Thursday, March 5, 2015

Remembering 2011

I'm enjoying working on layouts for our 2011 chronological albums, remembering and preserving the stories of our life from that year. I know that some scrappers complain about scrapping the same things year after year, but it doesn't bother me at all! Even though I have a layout from a previous year showcasing photos of the twins baking, I had so much FUN putting together this one showing how intently they are icing the cupcakes.

 I also enjoyed using stickers and chipboard pieces to add dimensional cluster embellishments on this layout.

And even though I just documented our most recent visit with my nephew, I enjoyed putting these photos from a previous visit together.

My friend Amy recently gave me these great domino embellishments that worked perfectly with these photos!

And despite the fact that Easter occurs every year, I love the design of our 2011 page. The INSPIRATION for this layout came from a layout in the old BPC Creative Crop 2011 classroom.

I created the large doily with the new Martha Stewart circle edge punch Robbie got me for Christmas and combined lots of new and old products to create the borders and embellishment clusters.

What about you? Do you enjoy scrapping similar events and photos from year to year, or do you dread having to scrap yet another layout with the same theme?


  1. You always have a way with color. When you use bright colors, they always seem to work. Sometimes, bright colors can be garish. Great job!

  2. I usually put repeating events in the Things We Do album. When it looks like I'm going to have many, then I move them to their own themed album. That way I can look at Halloween and how the kids and adults (!) have grown over time, and who wore what hand me down. I don't often do Easter, unless there is a story to tell or a special event...probably have only four or five, because the story is the greatest one of Christ's redemptive resurrection, and that is scrapped in my faith album.
    I think you do an awesome job, Melissa, at keeping things fresh each time! I get a bit burned out scrapping too many Christmas and birthday events, so I've gone to using pocket pages for some of those.
    As usual, beautiful work!

  3. What I often do is pick out one little detail or incident from that annual event and make a page about that. But I'm like you in that I don't mind the same things coming round again every year. I love how you pack your pages with happy faces :)

  4. Beautiful pages. I like looking at the changes and similarity of the events year after year. Sometimes I have a problem thinking of a new way to display the same information but I still enjoy making the pages.

  5. You've been busy again my friend!.....lovely pages xx

  6. That's a terrific trio of pages, and you've reminded me that somewhere I have some domino embellishments that I have never used.

  7. Truthfully, I think scrapping photos of the same event over a period of years is a great thing to do. It must be fun to see how things change---even as the activity remains the same.

  8. Your pages are always so bright and full of smiles and cheerfulness :). I'm happy to scrap the same thing year after year because, actually, it isn't the same at all in lots of ways ...

  9. Your pages are always so bright and full of smiles and cheerfulness :). I'm happy to scrap the same thing year after year because, actually, it isn't the same at all in lots of ways ...

  10. I don't mind doing repeats at all! Nice use of the mini dominoes. I think I might start organizing 2012 tomorrow.

  11. Beautiful layouts! I love the blue and yellow one!! You are so inspiring with your layouts!

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  12. I don't mind doing the same event - I like storing them together too.


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