At the beginning of the school year, I started this little mini album to show Cole's pictures from the first day of school, including his new shoes, backpack, etc. I made an album and then decided I didn't like it. It just sat in a bag with the supplies I had pulled together. In my recent overhaul of my guest/scrap room I found it and decided it was time to fix it and use it.
The original album was really small - not much inside. I ended up using some chipboard pages I cut using the AccuCut at Scrapbook Mania, some felt and acrylic pieces that came from a mixed media kit, an envelope and the hidden journaling were cut from the AccuCut from Scrap Etc. My favorite part is the cover and back and the added pieces to the binder ring. I used a C and T from Heidi Swapp Ghost letters (also found during the overhaul) and the 2 card (also found during the overhaul). I love that I can use several pictures from the entire school year and keep them all in one place. I'm subbing in his room next week and plan to take a group shot while I'm there!
So this is what I came up with:
The cover and back of the album are pieces of cardstock with alphabet letters glued on. Then I spray painted the entire thing. I just picked random letters - and arranged them in order, somewhat.
The first pages show the photos I took before we left for school. Took several shots to get a decent one - without him making a crazy face!!
Here's his lunch, along with a note from mom and dad, his new shoes and him walking up the side walk to school!
His second pair of new school shoes! The "starting out" side opens for some journaling I wrote to Cole.
Next starts his Christmas party at school:
Him and a friend playing air guitar!
More friends at the Christmas Party.
This is from the Boosterthon.
Cole did so good walking his laps!
Now this is from the recent trip to the McWane Center - Cole had such a blast!
and a little more McWane!
and a teeny bit more McWane along with a tag telling about the field trip!
These last few are blank to leave room for the end of the year stuff, a group shot and a picture of Cole with his teacher.
and the whole album:
I hope Cole will enjoy looking at it and remembering all the fun he had!