I used a lot of challenges for inspiration on these layouts.
The first one is another of Ben's graduation -- the part where their names get called and they get to walk across the stage and everybody shouts. Most of Ben's close friends graduated the year before, so only a few got snapped on stage. I love the photo of Ben with Mr. Harris. Mr. Harris was his Leadership teacher/adviser for all three years he was at VAAS. He was one of Ben's two favorite teachers.
The challenge that inspired this was a sketch + challenge over at ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" (my friend Stacia). A friend, Adele, had created this sketch:
and the rest of the challenge was to use a handmade die cut. I love this sketch, but needed two pages for all the photos. So I turned it to create the second page. And I made the title die cut -- love my Silhouette. And all those circles were punched -- from a 6x6 pad that Merry sent me, if I'm not mistaken. I love my online scrapping community!
The next layout plays off several challenges:
I used a DCWV sketch, but since I didn't use DCWV papers, I won't be submitting it there (shh! don't tell) But the sketch worked soooo well for the layering challenge over at Scrapbook Circle. But what to scrap? Then I remembered that Scrap Our Stash had a Selfie (plus pre-made/packaged frame) challenge and SWAT had a summer vacation challenge going.. I had to think about the Selfie -- just don't take many, honestly. BUT -- David snapped this pic of us in Zion on our trip with Ben's friends. The frame I've had for AGES -- just never seemed to go. And honestly, I probably wouldn't have thought of it if it hadn't been for the challenge. AND -- the frame covered up most of the stranger behind us that was (unintentionally) photo-bombing us LOL.
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