Today's Hop is all about Back-to-School or using the new pocket cards that have become so popular!
Since I have two middle schoolers this year (eek.. how did THAT happen?!), I decided to make a "Middle School Survival Guide" for my boys. This is really just a different name for "journal"... because I'm not so sure my boys would think having a journal was a cool thing?
This would be fun printed through MDS as an 8 1/2 x 11 softcover photobook... But, since I'm the master procrastinator, that wasn't an option. I was able to print it at home and bind it myself. I love how it turned out and can add pages later as needed.
I used several of the pocket card downloads as well so I kind of hit both parts of the this month's theme. (Yay me!)
Here is a picture of the journal after I printed and assembled it:
I really wanted to "cute" it up... but, I have boys... and even the ribbon was a stretch. ;) Here is a picture of the inside:
The inside has lots of different pages to use as a calendar, notes, to-do list, Bible devotions, etc.
The last page is the back cover. This would really be cute printed as a journal through Stampin' Up! as well.... I might have to make some personalized journals for their devotions.... hmmmmm.....
Lots of downloads used for this project. If you like the pocket style look, I recommend: Happy Things Pocket Cards, This Makes Me Happy and Be Brave.
I also used: Thoughtful Overlays
Back to School (one of my faves)
Notes & Details
Crosses of Hope
Be Awesome Today (another fave)
So.... I gave Evan his journal last night and he thought it was "awesome!" He said it was kind of like a journal but cool and he couldn't wait to use it. He also asked how long it took me and said I could sell them --that he would buy it. ;) (Sweet boy!)
I thought I'd also show this super quick layout I made over the weekend while I was on a girls' scrapbook weekend. I started with a template from the Family Fun Photobook Template. I just changed the colors and added my photos - so quick and easy. And, since it's my boys' first day of school photos, I thought I'd share! :)
I replaced the DSP in the circle punches with some from the Sycamore Street Download that was available during Sale-a-Bration. Love that download!!
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