This layout is in Sophia's 1st year album and features her birth picture, one of me holding her shortly after and another of her and her twin. I really love the color combination with these photos, I feel like it really makes them pop.
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I used this Let's Scrap sketch as an inspiration. I really liked the blocks behind the photos and chose to do that on a smaller scale as mats behind my photos. Because my layout is an 8x8, I had a little less room to work with, but I flipped the sketch pages to work with my photos.
I used a similar format for Olivia's album with the similar pictures, but chose to skip the blocks and go with something girly and elegant for the mats instead.
And here is my take on it, recording the the first day (and the professional photos taken) as well as pictures of how tiny my sweet Olivia was that first week! Olivia's album is very elegantly arranged, so this sketch matched perfectly.
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My flash takes away a little from it, but I really love the result. Because this album is an 8x8, it's a lot harder to fit in extra elements, so I try to put all of the focus on the photos.
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.