Monday, May 4, 2015

Back to School: Layouts with Class Photos by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today and I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this newest Back To School collection by Doodlebug!  A school themed line has definitely been at the top of my wish list for awhile now and I couldn't wait to dig into a pile of class portraits that I have been saving up for years! I created my two layouts today with the idea that they could stand alone as well as compliment one another when placed side by side in my scrapbooks.
Up first is a star themed layout and quite a bit of layering with all the fun elements from the collection including pennants cut from the 6x6 paper pad, washi tape and the fun craft pocket to conceal my journaling.  For my title I paired the number "2" from the new Skinny cardstock stickers with a great cut file from Kerri Bradford's School Years set.
My next layout features the class photo from that same year.  I lucked out with this particular class photo in that I was able to trim it down from it's original 8x10 size to a more manageable size to fit my page.
Along the right hand side of page, I created a border from punched circles.  I love how this was the perfect place to ground so many of the adorable embellishments from the collection!
To include all the children's names that I trimmed from my original photo, I printed them out on a 4x6 index card and slipped it into my file folder which I cut on my Silhouette (and slightly stretched in width to fit my space).
I hope I've inspired you to pull out your own school portraits and play along.  Make sure to share your happy creations over at Doodlebug's Facebook Page. We always love to see what you have been up to!  :)


  1. I love these layouts so colorful and fun great job!!!

  2. Mendi I love all your layouts, but this are gorgeous, I really like Back to School collection!!

  3. I forgot to tell you, your stitches are perfect!!!

  4. This is fabulous Mendi! Much better than the ones I have done!!

  5. Great layouts Mendi! Love the circles :)

  6. Mendi - I ALWAYS adore anything you do and these layouts are no exception!!! Way to go on showcasing this amazing collection!!!


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