I am at that point in scrapping Jacob's photos where I have to make a decision. Do I go back and rework photos and pages from 16 years ago? I truly have already made the decision to do this. My decision to redo these pages is not just based on my skill at scrapping having improved (which hopefully it has), but it's based more on the fact that I started scrapping when Jacob was a baby and photos were not digital. Some I need to make copies of before putting to paper again. But what it's really about is that I started scrapping with no real ryhme or reason as to who the albums were going to. They were based more on event than anything else.
Now there is no problem with scrapping this way. No reason not to. But it's not how I scrap now and it is not why I scrapbook. I want people to know how I feel about them. I want it documented how I felt about things going on in this time and place (more on that another day).
So tonight I start to dismantle those pages I started with 16 years ago, not because of the style of the pages or my skills at the time, but because they do not tell the story I want to tell.
Now, in the midst of all my rambling, I do have a layout to share. It is almost "punkin" pickin' time after all!
The papers I used were really all partial pieces, well other than the kraft cardstock base. They were from the old Rustly Pickle, Basic Grey, Paper Loft, and Imaginations (I think---that orange and cream harlequin is a really old paper). Some of the pieces needed a little definition, I thought, so I drew in some sketchy lines and again around the edges of the pages.
Alphabet letters are Thickers and Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type.
I placed several small clusters on the pages made up of paper strips, washi tape, border punched pieces, tabs cut from a Pink Paislee journaling pad, and journaling or title stickers (sometimes just a piece or two snipped from a sticker) on each of the pages, and added my journaling.
Have a happy day, where ever you are.