When I told Katie we had an appointment with the school counselor at the Jr. High she was so excited. On the agenda: selecting classes, getting to know the campus, and school ID photos. Katie was immediately insistent that we must go get her a new haircut for that photo.
And it got me thinking. Now is a great time to get ready to scrap school photos. I always have an overabundance of 8×10 photos, class photos, and the like from school portrait packages and they feel so out of place in my regular scrapbooks amongst the candid, “real life” photos on most of my layouts. The solution is an album dedicated solely to the school portrait.
The Clear Scraps 12×12 Top Load Album is perfect for this kind of project – customizable yet slim and easy to store.
Each album holds ten 12×12 sheet protectors or up to 20 inner pages. Here's how I planned out my pages:
- Intro Page – Covered in twelve 2.3″ x 3.5″ squares to put a wallet photo for each grade.
- Kindergarten Class Pic
- Kindergarten Portrait
- 1st Grade
- 2nd Grade
- 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 5th Grade
- 6th Grade
- Elementary School Graduation
- 7th Grade
- 8th Grade
- Jr. High Graduation
- 9th Grade
- 10th Grade
- 11th Grade
- 12th Grade
- Off to College
- Clear Scraps 12×12 Top Load Album
- Clear Scraps Clear N Chip Holiday Treats
- Pink Paislee Old School Collection
- Black Acrylic Paint by Plaid
- Staz-On Ink in Jet Black
- Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Blackbird
- Ribbon and Buttons by hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
- Chipboard Stickers by Pink Paislee
- Typewriter Stickers by Echo Park
- Stamps by Stamper's Anonymous and Advantus