Today You | Scrapbook Layout

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A storytelling theme I used to employ regularly for layouts was "today you" - here's one of Anna from back in 2011.

I thought about that theme a week or so ago when Anna had the day off from school and I decided it was going to be "Anna & Mama" day. After dropping Simon off at school we headed over to Starbucks for a kids hot cocoa and a lemon pound cake and I just started taking photos with the intent of focusing on capturing some of the different things that happened for her over the course of the day.

Basically it was a quicker version of Day In The Life without the pressure of trying to capture every little detail (not that I really worry about that anyway but I bet you know what I mean).

When it came time to document the story I decided to work with the Camelot Scrapbook Kit from Studio Calico. I include products from that kit, from the SC Project Life® kit and from one of the add-on kits, and from my stash of supplies.

I love this kind of layout.

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This layout is a 2-page, 8.5x11 layout.

I'm liking doing two page spreads right now that include most of the content on one page and some playful designs on the second page. It's a nice way to get to include a little bit of everything I like.

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To begin this page I created a digital layered template that features the photos on the diagonal. You can easily achieve this same look by printing out 4x6 photos with white borders and adhering them on a diagonal on an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock.

I used Avery Metal-Rimmed Circle tags to create little journaling circles that give a short description of each photo.

In Photoshop I created a bunch of 1-inch circles and added my text inside each one. That got printed on pink pattern paper from the Camelot scrapbook kit. I used a 1-inch circle punch to get the nice little circles that fit just right inside those circle tags.

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I used foam squares to adhere the circle tags. I love the little bit of lift that comes from those squares.

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The black phrases are from this awesome set of label-stickers from Cosmo Cricket.

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The "I Love You" stamp is included with the Project Life® kit. I used Orange Color Theory ink for stamping it on top of the pattern paper.

That awesome background pattern paper is from Basic Grey and is included in the main Scrapbook kit.

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For this title design I used one of the designs from my Daily Starburst set. I opened and traced and cut it with the Silhouette software and then adhered it to my page with foam dots. I've got a video tutorial right here if you're interested in learning how to trace PNG files (super easy) for use with the Silhouette.

On top of the Silhouette added a 3.5 inch punched circle of star pattern paper that comes with the Scrapbook Kit. The gold rub ons (hearts & text) and the metal star are also included. I added the date with a rolling date stamp and did a little writing around the outside of the circle.

ACTION ITEMS/IDEAS



  1. Document the day of someone you love - or yourself. Don't make it complicated - even just the highlights as you move from one thing to the next captures a slice of their life.

  2. Create a 2-page layout that includes photos + words on one page and play with product that supports your story on the second page.

  3. Go slanted. Try tilting your photos and embellishments and working on a diagonal to change things up.


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