Hi everyone and welcome back! Today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you and I am so excited to get back into a regular scrapbooking routine! I am creating a layout for Natalie’s school year albums, and am working with the Felicity Jane Krystal kit. Have a look at my process video! If you’d like to see more layouts like this, check out this link: Kids Scrapbook Layouts.
It has been a while since I have created a 12×12 scrapbook page! Sometimes life just gets in the way, other projects find their way onto your desk more quickly, but I have been scheduling time – and ordering new product – so that I can keep making these layouts as well. I went through some of our photos from 2020 and was amazed at what I saw. Even though the entire year was filled with so much anxiety and difficulties around the world, there were still smiles and laughter and home and community. These were all the things I wanted to bring into this layout! The Krystal kit had all of those things represented, and that was my muse.
To start, I cut the pink on pink stripe into strips and cut it to create the hill on the bottom of the page. I then adhered it to the base page, which was the green floral pattern. I treated each element like they were telling a story and creating an image across the page, so the pink strips became the grass and the green floral became the sky. I cut a curve using a French curve and that sets the direction for the entire page. Everything else that gets placed onto this page follows that curve in some way!
To create a feeling of community, I added some of the houses from the kit along the curved line, along with my photo of Natalie at her desk, and Krystal. The wooden flowers were so adorable, so I added those around the base of the homes, like little flower gardens. The Krystal stamp set was so much fun to use as well! I used some of the word stamps with the labels along the bottom, and I also scattered some hearts and arrows around the page. They all serve a purpose, whether to help tell the story or to point to something of interest on the page. The top of the page needed a little more, so I also punched some clouds from the plain card stock and layered those in the sky. Don’t you love the little heart stamps on them?
The title and journaling also follow that curve, and I have to tell you that is the most fun and easy-breezy way to add journaling without worrying about whether it is straight or not! Ha! There are so many fun details on this page, what are your favorites? Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you again soon!