But alas, these lazy starts are soon to be a thing of the past once more as L goes into year 1. I can scarcely believe that the time has gone so quickly through his first year and he is now about to enter his second year of actual school. And of course if school is about to start then that must mean another presentation of Shimelle's Learn Something New Everyday.
I had an idea of how I was going to do it this year but then I totally changed my mind! I thought that this September might be a time of real development for me and so I wanted to make more of it than just noting down a few things. Also I was swayed by my new papers from 2 peas. I bought the Pink Paislee Old School collection ready for more school layouts of L but in truth, aside from his first day etc, there are not going to be that many and also I will always want to buy new school themed bits as they come out!
I found some chipboard covers and used the Pink Paislee paper to cover the outsides. I wanted to liven up the fairly dark colour scheme and discovered that many of the My Mind's Eye All About Boys papers go quite nicely too. I used some of these papers for the insides of the covers and added some to my basket to make up the rest of the kit for the class. I went through my scraps to add to the basket too and then I cut up 30 pages of cardstock for the page bases. I intended to stick these back to back as I went along but I didn't want to do it before making the pages in case I wanted to use different colours or use things that would need to go through. However, now I think I want to use the backs to do the journalling and just do a title on the front with the photo.
I made a total cock up of the back cover. I made it match the front which meant that the multi coloured bit was on the wrong edge. I couldn't have it like that, or the writing upside down, so I had to cut the edge off and stick it on the other side. Luckily I noticed before I covered the inside so I was able to make it a bit more secure. I hope!
Now it just remains for me to see what I will learn this September!
Bye for now xx