Monday, March 24, 2014

An Echo Park That's My Boy School Themed layout

I'm happy to be sharing a layout on Lori Whitlock's blog today.  I couldn't wait to play more with Lori's newest paper collection "That's My Boy" paper pad which she designed for Echo Park!  Since I don't have boys of my own I used many of the basic patterns from the collection to create a colorful back-to-school layout.  

For my number border, I cut out an extra size 6 in a contrasting navy to emphasize the fact that she was entering 6th grade.  If that wasn't enough, I added a little arrow to complete my visual triangle.  For my title, I used a chalkboard style die cut, but omitted the chalkboard and enlarged the coordinating apple.

I can't tell you how happy I was to finally get a picture of my daughter boarding a school bus for the first time!  We have always lived within walking distance of her schools, but with a recent move we finally lived far enough away to ride the bus and as a scrapbooker dying to play with adorable "bus" themed embellishments for all these years, I was overjoyed.  :)

To create today's layout I used the following cutting files available for purchase in Lori's shop:
I hope I've inspired you to look at boy themed collections with fresh eyes for both genders.  :)


  1. She is so beautiful and getting so big Mendi! But I can honestly say, I know what you mean regarding her riding the bus for the first time AND catching a photo! I have tried so many times to get a picture of my daughter boarding the bus but never succeeded and now she's homeschooled soooo............. bummer! I love how you used the paper to create this fun back to school theme layout. Wow 6th grade already? Pretty soon she'll be going to prom! Just sayin! Have a wonderful day my friend!

  2. Love the way you made the boy-themed paper work so wonderfully for a girl. This is super cute!! Love the way you used the numbers to show the grade...and that school bus with the rhinestone headlights!!


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