Have you sent all your kids back to school? If you're like most scrapbookers, you didn't let them leave the house before snapping a few pics showing off their new backpacks, hairstyles, or braces. Maybe you caught your kindergartener's last wave before the school bus drove off, or perhaps the rolling eyes of an impatient teenager who was refusing to wear her brand new school clothes, at least until the second day of school (she'd hate to look too eager, you know?). Time to scrapbook those back-to-school photos!!

Take a peek at this this back-to-school Studio J® layout by Joanne Watchak using the Class Act kit. We love her layout's pared-down color scheme and the way she added journaling along each of the two strips of ribbon. To get this look, just click on the Text toolbox and drag two new text areas onto your page, resizing them to fit along the ribbon. Change the background of each text box to "none."

Back to School, by Joanne Wastchak

Pattern: Snapshot™
Kit: Class Act
Courtesy of: Joanne Watchak

The middle box on the right page that Joanne filled with journaling was originally a photo well, while the vertical photo to the right of her journaling was originally a text well. If you'd like to change a photo well to a text well or vice versa, click on the well. From the pop-up menu, click on one of these buttons:

Converts a photo well to a text well

Converts a text well to a photo well.

You can switch back and forth as many times as you need until you decide what balance of photos and journaling works best for you. Remember, though, you can only change text wells to photos—new text areas that you drag from the Text toolbox cannot be converted to photos.

Have you taken any back-to-school photos this year? Or maybe you have some photos from yesteryear lurking in the hidden corners of your hard drive. Either way, go into Studio J to preserve your schooltime memories. Once you've created a layout, post it online and leave us a comment with a link to your artwork. We'd love to see what you come up with!