Some Recent Scrapbooking Projects

by Wendy Copley on May 12, 2011

One of my goals for this year is to produce 40 scrapbook layouts. While I haven’t been making stunning progress on this, I have been managing to knock out a few pages per month and I thought I’d share some of my recent projects here.

(If you want to read what I’ve written on any of these layouts, you can click the photos to see larger versions of the pages on Flickr.)

10 Things I Love Mini Album

10 Things I Love Mini Album

First up is this little album I made, based on a set of templates by Cathy Zielske. I bought her 10 Things Mini Album scrapbook templates and  followed the project instructions almost exactly. This was a really fun project that came together very quickly. I listed out 10 things I’m into right now (things my kids are doing, stuff about our new house, books and podcasts I’m listening to, etc.)  and then wrote a paragraph about each. I also chose some of my favorite, girliest paper — stuff I would never use on layouts about two little boys — to use as accents, which is always a treat. Here are a few pages from the book:

10 Things I Love Mini Album

My favorite lazy dinner.

10 Things I Love Mini Album

My love for our “grown-up” bed with coordinated sheets and our nice bed frame.

If you want to see all the pages in this album (and sneak a peek at the journaling) you can check out the full set on Flickr.

Seeing Me

Seeing Me

I used the photos I took for my week-long self-portrait project last month for this layout. Bam! Seven photos of me right there in the family albums!

Walking

Walking

Last month, Wyatt started walking to school by himself. It’s a short walk, but a big step towards independence for him that I wanted to document. Once I began writing, I started comparing my childhood to his and realized I had a lot to say about modern parenting, peer pressure and how I think my generation of parents are messing kids up with our failure to trust them and give them the independence they deserve.

Scoonah Love

Scoonah Love

Augie loves scooters — or “scoonahs” as he calls them — so I made this page about his passion. I actually wrote the text back in October, but forgot all about it until I stumbled on the file on my computer.  I had a few minutes while the boys were at the park with their dad one day, so I printed the journaling out and threw this page together.

Pickle Man

Pickle Man

Another one of Augie’s passions is dill pickles. He loves them dearly — as do his dad and brother — which I find a little surprising because I’m not a big fan. (I’m a sweet gherkin lady, myself.) By making this page and the one above, I brought the grand total of scrapbook layouts I’ve made about my sweet little Augie up to 12. Considering that I need four albums to contain the pages I’ve made about Wyatt, I think I need to concentrate a bit more of my efforts going forward on documenting Augie’s childhood. Poor second baby….

Random Childhood Memories

Random Childhood Memories

Finally, here is a layout I made back in January documenting six random memories from my childhood. This was another page that was inspired by the Yesterday & Today class taught by Ali Edwards that I took at the beginning of the year.

Do you scrapbook? Journal? Keep a diary? How do you preserve your family’s memories?

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  • Anne

    Awww I love all of em!! :D:D

  • Aunt Linda

    Wendy,
    I had this wild idea several weeks ago that I would love to pay you to make some scrap books about my boys for me … Ha! I realize that you are just as desperately trying to find time to document your own boys. You have a wonderful talent and will have some real treasures down the road.

  • Debra

    Love them all! I scrapbook and quilt. I put my daughters lunch in a planetbox but she is very adventurous in the cold lunch dept yet. Hopefully she’ll get there. 🙂 She’s  getting better at trying new things each day!

  • These are great! I LOVE the one of all those shots of you!

  • Andrea Facio

    All great pages! I also scrapbook, I use a 3 ring binder so I can do all sizes and arrangements of page protectors & photo sheets. You can see some of my pages on my blog. I have that veggie paper you used on the Pickle Man page, I can’t wait to use it to scrap about our garden. Also your childhood memories pages I used that paper pack on a vacation album of our trip to visit my parents in AK. Cute stuff. I used to have a weekly scrap night and a best scrap buddy who would come over after the kids were in bed and we’d scrap til midnight. I moved over the summer though and lost a ton of motivation not having my weekly scrap nights anymore 🙁

  • Hi Andrea — I mix up page sizes in my binders too. I love how it looks, but my albums aren’t really that diverse because when I sit down to make a page I almost always go for 12×12. I love the Cosmo Cricket veggie papers! I’m going to make a page about our garden this year *just* so I can use it again!

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