Friday, September 5, 2014

Another Blog Post? Already?

I have been really working hard at finishing up Ben's graduation photos.  And then I can move on to older ones.  LOL.  I've been tempted by Shutterfly's 99 for 99 cent prints, but holy moly, I've got tons of photos still to scrap.  And they'll do it again :-)

So today -- inspired by several challenges again, I have two double page layouts.  Here's the first one:

 Pictures of Ben with two of his BFFs (who graduated the year before) - along with some teachers, administrators and staff -- including the Police Officer on Campus (Officer Flores).  Ben was never in trouble with Flores, but he got to know him over the years.  Neither of my boys are intimidated by cops -- and often talk to them when they run into them here and there.  The left page was inspired by this sketch from Pretty Little Studio:

I pulled out the folder tab from my stash from ages ago and sorta turned the sketch sideways.  Then I did the companion page (right side) to go along with.  Both pages were also inspired by this color challenge at Let's Capture our Memories:
I used the red and black and light yellow -- with some tan but not quite the same shade.  I had been sticking with black, white and a more burgandy, but these photos look great with these colors -- and it made a little change from the stark white.  The background is from a Recollections stack and all the rest is scraps and bits and bobs -- love using up leftovers.

Here's the next spread:

These were for different challenges.  The left side (the Tynis) is based on a sketch from Sketches in Thyme (newly returned and with a new DT)

And the right side is based on a sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories:

Did you notice I even added bling?  I am so not bling-y.  But I added a few pops on the journaling card and the ribbon across the right top.

There's so much inspiration out there -- and I'm loving being able to spend some time scrapping while my guys are working.  Thanks for checking out what I've been doing.


  1. Wowza!!!! Way to rock all those sketches! So proud of you for getting photos to paper. Great take on our sketch. Thank you so much for joining us at Sketches in Thyme....hope you play along each month!
    Kim xXx

  2. Agreed with Kim above!! Way to take those sketches by the bull horns and show them who is boss. :) Great pages! So glad you are getting your scrapping done. You have some fun papers on your layouts. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketches in Thyme for our 1st sketch challenge of September. We have another sketch reveal on the 15th. Come see!! :)

  3. way to go with scrapping such an important event!! LOVE all the photos!!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!!!

  4. Beautiful pics and way to go having double layouts filled with so many of them. Love the fall palette you used for our LCOM colour challenge - I always worry about getting the perfect shade but you did a great job here:-)

  5. fabulous grad photos.. great take on the Sketches in Thyme sketch....thanks for playing along

  6. Fabulous layouts! You really are the overachiever and you did a great job too!! I know that you son will appreciate the wonderful way you documented his special day.

  7. great photo's and thanks for playing along at Sketches in Thyme!

  8. wonderful layouts! Thanks for playing along with Sketches In Thyme. :)

  9. You have done great work with all the challenges at Let's Capture Our Memories. Great colors and great papers.

  10. Awesome job with the colours! And so perfect for your photos! Thanks for playing along with us over at Let's Capture Our Memories!!

  11. Wow! These are beautiful! Great use of colors and great take on the sketch! Thank you for playing with us at LCOM!