paper: MonoBlendz Confiture by Anna Aspnes, Stand Up and Scrap Combo Kit (papers by Anna Aspnes [recolored] and Robin Carlton), Cabana White by Katie Pertiet
alphas: Fly Catchin’ by Traci Reed, Shabby Poppies by Shabby Miss Jenn, Sanctuary by Rob and Bob
ricrac: Calypso by Jesse Edwards
ribbon, staples, binder clip: Playground by Shabby Miss Jenn
journaling spot (blue): Citrus Freeze by Anne Langpap
journaling note: Express Yourself by Ronna Penner
brads: Brad Bonanza by Pattie Knox
fonts: CK Ali’s Writing, Kino MT

Journaling: Matthew, You were so afraid to try the fireman’s pole at the playground! But all your friends were using it, and you wanted to as well. I helped you the first time, and then you tried it on your own. You were beaming with pride as you went down the pole by yourself! Never be afraid to try new things, and do always be proud of your accomplishments! Love, Mom

quote: It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing. - Rosemarie Rossetti