They say confession is good for the soul. So I should confess that I've become a hoarder. I seem to hoard photos and papers. So Saturday, on National Scrapbook Day, I printed photos and planned layouts all day to work on this week. Lucky for me, this is also National Scrapbook Month, so I still have time to redeem myself from some of the hoarding! The special this month at Close To My Heart is a paper pack of 12 summer-colored/themed double-sided papers. By adding white backgrounds, I'm getting at least six layouts so far from this paper. You can find that paper here on my other website. I also used the special stamp set that goes with the paper.
Here's one of several layouts I'm making this week:
Today the first one is about our breakfast at Grandparents Day at the Christian school where four of my grandchildren attend. It means so much to me as a retired teacher to see them learning a LOT, making dear friends, and learning character qualities that make them such a blessing! Knowing that they have Christian teachers who lead them to follow the Lord through life's ups and downs is priceless. I still need to add journaling strips, but you get the idea.
I stamped the oranges and glued them onto circles of orange glitter cardstock. I also added a few strips of white shimmer trim. Amazingly, one of the photos had my grandson puckered up ready to kiss his little cousin who was visiting with his other grandma. So of course I used the Pucker Up sentiment from the stamp set as the title. I had extra 6" x 4" photos so I used a flip flap for the extra photos in the bottom right section of this left page.
Operation Smile fundraising stamp set.)
I'm sharing this layout with the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - anything goes with any old stash (old orange glitter cardstock under oranges)
Inspiration Destination #32 - anything goes challenge
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-day Friday Challenge #87 - anything goes
Love's Rubber Stamps Challenge #150 - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #226 - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #103 - anything goes