Layouts, Scrapbooking

Working on that baby album


Nora turned two on Friday! That was my impetus to finally make a scrapbook page about her first birthday. Heh. My scrapbooking mojo is finally returning now that the seasons are changing, and I want to spend the autumn filling out the most important missing bits and pieces of Nora’s album before another wee babby appears on the scene.

To help me keep things fresh (since I tend to fall back on my same old favorite designs), I’m following Jen Schow and Tracie Claiborne‘s sketches from their new class, Ready Sketch Go Volume 2.


I used scrap papers to make this page, and I couldn’t remember where I had originally used those papers until I saw the page this will go next to in the album – things I want to remember about Nora at one year old. It’s fate! Also, I am so glad I wrote all of those things down a year ago, because I had totally forgotten about most of them until I read this again. They change so fast, these little ones.

Remember This

Another recent addition to the album is this page that I made using Ali Edwards’ Food Circles – I grabbed the journaling from this post, it’s about how happy we were with baby-led weaning and introducing Nora to our family’s food culture.

Family Dinner

I have a glorious collection of your typical, adorable photos of baby-with-food-smeared-all-over-her-face/body/hair that really ought to go along with this page, so I think I’ll add them in a divided page protector like I did with the snowshoeing layout in this post. I want this album to be a good mix of layouts with stories, memorabilia (from the hospital and well visits with the pediactrician), and lots and lots of photos.


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  • Reply ARC September 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    ohhhh, your layouts <3. I love that they have so much journaling, and this is why I always pin them. A lot of the simpler designs I like seem to just leave it out, and for me that is not an option. Thank you again for all the inspiration.

    Also, we did Baby Led Weaning and it just seemed so much *easier*, too. Now if I could just get my s*** together on the family dinner, I'd be all set. When we manage it (maybe once or twice a week), Trillian always says THAT is her favorite part of her day when we go around the table. Talk about guilt-inducing :(

    • Reply Ingunn Markiewicz September 4, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Thanks, Anandi!! And if I worked, I doubt I would be able to get dinner on the table on time very often…it warms my heart to hear that Trillian says that, and for all you know, it might seem extra special to her *because* it doesn’t happen every single day!

  • Reply CarrieH September 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Love this! Glad you are feeling better.

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