Monday, January 10, 2011

Some more Scrapbook Layouts

I'm so excited to get some Scrapbook Layouts done. I love scrapbooking and I love that my kids will have lots of information about their childhood. I am by no means "up to date" with my scrapbooking. I started scrapbooking around 5 years ago, so there is a lot to cover from before I started and then I struggle to keep up with all the photos I take! But it really doesn't worry me. I don't scrapbook in any sort of order, I do older photos and recent ones...whatever inspires me at the time. I print a big bunch of photos every couple of months so that I have lots handy when I sit down to scrapbook. At the moment all my albums are just a jumble of layouts in no date order at all. For now, I actually really like it that way, its kind of fun to flip through and see a photo of one of the kids as a baby and then a more recent one next to it. One day though, I will put them in some sort of order, but for now I'm happy with what I am doing.

Ok so on to some layouts that I have done in the last few weeks. I must apologise for the photos of my layouts...I took them fairly quickly and they are quite crooked! Sorry!!

This first layout is one about a dinner my family had at a Japanese Restaurant. It was the first time at Japanese for the kids and we had lots of fun...especially Jacob, he thought it was wonderful!! The layout is very basic and simple. There was so much going on in the photos that I didn't want to add too much to the layout. I've used black in the background and Poppy Parade (one of the new In Colours) for the journalling block and Poppy Parade Designer Series Patterned Paper (from the paper stack) for the other two blocks. The letter stickers are American Crafts.

This next layout is some older photos of Jacob & Ella when they turned 6. The journalling is more about how the photos really some up their personalities, rather than their birthday. Ella always looking out for Jacob and taking the mothering role - the look on her face at what he is doing with the knife is priceless! Again, another simple layout...looking at it now, it could probably do with a border around it, oh well! This uses Crumb Cake cardstock for the background and a strip of American Crafts patterned paper.

The Sharks layout below is one of my recent favourites. Again I was dealing with fairly busy photographs, so simple was definitely the way to go. I've kept the colours as the blues, greys and blacks to match the photos. This is one of those layout designs that you could use over and over again...I'm really happy with it and will definitely use it again for other photos. When you find a really good layout there is nothing wrong with "lifting" (or copying) yourself. Different colours and embellishments will change the whole look of it anyway.

Well thats it for now. As always thanks for stopping by...make sure you leave a comment so I know you've been here. Hope everyone is staying dry!


  1. lovely pages Emma- I really love the Catch one - I love those colours together.

  2. Terrific line-up of fun pics and lovely layouts. Wish I could scrap *sigh*