September 7, 2011

Scrapping School Memories- WW reveal

Well ladies, this means its the first Wednesday in September.. I hope I'm lying on a warm beach in Florida as you are reading my post..LOL  but, I think the promised weather for this week is cloudy with thunderstorms.. blah!!
so, anyway... Let me share a little layout I created for our scrapbooking challenge over at Whimsical Wednesdays..
our challenge is "Scrapping School Memories!".. Unfortunately, living in Finland we have no school events here.. no football or little, I decided to just use one of my son Adam's school photos and make a layout with that... This is his kindergarten photo and he just turned 17 on the 22nd of August.. Not funny how fast time flies, but I think us scrappers have the best hobby since we get to re-live these moments every time we create a page..
yes, I noticed I'm yapping your ears off..LOL  So, lets get to the layout shall we:
I added a lot of different elements to this page... One, we were to use a chipboard element and two, to use digital stamping images that were very generously sponsored to us by: Regina from The Cutting Cafe 
I ended up using the apples from the school set she sent us.. colored them with coloring pencils and then chalked them to soften the look.. This is a first for me with the digital stamping images and they were super fun to work with..
and how about a few close ups of the layout:

 here is a close up of the little chalkboard I made.. it has a chipboard  base, and used cream colored  cardstock to cut the frame and then ran it through my cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz distressed wood embossing folder.. Inked it and then took some sand paper to it.. cute!!

.and for the supplies used:

papers by. DCWV Grade School stack
cardstock: Black, red, cream and white

chipboard letters

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Cartridge: My community : Crayons
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Vintage Photo
coloring pencils
pop dots

well, I'm sure that about does it for the list.. LOL  I know, I say that every post...
I want to thank you ladies so much for stopping today and taking a look at what I've created.. Do stop  by Whimsical Wednesdays and check out what the rest of the DT members have created.. Also, join in on the challenge and you can win yourself your very own digital stamping set that has been generously sponsored to by The cutting Cafe.. Its highly worth it!!
I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..


  1. Nanne this layout is just wonderful I just love the colors and the detail... and yes it is reliving the memory doing these old photos. I still have to do my 3 children's photos and they are in their 30's now! Can you imagine?

  2. WOW! This is AWESOME, thanks for doing some close ups so we could see these incredible details closer up! This is GORGEOUS! Hugs- Glora

  3. Stunning Nanne! So much beautiful detail, gorgeous! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  4. this is such a beautiful project, love the bright colors and all the details :)

  5. What an awesome layout! I love the framed blackboard and all the crayons! The chipboard letters are fabulous too! Great job!

  6. fabulous LO Nanne! I absolutely love the way you did the little chalkboard and the chipboard "school" is so cute, love the polka dots. :) Tfs and have a great day.

  7. Wow this is just awesome! I love the muted colors and the child like feel of the layout.

  8. Amazing as always. Great love the chipboard letters, and that chalk board is awesome. I totally loved what you did with Regina's files. I am so happy you enjoyed working with them.

  9. I was not done and my comment posted...stupid blogger!!!! Adam is totally adorable. I hope that you are enjoying your visits to the States and I can't wait to hear all about your trip. Great job with the challenge Nanne:)

  10. Hi Nanne,INCREDIBLE job as always my friend!I just LOVE all the great details and colors, AMAZING!Such a FUN and BEAUTIFUL layout,Have a SUPER day!!:)

  11. Wow Nanne...You always amaze me and always outdo yourself...I really love all the chipboard, the picture, the cute crayons on the bottom as a border...just everything about it. TFS

  12. Super brilliant! Love all the special touches. Your photo really stands out & blends in with the entire layout from start to finish. Lovely!
    Crafty best,

  13. WOW!! You did an amazing job with this challenge! I love what you did with Regina's files and love all the chipboard elements. Excellent job :)

  14. Really wonderful layout! I love what you did with the cut files!!! You totally rocked this challenge! Your son is a cutie...and yes, they definitely grow up too fast...mine is 22 already!

  15. oh my...........fantastic...that apple looks yummy enough to eat...hugs