Saturday, June 4, 2016

10 months old - Sophia

This layout took an interesting turn.  I'm taking a break from sketches and letting my right brain go wild.  Sometimes that works out and sometimes it doesn't!  I like how this came out, but halfway through I seriously considered starting over.  Thanks to a few surprise pieces that I happened to find, it turned out very cute.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

9 month old layouts - Flags galore!

Okay, I'll admit it.  I LOVE using flags and banners on layouts!  Any opportunity to include them will be taken!  It's been a minute since I did any on the girls' layouts, so I went for it!  I really like how these layouts came out.  Again, different papers, but similar layouts.  I want the girls to have unique 1st year books, but I also want them to be somewhat cohesive because they are twins.

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8 month old layouts!

Just in time for their third birthday, I finished the twins' 8 month old layouts for their first year baby books.  Yeah, I'm a little behind, hahaha!  I wanted to keep these very simple, so I didn't use a sketch with these and experimented with pattern on pattern instead.  As always, I keep the focus on the pictures.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

1st Christmas-Sophia

I attempted to use a lot of the same papers that I used with Olivia's 1st Christmas layout, but taking a different approach to it.  I have tried hard to make the girls' 1st albums similar, but not identical.  I wasn't sure where this one was going until the very end, but I'm happy with it.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

1st Christmas-Olivia

After a very long break from Scrapbooking (6 months!!), I'm back!!  I hand sketched and cut the tree and presents.  I used a circle punch for the ornaments, ribbon for the garland, and cut flowers for the bows.  I really didn't like the look of keeping the pictures straight, so I tilted them for flair.  Because this layout is for an 8x8 album, I try to keep them simple.

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New toys to try out!!

For Christmas this year, I got several lovely new toys to try out!  My favorite is the Sizzix Texture Boutique which lets me emboss!  I was so excited to try it out, so I made a few cards.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Little Beauties!

I adore this Let's Scrap sketch!!  I had to use it for the twins' 1st year album, it works so well for an 8x8 layout.  I did two similar, but different layouts because my girls' pictures are pretty similar.  I really like this striped paper, but I had to feminize it a bit.  I used the left side of the sketch.  Pretty happy with how it came out.

Here is the Let's Scrap sketch: