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'Full Of Cheer' | Scrapbook Layout

Hey guys! I'm back today to share a layout I made about my youngest son. Sorry for my unintended absence here. Things just got very busy at home, and blogging (and scrapbooking) have been low on my list of things to get done. Hopefully I can get back into some regular scrapping again. I have a bunch of pictures waiting to get into my Project Life album, and a few other page ideas brewing.

But for now, onto my page. I have to say, I really love how this one turned out! I feel like it captures the very happy-go-lucky attitude of our Austen. My starting point was the Cheer Story Kit from Ali Edwards. Even though I used very little actual product from the kit, the page idea itself originated there.

I wanted some bright and cheery paper to go with this layout, and ended up using papers from the Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers line. It's not always easy or convenient for me to get my hands on the paper lines I want, so I actually bought this in digital format, and printed some of the pattern paper out. I also had fun using the some cut files from the Let Them Eat Pie set by The Cut Shoppe.

I wanted a clean white background so that the bright colours would really pop, but plain white just looked too unfinished, so I added some splatters from a spray mist I had on hand. Love how that turned out!

I've been having fun doing 2-page spreads where one side is the photo(s), and the other includes the journaling. I feel like that's a good way to do the fun, creative spreads, but also have plenty of room for storytelling as well. As you may notice, this setup is pretty much identical to this page I did of my older son a few weeks ago. I have no problem with re-using design ideas if that means I'll actually get more pages done :)

I loved using this Greenpoint alpha (sorry, no link. Her shop is currently down while I am writing this) from Kelley Purkey for the title! I've been seeing this stamp set used for a while now and finally ordered one for myself. So glad that I did! It'll be so great for titles, or to add onto some Project Life cards :)

Until next time, thanks for stopping by!

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