I was trying to tie in the white and blue balloons. I punched white and blue circles. I also used a fancy blue cardstock and matted the pictures in white and blue. I then adhered the circles all around the page and added fun in all of them focusing on music. I added stickers, fancy music brads, pearls, and lots of jewels. After adhering the circles I adhered the matted pics. Below the left picture I added the sticker “at the dance”.
Finished a layout that pulls at my heartstrings. It started with a picture that Tim had taken in kindergarten. It was sent home at the end of the year all laminated. It has been in a file for scrapping for years. The other picture is more current. It shows how fast time is going and how much my boy has grown. He is now a young man.
My boy is now a man.
The left side of the page is a real mellow sun and sky. The right side has a camera background. I divided the two papers with a border sticker. On the left I used two different kind of letters to write “Dear Time” “Please slow down”. I then put a clock on the page.
On the right side of the page I put the laminated picture on the mat that my friend and I made using watercolor and salt. I will put the link below to a YouTube video that we made. I also used another watercolor and salt mat in blue on the bottom picture with Brad, Tim, and I.
That is all for today. I think I need to go look at the scrapbooks I made when Tim was young. Kind of feeling melancholy.
We are in it through the long haul. We are determined to scrap our memories and to enjoy doing so. We may have lulls but we won’t give up. That is a pep talk for us all. We won’t be discouraged and feel like our efforts are unappreciated.
After Tim’s graduation I had a lot of decorations around the house (still have a few). I could have just tossed all of them (did a few) but I decided to try and use some of them in his scrapbook.
A balloon holder for helium balloons.
I almost trashed this item but decided that I could use the graduation caps. It sat on my scrapping desk for quite awhile but then I got busy with it. I cut off most of the caps and then tossed the rest of it into the trash.
I then got busy making my page.
One of the rewards that Tim received.
First I trimmed down the certificate (just the edges). Then I adhered it to the right side of the cardstock, leaving room at the top and bottom. I then started gluing on the caps from the balloon holder. It was pretty messy and some of the glue started showing. I then started adding other graduation cap stickers that I already had (strategically placing them over a few glue splatters). I included the extra 2017 cap stickers from his announcements. I like that touch. I added a sticker that says, “I’m done!” and one that says, “The tassel was worth the hassle!”. Last I added the cap that has a lot of bling onto the document itself.
Today I am scrapping Tim’s driving lessons and getting his license. I had bought a heavy page of cut outs that involved the whole drivers license process. I bought it a few years back. I really thought he would want to get his license when he was closer to 16 but he was dragging his feet and it was just a few days short of his 18th birthday.
My boy is grown up!
Buying these pages can be really handy and result in a cute page. I started with a blue sheet of cardstock. I cut out all the individual pieces on the piece of thick paper with the driving design. I trimmed down the picture in the “One Way” frame and adhered the frame to the picture and then to the blue paper. I then matted the DL pic and left an extra thick bottom. I then added the “I Passed!” cut out in that space. I put the top and the bottom on the page and then journaled on the notebook page and adhered it. I had the license plate sticker that says “Good 4U” already and added that, too. Cute page for a big landmark.
Doesn’t that sound southern? What about honey, sugar, sweetie. So many names that we are referred to since moving to the south. I am picking up on a few, too. Not sure what I think about that. 🙂
Today I had to look for Pinterest inspiration for another prom picture.
Don’t they look royal?
The glitter portion of the paper looks more peach than shows in the picture. I used the glitter paper for the background paper. I then had awesome “pretty paper” that I traced with a decorative ruler and cut out. I tried adhering it to the glitter paper but the glitter paper wouldn’t let me. I ended up using glue to adhere it. That is the problem with glitter paper. It argues when you try to attach anything to it. I matted both pictures on peach paper. I then put a black strip of paper across the “pretty paper”. I then adhered the matted photos onto the black strip. I made a crown out of glitter paper and put pearls on the tips. Before attaching it to the layout I traced the border of the pretty paper with Stickles (a glitter glue). Between glue for the glitter paper and the Stickles, there was a lot of drying time on this layout. Last I adhered the crown to the layout and then added two heart brads to look pretty and to really secure it. Love how it turned out.
