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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Project Life Page Two - On Day One

Second double layout completed for the boys' album.  I am pleased with it, but am finding it very slow going.  From editing the photos, to getting them developed, and then configuring which type of protector to put the photos into - before you even start to fill the pockets. 

Despite all the above, I know that this is the best way to scrapbook and document the boys' lives.  Their showcase layouts and albums are lovely, but still miss out the majority of the journalling and the day to day events.  I am nothing if not ambitious, and this type of format will also incorporate my pregnancy journal, and my blog posts of their lives to date, so I always find that the organisation of everything is the key to completing the project successfully. 

Here's the left page, "Boys Meet World":

The top two photos are of Henry and the bottom one is of Lewis.  We are very fortunate to have had Tara visit us so early, as she was the one who took the bulk of the pictures. 
Here's the right page, "On Day One":
The top layer of photos are of Lewis (with Moira) and the middle layer are of Henry.  I love quotes and keep spending more time on the internet to find suitable ones!
Only as high as I reach can I grow
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
Karen Ravn
And both pages as a double:
I am quite amazed how happy I am to be using my oldest supplies, and the oldest techniques: vellum, sticking bits of paper onto printer paper to superimpose the printing onto confined areas and the like. I am very happy to have used this piece of paper - I don't think I would have in a different style album format and really like the energy it adds to the spread.   
I am also working on a more up to date part at the same time, and find I am using up loads of rub-ons  and a paper pad with stickers and die-cut embellishments - all things which I thought I would never use!
I have decided not to worry to try and get all the journalling on the exact same page - I will fit that onto the next page, and do a couple of days at a time.  There will be less journalling as the time goes on, and as I hopefully will be more up to date, it will be easier to plan in real time. 
Bazzill Basics cardstock
K and Co Que Sera Sera "Butterfly Garden"
K and Co Mira Tag Pad
K and Co Juliana Die Cut Sticker
American Crafts Remarks Rub-Ons
Quote Sticker included with Creating Keepsakes
Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri stamps
American Crafts Thickers Black Tie Velvet letter stickers
Making Memories star ribbon
Blue Vellum
Occasions Assorted Craft Stickers (nappy pin)
My Mind's Eye Love Me Do "Head in the Clouds" patterned paper
Cloud 9 Designs Alyssa's Garden Quote Cards
Denim Basics Pearls - Kaisercraft
Sizzix Scalloped Square Framelits
What do you think - do you scrapbook in this method?  What are your views?
Thanks for stopping by.  :)


  1. I've just started, thanks to your epiphany pot, and I have to say I love it, especially for bulk photos such as holidays where you wish to document everything. I'm going to intersperse 12 x12 pages in between for contrast too. Your pages are lovely.

  2. Looks absoultly fabulous. I will say that the beauty of scrapping like this, you really don't stress about using older papers

  3. Ali these pages are great. Old supplies look great used in a new way and the time your taking is worth the effort x