your book Cammie, what a Great Idea!! Thanks for inspiring me, I really want to do something like this for my kids!

Shannon said...

This is just adorable!!! I love all the little details on it.

Lori said...

What a saa-weet book! Your little boy is too cute for words...emergency friends ilmbo!!!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous album, Cammie.
Love the papers, beautiful details.
What a great conversation, "emergency friends"...so cute!!

Karen x

Jessica said...

I LOVE your book!! What a great idea - and what adorable pictures of the kiddos!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Your album is just adorable. Emergency friends? ROTF!!!

Elena said...

What a fun album! Love the new word your son created! So cute!

specialcraftmom4 said...

LOVE This project!!!! Don't you just love the first day of school (:

Sharon Harnist said...

LOL -- at the "emergency friends"! What a great book, Cammie -- love how you used all the elements, especially the paperclip chain/border! Great idea for the JR tabs, too!

Sharon Harnist said...

Oh, and your daughter looks just like -- beautiful!