When I was in the 3rd grade, I had braces. Then, when I was in the 5th grade, I had braces again. Yes! Twice! I guess my teeth must have been really awful. I remember the orthodontist telling my parents that my jaw was small. He even had to remove a few teeth to “make room.” To this day, every time I see a new dentist, the dentist points out that I have teeth missing. Yes I say, to make room.

Scrapbooking wasn’t such a trend back then, but in retrospect, I think it would be kind of cool to look back on those days of braces and orthodontic work and see the before and after look. It’s certainly possible that somewhere in her stacks of history my mother has photos of my braces days, and probably my first visit to the dentist, my second visit to the dentist, my third…ok, you get the picture. I’d have to ask her. But, whether she does or doesn’t, I can tell you that I know just the kit I’d use for scrapbooking my dental photos if they do exist. It’s the new collab Straighten Up from Karen of Snickerdoodle Designs and Christine of Digilicious Designs.

Have you seen this kit? So cute! Here, I’ll show you:

You can find the kit, along with an alpha, a cluster set, date stamps, flairs, glitters, kraft paper solids, and word art in the personal use shop here at theStudio (all 40% off today), or, you can grab the whole collection (65% off today).

How about some inspiration? That’s the best part, right? I just love seeing what other people do with a kit. I get such great ideas that way and I can really tell how the elements and papers work together to make a page. Here are a few examples from theStudio gallery. Feel free to click on each layout if you’d like to leave a nice compliment (people love that! It really makes them smile).

 From msbrad

From Bernie Tuffs (this one surprised me – I hardly recognized that it was done with this collection. What versatility!)

Hopefully I’ve given you some layout inspiration. The next time you take your children for a dental visit, be sure to bring your camera! Someday they’ll look back with amusement that you captured this memory for them, and smile a brighter, whiter smile because of it.

As always I have a fun freebie for you, this time a cluster I made using the Straighten Up collection. Just click on the preview below to download.

Thanks for stopping in today – have a great day!