September 13, 2009

Its Elementary My Dear

A school layout I made today of my oldest son Aaron when he was in 2nd grade.. This is before his hair started turning brown..
In Finland school starts when you are 7 yrs old. He is 9 yrs old in this photo, he got held back one year cause his Finnish wasn't good enough for them to allow him to advance up to the 3rd grade. He had a real hard time learning how to understand the finnish language..
Here's a close up of him and of the title.. I used SCAL to cut the title.. I love font possibilities with SCAL, you are not limited to just a few fonts.. I wanted the title to look like a childs handwriting, I think I succeeded..LOL
I wanted a welcoming feeling to this school layout, so I added a teacher standing waiting for her students. I love dressing these little characters on the cartridges.. she is from My Community cartridge.
I tried taking a good photo of the school building I put together last night.. it took a while trying to figure out the layers, but I think I did a good job..LOL
I also added the trees losing their leaves to represent Autumn.. which is when schools starts..LOL
I love love love this little school bus on the My Community cartridge.. I had so much fun putting it together..
I hand doodled all over this layout, adding what looks likes like stitching.. but I really like the way it all ended up looking..

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut cart: My Community (school bus, school building, fence, teacher, trees, road, stop sign)
  • Cricut cart: Accent Essentials (leaves)
  • Cricut cart: Locker Talk (2nd grade and A+'s)
  • SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) for the title
  • Papers: DCWV The Grade School Stack
  • Cardstock: light blue, black, red, green, orange, yellow, brown,white
  • zig black pen- acid and linguin free
  • pop dots
  • zig two way glue
  • chrome mini brad
  • white gel pen-doodling
  • yellow ribbon
Thank you all so much for looking and don't forget to share some love by leaving a comment.
Cheers and warmest hugs


  1. This is fantabulous Nanne...I love all the stitch doodles...they add so much to the is a work of art!

  2. OMGOSh another Nanne masterpiece!!! All the lil extra touches you do in your work really give it the WOW factor!!!Sooo beautifly done gf!

  3. Wow, antoher great creation...I just love all the detail in this of my favorites..TFS

  4. Such a fun LO .. looks like everyone is actually arriving at school. Seems very real. Nanne, you did such a good job on this one. tfs

  5. What a great layout!!! Love all the details

  6. Wow... love it!
    Your attention to detail really bring life to your pages!!
    makes me smile.... a family treasure it is.

  7. Fab layout Nanne, perfect school colours. Love all the stitched detailing and I agree the bus is awesome.

    Kaye x

  8. Hi Nanne
    AWESOME layout ....Great details love all the leaves...boy time really flys when you have kids to remind you doesn't it !
    Great job
    Big Hugs Wanda

  9. It is so cute!! I love the teacher! It adds a lot!