Celebrate senior year with a photo book

by Susie R Posted on April 01, 2011

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It’s a long time since my daughter was in her senior year – fourteen years to be exact. She created a beautiful scrapbook of that last year at school. All her friends wrote their special memories in it, as she did in theirs. Photographs of their beaming faces jump from the pages, full of excitement and expectation for what the future may hold as they embark on “life after school”. She had known some of them since kindergarten so it’s an album to be treasured.

Now we’re in the digital age! Look at the magnificent albums we can create today using our fancy cameras and scanners. All we need is the go-to place to put it all together. So this is where Shutterfly and Scrapper’s Guide come to the rescue. At scrappersguide.com we have created a Shutterfly-friendly, and totally fabulous, Senior Year photo book ready to drag and drop your photos and journaling into with the help of Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

You can view the album in the Shutterfly Gallery. Your special year will be beautifully bound in a 12 x 12 hard cover album that will last a lifetime. If you want to be more creative and make some pages of your own, you’ll need to purchase the Senior Year kit by Kitty Designs, from which our album was made. We have also made a Layered Template of the album for those who want more control over the pre-designed pages.

If PhotoShop isn’t your style, Shutterfly offers beautiful templates to create graduation photo books too.

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  1. Joey Says:

    I have to go back and check this book out in the Gallery. How fun scrappersguide now has a template to do this for seniors. I would have loved a book of my Senior year. We got a Senior yearbook but they weren’t ready until the following Sept. Most of us had already gone off to college. I like the new digital books people create for their graduate. Makes it much more personal.
    Thanks Susie for always inspiring

  2. AnnAbbott Says:

    You have to take times like these and save them forever. Now you can make a wonderful bound book. I think that is the best idea ever.

  3. BarbaraJ Says:

    This is such a wonderful idea and I am going back and making one for a Senior from a year ago. She graduated from college and needs a book.

  4. kniewohner Says:

    Love the layouts!! I am ditching the bulk of my numerous drawers of 12X12 papers and have actually started using patterns and textures that I find out on my adventures. I love using those pics for my papers. Great idea and perfect timing!

more about Susie R

When I was ten years old my grandmother gave me a Box Brownie camera.To take a simple black and white photo all you had to do was point and shoot. It began in me a lifelong passion for photography which has only grown all the more with the advent of Digital Scrapbooking. Fast-forward from 1965 to 2010 and here I am teaching and designing for scrappersguide.com. What I love about it the most is that I can make our family memories more beautiful and meaningful with a Shutterfly album. Now that I am about to become a grandmother myself for the first time, I feel like I’ve come full circle. My family’s bookshelves no longer groan under the weight of the old style photo albums that were so rarely opened. Instead they regularly pick up the beautiful, hard cover Shutterfly albums and marvel at seeing themselves in print. It gives me the greatest pleasure.

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