I created a layout of our 2014 family summary in December of the following year. When I showed it to my husband, he looked at me quizzically. “But it’s for 2014,” he said.
“Yeah?” I couldn’t figure out why he was staring at me like that.
“It’s the end of 2015 now,” he spoke slowly, as though not entirely certain I remembered my own name, much less what year it was.
I smiled, understanding suddenly dawning. “Oh! Yeah, it is. But the best thing about scrapbooking is that I can choose to move around chronologically. I can scrapbook yesterday’s birthday party and a photo from last year’s Christmas, and another from the year we got married. It’s flexible like that.”
I’m still not entirely sure he got the appeal. To a logical, analytical, left-brain thinker like him, it probably makes no sense to do things out of order. But that’s a huge part of the fun of scrapbooking for me.
So today, I’m moving back in time again, and scrapping some vintage photos from my childhood.
I’m going to go through a detailed explanation of my thought process and share some close-up photos of this layout, but if you’re a more visual person and would prefer to watch the process video instead, just click below or watch it on YouTube:
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And as always, there’s a sketch for you to download and use.
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Here’s my finished layout:
I have to say, this is my favorite layout of all the ones I’ve created with the Studio Calico Lollipop Guild kit. I absolutely love the paper strips behind the photos. Such a gorgeous effect!
And those delicate little die-cut leaves are the perfect embellishments to go with this fun, breezy design.
I was lucky enough to receive an old-fashioned typewriter for Christmas, and this was the first time I had an opportunity to put it to use. I couldn’t be happier with the result! I’ve been coveting that vintage feel when looking at other people’s layouts, and I think it’s so fitting that I first got to use it when scrapping vintage photos of my own.
Because I was working with scans of vintage photos that showed all kinds of artifacts and imperfections, I chose to print my pictures on watercolor paper rather than photo paper. I wanted to see the grain and texture of the paper – it worked perfectly to mask some of the imperfections inherent in the photographs themselves.
I once again used clusters of 3 enamel dots in 3 different areas of the page. I think it’s a great way to draw the viewer’s eye across the layout while unifying all the various elements.
I rarely use my Silhouette, but I was glad to dust it off for this layout. I cut out the title from that same piece of black-and-gold pattern paper you see in one of the strips behind the photo.
Are you a chronological scrapper, or do you jump around in time like I do?