Monday Montage 26


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  I've been on a roll with sharing Holiday catalog sneak peeks, so I'm not about to stop.  There is a new Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection called Seasonal Snapshot.  This collection gives you everything you need to record events from Autumn to Christmas.  It is absolutely perfect for Back-to-School Project Life layouts.


The kids went back to school this week!  Yippee!!!!  Obviously I'm not one of those moms that cries when the kids return to school….quite the opposite.  We crave routine in our house, so everything feels like it is getting back to "normal".


Bella is in 2nd grade this year.  She wore pencil knee socks the first day, so I love the coordinating pencil cards.  The page isn't quite finished as I need to do some more journaling, but I did manage to fit in a few stamps.


Chandler is a junior in High School.  It was dark in the morning when he left for school, so I had to get pictures when he got off the bus.  He also indulged me by taking a few selfies.


And even though I don't cry, I still feel this way.

I used some additional cards from the Seasonal Snapshot collection for this card.  The pencil was created by die-cutting the base shape with the Big Shot and the Homemade Holiday Framelits die (another fun new product).  You can get all the measurements and instructions by clicking the recipe at the end of this post.

Be sure to check out all 10 stops on the hop!  I know my friends have some amazing projects to share this week.


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  1. Cathy Casey | 17th Aug 14

    So cute! I am having a little PL love affair myself these days 🙂 Love how you rocked it!

  2. Breelin Renwick | 17th Aug 14

    Love your back to school pages! And the card is awesome too! Why do our babies have to grow up?!?

  3. Julie Warnick | 17th Aug 14

    Wow! That pencil is soooo cute! I have already pinned it and I am going to case it for sure (with your permission of course 🙂 I think your daughter’s socks are adorable too. Great projects!

  4. Cindy Brumbaugh | 19th Aug 14

    Julia, this is super cute! I love the sentiement- sums up perfectly your feelings. I still feel that way when my kids are leaving for post-grad studies…miss them! Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at the Friday Mashup!

  5. Cindy Brumbaugh | 19th Aug 14

    Melissa, please excuse my mistake in addressing you as Julia!! Smiles, Cindy

  6. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin | 21st Aug 14

    This is so super sweet! I love that pencil – what a clever idea! All your layering and colours are delightful. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week.

  7. Sara Hoogendoorn | 21st Aug 14

    Love your card with the cute little pencil. Great idea to make a card for your kids for a school theme. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

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