An Atari Education

For Christmas my husband got a new version of the old Atari. He was so excited to bust it out and start playing. Needless to say, my boys needed a bit of an Atari education to even begin to play. It was so funny to watch!

For Christmas my husband got a new version of the old Atari. Needless to say, my boys needed a bit of an Atari education to even begin to play. #scrapbooking #scrapbook

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  • For Christmas my husband got a new version of the old Atari. Needless to say, my boys needed a bit of an Atari education to even begin to play. #scrapbooking #scrapbookDesign Inspiration: When I found the gaming paper in my stash I knew I needed to use it on this layout. It was the perfect way to highlight our Atari photos.
  • Color Inspiration: I pulled all the colors from the gaming patterned paper. Bright primary colors seemed perfect for an “education” page!

For Christmas my husband got a new version of the old Atari. Needless to say, my boys needed a bit of an Atari education to even begin to play. #scrapbooking #scrapbook

I’ve been looking for a way to use those red and silver letters. This was the perfect layout for them! With a bit of washi tape to set off the letters the layout was done!

I love that I have a layout documenting this quick moment in our life. Cause, it was the first and last time anyone has played with that Atari. Haha! The boys just couldn’t figure out a gaming system that didn’t have a bunch of bells and whistles. Guess it was an education for us all!

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Brother Scrapbooking: U and Me

There are days that my boys spend more time bickering than anything else, it’s days like that which make me want to scrapbook the moments where they love each other. Brother scrapbooking is one of my favorite kinds to create!

Some days my boys fight, which makes me want to remember the times when they love one another. Brother scrapbooking is one of my favorite kinds to create! #scrapbooking #scrapbook

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  • Some days my boys fight, which makes me want to remember the times when they love one another. Brother scrapbooking is one of my favorite kinds to create! #scrapbooking #scrapbookDesign Inspiration: I was inspired by this layout Meghann Andrew’s class Principle Power at Big Picture Classes. This challenge was all about finding balance.
  • Color Inspiration: By using black and white photos I could pull any papers that I wanted to. I love green, blue and orange so that is what I decided to use. Plus they’re great colors for scrapping boys. 🙂

Some days my boys fight, which makes me want to remember the times when they love one another. Brother scrapbooking is one of my favorite kinds to create! #scrapbooking #scrapbook

I paired an older photo of my boys together with a more current picture. By turning them black and white I can use them together. I love having pictures like this at my fingertips to tell the story how much these two love each other!

Some days my boys fight, which makes me want to remember the times when they love one another. Brother scrapbooking is one of my favorite kinds to create! #scrapbooking #scrapbook

Strips of patterned paper, washi and stickers bring balance the photos in the top right corner. A few of these I’ve had in my stash for years. So glad to finally put them to use!

Some days my boys fight, which makes me want to remember the times when they love one another. Brother scrapbooking is one of my favorite kinds to create! #scrapbooking #scrapbook

The inspiration layout had feathers trickling down the page. I chose to use hearts to accentuate the love my two have for each other…most days anyway. Haha!

Then and now pages are some of my favorite to create. And it helps to have any photo I want right at my fingertips. (Learn how I organize my photos for easy access). I’m so glad I have these moments between my boys documented.

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Boy Scrapbooking: What’s in a Name

I’m always looking for boy scrapbooking ideas. In this layout I documented the nicknames I use for my two sweet boys!

I'm always looking for boy scrapbooking ideas. In this layout I documented the nicknames I use for my two sweet boys! #scrapbook

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  • I'm always looking for boy scrapbooking ideas. In this layout I documented the nicknames I use for my two sweet boys! #scrapbookDesign Inspiration: I really enjoyed the topic ideas in Leanne Allinson’s class Boy Stories. I couldn’t wait to create a page of the nicknames I use for my boys. I also mimicked the design Leanne used, but adapted it to 12×12.
  • Color Inspiration: Bright boy colors were the choice of the day. It was a great way to use up letter stickers and embellishments!

I'm always looking for boy scrapbooking ideas. In this layout I documented the nicknames I use for my two sweet boys! #scrapbook

I don’t have separate nicknames for my two boys, I tend to use the same ones. To create this layout I made a list of those names and found a variety of alphas to document them. Maybe someday I’ll have an updated list to create a new layout.

I'm always looking for boy scrapbooking ideas. In this layout I documented the nicknames I use for my two sweet boys! #scrapbook

To balance the heaviness of the right side of the layout I added a couple of pennants with a word sticker and a couple of brads. I love finding ways to use up my enormous stash of embellishments!

I adore this layout, and I never would have thought to document this story without Leanne’s class! There are so many great classes at Big Picture. It’s my go to source for inspiration.

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