Thursday, September 25, 2014

First Day - ACC & Scrap Our Stash

Ever since this photo was taken I knew it would have to be scrapped as it was such a big moment for my kiddos, but my guilt over the subject matter kept me from putting anything together... 

First Day

This is a pic snapped before my kids first ever day at day care when I returned to work last year. Looking back I am still shocked that I was comfortable sending my kids (esp Jayce - soo young) but I was able to take them to work with me at an on-site childcare with a fantastic reputation. Anyway I won't harp on about the personal side of this, it could get very long and heated...

It was the September Scrap Our Stash Stash Challenge #18 that finally made me revisit this photo and finally create the page. As per the challenge I have used lined/ruled paper, chalkboard paper, pencil, alphas, apple, book and ruler.

The layout of the page was based on the September Sketch at the Australian online scrap store Anna's Craft Cupboard.

I stitched the fussy cut 'pocket' on to the page so that it can be used as a pocket and hide my long journalling about the day and my feelings and why I sent my kids to day care. It is on the day' card that pulls out and is hand written on both sides... I had a lot to say.

I also fussy cut out the apple and books from Simple Stories Smarty Pants paper, in fact most of the page is from that collection.

Thanks for stopping by.
Come back again soon!
XoXoX Nicole


  1. wonderful page and I hope your kiddos are doing well at the daycare!! I have been there and know how hard that decision is!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!!

    1. They LOVE it!! Thanks for asking! It really was hard but I'm also glad I did.

  2. Great page! LOVE the pocket and all its contents. And you are right...great photo! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!!

  3. Fabulous page, you did a great job on the "Back to School" challenge, and such a cute photo! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  4. Awesome page! I love that pocket full of school things. Perfect take on the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  5. As a mom who had two different options with each child, (one went to daycare at age 12 weeks and with the other, I was a stay at home) I can relate on the feelings... Great layout and the decision to stitch the pocket to the LO=genius!! Love the specs too:). Kate (SOS)

  6. Great layout! Love the fun school elements! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  7. Thanks for playing with Scrap Our Stash! :-)))

  8. I have always loved this photo. I think the colours are fantastic on this page. Bright and vivid. You have done a great job with all the embelishments and accessories to tell the story of the page. Love the way you have placed them in the pocket. Job well done.