Hi friends! My three school aged boys will soon be returning to school (much to their dismay). And from what I've read on social media lately, a lot of kids have already started! I know that I'm not alone in this, but man do things get busy during the school year! Our oldest son is a senior (gasp!) this year and college applications/visits, sports, school meetings, and community volunteer programs are going to keep our schedule full for sure! Our two middle boys also have their own commitments and school activities. I normally just jot everything down in my weekly calendar, but I wanted to change things up a little this year.
What I ended up doing, is creating separate sections for each boy, complete with a dashboard and even a pocket. I am really excited about having a designated place to jot down deadlines, ideas, fundraiser/booster club info!
I started each section with a personalized dashboard. I know I'm biased, but I do love to see my handsome boys' smiling faces! I used a different color for each boy, which happened to correlate with their favorite colors! :-) I used the largest Moments Inked: Binder Page die and some New Leaf cardstock to create David's pages. I die cut their name using the Bookprint Alphabet Upper and Bookprint Alphabet die sets. Using several shades of Papertrey Perfect Match green inks, I sponged the ink on the letters to create an ombre look.
I used three of the sentiments in the Destination set to stamp on the bottom of each page.
Turning the page, this is the view. On the back of the first page, I created a pocket, perfect for tucking in permission slips or lunchbox notes (more on those later). I decorated the front of the pocket using the School Time and Back to School sets. I wanted some note paper but because of space (I have already added a lot of extras to my planner) I opted to laminate one sheet (I used the Moments Inked: Refill Binder Pages - Graph) so that I can use the same sheet all year.
Turning the note page, you can see the final part to David's section. Using only a piece of patterned paper to decorate this, I created a space to add the myriad of post it notes that I know I will be using! :-)
For Byran's section I used the same stamps, dies, and layout. The only difference is that I used Enchanted Evening instead of green. I added the grade that my boys will be in by die cutting the numbers out (I used the Bookprint Alphabet Numbers die set) and adhering it to a stitched banner (die cut from the Frames - Keep it Simple die set). In the background I stamped one of the leaves from the Leave it Be set, matching the color to each of my boy's sections.
To both Bryan and David's photos I added a basketball (from the Have a Ball stamp set). They both love to play and especially Bryan seems to always have a ball in his hands.
Here's the view inside of Bryan's section. Notice the little card tucked into the pocket? I'm doing my best to get a head start creating little encouragement cards. I'll show you a picture of the cards at the end. :-)
I know I've mentioned this before, but I absolutely LOVE the extra long white Post it Note pads! And the fact that they have stamps perfectly sized to stamp on them is just the icing on the cake! Here I used the Moments Inked: Posted 2 set.
Because Jared is a football player (obviously from the photo Ha!) I added a football image instead of the basketball (from the same Have a Ball stamp set).
Before laminating the graph refill paper, I stamped the "notes" sentiment from the Take Note set on the top.
Want to see the cards that I have tucked into the dashboard pockets? Here are the three that I have finished so far...
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Thanks so much for joining me here today!