So, here is my story, to which I think a number of you can relate.
Many months ago, I printed out a ton of pictures of my son because I was going to create a baby album for him. I have a stack of at least 40 pictures from his first month alone, plus baby shower pictures and maternity pictures. I even went so far as to figure out how to layout about 6 pages of these pictures a while back (though do I have any idea what those layouts were at this point? Nope!) but then the pictures went back into the stack. And there they still sit…in a stack…on a shelf.
But I had an epiphany today! I was avoiding scrapping those pictures because, aside from being busy, I was wanting to make “the just right” layout with the images including the perfect paper, embellishments, etc. But I realized, its way more important to get the information written down and the pictures in a place they might actually be looked at, then having the perfect layout. Especially in this world of digital photography, just put some layout together and you can always print the pictures again if you want to make it "perfect” later!
So, with that in mind, I put together this layout yesterday afternoon during Nicholas’ nap. I was challenging myself to use the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper and Quick Accent die cut stickers in a layout and I actually think they turned out rather well!
With the exception of some cardstock and the BigShot Alphabet dies, everything comes from the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper and Quick Accents bundle from the Sale-a-bration catalog. Because the quick accents are stickers, it made it really easy to put this page together! There are still a few days left to earn them with your order or enter my color challenge and you’ll have a chance to win some Quick Accents to play with.
Now, if only I dare to pull down my wedding pictures from 10 years ago and get started with them too… I guess one step at a time!
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Ink: Early Espresso (to sponge the title letters)
Paper: Ice Cream Parlor designer paper (SAB), Early Espresso cardstock, Certainly Celery cardstock, River Rock cardstock
Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accent stickers, 2 1/2” Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, Sizzix Simple Letters Alphabet bigz die
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Careful Jennifer, you were sounding like a Creative Memories Consultant there for a moment! The page layout looks great and I’m so happy you got the album started. You think you’ll never forgot anything from the first year and then life gets in the way. Now, the album can jog those happy memories.
Oh Jennifer, you used my excuse! Your layout turned out just perfect!!!