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scaredycat 
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11-03-13 10:56 AM - Post#4084716    

Hello everyone! I was hoping for some suggestions regarding a scrapbook for my daughter who is a senior this year. I would like to put together a book to have out during her open house after graduation, but I don't even know where to begin, lol. Should it just be high school years or should it be all school years? Only school related or other events as well?

 
GwynnAsbury 
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11-03-13 11:31 AM - Post#4084726    
    In response to scaredycat

If it were me - I think I would probably do significant school related things such as sports teams, extra curricular activities, photos taken of her friends and her at football games, etc. When she gets married you'll have the chance to do a broader guest book with all the other stuff mixed in if that makes sense.

 
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11-04-13 09:36 AM - Post#4084832    
    In response to scaredycat

What a cool idea - I think I'd make it a school based book. I found a paper set quite some time ago that I got for books for the grandkids. It starts with PreSchool and goes through Senior Year. I plan to put in their school pictures plus - - -



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Grandma to 3 
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11-04-13 10:18 AM - Post#4084846    
    In response to Gramma - Claudia

I have made about 5 of these through-out the years with my sisters (recipients were kids of ours) and took advantage of the opportunity to go back as far as baby years. We figured that these would probably be the only books we would probably do for these kids (I have about 6 more nieces/nephews to go) so that is why we went back that far. Only one of the kids were we able to go bonkers with his high school years as he was involved in just about everything (actually filled 2 books :))!! The others, not so much.

I know that they were very proud of those books and could not wait to show them off to their guests. My DS took his with him when he left home to go to his first post in the Air Force. They really were very proud of them.

So really, either way would work out fine and they will appreciate it. Have fun and don't wait until the month before to start it!! Yeah -- lessons learned.

 
buttonscrapper 
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11-04-13 11:01 AM - Post#4084858    
    In response to Grandma to 3

I think I would go with Gwynn's suggestion. Just stick to school related activities for now.

I did a comprehensive scrapbook for my oldest daughter Chris when she graduated from college. I went from the day she was born to present. It took 2 volumes, and I don't even think I completely finished it. I ran out of time and had to give it to her.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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11-04-13 01:53 PM - Post#4084874    
    In response to buttonscrapper

Is it a surprise? If not I think I would ask my daughter what she preferred. Maybe she would even want to help pick out some of the embellishments and paper.

If it's a surprise I would stick with school related activities and moments, K-12th.

 
JennK 
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11-04-13 07:12 PM - Post#4084910    
    In response to scaredycat

Hello, fellow senior mom! My daughter is graduating this year too. I also wanted to make her a book, although I'm planning to give mine to her as we drop her off at college, so she has memories of everyone back home during those first few homesick weeks!

I decided to go with a Shutterfly photo book rather than a full-fledged scrapbook because it's more durable and it will help me keep it a surprise since I won't have to develop photos and have them out on my scrap desk. I started back in August on the first day of band camp, and have been stalking her relentlessly ever since. I'm a bit behind, as I've only scrapped through the end of September, but I'm already at 29 pages. Of course, she's in marching band, so this is her busy season for trips, games, and competitions. I am only scrapping her senior year, and I am finding plenty of material between my own pictures, the pictures she's taking (which I asked her to share for my own scrapbooks, and then quickly dropped into her book) and the pictures her friends post on Facebook. Plus, her senior photographer gave me print rights, so I can use those photos, too!

Is this your first to graduate? Mine is, and it's killing me - so many "lasts"!

 
scaredycat 
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11-04-13 09:29 PM - Post#4084924    
    In response to JennK

Thank you all for your suggestions!

She has not been very involved in high school activities over the years - hates football games, etc. and only has a few close friends, so not many pictures to document with, lol. I was thinking that a book with only high school related things would look a bit skimpy.

It's not a surprise, so I really should ask her what she would like.

and Jenn, YES all these lasts are killing me. She just received her acceptance letter to the University of North Dakota - all the more real that she only has a few month left with us

 
WorkingMommy 
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11-04-13 10:25 PM - Post#4084928    
    In response to scaredycat

One thing I did at my DH's college graduation (he was in his 40s, mind you) was to make a guest book. I cut out giant index cards in the shape of a graduation hat using the Cricut. For those dear to us that live far away, I mailed them their pages and asked them to write some wishes or advice on them and return them -- I got all of them back! It was fun to pass around at the party for people to sign and a great memento.

 
scaredycat 
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11-05-13 09:04 AM - Post#4084966    
    In response to WorkingMommy

oh, I really like that idea Jennifer, thank you!!

 
johnscouture 
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11-08-13 06:04 AM - Post#4085344    
    In response to scaredycat

I use to design digital scrapbook kits and I use to "make" all of my own designs from scratch. There are resources for digital designers to use pre-made elements as well. Some of the elements are created from photos, high resolution clipart, scanned drawings and elements, etc. The designers use graphics editing programs like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Paint Shop Pro, and GIMP.To know more you can check out http://www.sweet-pea-designs.com/shop/

 
scaredycat 
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11-10-13 02:28 PM - Post#4085528    
    In response to johnscouture

Thank you everyone for all the different suggestions. I decided to ask my daughter what she would like.....and that would be NOTHING. She doesn't want a scrapbook of any kind. She thanked me for the offer but doesn't want me to waste my time on something she would rather not have. I do love her honesty, lol.

 
mjmarmo 
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11-22-13 06:38 AM - Post#4087156    
    In response to scaredycat

I did a book for k - 8th grade and then one for each of her high school years. I just included major events - sports teams, academic awards, dances, etc. One page for each. This kind of summer up her school years.

 
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