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Monday, August 9, 2010

boys of summer....

Good Morning,
As you are reading this, my first day of school with students, has begun. We have 61 beautiful new third graders coming in this year. Please pray for us today!

For those of you who joined in our Anniversary last week and this weekend at Practical Scrappers, Thank You, and I hope you enjoyed every minute of it!
Moving on to the new challenge this week, a summer theme project! Pull out any photos of boating, swimming, watermelon eating, bbq's, camp fires with smores....we want to see them!
I used this sketch from SOUS for my inspiration.....
Here is my layout. I chose some fun photos of my little boys from July at the lakehouse. It doesn't get more summer than this...
We had docked the boat up on an island and the kids played for hours in the lake. You can see that Megan's pink float was worth a million bucks to them that day!
All papers used are Junkitz from long, long ago. The ribbon and staples are from stash and ink is ctmh.
I hope to see you playing along this week! don't forget to visit the dt each day this week to see their summer theme inspiration!


  1. Fun, fun, fun! Love the colors and the staples!

  2. Very fun layout with loads of summer! How on earth do you teach 61 kids? I am hoping that you just get a section of them at a time. Praying for you and school!

  3. What a great idea for a summer challenge! Love to keep summer as long as I can.
    Those are great pictures and a fun sketch to pull it all together.
    Many blessings on your first day sweetie!

  4. This is such a beautiful layout Kim!! Fun sketch!! Your picture is beautiful and it looks like a lot of fun!

  5. Wonderful layout sweetie! I am loving the staples and the pictures look like they were having a blast! Good luck on your first day back I know you will do fantastic!

  6. Hey Kim, I hope that you had a fantastic first day with your students!!

    Your LO is so fun-- and boy, does jumping off that raft look like a blast! :)

  7. What a great clean page this sketch makes. Woohoo, Leah! Love your colors .. and the photos are fab! Be praying for you and your new students .. how excited they must be!

  8. Hiya Kim!
    Have I ever told you how much I like your name? Kim Sparks!!!! =o)
    I am so glad you were able to join us and that this worked for you...I really love those pp's!!! Also the photos are awesome!!! Yes, I agree, very Summer time!!!!
    xoxo Leah

  9. WOW, this is so fun and fab! Love the orange.


  10. Very fun LO!! My gd Haley is going to be a 3rd grader this year! Good luck today.

  11. Kim where did this summer go? 61 wee ones eh?
    I love your layout and the grungy feel not to mention that bright pink floaty! Beth

  12. What a fun summer LO Kim! Love the color combo & BIG polka dots :)

  13. Wow.. back in school already?! Summer sure did go by quickly!! I love what you did with Leah's sketch! The bright orange paper is a great background for those fun photos!!
    Barb :)

  14. What a great layout, loving those colors and what fun pics as well.. Thnx for joining us gals at SOUS this week.. :D

  15. What a wonderful layout, Kim!!
    You really rocked with this orange!
    I love the pp and the staples are great.
    The photos shows so much fun and movement.
    Great take on this sketch!


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