Friday, February 21, 2014

Us Right Now Pt. 1

There hasn't been much going on this month, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to make layouts featuring the hubs, our kitty, myself, and a special object in our life. I think it's important to have pages in my albums that show us right now, and it allows me to have a place to write down little stories that might otherwise be forgotten.

The first page I completed is about Pound Cake. It didn't take long for us to come up with nicknames for her, and while they're in use right now, there's always a chance that her personality will bring about new ones.

I knew I wanted to use Fancy Pants {Be.Loved.} collection, but when I started cutting and moving things around, it just wasn't working for me. I ended up with a much different layout than intended, but adore the way it came out.

My photo a day challenge has repeating prompts each month, one which is to take a self-portrait. This is something I had never done before last year, and has definitely taken some getting used to! Once I picked out the background paper, I let that guide my page design and gathered items only in white or yellow. I also stamped on some different papers and then began layering all of the items. I have a 4"x6" card with journaling about what it has taken for me to find my happiness, which you can see peeking out at the top of all the layers.

Do you often do layouts specifically about people, or are you more of an events scrapbooker?


  1. Super layouts! I really like the up close pic of your furry friend! :)

  2. What great layouts, love the close-up of the kitty. Wish I could take a self portrait as good as you..:-)

  3. This is beautiful! Love the title letters!

  4. Great pages!
    That first one is really sweet.
    And a good self portrait, too!

    I used to be an events scrapper but in the last few years I have switched more to everyday life. The people, places and things that are important to us. Memories I don't want to forget. :)
    I do still do events, but not as much.

  5. Beautiful pages! Love your use of thread and the arrow clip on the kitty photo! And I'm definitely more of an event scrapper :)

  6. wow totally loving your layouts! aweosme

  7. Both of your layouts are beautiful.
    Such a sweet kitty and like the photo up close like that.
    The layout of you is lovely. I really like the title.
    As for your question, I seem to scrapbook people and events…but haven't done a page on me.

  8. My layouts always seem to be about things or places lately...way back in the day I was an event scrapper, but I like the little everyday things better now :)

    Love the yellow touches you added to that second layout, beautiful!

  9. Fabulous pages, Elise! Now that my daughter is getting older (almost 13!), I find myself scrapping people more and getting a chance to get my stories down from when I was a kid.

  10. I love layouts about people and not events! They are always the ones I end up liking more. Love the triangles you used on the kitty layout!

  11. love your layouts... that background paper from the second one is awesome...! i often scrap about my little one... most of the time ;) but i also like to scrap about me, my hubby... the big boys don´t like to let me take photos from them so i´ve to scrap older photos... i also scrap about things that happens in life, mistakes or funny situations... i don´t need to have a special event or something like that. life is full of memories and for sure they need to be scrapped...!

  12. You're beautiful !!
    Such a great idea. I regret that I almost didn't take any picture of me these last years, now, I try to photography me more often !

  13. These are lovely, I love the soft yellows with your photo and Pound Cake is too adorable!


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