Monday, May 28, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Photo Challenge

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Good morning everyone and Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend with your family and friends.  Please take a moment to remember what this day is all about and say a prayer for the men and women who gave their lives for our country so that we can live free every day.  




This week's challenge at Heart2Heart is to create a project, ANY project, and add a photo to it!  It can be a card, a layout or any other creation you can think if.  Be sure to tell us who or what the photo is about.

For my project this week, I took a photo that I have had pinned up on my fridge for a while now that I have been wanting to do something with.  This picture is my first third grade class that I taught.  They were such an amazing group of students and they made my year so special.  We learned so much together that year and I will always remember each and every one of them.  This picture was taken the last week of school.  We have another picture where everyone is standing up straight and smiling for the camera in your typical class picture but THIS was may favorite because it shows you their true personalities and how much fun they were.

They kept coming back to my classroom even after they moved on to the next grade.   They would check in on me every day and see if I needed help.  They would make sure to stop by and say hi.  We even had lunches together so we could catch up.  Last year they finished fifth grade and were promoted to middle school.  I wanted to give them something to remind them of our year together.  I made a copy of this picture for each of them and made a mini scrapbook page with a personal note on the back for them.  I handed them each their own picture on Promotion Day.  I can still remember their faces (and their parents') when they saw the picture and read my note to them.

Well, I never made myself a page!  I just put it up on the fridge and never got around to it.  So this week was as good of one as any to get my own mini layout done.  Here's a picture of my project:



I have to say that just looking at this picture brings back so many memories.

I cut the picture down to 4" x 5".  I took some Olive cardstock to cut the mat underneath it at 4 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I edged the cardstock in the same color.  I then took a piece of our B & T paper from Elemental (a very cute paper pack!) and made a 6" x 6" mat.  I really do love this paper pack but it will be retiring at the end of July so I may have to stock up on it since I have used it on so many different projects.

The sentiments on the side and bottom of the picture come from the "zip strip" at the top of the B&T paper. 

I then took a piece of Cranberry cardstock and cut it at 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" and then another piece of Olive cardstock and cut it at 7" x 7".  The final mat is White cardstock which was cut at 7 1/2" x 7 1/2".

The letters, year, and stars (p. 40, B10, shift, < Star5 > were cut using our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge using Creme Brulee cardstock.  I took a dauber and inked up it each letter, number, and star to make it a little darker.  The Olive banner was also cut using the AP cart - page 68, E8, < Banner1 >.  

This mini scrapbook layout will actually end up on a 12" x 12" page that I am making.  I'm going to journal my students' names and talk about this day on the bigger layout.

Supplies Used:
Art Philosophy Cricut Catridge (Z1686)
Elemental Paper (X7141B)
Olive cardstock
Creme Brulee cardstock
Cranberry cardstock
White cardstock

I hope you enjoyed my project and left a comment.


Don't forget to also join us over at Heart2Heart and link up your project.  Would love to see what you came up with and read the "back story" on your photo.


As a reminder here are the updated rules/guidelines for our challenges:

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All links must be to artwork that fits the challenge for the week and contain Close To My Heart products. If it does not include CTMH products, the link will be removed.

* All links must be directly to the specific post with the artwork for the challenge. To do this, compose your post, publish it and then click the title of the post. This should take you to a page that has only that one post on it. This is the page we need a link to - not to your whole blog.  If the link sends us to your entire blog, your link will be removed.


* Your blog post MUST mention that you are entering the challenge at H2H and link to our site. If you don't mention H2H in your post, your link may be removed. 

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Lucy 

14 comments:

  1. What a great layout to preserve that very special photo of such a special time in your life- and theirs.

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    1. Thanks Haley - appreciate you stopping by :)

      Lucy

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  2. GREAT layout. Love those paper colors. :) Janis

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  3. Such a sweet story, a cute picture and a great layout!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Teresa -- they were a very special class to me.

      Lucy

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by :)

      Lucy

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  5. What a great picture. I zoomed in to see those bright happy faces and they radiate with excitement! So glad you finally got around to preserving it properly!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Claire -- I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read our story :)

      Lucy

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  6. What a wonderful LO!! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thank you everyone for your comments -- I really appreciate it esp since this is such a special photo to me :)

    Lucy

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  8. Now that I know the meaning behind this picture and layout, I love it even more! You will be remembered by all those students for the rest of their lives and you should be commended for helping to mold them into the wonderful young adults they will become. Job well done!

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  9. Thanks Connie - I will always remember this group of students and what they taught me :)

    Lucy

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