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Found In The Office | Two Scrapbook Layouts

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While doing some clean up around here recently I came across two layouts I made in the last couple of years that I haven't shared yet.

They weren't in albums but they were in page protectors. I have no idea what I made them for originally (most layouts I create end up in a class or are shared here on this site). Most of the products aren't available anymore but the design and the storytelling are pretty universal.

And Anna is so little!

These will go into my 12x12 album for 2010 and 2011.

Here's a look at the two layouts:

Little Miss Anna Pants


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First up is a two-page 8.5 x 11 spread. The first page includes instant photos taken with an Instax Mini50 (the smaller one) and an Instax 210 (the larger photos). Both are super fun instant cameras that I've posted about before with the smaller one being my favorite. The Instax 210 is really big but results in bigger photos - still totally cool but my preference is for the Instax Mini50.

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Paired next to the photos on the second page is a block of journaling I created in Photshop (see the screen shot above). I created two columns of text (each in it's own text box) and varied the size of the text to make it a little more dynamic.

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The journaling came from a post written here back in November 2010. I can't tell you enough how much I like to get the journaling documented here on my blog and then turn that writing into a scrapbook page when I have the time.

Also, you can see how I left space between the "just" and "her" on the second column to make room for the script glitter word from KI Memories.

I love how the words capture so many details about what was happening for her at that time in her life.

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I stitched the instant photos down onto the background cardstock and added embellishments on top.

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These are the kinds of layouts I think I love most - the ones with words.

That said, here's the second layout I found that's seriously lacking in the word department but I still love simply for the photos.

Birthday #2


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This layout features photos from Anna's second birthday.

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A cluster of embellishments along the side including a stamped tag, embroidered flower, clear plastic heart and some sentiment labels.

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More of those clear plastic hearts (which were from Heidi Swapp a few years back) and embroidered flowers.

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15 thoughts

  1. Nirupama says…
    10/17/2013

    Oh my word! What a precious discovery. Thank you so much for sharing, your layouts are hugely inspiring as always!

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  2. Brooke says…
    10/17/2013

    My little man is the the same age as Anna in your layouts, so I know what fun this age is as well as how quickly it's gone. I'm actually embarking on a video and phrases version of week in the life (his life) next week. My goal is to capture what he says in his own words. The words he misses to make up a sentence are sometimes the cutest and it's a 'document then and there' project!

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    1. Cathie says…
      10/17/2013

      That is a great idea! I love it.

  3. Christine says…
    10/18/2013

    Found layouts. That's better than found money that sometimes shows up the first time I put a coat on in tha fall and stick my hands in the pockets!

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  4. evelynpy says…
    10/18/2013

    OMG adore the two layouts in this post. Birthday no 2 is stunning page

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  5. Dori says…
    10/18/2013

    I love the way the darling red embellishments really POP against the B&W photos in the birthday layout. Great inspiration, such adorable pics.

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  6. Wendy says…
    10/18/2013

    Love both of these!! Your layouts are always amazing!

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  7. Michelle L says…
    10/18/2013

    ok, I love both of them but that second one is extra awesome! =)

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  8. Sue P, says…
    10/18/2013

    What a happy, happy surprise. This surely shows the power and wonder of memory keeping. Love it!

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  9. Kathy says…
    10/18/2013

    Thanks for sharing. What wonderful memories to have discovered.

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  10. Evie says…
    10/18/2013

    Lovely layouts! TFS your process!! :)

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  11. Olivia says…
    10/18/2013

    So are the instax photos not like Polaroids how you can't cut them? I love my instax cameras but I wouldn't ever have sewed through the image for fear of the chemicals getting out.

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  12. Paula says…
    10/19/2013

    Anna is adorable in these layouts...and Simon is such a loving big brother. What a great team these two make in your photos!

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  13. Lida says…
    10/22/2013

    Gosh! I love Anna's 2nd birthday layout. The expressions on her face is priceless! And to share a moment with big brother Simon.
    I never comment on layouts too much but just had to let you know this one was great.

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  14. tiffany walls says…
    11/26/2013

    I see in the first layout that you have 3 dimensional words from your own handwriting, what machine did you use to get them? is it the silhouette?
    thank you,
    Tiffany

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