Friday, May 15, 2020

Scrapbooking | Repetition

During Stacy Julian's Quarantine Scrapbooking class on the Close to My Heart Facebook page on interNational Scrapbook Day, she mentioned spring flowers and how "the blossoms don't know" there's a pandemic going on! I knew that was going to be the title for a layout about our rose bushes that had more blossoms this year than ever! My layout is based on a Cathy Zielske sketch in Week Two (Repetition) of the 2017 Design Your Life 2.0 class that I'm completing/re-working this year. I love the way this turned out with all those repeating flowers!

I used Cathy's digital template to showcase photos from last summer when my niece and I had a quick meetup with my great-nephew & great-niece (her nephew & niece). I've always tried to be a great aunt, even before I became a Great-Aunt; and I love seeing my niece be an aunt to these cuties, so the repeating hearts work perfect for my theme of Aunt Time!

The other digital template for week two included two photo blocks and a triangle of butterflies. I added additional layers to the butterflies as well as a border on my layout about our 18th anniversary this past December.

I used that same format for a paper layout, although you can see below that I modified it somewhat. I added three clusters around the photos, repeating the colors and recipe theme. This layout is actually about the reconciliation with some family members back in 2012, so I added a "recipe for reconciliation" and Robbie added additional details on the journaling card later. The photos are from the restaurant where we met up for a meal after the initial relationship healing conversation. (God is so good!)

As you can see, I'm continuing to fill in gaps in our 2012 album, while also keeping current with our 2020 album, and getting a good start on our 2019 album!

Now I've completed Week Two of the DYL 2.0 workshop ... on to Week Three!


  1. You have been productive and produced some lovely pages!

  2. You really capitalized on the beautiful roses when you designed the first layout---both are beautiful. I'm quite sure the pandemic had nothing to do with winter holding on so long here, but most of our flowers are way behind this year! The trees have finally begun to turn green, and what a relief it is!


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