LGS Challenge #29 – First Day of Preschool

Hi everyone and welcome to another sketch challenge reveal for Let’s Get Sketchy! It’s Design Team A’s turn again which means … MY TURN!! 🙂 I hope you have already visited the LGS site and seen all the other  gorgeous layouts but if not, simply click here.

Here is the sketch we are working with this week.

And here’s what I came up with.

Continuing my theme of scrapping things immediately, these photos were taken last Monday on Christine’s first day of preschool. She is our “baby” so this is a pretty big deal for us! As I’m sure you can tell by her grin, it’s a pretty big deal for her too!
Some of you may know that our older two girls attended a Parent Participation Preschool here in Ladner but as it closed down at the end of Paige’s two years there we knew we’d be sending Christine somewhere else. We chose the Community Centre run preschool and so far are really happy. There are about 25 kids enrolled so Christine will have lots of playmates (to terrorize! LOL!) 

Some close ups of the layout – starting with the title cluster. I was originally going to use ‘1st’ instead of the whole word ‘first’ but with the style of lettering I chose it looked like ‘IST’. Gack! When pulling off the letters there was a bit of ‘stickage’ so the heart cluster had to go where it is! Sometimes these little mishaps work in our favour. Instead of using paper to create the circle in the sketch I used a combination of paint and glimmer mist. It was a bit too subtle so I added some doodling around the edges.

I tried to use themes that were “school-ish” hence the alphabet paper choice, the notebook punch border and the apple sticker.

More apples! I found this punch in my basket o’ punches!!
Thanks for coming by today to check out my layout in detail. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section. I also hope you’ll play along this week. You’ve got til Sunday Sept 23rd at 8PM MST to add your link to the challenge post. To be eligible to win the monthly prize (a $20 gift certificate to ScrapTastic Club) you need to complete 2 of the 4 sketch challenges this month. This week is the third challenge for September so it’s not too late! I will be looking for your layouts over at Let’s Get Sketchy!!

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7 Responses to LGS Challenge #29 – First Day of Preschool

  1. Laura says:

    this is so sweet, i love the circle with it’s fauz stitching and all of your sweet embellies!

  2. Carla says:

    Great layout! I love the doodling!

  3. Bev says:

    super cute page.. lots of fun accents and great take on the sketch

  4. So cute and sweet photos on an LO! Love the circle doodlings. Such a nice added touch to your layout.

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  5. Sherri says:

    Alison, love the photos of your little darling. My how time flies, it’s been years since we sent anyone off to pre-shcool 🙂 Love your take on the sketch this week.

  6. Such a cute layout, and a very pretty girl! Looks like she had a blast on her first day! I love the doodling!

  7. Stephanie U says:

    Love how you did he circle and your misting on this!

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