Scrapping School Days

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Layout by Katie. Chelle’s Creations QP Fall Semester. Fonts are Fontologie Printing Primer and Science.

By this time of year, most schools are in session. Whether you have someone in your life in preschool, or college, chances are you have the opportunity to scrapbook about school. When I (Katie) thought about it, I realized the school pages might just be one of the most universal themes in scrapbooking. Everybody has some sort of school experience (even if it’s learning at home) so every scrapper can use some inspiration in this area! Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks for scrapbooking school pages.

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tips

  • Take pictures of the school, or learning location to add interest and historical value to your school scrapbook pages.
  • Try to take at least one school picture each year (whether it’s the school portrait type, or something you do on your own) so you have a visual record of the growth of the student throughout the years.
  • Include the name(s) of the school, teachers, bus drivers (and bus numbers), locker numbers, extra-curricular activities, and other important information. HOWEVER, please be careful if you post your pages online. You don’t need to tell the world exactly where your kids (or even you) are going to be. Remember to be safe! Read up on online safety in our How to Blog post.
  • Scan important records like report cards, awards, and artwork to include on layouts. Read our Scan It post for some fun ideas.
  • It’s easy to remember to take a first day of school photo (especially when your kids are young), but don’t forget to capture some mid-year memories as well. It would be fun to take a picture on the first day of school and the last day of school in the very same place to see how much the student has changed.
  • Interview the student and/or have them write some of their own journaling about their school experiences.

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layouts

As always, our team has a lot of great layouts to get you in the school scrapping mood!

Layout by Jacki. Credits: Traci Reed “Urban Vintage

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Layout by Katie. Back 2 School by Mari Koegelenberg and Melissa Wilson. Template by Ali Edwards. Font is CK journaling.

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Layout by Tara. Credits: template by taylormade designs -creativeoutlet
School Kit by THREE PAPER PEONIES Remember This label tape by Ali Edwards

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Layout by Jacki. Credits: Michelle Coleman “School Days”. Font is Jacki’s Hand from Fontologie.

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Layout by Jacki. Credits: Dani Mogstad’s “It’s Elementary”, template from the Shabby Princess blog

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Layout by Karen.Credits: Jenn Barrette Ready, Set, School, Summer Reading

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Layout by Jacki. Credits: Kate Hadfield’s doodles – used Happy Planet, Lunchtime, Back 2 School, and Preschool Palooza (collab w/ Emily Merritt)

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Layout by Karen.Credits: Tracie Stroud Making The Grade; Tiny Toes Designs template; Fontologie Printing Primer font

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Layout by Katie. Back 2 School by Mari Koegelenberg and Melissa Wilson. Template by Janet Phillips. Fonts are Fontologie Printing Primer and CK journaling.

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Layout by Tara. Credits: calendar grid from Katie Pertiet Basic Calender Grids
back to school & first day word art from Ali Edwards  back to school word art
blue circle patterned paper from Creativity by Crystal Me & My (baby) Brother paper pack #2 yellow circle patterned paper from Creativity by Crystal Me & My (baby) Brother paper pack #1 Teal Cardstock from Katie Pertiet Classic Cardstock: Finest Paper Pack paper scraps frame and stitching from Katie Pertiet Embellishing Chat Freebie Library Card from Songbird Avenue the Write Stuff kit by AUDacious designs

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You’ve stocked up on notebooks and pencils, how about digi scrap supplies? I know I’m going to do a little “back to school shopping” of my own! Here are some of our favorites to inspire you. (All images are linked)

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School Words No. 01 Hand Drawn Brushes

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Your “homework” today is to have some fun digi scrapping those school memories. Everybody who completes the assignment gets an “A+”! 🙂

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P.S. congratulations to GrannyMike who was the random winner from yesterday’s feature all about Karla!  She won $10 in product to Karla’s store!  Check your email! 🙂

P.S.S Steph would like to wish her dad a very Happy Birthday!!! 🙂 Love ya, Dad!