A month of scrapbooking – day 9

Here we are at day 9 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

This photo was included in my Christmas cards that year, I loved the photo so much and I knew it had to be included in each child’s album.

The only thing I needed to do was to add the date.

This paper was all from Stampin’ Up! and is sadly now retired.

See you tomorrow!

A month of scrapbooking – day 8

Here we are at day 8 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

I couldn’t resist adding this super fun photo into the albums for the kids.  All I needed to do what to add the date.  I’ve used my retired little rotary stamp, it reminds me of the ones they use at the library 🙂

See you tomorrow!

A month of scrapbooking – day 7

Here we are at day 7 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

This layout is similar in each album for each child, the feature photo just changes dependant on the child’s album.

See you tomorrow!

A month of scrapbooking – day 6

Here we are at day 6 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

As I was going through my scrapbooks I was certain that I had started pages that I couldn’t see in the albums.  I searched through some 12×12 paper holders that I often take to scrapbooking weekends and BAM I found some unfinished pages.

Here is one that I finished off.  I’m not sure if this is exactly how I had first planned it.  When I found it the letters were cut and stuck down and some of the papers were prepared. I think it needs something “else” but I’ll leave it for now.  This is when Zane started Prep, this page is repeated across all four albums (even Tegan’s first day of school is in Zane’s album – Zane wasn’t even born then).

“Simple pages, completed albums”, my besties and I hated that motto and refused to live by it.  Maybe that is why this simple page just isn’t “enough”.

This designer series paper was Stampin’ Up! but is long retired.  The letters have been cut from Night Of Navy and the matching thick twine is currently available.

See you tomorrow for day 7!

A month of scrapbooking – day 5

Here we are at day 5 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

I don’t have a layout to show you today, but heaps of preparation was done so I’m saying that my efforts count 🙂

I was finding that I was getting muddled about where I was up to and so took the time to plan my missing layouts and print my photos.  I find this hard as I get so sidetracked by all the gorgeous photos and memories!

I have a little PictureMate Epson Printer (which I love but they are discontinued) so I can print my photos off as soon as I have found them. This is a game changer for me, I get so much more done this way, I would lose so much momentum by having to wait until I could get to a photo printer.

As they were printed I added their dates onto a post it note and then slid the photo and date into the appropriate empty page protector.  This keeps my layouts in order so I can easily see where I need to catch up.

As I see photos that I want to use I can often match them up with a layout I’ve pinned to my Scrapbooking Pinterest Board.  If a layout seems perfect I’ll print it out and pop it in with the photo in the page protector (I won’t remember which one I liked otherwise).  It saves time when I got to put the page together.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

A month of scrapbooking – day 4

Here we are at day 4 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

Today’s layout is one that is repeated across all four scrapbooks.  As I have mentioned before I love having photos of all the kids in each album, siblings are such a constant part of their lives throughout their childhood and so I want this reflected in their albums too.  I do have photos of Pete and I in their albums also, however probably not as much as I need to (note to self-get some more photos of us in there 🙂 ).

For this page I just needed to add the date, I just added the year in this case.  I added each child’s age also as you can see above the photo, this shows me that the photo was taken towards the end of 2009 which I felt was enough information in this instance.  I simply printed out the details on some vellum and punched it out to layer on the paper already there.  Fast fuse is my pick to adhere vellum down.

The orange is Pumpkin Pie.  The designer series paper was one by Stampin’ Up! and is long retired now.

Any questions please let me know.

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