Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #22~~ "Scrapping School Memories"

Good Morning Everyone!
It is time for another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!!

This weeks challenge is " Scrapping School Memories"~
Create a scrapbook LO with a school theme BUT it must include a chipboard element.
The Design Team was lucky enough to be given a few files from Regina over at The Cutting Cafe to work with. Thanks Regina!!
Regina is also our sponsor this week and the lucky winner will receive Any 3 Files from her store!
If you have yet to visit The Cutting Cafe you really need to hop over there. She has just about everything you could possibly want....cut files, PDF files, boxes, bags...well you get the idea!

Oh so my project for this challenge was made and then I added the pictures when my boys went to school yesterday for their first day.
It was great to have the LO completed and then know what pictures I had to take :)
Here is my completed LO....There are few items I create that I say "Wow, I really love this....this is one of them!! I love how this turned out!!

Here is the LO before I put pictures in and added the year with white chipboard numbers

I don't have very many chipboard pieces in my stash so I decided to make my own!
The bus numbers~which is actually my boys school bus is from numbers I picked up last year at Target.
They sure came in handy!!
The "Waiting for the Bus" is The Cutting Cafe~The School Years Printable Stamp Set
I printed and cut the stamp out then attached to a piece of inked chipboard and matted it on blue cardstock.
The same was done with "1st day of School"
You cant tell but it really gives great dimension!
Love the little boy~ He is from Paper Doll Dress Up and I used PKS~491 Everyday Character Faces

Again used the same technique and made my own chipboard pieces from the same set over at
The border is another set from The Cutting Cafe~School Day's Printable Set.

The extras added to this LO are:
Trendy Twine in Peppermint Twist
School Bus cut from Stretch Your Imagination at 3 1/2"
Yoyo Yellow ink from SU
White gel pen for extra doodles :)
Border punch from EK Sucess
Paper from DCWV~ The Grade School Stack

So I hope you like my LO and will join us this week over at Whimsical Wednesdays!!
Remember you have 2 weeks to link up for a chance to win 3 Files from The Cutting Cafe!
Can't wait to see what you all create and thanks for stopping by!!
Have a very crafty day :)

Im also entering this into the following Challenges:
Cooking w/Cricut~School Dayz
Amanda's Crafts and More: Getting Scrappy Challenge #16


  1. Super cute Jess. Your chipboard elements turned out perfect too! Hugs- Glora

  2. Adorable LO Jessica. I hope your boys had a great first day! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  3. What a sweet layout! So colorful and the pictures are perfect! So nice when you can plan your pics by doing the layout first :-) Thank you so much for playing along with us at


  4. Oh Wow! This is fantastic! I love all the elements of your layout! The numbers on the bus to match their bus number is awesome!!! And personalized chipboard is the best! Matches perfectly!!! :)

  5. What a fantastic layout! I love the PK faces on the kids and the way you added the numbers to the bus. Great job!

  6. Super cute Lo! I love the little school bus and the numbers are such a great touch. I hope your boys had a great first day. Tfs and a have a great day. :)

  7. What an adorable layout, Jessica! Love all the details you put in it. Very nice!! And love your new blog look too. I haven't visited for a while, so this was a suprise and so cute!--Pat N.

  8. Love what you did with your back to school layout. I think is awesome Jessica!

  9. Hi Jessica,Your layout is FANTASTIC my friend!I LOVE the great background paper and all the sweet details,SO COOL!And great pictures to, Have a SUPER day!!:)

  10. Great Job Jessica. Love the paper dolls and the bus cuts. You did a great job with Cutting Cafe stuff too. x

  11. I love your LO Jess. I can totally see the dimension the chipboard adds, great job. You did so much with Regina's files, great job. The little boy is so cute. Love that border punch too.

  12. Wow! What a super fun layout full of texture, color and character. Your photos of your precious boys really pop. I love the twine, the papers...everything looks so good together.
    Take care,

  13. Jessica, this is amazing! :o) I love the little cuties, the personalization with school bus number and grades, and how you made the photo mats look like little notebooks. :o) The dimension, twine, and papers all work together so beautifully, too. I'm not surprised you love this LO so much. :o) Excellent work, my crafty friend! (And your kiddos look adorable!)

    Hugs and blessings!

  14. This is so cute Jessica, There is so much going on in this layout. I just love it you did a great job!
    DIANA L.

  15. Jessica!! This is such a wonderful layout. Love each and every detail! I also love your new blog deisgn!! So darn cute!! I haven't visited in a while.. wanted to say Hello!! :-)

  16. Really cute layout!!!! I love all the little detail you put into the little boy die cuts and your photos of your little guys are just darling! TFS

  17. Wow, your layout is so stink'in cute!! I love the little boy images and how made it look like little pieces of notebook paper to put your pictures on.. You should totally enter your page in my "Getting Scrappy Challenge".. There's an awesome prize up for grabs too.. Here is the link if your interested...

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  18. omg cute is this...I LOVE IT.....hugs

  19. a great fun layout..thanks for helping celebrate our birthday at TPV

  20. fun layout! thanks for playing at TPV!

  21. I'm so glad you decided to join my "Getting Scrappy Challenge" and I hope you will join in again this Sunday..

    Scrappy Hugs,

  22. Your layout is awesome Jessica! I love the school bus and the paper dolls are super cute:) Great job on your layout...hope your boys enjoyed their first day of school:)
    Sherrie K

  23. Cute page! So glad you played along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

  24. WOW... WOW Beautiful ... fantabulously done... Thank you so much for playing along with us over at scrapbookers anonymous... hugs..xoxo

  25. Such a fun layout! Those boy die cuts look great! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

  26. Cute LO, thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxxx

  27. This is pretty cute, Jessica! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

  28. very cute. great die cuts. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)