I Want To Tell You | Traditional Scrapbook Layout

I wanted to share a layout I put together for Big Picture Classes Creative Crop celebrating National Scrapbook Day last weekend.

My challenge was to create a layout that included a photo from a few years ago and one from today and tell a story about how things are different or the same.

Here's a look at my completed layout:

For my layout I decided to use two photos of Anna. One from April 2009 and one from April 2012. She’s been quite a handful lately as she navigates her own independence and I wanted to write some journaling that was written directly to her. My journaling became less about how things were the same or different, and more simply about things I want her to know right now.

I used two 4x6 photos for my page and paired them with two 3.5 x 4 pieces of pattern paper. On top of those pattern paper pieces I added more embellishments including stamps, cards, word stickers, etc. I used foam dots to pop up some of the accents.

Underneath the main content area I used a single sticker to start out my journaling. After placing the sticker I hand-drew lines with a black pen and wrote my journaling on those lines.

I made sure to date both photos. To finish off the page I added a hand-drawn border around the whole 12x12 layout.

JOURNALING | I want to tell you that the time has just flown by. I want to tell you how amazingly independent you are and how much I love that. I want to tell you that even though I get frustrated with you, I still love you so much. I want to tell you how much I am learning from you as we navigate these early years. I want to tell you thank you for your smile and enthusiasm and love. Love you Anna.


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