“Back-to-School Special” Just Got a Whole New Meaning

If you haven’t taken a peek in this week’s challenge gallery, I encourage you to do so. There you will find one of the most insightful, story-filled, beautifully designed collections of school-related scrapbook pages I’ve seen anywhere.

For a small collection (just eight pages at last count), there is already quite the variety … everything from moms sending little ones off to school for the first time to memories of relief at moving from public to home-schooling to first day junior high jitters to our Layout of the Week, which features a look back at school days in the 1950s.

"Getting Ready for School in the 1950s" by flowersgal

"Getting Ready for School in the 1950s" by flowersgal

It was extremely hard to pick just one favorite this week, but this layout by Patsy (flowersgal) really struck a chord with me because it reminds me of stories my mom has told about going to school back in the “good ‘ol days.”

The idea of having just a handful of dresses (not pants!) to wear day in and day out to school just fascinates me, as does the norm of having an entirely home-sewn wardrobe (sound familiar Mom?). I love how Patsy incorporated the pattern envelopes into her design and all of the fabulous detail in the journaling. {Pssst…. Mom… if you’re reading (and I know you are!), I would LOVE for you to write down your own memories for me so I can make a layout for our albums!!}

Congratulations to Patsy on having the Layout of the Week! She earns 25 bonus points in our Community Participation Program and adds a special award token to her signature.

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Comments

  1. Jenn says:

    That’s a beautiful page, thanks so much for sharing it! I too love the patterns, they illustrate beautifully the journaling. The wonderful journaling really took me back in time!

  2. Jenn says:

    That’s a beautiful page, thanks so much for sharing it! I too love the patterns, they illustrate beautifully the journaling. The wonderful journaling really took me back in time!

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