Sometimes I have plenty of great photos to use for a scrapbook page, but often I don't. My philosophy is to use what I have. After all, it's the memory that counts, and sometimes even a bad photo can trigger a memory.
Such was the case with the one photo I had from this year's academic lettering ceremony. It was blurry, the audience heads were green, and Daughter was dressed in shorts (she was headed to a show choir practice afterward), but I used it anyway. In fact, I enlarged it and made the most of the colors. Turns out my hoarded Ki Halloween striped paper worked just fine with this bad photo.
The layout itself is based on a sketch from Cathy Zielske's class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. It's a super easy sketch for those single horizontal photo layouts. It even works with bad photos!