In Wisconsin, my granddaughter is a fourth grader this year; her brother is proud to be in kindergarten at the same school. My layout combines two challenges. Rochelle Spears' "Scrappy Friends Challenge" asked participants to create a layout using at least three school supplies. A related challenge on GrandDiva's Creative Corner offered a sketch challenge using this PageMaps sketch:
I came up with this layout, using mostly papers from Bella Blvd's "Alex " collection and some cute back to school embellishments from Me & My Big Ideas. I designed and made the ABC strip with my Silhouette Cameo:
School items represented on the layout include books, pencils, a tiny "bookworm" clip, a globe, a ruler, alphabet chart and sneakers.
The returning students in Minnesota are older (seventh grader and junior in high school) so I went for a different look on their layout. I chose a sketch from Susan Stringfellow's sketch blog:
I used the September main kit, embellishment and patterned paper add-ons from Citrus Twist Kits for a more grownup look. I cut the compass with my Cameo and a cut file from Ashley Horton's etsy store, "The Cut Shoppe".
Thanks for looking; have a wonderful week!