Friday, March 12, 2021

Scrapbooking | School Portraits

I'm always thrilled to receive a school portrait of one of our nieces or nephews, and I enjoy putting them on a scrapbook page for our family albums. Most of the time these portraits have solid or neutral backgrounds, so I can play around with the colors based on the kids teens clothing choices.

The twins have each developed unique personalities, so it's FUN to find color combinations that look well with the photos together.

Since our nephew Jacob's photo was fairly neutral overall, I decided to use the Pantone colors of the year (January's challenge in the Story52 class) as the background colors. I sent him a text with a few random questions about school and recorded his answers interview style for the journaling. [I really like the way the journaling gives a peek into his school year and plan to incorporate this in future layouts!]

How do you add school portraits to your scrapbooks?


  1. Both nice layouts, which make lovely tributes to your nieces & nephew. I like Jacob's interview style.

  2. That's such a great idea to ask questions so that the Q&A can be added to the spread. :)


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