Hi friends and welcome back! Today I have a hybrid scrapbook layout that I’ve created for the Traci Reed Creative Team inspired by our January theme of Starting Fresh! As I was planning my layout for this theme I thought about how many different ways there are to experience starting fresh, and for our oldest son Addison that meant moving out on his own this year. I decided to document this momentous occasion for his childhood albums as a way of closing these albums out, and this was the best opportunity to make this important layout. The Time To Thrive collection seemed to be the perfect choice because it allowed a way to include all the positive vibes and tons of love we are sending him off with! If you’d like to see other layouts our kids’ albums, check out this link: Kids Albums Project. Follow along with my process for this layout below.
I really liked this patterned paper with the circles so I’ve used that as a jumping off point. Before printing the background page, I added two digital paint elements from the Time To Thrive collection that will serve as a home base for my photos, story, and other embellishments. I printed the photo as a 4″ circle, adding one of the digital frames from the kit as well. That is popped up off the page with foam tape, and then I’ve tucked some of the word strips and washi tapes underneath it. I also added these fun wooden arrows from my stash all around both clusters. These provide a fun sense of movement around the page, don’t you think? For my title, I used some foam and puffy stickers from Cocoa Daisy, following the circle again around the photo. The speech bubble makes a home for the date too.
The top cluster is built very similarly, with the journal spot surrounded by washi tapes, word strips, those fun arrows, and also the stamping. The stamps I’ve used are all from Cocoa Daisy. This was so much fun to create, and really packs a punch with the repeated circles and the arrows!
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you will check out the amazing layouts the Creative Team has created on the Traci Reed blog as well. Happy creating!