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      First Day

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      KathyCanuel


      Not Too Shabby

      Registered: August 2010
      Location: Mesa, Arizona
      Posts: 73
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      This was an experiment for me to see if I could make an emotionally poignant page that spoke for itself without me doing any actual journaling. I tend to talk a lot. ^_~ I wanted to make it clear what it was, and I think I did that. The school stuff makes it obvious that this was a first day of school for my kids (along with the title and grades). Fading out the other pic of me in the hospital after giving birth to my youngest was meant to convey that this photo happened in the past. Including the photo was my attempt at visually saying "they used to be my babies, and now here they go...", which is a common sentiment of first day of school pages, right? ^_~

      I wanted to mention, too, because I forgot to do it before, that the footprints I used on the layout came straight from the Photoshop shapes in the little shape tool. I made several of them, merged all of the layers, then added another sheet of the same cream cardstock on top of that layer and hit Ctrl-G (I'm on a PC). I then added a shadow, then played with the shadow to make it look like they were right on top of the other page. It ended up just looking like outlines, which is fine with me.
      Date: Sat September 10, 2011 Views: 432

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      Keywords: first day of school
      Layout Credits: Shabby Princess Kit, Hopscotch, with Hopscotch School additions
      Fonts Used: Geometr231 BT, Vivaldi

  1. Sat September 10, 2011 2:54am
    1. beckie

      Shabby Artist


      Registered: November 2008
      Posts: 991

      wonderful page! I love the photo blending and the footsteps trailing across the page is brilliant! so, so sweet

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  1. Sat September 10, 2011 2:57am
    1. ShabbyPrincess

      owner/designer


      Registered: February 2006
      Posts: 4,123

      this is such a sweet and beautiful page (in so many ways)! i've always loved that quote, too - and it's perfect here GREAT JOB - tfs!

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  1. Sat September 10, 2011 10:53am
    1. sheloy
      Not Too Shabby


      Registered: May 2010
      Posts: 12

      I love your LO! love the footsteps and the perfect quote!
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  1. Sat September 10, 2011 4:44pm
    1. reddoor

      former Shabby Artist :o)


      Registered: May 2010
      Posts: 891

      so precious... love how you tie everything together so beautifully, the pics, footprints, the quote~ just perfect!
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  1. Mon September 19, 2011 11:10pm
    1. graciewollf

      Not Too Shabby


      Registered: March 2011
      Location: Kingsley, MI soon to be North Bend, OR
      Posts: 234

      so neat!!!

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