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How fun!

Sounds like she is a wonderful mentor, you are lucky to have her in your life!

Great layout!

I love this page! So fun!

What an amazing person she must be. This is LOVELY! :)

Project - Her True Colors
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Garden Girl

Project - Her True Colors
by Jill Sprott
posted 12/31/12
Galleries: Scrapbooking

Meet Ms. Maguire, the bearer of a truly colorful personality, and one of the most genuine people I know. She was my Algebra II teacher and math team advisor in high school, but she was so much more than that, providing me with guidance and understanding at a time when my world had gone topsy-turvy. She taught me that the best teachers are human, that life should involve much color and laughter, and that being quirky is a strength. Through the years, we have kept in touch, and though we don't see each other too often, we do keep in touch through Facebook, where she shares photos of her always-colorful life and always-colorful hair and nails. This layout features a compilation of some of those photos (used with her permission).

I began by resizing the images using Photoshop, and arranged them on a blank background alongside each other in rows. After printing them, I cut out the photo strips, and set about selecting the papers that would work best with these photos. This was a challenging task, as I didn’t want to use any color that might detract from the vibrancy of the photos. I really wanted to use the multi-colored Crate Paper "Chestnut Boutique” paper, but putting the photos directly on a busy or too-bright patterned background would be too visually overpowering. I decided to “temper” the effect by placing a “buffer” over it in the form of a solid-colored light purple B-side background from the BasicGrey “Soleil” line, which works with the purple in Ms. Maguire’s hair, incidentally.

Once I had the foundation, the rest of the layout came together quickly. I started to work in smaller quantities of the colors found in the photos, incorporating a few bright pinks and yellows and even a little bit of red her and there.

Since I wanted to incorporate a lot of journaling about this remarkable woman, and I knew that I would not have much space to add journaling cards or strips to the layout itself, I decided to journal on three tags, each of which you can see tucked behind the rows (see the detail shots for a close-up of one). The sewn tag at the bottom has an envelope attached to the reverse side, containing even more journaling.

In my eyes, this page is SO Ms. Maguire, and I hope she thinks so, too.

Thanks for looking!
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