I designed this layout for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine using the Graphic 45 ABC Primer Collection, and it appears in the newly released Spring 2012 issue.
As soon as I saw this G45collection, I knew I wanted to scrapbook one of the photos from my mom's school days. I am blessed with a mother who scrapbooked, albeit the old-fashioned way, and I have in my possession her albums ....the kind with black pages and pictures adhered with black photo corners. They are so precious to me :)
This is her class photo from 1940, in a one-room school in the country (she grew up on a grain farm). I know the photo isn't the greatest quality, but she is the one standing to the right of the last girl seated on the right...she is wearing a dark pinafore dress.
I tried to make a blackboard using real wood veneer paper from Creative Imaginations. The actual blackboard is blackboard paper from DCWV...but I tried using chalk and it was too smudgy, so I scratched the letters of the title "School Days" with a pin.
I made the fabric flower with DCWV Fabric Paper...it is adhesive backed and so easy to work with. I created a tutorial for this flower and how to use the DCWV Fabric Paper to make a card on the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine website/blog www.canadianscrapbooker.ca/jackie [date March 6, 2012]
You can also view this layout on my own blog, along with a collection of all my Graphic 45 layouts....because I auditioned for their DT. Gulp....so far I've made the top 30 finalists list. We'll see what happens on March 30 when they pick their final DT. www.kellycreates.blogspot.com [Date February 25, 2012]
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