Why it Works | Kids: Activities, School Year, Sports Highlights Wrap-up

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  1. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    Welcome to another edition of Why it Works, where we share and highlight a page from an awesome scrapper in our gallery that utilizes a really cool technique, a design trick, a photography tip, journaling ideas or any number of other things to get you scrapping outside your comfort zone. We hope to share and inspire you to try something new, revisit an old technique you may have forgotten about, or maybe just approach that blank canvas in a new way.

    So, here are some of the things you can do to be involved in this thread if you want to be.
    1. Ohhh and Ahhh over the awesome layout or project that has been highlighted and head over to the gallery and show the scrapper some love.
    2. Learn something new from the tip or tutorial. It's all about becoming better at our craft!
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    *note: this is not to be a critique of the page/project in any way, it's all about learning to emulate the awesome technique highlighted. Any negative comments about the highlighted page will be deleted.*
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    I came across this page by @Megan H and fell in love with the sleek magazine style she used to highlight her daughter's cheer activity. For many of us, this marks the time of year that school and activities are starting to wrap up. What better way to document the year than with a page that highlights your child's accomplishments? Be it completing a grade level, winning an academic award, or celebrating a sport or activity ... most of us have lots of photos of these special moments and milestones. Take a look at how @Megan H documented this special moment:

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    I love the fact that she was inpired by a mood board from MOC 2018 too! How fun! The template she used was a past freebie. It has a cute & very functional index card that can be used to journal all the details. Check your stash! Maybe you already have this gem in your downloads!

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    My son graduates high school this year and I thought this layout idea/style would make a great invite or announcement to wrap up his senior year. And the layout for the invite could also be used as a scrapbook page in my album. I could even see it printed and framed on the wall!

    Here are some more inspirational pages created with 1st or last day of school themes, sports pages, and other activities where we celebrate accomplishments!

    School/Grade Levels:
    @kirstiegai - the cut out and the scene!

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    @navaja77 - love the different photography perspectives!
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    @MariSt - love the included art work from the year!
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    @beccasue71 - it's all in the details!
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    @BevG - beautiful girl and beautiful photo shoot!
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    Sports:
    @shaynesgirl - another gorgeous magazine like spread!
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    @wvsandy - the extraction is too cute!
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    @amien1 - love the QR code!
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    @rdjrneace - such an amazing recap spread!
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    @Iowan - I seriously need to lift this idea!
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    @Teri - the composition/flow is amazing and those action shots!
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    Activities/Awards:
    @Bec - those film strips!
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    @londoncuppa - that focal photo and framing!
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    @Smwhite - so beautiful and the title, wow!
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    @Lisa_mommy2Two - love the action shots and layers!
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    @mmbstaley -amazingly creative design!
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    TIP: To find even more awesome inspiration from our gallery showing you ways you can "wrap up" your kid's school year or acitivity in style:

    • go to the Gallery
    • in the search box, type in some of these keywords: senior, grade, cheer, baseball, soccer, football, award, scouts, concert, prom
    ...and any other keyword you can think of to match your search topic!

    This is a great way to find digital scrapbook products that are available for download in the store that fit your theme too! Just check the page artist's credits for the details when you see something you like! :agree

    Now it's your turn ... share your inspiration or ideas with us!
     
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  2. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns Well-Known Member

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    What a great idea! Wonderful example layouts!! I have a GD who's graduation this year. Hmmmmmmmm :thinking2
     
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    bestcee No pictures? Use your imagination!

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    michelepixels Perfectly happy smack in the middle

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    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    I just love what @wombat146 did with this photo!
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  6. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    This one is so elegant and classic! @Dalis
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  7. Dalis

    Dalis I liked it better than Pirates of Penzance

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    Thanks @jenn mccabe . I made it for your WIW and then.... SQUIRREL!

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  8. wombat146

    wombat146 Check out my kilt! And my turret!

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    Thanks Jenn! The photo of my granddaughter wasn't very good quality, her Mum took it on her phone which isn't the best so I desaturated my photo and extracted my GDD. Then I played around with some blending modes!
    Tip: If you do have a poor resolution photo, not all is lost. Try playing around with filters or other photo treatments as well as experimenting with different blending modes as well. :)
     
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  9. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    I love all your highlighted pages Jenn - we wrap up in December down here but it's too crazy to scrap that stuff with Xmas as well then so I scrap them whenever - here's a few similar themed pages from me:

    1st & last comparison; & highlights:
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  10. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe Boo-yah to the teenagers!

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    @wombat146 you'd never know that was not the best photo. So cool with what you did with it and love the Tips! Thank you.
    @bellbird Oh wow! So many great examples of your kid's and their activities! Love it! Really love the ones with the stars! I have so many star templates - this is great reminder to pull those out and reuse them for these types of pages! Thank you!
     
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