This is what 100 documented memories look like, all created in 2015. Since I started scrapbooking in 2008, my process has evolved in major ways, and I feel like this year I can say that I'm finding my 'niche.' This year, my layouts have been much more simple, and have focused more on telling a story than in years past. One thing that hasn't changed is my love of color, pattern, and white backgrounds. Here are a few of my absolute favorites from this year's layouts:
"As Long As" feature in Jot Magazine Issue 9 | This layout tops my list mainly because of the photo and the stamped title. I had the image of this layout in my head, and I executed it exactly as I had hoped.
"Collect Moments" from Jot Magazine July mood board | This photo of my husband and my daughter just gets me. Pair it with coordinating supplies and it's an instant favorite layout.
"Love Built Our Happy Home" created for Chickaniddy Crafts | This is one of those layouts that features a photo of the three of us, a rare occurrence since I'm usually behind the camera. I love how happy it makes me, especially with a grey, green and orange color scheme.
"Muddy Puddles" created for Elle's Studio | The story takes center stage in this layout, and this action shot of my daughter jumping in a puddle just makes me think of her at the age of two.
"Blanket" created for Scraptastic Club | This layout is easily my favorite of the year. The photos and the story, along with another stamped title, solidify this decision for me.
"Tom + Chee" created for Elle's Studio | This layout came together so quickly for me, using my favorite kit from Elle's Studio for the entire year. The process & the fun I had creating this layout make it a favorite.
"The Twos" created for Scraptastic Club | I've been experimenting a bit with paints this year, and I loved the process of painting the background for each of these little pie-chart cut files. The photo of my daughter is just classic, too.
"Genius" created for Scraptastic Club | Over the course of the year, I've gradually become an 8-1/2" x 11" scrapbooker. There is something about the ratios that just make me happy with this size as opposed to 12" x 12". I love this layout, not only because of the memory it documents, but also because of the energetic color scheme and the custom stamped stars that I used as embellishment.
"Hello Beautiful" created for Elle's Studio | There aren't many words that I can use to describe how much I love this one, mainly because of the photo, taken on my daughter's second birthday. I used the Elle's Studio Cienna collection, my favorite from ES for the year.
If you've made it this far, thank you so much for reading this blog and supporting me in 2015! I can't wait to share what is happening for me in 2016, including a new class at Big Picture Classes, debuting next month! Stay tuned for details!