Since my old computer conked out I have been busy trying to transfer all of my papers and photos onto the new one although I'm sure I have done something wrong as somewhere on the computer it says I have 36,000 photos!
I decided to scrapbook my eldest son's last day at junior school. It was nearly three years ago now but I remember it like yesterday....
We fitted so much into the day that I created a huge pocket along the bottom of the page to keep all of the details. It started with a picnic in the school grounds, followed by an afternoon at the local adventure park. Finally we all met up in the evening at our local chinese restuarant.
I love using Picasa for my photo editing, its free and so easy to use. I created a collage of photos of the day to put in the pocket and placed it with the programme for his last Speach Day and Prize Giving.
His certificate for acheivement in Mathematics and a photo of him when he received it.
I then made a little book to keep some very special memories and decorated it with cut outs from the same paper stack. He received such a lovely letter from one of his teachers that I wanted to display it and use it in the best way possible so I made use of all of the folds in the paper.
A good luck note from his music teacher...
A note from me telling how proud and excited I was for him. I can still remember those feelings now, proud that he had done well at junior school, excited that he was entering the next stage at senior school and worried that he would be ok, settle in and make friends etc.
My note was written into the fold of the teachers note so once unfolded, it shows her letter to him.
The papers are from Ellen School Days by Me and My Big Ideas, yes I know it is bright, busy and loud but that did kind of sum up his last day! The small photo in the bottom corner shows him with his leavers shirt, all signed by his friends and teachers and his special leavers tie. So cute!
I hope that you are all having a wonderful week, the weather is great in the my neck of the woods and my youngest is already finished school for Easter so more scrapbooking photo opportunities are on there way!