Monday, August 9, 2010

School Daze

I am about to embark on my sixth year of teaching and each year I have saved odd mementos - photos, newspaper clippings, ID tags, letters and pictures from my students - to help me remember the year. I decided to scrapbook my collection this summer. Well, school starts in a week, so I've been scrapping like crazy this weekend, hence the title of this post. I have three years completed and am hoping to get the other two done this week. Each year's layout is titled with the team name that the students select for the year. They are pretty silly, but the kids like them.

I apologize for the glare, but I didn't feel like taking the pages out of the sleeves to photograph them.

Catching Up

Here are a few pages I completed recently. The green/yellow layout is comprised of photos from Kids' Fishing Day at the National Fish Hatchery in Neosho, MO. I used some beach paper that I had and sort of tried to cut out or cover the lighthouses and sandcastles on the paper. I had one page of forest green paper and a few scraps, so I used that as an accent. I also used two fish buttons that I got in a swap (STL) and a few odd stickers I had laying around. I inked the edges of the paper with a forest green color.

This 6x6-inch page is for my son's album. I had a photo of his mobile he made for Cub Scouts. I basically was on a mission to use up some scrap paper.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A little 6"x6" page I whipped out for my daughter's book. A couple of years ago a friend gave me three six-inch albums, so I have one for each of my three children for those random single shots and such.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I've been experimenting this morning with paper layering, something I usually forget to do in my attempt to "power" scrapbook.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Burst of Creativity

I've had this one piece of weird paper for quite some time. I think it was designed for a Mardi Gras themed layout or something. No chance of me using it for that anytime soon, so I decided to use it to showcase our new living room furniture. My Sticky Alpha Stax letters by Colorbok are one of my new favorite things to use because you get LOTS of letters to use, not just a sheet.

A blue and yellow combination sums up the hot, sunny, summer day we spent on a local lake. My favorite item on this page is the yellow metal dragonfly and the chipboard tag from the Chloe's Closet collection by Making Memories. The tag reads "Fortune Smiles."

The embellishment on this page doesn't show up too well on camera. Trust me, this page looks better in person. lol


The five pages pictured below are comprised from photos of dress-up days at school this past spring. The double layout is from our Rock the Test assembly. The third page of the layout holds 9 photos. Yeah, I kind of crowded them in there.

I used some decorated Post It Note strips to journal on the page above. I quite like how they look.

On the page below I used a bit of fringe that I received as part of a Scrap to Lose swap I participated in last January. Some chipboard flowers and rhinestones complete the look.

This last page is for 50's day so I used After 5 Elevations Dimensional Stickers by American Traditional Designs (gifts from a dear friend) and doodled some music notes on the page.


Haven't crafted in a while, but I recently spent a weekend with a friend and got a few pages completed. Better than that, though, is my new scrapbook center that I just set up on our old computer desk that I reclaimed from my husband! I'm so excited to have a dedicated place to scrapbook!!!