I “stole” an idea and made it my own. Paper lifting. 😉
I started this layout trying to make it more formal. I was searching through my papers for the perfect piece. I found it. It made the pics more young and fun. I love it!
Ready for some fun.
The ribbon paper was the fun paper that I found. I adhered it to a sturdy piece of cardstock. I then wove a ribbon through a flower brad and then adhered it to the layout at where the two pieces of paper meet. I matted the pics on different papers. The one on the left is a peach piece of paper. The one on the right is a dark gray. I then added a sticker frame around the one on the right. It really got messy fast. There wasn’t a lot I could do to correct it so I pulled out heart stickers. I applied them on the corners and I pretty much covered the messiness. Most people wouldn’t be able to notice anything wrong now. I told you to give you encouragement. You can fix almost any mistake with a sticker. 😉
Today I am scrapping another class picture. I must admit that I had to go to Pinterest and look for school picture ideas. I took an idea and made it my own. That is what I do a lot of time when I have a scrappin block. 🙂
Almost a senior. We (I mean he) can do this!
I took a sturdy piece of cardstock (I wanted to make sure that there was blue in it because of his picture and a sticker that I wanted to use).
I matted his picture and adhered it to the right side of the cardstock.
I then cut out a orange rectangle (color on the background paper). I adhered the rectangle to the background paper beside the picture. I dug through my brad’s and picked out two that I like. Using my paper piercer, I poked two holes in the orange paper and cardstock. I then put in the brads. I dug out some tan twine and wrapped it around the brad’s a few times and tied a knot.
Last touch….the sticker that I wanted to use (Junior Year) and another one (Almost a Senior).
I found an awesome skateboard paper (I already had it) that I wanted to use. I also have some awesome stickers. So I made a really quick layout.
I matted Tim’s picture, an amazing sticker, and a skateboard picture. I then adhered them to the background paper. I added a skateboard sticker to the Street Skating sticker. I added a Big Air sticker to the corner of the picture along with two small stickers on the bottom corners. That is all. It is a pretty busy page because of the busy background paper. I tried to make it less busy by making a fairly wide mat onto the picture, the paper picture of the skateboarder, and the sticker. I think it worked out pretty well.
Hope you are having a wonderful Friday! My last day of taking the kids to this VBS. I skip next week and then they are going to another one the following week. I am going to Biblefy my grandkids. 😉
The program from Tim’s graduation.
I actually scrapped two programs. *Hint* – It is really handy when you come away with more than one program because often the information on the inside or back of the program is important, too. If you only have one program you have to decide which is most important. What I did was to adhere the back of the program to the right side of the page first. It has Tim’s name in the right column. I then could cover part of the back of the program with the other program. I left the top program so that it could be opened just in case at some point Tim wanted to see something on the inside. All he would have to do was slide the layout out of the covering. I used decorative paper to put the programs on. The only other thing that I did was to add a sticker to the top right corner (Congrats Grad!).
That is all for today. A really simple layout – perfect for a busy day with VBS and grandkids. (And something else I was able to get off my desktop).
Have a wonderful weekend and God bless you and your loved ones!
I am scrapping one of Tim’s senior pictures. I am using a lot of his name cards. I have so many of them left from his announcements. I bought extra because when I was graduating my classmates and I exchanged name cards. Tim had no desire to do this.
One of Tim’s senior pictures.
First I took a piece of white cardstock. I used a cheap piece since I knew that all of it was going to be covered. I then started adhering name cards in columns. I didn’t cover the middle of the page because I knew that the picture would cover it. I matted the picture on a piece of black cardstock and adhered it to the layout. That is it. I really do like it. I think part of my like for it is because I used the name cards that I didn’t know what to do with. It might be cool to use name cards as a mat in a picture frame.
That is all. It was kind of time consuming just because I had to adhere all of the cards. But it was very easy.