I have been happily scrapping with my new kit. Yesterday I noticed there was even a Back To School challenge on the Noel Mignon Challenge Blog.
For this challenge, I completed a simple page made into a folder to hold certificates and awards for Blake's album. Everything on this page is from the Core Curriculum kit except for the Thickers. A Melissa Frances tag/envelope booklet was included with my kit. I loved it, but wasn't sure what to do with it until I saw this project on the Noel Mignon Layouts and Projects blog. Wow!The first three envelopes were shown on the blog and I pretty much lifted the cover and October pages exactly. I have the same general LO for September, but used the book page for my background. For the other pages, I just tried to be creative. All of the papers and most of the embellishments were included in the kit. I had to add ribbon and misc. embellishments here and there. I also got some good use out of alphabet stash. I also decided to paint the envelopes before I covered them with paper. I loved Noel's idea to use the tags throughout the year with a photo on one side and journaling on the other. With two boys in school though, I may use smaller photos and dedicate one side of each tag to one of my boys to document the hightlights of their school year.