I used the same Let's Scrap sketch for both of these pages and took very different takes on them!
This first one is of Chloe (a few months before she turned two) swinging on the new swingset we'd gotten for her and Alex. She was in absolute heaven and would just stare up into the sky and seemed to be pretending to fly. I did some hand stitching around the title and added flags on the right side.
This one is from Russ and I's wedding (same year as the one above). Chloe was too little to be our flower girl, so she did her best to get as much attention as possible otherwise. She was adorable. I'm not terribly thrilled how this one came out, it looked different in my head and just would not come together. Once I put the stickers on, I was (for lack of a better word) "stuck" with it, but I'm letting it go. She loves it.
I decided to catch up on some old photos that I wanted to include in Alex's album, so I got to work on these two layouts. I've tried to keep them simple and clean (more masculine), but still child-focused. I used two Let's Scrap sketches for inspiration.
I am very excited to finish this album and especially proud that I completed it while the girls are still babies! I began this album when I first found out I was pregnant and didn't yet know the genders (though I knew I was having twins). I really expected a boy and a girl, so I had gone with a gender neutral DCVW paper pack called "The Citrus Stack." I have really enjoyed the bright, happy colors in these pages.
Here is the layout that I completed about the family maternity shoot we did at 8 months:
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This is the final layout for the album, featuring my beautiful girls and a short description of their birth:
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After taking this picture, I added a small index card behind the matted photo with hidden journaling about the c-section (not happy memories, but memories none the less).
The butterfly is a handmade, folded design from a tutorial I found on Let's Scrap. LOVE it!
I haven't decided yet if I'm going to try to get caught up on 2012's album or if I will start on the twins' individual "1st Year" albums. Perhaps a mixture of both.
This first one is of the girls' nursery (which happens to be my favorite room in the house). The room and page has a butterfly theme and this layout was an absolute joy to create! It's an 8x8 layout using DCWV's Citrus paper pack (my whole pregnancy album uses these gorgeous papers!).
Here's the sketch from Let's Scrap that I used:
This layout will be placed in the last page in my pregnancy album (though it's not yet completely done). I adore this picture of the girls in the hospital.together. The punch that I used on the edges of the photo mat is one of my favorites.
This is an 8x8 double layout for my pregnancy album about our twins' baby shower. It's based on two Let's Scrap sketches (one side from each). I really love glitter paper, though it can be hard to adhere things too. The flowers and leaves are from punches. Being a smaller layout, I tried to keep it simple.
The church, along with my Mom, hosted a lovely baby shower for us and our twin girls! It was truly wonderful and we felt very blessed to be surrounded by so many supportive family and friends. I created these layouts for the church album, I will likely do another set later for our family album.
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I really enjoyed playing with this sketch, but tried to limit the embellishment so that it wouldn't be too bulky. Here's the Let's Scrap sketch that I used: