To start my daughter's grad books I write a note to her as her mom and I also have her dad write something. My husband enjoyed writing little poems for each of our daughters for this book. They always make me cry. I usually use Senior pictures plus one of them as a baby, for Chaylee I also used some from last year because they were great pictures of her.
This page was one I made in my scrapbooking class a couple months ago. I used the cherry stamp from Stampin' Up! Mouthwatering stamp set and designer papers also from Stampin' Up!. I really like this layout and used it a couple of time in her books. It works well when trying to fit lots of pictures on a page or like I did here with lots of journaling. Some details you might miss is the 3/4 " circles that were punched from the same Certainly Celery cardstock as the base page and then glued onto the base page. This is a nice subtle background and easy to do. The frame are Stampin Up! new Framelits dies, I used Labels collections on this page.
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