Hello everyone, it’s Terhi here with you!
It’s August, which means most of schools are starting again and it’s time to wish our children the best of school year ever. I always feel both excited and nervous at the same time when sending our girls off to school. Excited to see their excitement and growth, but also a bit nervous if everything goes well – I guess most of Moms are like this.
Our tradition is to take a photo of the sweet sisters starting in same position, hand in hand, and smile for camera. My younger one is starting her third grade now, so obviously the line of photos isn’t very long. But I will keep tightly on this tradition until they are going to university or something else big comes in the way. Fortunately our children already understands the meaning of scrapbooking and memory keeping, and they too feel it’s important to treasure our memories.
In Finland children start their official school at the age of six by going to pre-school. It’s very similar as day care, just some more playing with numbers and letters, and of course learning the social skills they need in the real school. Most of pre-schools are right next to school buildings, so that the children learn to know the school and teachers.
After the pre-school starts elementary school for the next nine years. Elementary school and pre-school are obligatory to all children in Finland. After elementary school the children can choose high school or vocational school. After one the children – or young adults – can start in university.
To create this layout I used This is Family collection for the first time! It’s such wonderful and super inspirational feeling to play the first time with new line. All ideas are running wild! Jen Hadfield made fantastic work again and this collections of hers is just so pretty!
I decided to show all of the beautiful colors of the line in one page, and that’s why chose to create the background out of small stripes.
Then I fussy cut some phrases and flowers on top, and finished the layout by adding some thread around the photograph.
Small things matters.
What is your favourite element from the new line?
340272 Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots
71793 Smooth Cardstock White
734182 This is Family Patterned Paper Fringe Art
734162 This is Family Patterned Paper Fresh Picked
734163 This is Family Patterned Paper Snail Mail
734164 This is Family Patterned Paper Bike Ride
734174 This is Family Patterned Paper Flower Batch
734175 This is Family Patterned Paper Growing Together
734183 This is Family Patterned Paper Tag You’re It
734184 This is Family Patterned Paper Bits & Pieces