….sometimes the photos just have to be scrapped.

I was at my Mother in law’s and came across a photo of my husband playing baseball. It reminded me of a photo of our son I had taken a number of years ago.  The challenge was to find the photo of our son in the pile of old photos I had in the basement. Because my husband’s photo was black and white I had the other photo printed again in black and white.  When I picked it up, I knew I needed to scrap these two photos together. It is hard to see in my son’s photo but he also has his tongue sticking out just like in the photo of my husband.  I am not one for doing 2 page layouts.  I like them when I see others do them but I just don’t do them.  This was my challenge…. how was I going to scrap these 2 photos?  I decided to scrap them with the same papers and in the same style so that they could be put in the album beside each other but that I wouldn’t be stuck to following a 2 page layout idea (I am a rebel like that LOL)  I like using double sided papers because when it comes time to layer, it’s easy to flip over the scraps left over and tuck them in here and there.  It coordinates perfectly … just like you planned it that way. I find paper pads are great but there are always papers that just don’t excite me the way others do in the pack.  I will cut them up and use them for layers as well.  Just as the small paper pads are great value for card makers, the large paper pads are great value for scrapbookers.

These are the layouts that I came up with:

Did I mention these photos were taken 30 years apart.  The boys were almost the exact same age in the photos. I added some stencilling and a tiny bit of journalling.   I am very happy how they turned out and I am so glad that I found these photos and preserved them as part of our family’s history.

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This post was written by Jennifer on May 24, 2015

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