In Scrappy Cupcake Angels, Jodi makes a scrapbook album of her son’s first school year. Putting together a scrapbook is a fun way of documenting your child’s progress. You can include in it things such as their artwork, certificates, stories, lists of books they read, photographs of their friends, school sports days, school trips etc. It can be a fun activity to share with your child. They can help to embellish the pages, and it is a wonderful record of their schooldays for them to look back on when they are grown.
This is a page I made of my first day at school. I like using layering on my pages, so I layered several scrapbook papers and a graph page from one of my old school maths books. I inked or chalked the edges of all the papers to add interest. I added a border of numbered washi tape along the bottom of the page, and used torn strips of washi tape across the corners of the pictures. I took a photo of some of my favourite early childhood books, keeping the black and white theme, and added a few embellishments such as purple brads and a fancy paper clip.
It really takes me back to see that picture of me as a determined five-year-old, full of excitement and anticipation for what lay ahead. Unfortunately I don’t have many mementos from my schooldays. I detested school and threw away anything that reminded me of it long ago. I wish, now, that I did have a scrapbook with bits and pieces from those years, that I could look back on, but I am thankful for that photo that my parents took as I embarked on my journey of knowledge all those years ago.