It has been a while since I’ve shared anything new! We have been going non-stop and while I don’t anticipate us slowing down anytime soon (softball, wrestling and football simultaneously plus a husband coaching all three sports anyone??), I did take some time to myself on Mother’s Day to play and scrapbook. I’ve been perpetually behind on my scrapbooking but have a goal to get a few things caught up this year. Riiiiight…. ;)
Each year I like to scrapbook the kids’ school photos and have them write their favorite things. I haven’t had Gwynie write anything about 8th grade yet, but I plan to have her do more than the standard “favorites” I ask. I want to do a full page of her thoughts and experiences as she finished her last year of middle school before entering high school, but we’ll see if she agrees to it. ;)
I used the Crate Paper Random Collection for this layout. I loved how it picked up some of the colors in her shirt, but also had a sweet and eclectic vibe to it, just like this kiddo. I added some fun sequins but everything on the page came from the kit – sweet!
While I was working on the layout above I pulled out a Spring photo from 7th grade that I still hadn’t scrapbooked. I mimicked the design of the page above to recreate the page below and take some guess work out of the page.
This used another Crate Paper collection I’ve had for awhile and finally dug into.
I’m so glad I had a chance to spend some time scrapbooking! It takes me longer to do pages than cards (obviously) but is always so fulfilling to see complete pages and then watch the kids grow as I flip through their albums.
I’m linking up these pages to the Moxie Fab World Scrapbooking Rocks Challenge!
I also spent some time organizing the kiddos’ albums too…yikes. I don’t scrapbook chronologically and it can be a chore to add those pages back in, haha. At 14 and 11, and having an album for each year of their little lives, my kiddos have quite a few albums. ;) Here’s just a few pictured below!
I finished up quite a few pages that I’ll be sharing this week!