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A month of scrapbooking – day 21

Welcome to day 21 of my 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 can’t believe we are in the third week!  This layout was quick and will be repeated in all the albums, obviously I will feature the child to which the album belongs.  I don’t think I will get a chance to complete them all today, however I’ve done one and so I’ll just have to be happy with that 🙂

The layout has touches of gold foil but my photography hasn’t shown that up all that well.  This layout also has a lot of white space, I think white space is something you either love or hate.  For me I find my eye is really drawn to the photos (which were taken by a friend and I’m so very grateful for them).  This photo shoot also took place two years ago already!!! Will be just about time for another!  I have left journalling off this page, I’ve made sure I have included the date though.  I’ll make sure I add more journalling details to the pages near this one to remind us all of what my son was like at this age.

Thanks for checking it out, see you tomorrow!

A month of scrapbooking – day 15

We have made it to the half way point on my challenge “to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.

I still have a lot of layouts to complete for my kid’s albums to be up to date (these are simply the albums that I will give them on their 21st birthdays, I don’t even want to face how behind I am in everything else (I do have a plan though)).

In companion to these albums will be a collection of letters written to them each year.  This week I will be making sure these are up to date and also pulling information out of them to add to the pages.  I’ll share more about that as I do it.

Today’s layout….

It has been five years since this photo was taken!  This layout was mostly done but I added the date and some journalling to help remember what my son was like at this age.  When I was initially working on this page a few years ago I would have assumed the photo was enough, as the years pass you realise you want those little stories to refresh your memories.

See you tomorrow!

A month of scrapbooking – day 14

Two weeks into my challenge to scrapbook everyday and I’m loving it more than ever.

This page isn’t really complete as I can’t find the originals of the photos I want to include (I haven’t really tried all that hard). Today was all about getting the kids back to school and sorting out a long list of tasks.  I will be sure to get back to complete this page soon however I thought this was a great start for now.

This page is a mismatch of retired and new products.  I love the woodgrain designer series paper that I’ve used in the background.  The other paper is a retired Stampin’ Up! design along with some others I’ve had in my stash for a really long time.  The black twine is current Stampin’ Up! product as is some of the washi tape.

When the design is complete it will feature 3 small black and white photos of my son when he was about 6 months old.

See you tomorrow for the half way mark!

A month of scrapbooking – day 13

Today I’m sharing a page that is more about the photos than the layout.  I also made some mistakes recreating the layout and had to add some extra photos to one of the pages to even out the design.

Most of the pages have 8 photos (which is a lot for a 8×8 page) but it was important to me to add them all to tell the story.  Depending on the album the photo layout changes slightly to be sure that each child has a larger feature photo in their own album (bottom right).

It is amazing what you think you will remember forever but you don’t.  In going back to these albums several years later I have forgotten dates and details that I have had to research elsewhere.  This has been a great reminder to me on how important it is to add as much detail to the pages now.

So as you can see the pages are really just a collage of photos.  I have the journalling printed out on vellum and laid over some Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I added a mosaic of designer series paper that has been cut with a retired postage stamp punch.

See you tomorrow!

A month of scrapbooking – day 12

Welcome to day 12 of my 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 cute page was the result of giving Zane the rest of the lolly packet when he was around 3 1/2 years of age.  I loved this DSP and still have quite a bit of it left so no doubt you’ll see it again in the albums for my daughters.

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!

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