Or some new clothes? Jordan moved back home (to the area) and got a job at a school for autistic children. She bought a few new articles of clothing that she was saving for her ‘first days of school.’ :)

Remember that? Going school shopping. Planning out which days you would wear what. Collecting your school supplies. Oddly, I still think that’s a part of us even as adults. Give me some office supplies any day.

It’s that time of year. And therefore, that’s where Learn came into play. And today, Sheree is going to ‘teach’ us a thing or two on how to use it.  :)

 

 

 

 

Oh me oh my! I’m so digging this! I love how Sheree trims her stamped elements, especially the hand lettering. I think it gives all those pieces a little pop. And that yellow On The Grid stamped paper? Yeah, baby! She is such the queen of layering, isn’t she?

Here’s what Sheree has to say:

If you’re like me, you’ll have a whole box full of photos from various school events just waiting to be scrapped.  The Learn stamp set is just so perfect for school themed photos for any age or year level…I love that!

This layout today is all about a history display that my daughter took part in earlier this year and she was so proud of the diorama that she made!  The photos are far from perfect…the background is messy, the room wasn’t very well lit and the table in the photo was bright lime green.  I didn’t want to change them to black and white because I still wanted to be able to see the colours of the diorama that she made, so I embraced the bright colours and chose my papers and embellishments accordingly.

After adding the colourful strips down each side of the page, I used the On the Grid background stamp to create a piece for behind the photos.  I also used a punch down one side to make it look like grid notepaper.  I also made it into a pocket so I could tuck a tag in behind.   This will allow Madi to add her own little story about the day.

I decided used the “learn” scripty word from the Learn stamp set as the title.  I fussy cut it out then used foam dots behind it to add dimension.  Embellishments, a paper clip and stickers were added along with another stamped piece listing the subjects which I tucked under the right side photo.  I love that you can leave this stamp as a list or circle the appropriate subject.

Under my journaling strips I stamped a quote directly onto the page, then added two more stamped pieces from the Learn stamp set.  The “Grade” stamp is one of my favourites since you can circle whichever number applies, and the little pencil stamp is so adorable! I love that you can colour it with the coordinating solid stamp to match your project too!

And now here is a little ‘visual lesson’ on how it came together.