Can you believe that it is almost August and the summer will soon be over? It is incredible how quickly time flies. This year, we will reach a milestone in my house. My daughter will be going to first grade and will be in school all day. My son will be in his second year of preschool. The house will be a lot quieter, yet much more hectic. After realizing the amount of photos and papers I acculumated over the course of my daughters year of Kindergarten and my son's first year of preschool, I vowed to keep up. My plan is to have one grade scrapbooked, filed and organized before the next school year starts. I've started the project and now I only have 4 more weeks left to get everything wrapped up! For this reveal, I've tackled some graduation photos and school classroom photos!
Right now, there are so many school products in the market that can make the task much easier! I've used different papers and embellishments from Imaginisce, Adornit, Little Yellow Bicycle, Webster's Pages, Prima, and My Mind's Eye.
It always seem so difficult to get a great photograph of my kids with their teachers at school events. They are always so busy tending to the class and parents. This year, I managed to capture a great shot of my son Colin with his fabulous pre-k teacher at his graduation. By converting the photo to black and white, I thought it created a great emphasis on my favorite photo. The background paper from Adornit is one of my favorite graduation papers! It has a lot of great detail already pre-printed on the paper which required less embellishment. I used a graphic approach using lots of black cardstock for emphasis. I was able to use quite a few photos from the graduation ceremony on a strip I created on the left hand side.
It has been a tradition in our house for the last 3 years that one of our kids has been a "blue butterfly". (just the name of one of the classes in preschool) I knew this particular paper from Webster's Pages that had the blue butterfly would be perfect for my son's class photo! I love the subtle colors of the die-cut stickers and paper from this line as well. I used some additional subtle blue papers from the Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler collection to help the color pop. Finally, I layered one of the 4"x6" transparencies over the journaling spot to add another pattern to the layout.
The most common picture to scrap from school will always be the class photo! For this layout, I decided to create a simply designed layout that I could repeat year after year. This photo is of my daughter Lauren's kindergarten photo from September of 2008. The die-cut frame from My Mind's Eye was the perfect way to emphasize the photo! Using the Teacher Pet line by Imaginisce, I felt like I added just enough embellishment while enjoying some white space!
Using some left over scraps, I created a card to put in my daughter's lunch on the first day back to school!
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Awesome layouts Diane and your cards rock too!!
These are great! Love what you did with the school photo!