Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Top of the CLASS

When Georgia came home and told me that she had been voted by her classmates to be a school councillor I jumped up and down, whooped with joy and did an extremely embarrasing victory dance!! She thought I was a bit weird but at least it got across to her just how proud I am.

This photo was taken on the first day of the new term, and I have used it instead of the ones where she was presented with her school councillor badge. They didn't come out very well.

I tried to memorise the list of qualities that were up on the notice board in the school hall, I think I may have improvised a little! I tore the Making Memories paper in half and stitched it back together, the ink splatters are exactly that....distress ink refills with a touch of water and splatted (do this outside!) with a paint brush.
The tag says "Be true to you" and has a stamp of a wise owl inside it. To secure it on the layout so it can be removed without having to undo the bow I fixed the string into place with a couple of stitches.
The bling for her name was from a card shop and we made a deal I could have her name and she could have all the hearts and other coloured blings that came on the sheet.

This layout was made for the Paper Paradise October Sketch Challenge hosted by Helena. The sketch is by Liz Weber and is taken from the Craft in Style blog here.

update: thanks to my good friend Lazykay who e-mailed me today that the comments box isn't working. I changed it to the new blogger system that they recommended and I guess it hasn't worked! I just thought no -one loved me:( (love ya Kath xxx)
TFL xxx


Julie said...

Woo Hoo Way to go Georgia!!!

Ruth your layout is absolutely STUNNNING!!!

MrsB said...

Well Done Georgia, you must be so proud.

And what a great page too, I am sure your children will love looking back at what you have done when they are all grown up x

Helena said...

Well done Gerogia, and I love what you have done with the sketch!


paulien710 said...

Oh my goodness........

What a beautiful page this is!!!!!!

Thank you for pointing my blog out at inspirational...... all the girls are so sweet.....

Glad you liked my new MAA album, it was just so much fun, to make it.
Hope you'll have an awesome weekend!!!!!

LazyKay said...

What a gorgeous page - I love the vintage type colours and speckled papers and how you've done the writing on the side pieces.


Paula's ponderings said...

Beautiful page for a beautiful child! Well done Georgia - how proud you've made mum and dad!

sam21ski said...

WOW Ruth your kids are going to have so many memories when they get older - love the colours you've used on this page, and the layout and detail is fab as ever

dutchbird said...

What a fantastic lay out ! I love the vintage look!!

And way to go Georgia!!

.... (my kids hate my happy dance aswell.. I try not to do at school anymore...)


Amykins said...

Yay for Georgia! That LO is stunning!

paulien710 said...

WOW..... what a stunning page this is!!!!!

YAHHHHH for Georgia!