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Finding Pictures for your Story



Hi, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. Mine seems to be flying by! Here we are sharing projects with the August kit. August! My word.

Despite the speed with which the summer is moving, I think you will love this month’s kit for capturing those summer memories. For me, this is the first time my children are not attending any summer camp. Instead, they both have jobs. My boys are New York City kids through and through, and they can get around town on their own, usually with public transportation. Without the time constraints of school, my younger son has taken to wandering around the city after work. Several times now, he has even walked all the way home. (It takes him a few hours.) I wanted to document his new found freedom and exploration of the city, as well as some of the specifics of what he’s been seeing and doing.

Alas, the flip side of this wonderful independence, is that I am not there to capture it all on camera. What is a scrapbooking mama to do?

First, I asked my son to take some pictures. But that was a no go. So, I printed these two photos. It was the best I could do to get the story told:

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I was all set to blog about finding photos to tell your story, even if they are not quite pictures of the event you are trying to capture. I had these photos printed, ready to be adhered to my layout, when I hit the jackpot. On one of my son’s NYC adventures, he joined a free dance lesson that was taking place in the park. On a whim, I went to the dance studio’s Facebook page, and found this gem:

11705699_1014933915183279_2873766109245532264_oIt took me a moment to realize  that that was my son on the left. Well, I quickly did some edits in Pic Tap Go, printed the new photo, and then I popped this photo in place of the others to complete this layout:

aliza august 2015 sams nyc adventures footerSo whether you have the exact pictures you need or not, let’s tell our summer stories.


7 thoughts on “Finding Pictures for your Story

  1. I just LOVE that your son joined into the dance class. How amazing you found a photo of him on their site. What a great page!!


  2. awesome layout and a great story behind it!


  3. Love how you came across the photo and how you documented it!


  4. How cool is that!! Love the pic. Awesome layout!!


  5. I really like how you used the alphas and pieces of papers here! Great photo too.


  6. Really nice page, tfs!


  7. Love the story behind this page!


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