tami sanders * paper crafter

tami sanders is a paper crafter that teaches locally and does design work for a few companies…

school pics…

my youngest, chris, was in kinder last year and he got his first “official” school photo at the end of the year. since it was his first BIG school photo, i was kinda looking forward to doing something special with it. but, i wasn’t all that excited with it when i actually got it. they had put a cutesy little border around it. i’m sure they thought it would be nice, but as a scrapbooker, i want to make my OWN little designs, and the way the border crossed into the photo, you couldn’t even cut it off! so, i kept taking it out to scrap it, then sticking it back in my stack to do later, i just couldn’t figure out how to get around that border. i’m sure some of you have had the same problem with school or sport photos that come “pre-decorated”!

well, we got the new COSMO CRICKET “Hello Sunshine” line in at my lss. i LOVE the line, the colors are great – just a “shade” off primary! i wanted to do a layout with it, but didn’t really have any photos that i thought would go with it. then, i remembered the kinder photo, didn’t that border have some of the same colors in it? i pulled it out and it was a pretty close match to most of the colors in the papers. so, instead of fighting with the border, i pulled elements out of it to embellish my layout with. i pieced together a butterfly and tree and then cut a star to use, all inspired by the designs on the border. The rest of the layout came together pretty easily after that. A simple strip of cardstock gave me a place to jot down all the names of the students in the class. I did add a bit of G.C.D. paper for some contrast and to accent the blue in the kid’s school uniforms.

  

so, if you find yourself with a “pre-decorated” photo, try working with it instead of fighting with it! you might just like the results!

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