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A Growing Bear: Scrapbook Layout


Look how teeny tiny she looks! Geez, I can’t believe how quickly time has flown!

At the start of September Piper was moving up into a bigger class at nursery and I it coincided almost perfectly with her one year anniversary of starting nursery school.  I was looking through my photos one day and I found these few snapshots which I had taken during one of Piper’s settling in days at nursery.

The school is really cool, and each of the class rooms is named after a bear, starting with koala bears (for non movers), grizzlies (for crawlers) and then teddies for adept walkers, and I wanted to make a scrapbook page to remember those first few days when she joined for the first time. A whole year had passed already, and i simply couldn’t believe it! It was the perfect time to put a page together.

I decided that clean and simple was the way to go. I used a mix of bright papers and patterned papers to create a nice mix and staggered two photos as the main focal points of the page. To support a school theme i used a ruler stamp and also that pencil printed unto paper which was actually part of some junk mail that came through the door a few weeks before. heheee (waste not want not)!

My journaling started small but grew large, and to be honest i kinda love it when that happens because i don’t want to feel like i am restricting the story in any way, but it did mean that i was cutting it a bit fine when i was trying to make it fit on the page! lol.

I am still loving this notebook edge die from MFT, particularly mixed with bakers twine. yummy!


In other news, I was delighted to receive issue 67 of Scrapbook Magazine in the post today, and was even more chuffed to find a two page spread featuring two of my layouts! {yeay! smiling from ear to ear! } Both pages were inspired by children’s stories, one 12×12 and one 8.5 x 11. Here’s a sneaky peeky to share….

scrapbook mag 67 sneak peek HHC

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