Wednesday 6 February 2013

Scrapbooking: I Need to Show You More Layouts

It recently occurred to me that while I have told you all that I love to scrapbook, I have shown you very few of my layouts.

I would like to change that.

I am currently working on my 2012 Family Scrapbook and am happy to say that I am not terribly behind. It is a goal of mine to be working on layouts from less than six months ago, and I am well within that time frame as I happily plod along recording our family memories from last year. I find that if I get too far behind with my layouts that it is really hard for me to write meaningful and detailed journalling on the page because I forget the details. For me, telling a great story about the event shown on the page is what makes scrapbooking so special and so priceless in terms of preserving memories; I don't want to forget the precious details, so I really make an effort to stay on top of things.

Today I would like to show you two double layouts that I did using pictures from a family trip we took to African Lion Safari in August.
Patterned Paper: my paper stash; Cardstock: Bazzill; Die Cuts: Jillibean Soup; Butterflies: Studio Calico; Border Punch: Fiskars; Title: cut with Silhouette; Ink: Ranger Inks; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots
Patterned Paper: my paper stash; Cardstock: Bazzill; Border Punch: Fiskars; Flower: Jillibean Soup; Buttons: American Crafts; Title: cut with Silhouette; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots

What do you think?

I put these layouts together at a crop at my local scrapbook store a few weeks ago. Being surrounded by all the pretty paper and embellishments, plus a crowd of ladies so enthusiastic about scrapbooking, really got me motivated and excited about finishing up my 2012 album. I also had a chance to do some shopping at the store, meaning I am well stocked for some serious scrapbooking at home. I look forward to showing you my layouts as I finish them up.

What layouts are you working on?


  1. I think they look great! I love the African Lion Safari. My parents' house (where I grew up) is only 20 minutes from there. I like that you didn't capitalize on the Safari theme as I seen done so often!

    1. Thanks Jess. I am not a huge fan of overly themed papers. I liked this paper very much and I loved how it went with my photos. Thanks for visiting.

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