Believe it or not, it’s that time again. I’m starting to see back-to-school commercials and I know our schools start about five weeks from now. Some in the nation do year-round school and will start back up in a couple weeks. It seems like you just start getting into summer when you have to start thinking about the next school year. That’s so not fair. :)
And senior photos–or any start-of-school photos–is on that ‘to-do’ list.
It’s so fun to see their progression. And so fun to get to document all those cute photos, like Laura did here of her daughter’s senior photos from last year.
As always, Laura’s pages are just fantastic! Clean lines with so much character going on from the layers of the different patterns on the left. Amazing! And I love those little jewels!
Let’s hear what Laura has to say:
Since my youngest daughter just graduated high school a little over a month ago, I thought it would be fun to flashback a bit and scrap some photos that we had taken at the beginning of her senior year. It’s crazy how fast the year went by. In fact, it’s crazy how fast high school went by. I had several friends tell me that once your child starts high school, the time will fly by faster than ever, and they were right. Sigh.
I love a good photo collage, and this layout was the perfect opportunity to create one. I used a template from Kerri’s Picture That [Squared] kit, and collaged five of my favorite photos from that day together. I love photo collages for many reasons. But one of the biggest reasons I love them, is that instead of working with five individual photos and figuring out their placement – I’m working with one larger “photo”, and I can basically design the page around that photo/collage.
I’m a huge fan of white cardstock and patterned paper, so to mix things up a bit, I tried to use mostly colored cardstock on this layout. I love to add texture to cardstock by running pieces thru an embossing folder. It adds a ton of texture and interest, with minimal effort. To break up the heaviness of the colored cardstock pieces, I die cut a circle background on a strip of green cardstock using a cut file from Kerri’s Life Additions: Backgrounds kit. This allowed some extra white to come thru, from the white cardstock that I built my layout on.
For my title, I used Kerri’s School Years: Add Ons kit, and die cut “senior year” from two colors of cardstock to layer together. I have a bad habit of losing the dots to my i’s, so I added a brown enamel dot instead.
Yup. I’m in love with all the texture too. Great page, Miss Laura!