Saturday, September 1, 2012

End of Summer pages: September galleries

Today is September, and the galleries at Write Click Scrapbook and Elle's Studio are live! Here were some of the pages I finished for them at the end of the summer:

For Write Click Scrapbook the gallery's theme is Looking Back. I made this page with some photos of pivotal moments from last year--open house, day 1, the last day. Usually I make separate pages for these photos, but this year I put them on one page. I used circles--for the overall design, for the paper, for the photos, for the embellishments--to symbolize the year. I'm an English teacher; we like symbols. :-)

This was a page I used Studio Calico's August kit Summer of 69 for. And an FYI: the photo of Rowan and his teacher was actually one photo I cut in two circles. I couldn't get them both with one circle.

Here's the projects I made with Elle's Studio tags this month:

The first one is one of my favorite photos from the summer, the boys and a friend fishing at Moose Lake campground.



 It's a typical page for me--strips of paper, clusters of tags and embellishments, stitches here and there. I just wanted a dreamy, idyllic page. I used June's Studio Calico kit So Cal for this.

This next one if the compilation page I made for my younger son's last school year.


I didn't want to make the exact same page as I did for my son's year, so I used fewer photos. I  also used two pages, though it's not 12x12, it's 12x18--the right side is just 6x12. I'll use a 6x12 page protector in the album for that. This page also used Studio Calico's Summer of 69.

The final project is a mini album of our hike around Jordan Pond.

It took me a while to arrange the tags on the cover the way I wanted them. After thinking about it, I finally realized what I'd done. Here's my photo of Jordan Pond from a past post (and this hike!):

Those two round tags? I subconsciously used them to recreate the Bubbles, the two mountains to the north of Jordan Pond.

I also used Studio Calico's Summer of 69 for this mini, but not much, mostly for paper. Pebbles Sunnyside went REALLY well with The Sweet Life tags from Elle's Studio.

Here's the rest of the pages:

I mostly printed my photos as wallet sized. Some I had to trim up to fit in the mini album, which was  a mini from Maya Road. Normally, I break apart minis that are all chipboard, using each chipboard as covers for minis and the pages made from cardstock. this time I covered all the chipboard with paper adhered with Mod Podge and used the album as is.


Ashley Harris said...

Jennifer!!! THese are all so AMAZING! What wonderful work!!

Beth Hallgren said...

Amazing as always :)