Creative Bliss

Saturday, September 5, 2009

First Day, First Grade-digi layout

I decided to work on another layout this afternoon. The family came home a little earlier than I expected, but they had fun on their hike. The girls were content to relax in front of the tv for a bit, so I kept working on the layout. I tried my hand at recoloring some of the elements to better match the colors in the photos. I'm not 100% convinced I hit the mark, but I still think it looks okay.
For this layout I used this template by Linda Roos of In The Making Design. I've subscribed to her blog since I sort of got to know Linda when I was taking Jessica Sprague's classes. She has a very beautiful, clean and elegant style. Thanks for the template freebie, Linda! I also wanted a chalk type of font, but didn't have one in my stash, at least not one I could find. LOL So I did a quick google search and found this one on Fontspace. I really like how it looks on the chalkboard element and in the title and it was free! Whoo hoo!

I used a lined paper from It's Elementary by Dani Mogstad (SweetShoppeDesigns) and slightly recolored it. The chalkboard is from the same kit. The rest of the layout uses elements from School Rules by Kay Miller, which I got back when she was designing for SweetShoppe. The Shoppe is down at the moment, but you can find Kay's kit on her site here. I think she moved them to her own shop after she stepped down from SSD. I recolored two of the buttons and the crayon paper, but the rest of the elements are in their original form.

Thanks for stopping by!
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9 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

So cute!! Love the colors and the layout! Bjorn and Mathias have their first day of school on Friday of next week. I'll have to send my camera with their daddy. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sarah said...

It is beautiful Jeanne!!! I think your hit the mark with the colors perfectly.
Please do not feel like you HAVE to comment on my every post Jeanne....while I LOVE to read what you have written I know you have a life LOL!!!
I was smiling at your comments today...yes I do have a British accent.

Kim Burmeister said...

Wonderful layout, Jeanne! I have not digi scrapped for so long and you are inspiring me again. Thanks!

Linda said...

That is so cute Jeanne! Thank you so much for using my template, and for writing me up so nicely! :D

You should do more digi scrap, you do it so well!

Alanna said...

Your layout is wonderful Jeanne. You really make digi layouts look so good.

Thanks for the always upbeat and postive comments that you leave. And no worries about your lack of blurfing time this past week. We all suffer from this.

Laurel said...

A beautiful layout and little girl!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling! I think it all matches just nicely!

Carolyn Christie said...

Adorable digi layout! TFS

Heather said...

Oh man, I'll be making one of these layouts soon. DD is starting school tomorrow....