Hi! Donna here as your host for today. As we sneak closer and closer to September it gets harder to deny that that time of year is definitely upon us. Some of you may have children who have started school already, and for others it will be coming soon. While we homeschool, we still have a first day and all the excitement, anxiety and preparation that goes along with it. Growing up I always loved the start of school and the promise of the new year. There was so much to learn! And I was ready to tackle it all. As a mom, I love seeing that same excitement and enthusiasm in my own children. Today I want to share a layout using my favorite new collection, Smarty Pants.
Over the summer my second son took an interest in learning to read. We haven’t pushed him and wanted to let him come to it in his own time. Well, he was finally ready and willing! He doesn’t show his excitement, but every now and then you will see a little smile come across his face as he puts a word together. I love those moments.
Smarty Pants is definitely school themed, but there are plenty of embellishments, papers and stickers in this collection for those of us whose children who do not attend traditional school. I love the little “awesome” word sticker in the close-up below.
My favorite paper is this one featuring the very same cursive font I was taught as a child.
I know I’ll be pulling this paper out again since my oldest will be learning this same cursive style himself this coming year. He's actually excited about this which makes my job a whole lot easier!
There are also patterns with stars,
(hey, those apples are pretty cute too!)
and multi-colored chevrons.
I happen to love the primary color palette. It probably helps that I have three little boys, but I seem to use this basic color scheme a lot. And I can see using this collection for more than just documenting our school days.
What about you? Do you love the new collection? What are your favorite patterns? If you have a moment, take some time to leave a comment; I’d love to hear from you!
Products from Smarty Pants:
Expression Cardstock Stickers #3403
Head of the Class #3405
Take Note #3406
School Spirit #3407
School Days #3408
Red Composition/Notebook #3417