First Day of Middle School

Trevor started middle school yesterday. After six years at his elementary school, it was a big transition for my boy who is not a big fan of change. I'm happy to report that he absolutely loved it and is really excited for the year! 

As always, I took a picture of Trevor before school. When I dropped him off, I was feeling nostalgic about his first day at his elementary school, so when I got home, I found that photo from his first day of kindergarten. How fun to see how much he has changed! I wanted to drop everything and create a scrapbook layout with the two photos, but I don't have a photo printer and I only had about 10 minutes before I needed to start work. Fortunately, it took less than 10 minutes to make this:

Look at little 5-year old Trevor! So cute with his nicely combed hair, navy polo, and Lightning McQueen lunchbox. He's still cute, of course, but he's so grown up now.

So how did I make this? PicMonkey. Literally all I did was collage the two photos, open a blank canvas, add the corkboard background, place a white rectangle on top, insert the photos, add the text, resize the title, and then add the pushpin overlays. If you've never tried PicMonkey, I highly recommend you check it out. If you've tried it but it's been awhile, you might want to give it another go. They're adding new features all the time. I use PicMonkey practically every day and can't imagine my creative life without it.


  1. So cute! I'm glad he had a great first day!

  2. Such fun to see the comparison! I love Picmonkey!

  3. Wow!! I am LOVING this and loving that you made it with PicMonkey!!! Very cool!!!! And look how much he has grown!!!!!!!!!! I love those photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh my, look at little and grown up Trevor, side-by-side! Great layout, Cindy; love the corkboard BG!

  5. Awwww.....still cute now. Nicely scrapbooked!


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