I love to make gifts so when back-to-school time comes around, I think about the teachers, especially my most favorite teacher - my mom! When she was teaching, I remember her keeping a zillion lists and always being well organized. With this in mind, I made up a few notebooks and some clothepin magnets to help teachers stay on top of their lesson plans. I like using index cards to make my own lists so with a little bit of basic glue, I assembled some index card pads and then adhered them onto trimmed papers from the DIY Shop. When thinking academically, DIY Shop has wonderful components to it, like numbers, maps and typewriters, which inspire learning and can be tailored to any school subject -- Math, English, Geography, etc. Matching tags and simple packaging make the notebooks a cinch to hand out.
The clothespins are an incredibly simple but stylish way to control loose papers, photos and lists. These clips are also from DIY Shop and all I did was add a magnet strip to the back of them. Teachers can organize based on the time of day or day of the week. These sets came together in less than five minutes!
CP Gal: Magda Mizera
I've never been a huge fan of school ;) I'd rather read books than learn math or chemistry. But now, as an official "grown up", I take the initiative to learn something new everyday! Lately, I've been learning a lot about photography. I took a few online Photoshop classes and read a couple of books about marketing and how to run a business. Both have taught me the value and importance of education - it builds intelligence and improves my overall well being.
With this layout, I tried to bring attention to my little nieces and nephews - all of them recently started school and a few are a tad bit lost. What's better for them than a smart aunt to tell them about the importance of learning? :)
I made this page with the new Crate collections - mostly Close Knit, which I really, really love. It has soft patterns, pretty embellishments and such a gentle, beautiful color palette.
CP Gal: Deb Duty
This layout documents the start of my son's senior year using Crate Paper's Close Knit collection, plus the ledger paper from Flea Market. I wanted to list the classes he's taking this year so I used ledger patterned paper and a notebook punch to create a space for his schedule. Then I listed his classes using a roller alpha stamp. This would be a good spot for journaling on school layouts, too!