Becky Higgins School Years Scrapbooking Kit–Kindergarten

March 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm 1 comment

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Okay, so this is the Kindergarten set.  I thought for a girl it needed more color, so I added my own:  the stickers, flowers, and mattes on the left didn’t come with the kit.  The paper was ColorBlok. Every Grade is imprinted on the paper, and the arc border comes with each set, along with the journaling stickers, which are VERY handy and LINED for those of us who have trouble with a straight line, can I get an amen?

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I did these two pages together, but it may be too many pictures.  I’m still trying to decide. I may add one page in between these with just a focal picture, her kindergarten picture to let the eye rest a bit.   I personally don’t care for collages in the traditional, overlapping sense, but this had a collage-feel I wanted to encompass her year.  Not ordered, just snapshots.

I tend to be most drawn to a linear approach to design (perhaps I say “ordered”…because I certainly LOVE circles!).  While this isn’t ruler accurate, there are about the same amount of space between the pictures.  There are areas of overlap in the embellishments.  The story is mainly told by the photos themselves.  You can’t really see it well here, but I journaled around each picture with the place and event info.  This page didn’t have a title, but the series of “Kindergarten” spoke for itself from the preceding unit.

Some people say scrapbooking is expensive, but usually it’s the addiction to tools that is expense, but the craft itself can be economical.  There are 48 pictures on these four pages!  You can’t get that in ANY photo album meaninfully.   And, I had spare room to add elements of color, journaling, titles, and choice of layout. 

I did try to group some events, but Christmas is spread throughout.  The colored stickers here did not come with the kit either, but I tought the page needed it to guide the eye around the page.  

Again, if you want more info on this kit, click here.  I should get an endorsement bonus at this point!

UPDATE:  I’ve started a FlickR group for anyone who wants to post layout ideas:  Click Here to Join!  I’d love to see what you’ve done.

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  • 1. Kevin Leggett  |  March 14, 2008 at 10:39 am

    I wish I had that crazy talent.

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