Today You | Digital Scrapbook Layout

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JOURNALING | 02 | 2011 There’s so much to celebrate about you right now Anna. A typical day for you begins when you call out to me, and sometimes Daddy, to come get you out of your crib. That happens around 6:30am. We come in, have you put your paci down in your crib, and scoop you into our arms. More often than not the first thing you want to know is, “Simon sleeping?” We let you know the status and then begin our way downstairs. For breakfast you either have a bagel + cream cheese, toast, or a toaster waffle. On the weekends you have pancakes or waffles that you help Dad make. After breakfast it’s usually time for Sesame Street or time for you to get picked up to go to Kim’s house. Whether you go to Kim’s or stay here with Katie your day is filled with lots of playtime. Some of your favorite activities include painting, reading books, playing in the toy kitchen and playing outside. On Mondays you go to a gym class + on Wednesdays you have a music class (Katie takes to you both of those). You take an afternoon nap that lasts between one and two hours. Late afternoons here at home usually involves more play or a movie with Simon. We eat a family dinner around 5:30pm and then hang out until your bath time - usually around 6:45pm. Bath time is something you LOVE. We follow up the bath with jammies, a couple books, a prayer and you turning out the light. We love you so much Anna and are so glad you are part of our family.

White Cardstock | Michelle Martin Pacifica Solids
Pattern Papers | AE Transitions Paper Collection (coming this weekend)
Photo Mask | Katie Pertiet Perforated Photo Masks No. 2
Handwritten Phrase | AE You Vol. 2
Today You Title | AE For The Love Of Words
Stitching | Stitched By Anna White No. 1 and Stitched By Anna Baby Pink No. 1
Journaling Font | Neutraface
"Filled With Joy" | Katie Pertiet Collagebles No. 3
Cardstock Tab | Katie Pertiet Cardstock Tabs No. 1

34 thoughts

  1. heidig

    2011-02-24 09:07:06 -0500

    she's so precious!

  2. Alida

    2011-02-24 09:12:46 -0500

    This page is just filled with joy. Love the way it captures Anna, and love the soft yellow, pink and grey colours together.

  3. ale

    2011-02-24 09:36:43 -0500

    this is amazing!!! i bet anna will love to see and read these stories later. you made me see that scrapbooking is more about memory keeping than having the latest releases.
    i've just added your guest post at kelly rae's blog to my favorites. i'll try some of those tips right away!

  4. Alicia

    2011-02-24 09:36:56 -0500

    I love how you implement pages in your scrapbooks that seem like time capsules of the way things are in various stages. I have started implementing such topics in my own scrapbooks now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Heather Prins

    2011-02-24 09:43:09 -0500

    this is beautiful!

  6. Susie Leggett

    2011-02-24 09:55:09 -0500

    Just love it. These images and this layout made me smile today. Love anna trying to get out of bed, love her silly tongue rolled, and love her reading with her dad. Definitely captures "two". It is a wonderful age.

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    2011-02-24 09:57:37 -0500

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  8. Rosa

    2011-02-24 10:07:58 -0500

    Oh, and forgot to mention my fav picture... The one with the leg over the crib! I so remember those days...

  9. Cynthia

    2011-02-24 10:47:48 -0500

    What a sweet girl!!!! Love the crib picture! What a fabulous lay-out!

  10. Jill

    2011-02-24 11:51:36 -0500

    Hey Ali - question for you. I'm wondering where you have your photo canvases made? It looks like there is one on the shelf in the layout above, and I also noticed at least one in photo you posted last week(?) of a collage of wall art in your house. I'm interested in processors that offer different depths of canvases - I've looked a shutterfly and and both seemed to offer only 1.5" canvases. Thanks much :) Have a groovey day with the kiddos!

  11. Suzie Perrie

    2011-02-24 11:53:44 -0500

    I love when you do these today you pages! It is a great snapshot of life in this moment.

  12. lindsey

    2011-02-24 13:27:43 -0500

    My internet is REAlly slow and waiting for your layout to load. I had to stare at what seemed like an hour (but didn't mind because of the beauty of course) the portion of your new paper collection. Can't wait, it looks devine!

  13. Judy Webb

    2011-02-24 13:48:47 -0500

    I hope you do not go completely digital. I have learned some about digital pages. But have so much paper, so many tools, so many embellishments and so many vintage photos already printed that I continue with paper. And really, I think I like paper better. Especially now that Vintage has become so popular. I am so old and the things and people I am recording are so old that sometimes I could journal just about the paper I am using. So funny. I am having loads of fun....and getting those memories recorded.

  14. Jessica

    2011-02-24 14:16:11 -0500

    I can't wait for the new cardstock this weekend.Looks great!

  15. Maureen

    2011-02-24 14:32:15 -0500

    Oh that is so TWO. I suspect it will be time to take down the sides of the crib pretty soon. Anna has 'that look' about her, and you wouldn't want it any other way.

  16. Brooke

    2011-02-24 16:42:05 -0500

    Owh. Gorgeous photos and beautiful, beautiful journaling. It's interesting how similar the life of my son is at age 2.5 years, although if he slept in til 6:30am I'd be really happy!

  17. stacyj

    2011-02-24 17:57:10 -0500

    Don't know if you'll get this far, but I'll say it again. These are my favorite posts -- love this family of yours!

  18. Lori

    2011-02-24 19:04:48 -0500

    i love that you are now creating and releasing more digitial paper - i have bought it all so far! keep it coming :) i plan to buy this one too - love em!!

  19. emily ruth

    2011-02-24 20:31:55 -0500

    adorable! i love that photo chic!

  20. Lisa Walters

    2011-02-24 22:33:05 -0500

    Oh goodness...this journaling is awesome. AND how wonderful for Anna to read all about her little self when shes 16...28...49yrs old. Just priceless...absolutely priceless. Thank you:)

  21. Sally

    2011-02-24 22:38:23 -0500

    Thank you Ali and your beautiful family!!! I enjoy every email update,remembering those wonderful times with my kids who are grown now. Thank you for sharing such joy and love. It is always a pleasure :)

  22. Heather H

    2011-02-25 14:24:07 -0500

    Thank you for sharing another really, really wonderful layout! And no less beautiful for its simplicity :)

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  24. Gypsy Chaos

    2011-02-27 22:44:04 -0500

    Layouts like these make me sad that I didn't keep up with scrapbooking after I started in 95. I can't write about the past with such immediacy. I am making sure I write these stories now!
    Your comment about Anna helping Dad with weekend breakfasts reminded me that my daughter was about 2.5 when she decided that Dad and his breakfasts were much better than Mom and her breakfasts on weekends! Dad - to this day - makes waffles, pancakes and a few other delights. Mom served cold cereal. Didn't mind 'losing' - I got to sleep late. : )
    My daughter's 24th birthday is today, so just think: 22 years from now, your husband may still be the King of Weekend Breakfasts!

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