I can’t believe what a great feeling it was when I completed the last page to my sons scrapbook. Let me start by saying I did not start my sons scrapbooks when they were babies, no I waited until each of them where seniors in high school. Not only did I wait to do their scrapbooks when they were seniors in high school. I waited until it was after Christmas of their senior school year. I have completed each scrapbook for the boys for their graduation, and we share the BOOKS at their graduation party. I started these last books for Mack in January of this year, and just completed the last page. It’s official because I put All my scrapbook supplies away. I usually only scrapbook during the winter months, these 4 books took longer than expected.
I wanted to share some of my layouts. I do not like to do a lot of layering in my books. I like to see pictures with a little establishment.
I also would love to share an idea I had about the school projects. I had draws full of gifts and school projects from the boys. I decided to sort them by school year and photograph the projects. This allowed me to place the pictures of their projects into the scrapbook pages. I also did not feel guilty by not saving them any longer, since we now have all the memories of each project in the scrapbook. I thought this was the BEST idea ever. I did have to save some of the very special projects. Here is a layout with the school projects.
Another cool thing that I have done with some of the page layouts is to make a collage. This allowed me to put 5+ pictures on the layout. I ordered the collage from Wal-Mart. Here is the photo link, http://photos.walmart.com/walmart/welcome?povid=cat1070145-env172199-module051812-lLinkGNAV_PHOTO_DEPT
The collage print in an 8 x 10 is only $2.84. I also ordered some collage prints and cut them apart, this allowed me to have small pictures to use on the layout. Here are a few examples.
Here are a few more of my favorite layouts.
My advice is to not wait until the senior year in high school to start a scrapbook. Now, I need to heed my advice since my last son is an incoming Sophomore. What advice or methods do you use to stay on track with your scrap-booking? Leave your comments below to help us all stay on top of our photos.
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