Scrapbooking My Love

My husband doesn’t show up in my layouts often enough, so when I found this photo of the two of us I decided it was time. I loved scrapbooking my love!

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  • marketing00_originalDesign Inspiration: I really enjoyed Cari Orellana’s class Bold Backgrounds at Big Picture Classes. I took it as the opportunity to use up some of my bold papers.
  • Color Inspiration: I went for some bold black and white as the background of my layout so I thought a pop of pink would be a perfect fit.

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I thought I’d go really crazy with the bold backgrounds by adding a clock overlay on top of the black and white patterned paper. Here’s the reason for the overlay, I was thinking about how I love my husband “all the times and all the days” which is something my son used to say. So even if no one else gets the reference, I always will. :)

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I found a photo of my love and printed it up at 5×7 to help fill the page. I figured several small photos would get lost in all that bold pattern. I have to say, I’m in love with this layout all about love!

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Fun on the Farm

Every summer we head to Iowa for a long weekend at my sister’s house. For my children it’s like entering into a whole other universe. They absolutely love their time having fun on the farm. And I thought it was high time to scrapbook it!

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  • 270396f199064961e03c23879a6fb117444a291e_originalDesign Inspiration: This layout was inspired by Stacy Julian and Darci Dowdle’s class Super Simple Scrapbooking Challenges. The challenge was to use a bunch of 4×4 photos on a layout. I loved how easy it was to gather all my favorite photos from our trip to the farm in one place! Yay for simple scrapbooking!
  • Color Inspiration: If you are scrapping about the farm you pretty much have to use John Deer green, don’t you?!! I think it’s some kind of rule. Green and a bit of yellow for the win.

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I printed up a whole bunch of my favorite photos in 4×4 square. I did trim them down just a bit to allow for a bit of space between each pic.

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There aren’t really any embellishments on this page. Just a block of patterned paper, a strip of washi and a title. No journaling needed, just fun family pictures! I love a fun, fast and simple layout.

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A Baptism Mini Album

A few years ago I made a baptism mini album for my oldest son. At the same time I purchased his name album I bought one for my younger son knowing his baptism day would be along before we knew it.

Well recently I created the mini album for my youngest son. It was a gift for his baptism, but an album like this would be appropriate for any time.

The day you are baptized is a big deal in our family. Learn how I used an acrostic poem to create a baptism mini album for my son to document the day. #scrapbooking

The first thing I did was paint the front of each page with a bright color. He has such a bright, fun personality I wanted to mimic that on the album.

The day you are baptized is a big deal in our family. Learn how I used an acrostic poem to create a baptism mini album for my son to document the day. #scrapbooking

For each letter I came up with a word that described Keaton. Some letters were harder than others, and you can bet I used Google to help! I also made sure that each word was positive and affirming (even though I could have chosen a few other words that certainly describe him at times. Ha!).

The day you are baptized is a big deal in our family. Learn how I used an acrostic poem to create a baptism mini album for my son to document the day. #scrapbooking

I used letter stickers to write out the words and a Sharpie to add my journaling. Then I tried to find photos that matched the sentiment. In this case I made a collage of expressive photos. Boy, do I love this kid!

The day you are baptized is a big deal in our family. Learn how I used an acrostic poem to create a baptism mini album for my son to document the day. #scrapbooking

Part of the fun was scrolling through my pictures to find ones that represented each word I had chosen. Him writing a prayer to say over the meal prior to his grandpa’s funeral was definitely a pic I wanted to include!

The day you are baptized is a big deal in our family. Learn how I used an acrostic poem to create a baptism mini album for my son to document the day. #scrapbooking

I know it’s hard to read, but this one says ‘thoughtful’. He is a kid that is always thinking of others and is just as likely to ask me how my day was as I am to ask him!

The day you are baptized is a big deal in our family. Learn how I used an acrostic poem to create a baptism mini album for my son to document the day. #scrapbooking

With his brother I was on top of things and had the album done before he was baptized. But my youngest was baptized the week before we headed to a church camp I help direct. And right after camp my father got sick. So it took me awhile to complete this album. The bonus is that I was able to include a photo from the actual day he was baptized into the album. I love that he has this momento to remember his big day!

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