I used to be addicted to scrapbooking. Seriously, like I have albums and albums full of the real paper-and-adhesive type of layouts filling baker’s rack shelves in my crafting space. But over the past couple of years I sort of fell out of it and became a lot more absorbed in card making and stamping. Lately I’ve been drawn to digital scrapbooking (I dabbled in it a little bit a couple of years ago too, but never really got serious about it) after following the blogs of a couple of super talented scrappers and gaining inspiration here and there.
So after perusing and downloading a bunch of free elements from my favorite sites (yes, they give away free downloads, can you believe it?) I pulled together a layout to put in my pregnancy scrapbook album recording what I looked like at week 29. My husband snapped this photo of me with the 60 State Street building in the background, which is where we met (at work – scandalous, I know!) nearly 12 years ago.
Hope you enjoy this layout as much as I did putting it together in Photoshop. It’s a nice alternative to the real paper scrapbooking when you want to be able to put together something relatively quickly (it helps if you know or can keep track of everything you’ve downloaded) without worrying about cleaning up a mess on the table later. I’m hoping this will encourage me to migrate back into doing paper layouts again, especially since I still have all the paper and embellishments I began
hoarding collecting over the years. Persnickety Prints offers 12″x12″ printing at a very affordable price ($1.99 each), so it’ll be nice to be able to just slip it into a page protector into the album.
The Lily Pad: Wicked Smart kit – paper 02 and notepad journal
Shabby Princess: Dinner Party kit – flower cream; Harvest Spice kit- stitching; Urban Kiwi kit – kiwi stamp; Sun Porch kit – journaling arrow
Sahlin Studio: Explore, Learn, Grow kit – frame 2
Persnickety Prints: Summer Sorbet kit – gray paper; Sweet Chic kit – sweetheart grey paper
Computer font: Rockford