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.