By now, you may know I am a busy mom of 5 so even though I enjoy scrapbooking I don’t necessarily keep up with it. In preparing to order some photos I am enjoying revisiting my daughter’s first homecoming dance and all the party preparations. I must admit, as I sent my oldest child to high school a popular saying became my daily experience.
“The days last forever but the years are gone in the blink of an eye.”
She is now attending the same school that both her dad and I went to which made everything surreal to say the least! Homecoming came around and her favorite boy asked her.
The dress was chosen (after 72,632 options made their way in and out of our home), the flowers ordered, and the glass slippers fit perfectly. Now the problem was making all of these nervous young adults happy and at ease during picture time. Pulling out the trusty Cricut-I set to work making photo props. The kids had a blast using them in the photos and all nervousness was chiseled away, leaving crazy teenage moments to be captured on film.
- Cardstock (Variety of Colors and Textures)
- Skewers/ Dowl rods
- Cricut Paper Doll Cartridge/ Or diecuts of choice
- And your imagination!
Using precut black triangles (you can make them yourself-but ain’t nobody got time for dat!-especially during crazy fall!), I cut out letters in our school’s cardinal and gold. I also bought large chipboard letters and covered them in glittered red cardstock. Finally, using wooden kabob skewers I had left over from the summer of grilling, I pulled out my PAPER DOLL Cricut Cartridge and found the top hat, mustache, and glasses. Not finding great lips, I free hand cut those.
These photo props may have only lasted a night but they certainly made memories to last a lifetime.
Music: Ballads from the 90’s
Drinks: Red, Red Wine. (see what I did there???)