Wednesday, August 22, 2007

MORE 'catching up on 30 years'.

I am still working hard to catch up on the 30 years I didn't scrapbook the girls' growing-up years. So at least once a week, I'll share some of their layouts. I'm not working on them in any particular order... just working! This layout has a very early photo of Wendy, all tucked into a little ball with her bottom in the air. My mom found this precious antique crib for her. It was small and she was big (Wendy was 9lbs 13oz and Kristin was 10lbs 10 ozs... ouch!!!) I did sew back in those days and made the sheets, bumper-guards, and appliqued pillow. On the LO I journaled on a clear piece of acetate and put it over the patterned paper with brads.
I think it's interesting how different individual styles are of scrapbookers. My daughters always say that they would recognize mine anyplace. I use a lot of patterned paper and rarely pastel colors. The elephants were scanned and saved and then enlarged and printed on cardstock. I use that technique a lot for embellishments.

Silly Wendy! She has the greatest sense of humor... always has. In this photo she had on a headband with wire feelers on it. I cut them off in the picture and actually made them of wire for dimension. The alligator came from the paper background, scanned, enlarged, printed and cut out. I added some googly eyes to go along with the silliness of the LO.
Instead of journaling in a narrative form, I just added a list of adjectives that described Wendy.
Thanks for letting me share. That's so much fun!
~Joni

10 comments:

Baboona said...

I love ur work! its soo colorful:)

Angie said...

These are just stunning! I love the first one especially!!

Dee Light said...

I love the colors!!! If I don't get buisy I'll be doing my sons baby scrapbook when he's 30. He's 2 and I've only done one page. I kept a book for my daughter until she was 2. Now she's 10 and I let her do her own scrapbooking. I just can't seem to find the time!!!

melanie said...

love the alligators & elephants!! very cool.
whatcha readin?
mel

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute! I admire you for going back. My goal is just to start on the present -- and not even do layouts -- just put the pictures in albums. How easy would that be? But there's too much fabric tempting me away!!! LOL.

Helen Hancock said...

I love your scrapping style Joni...it's so YOU! And you know it is your embellies that make it...that little baby suit in the top one is divine. Love the elies....my favourite animal. Great pages - TFS!

de vliegende koe said...

You are a talented scrapbooker Joni, I love the colours you use and isn’t it great to go back in time and relive all those moments?

Rachael said...

How darling!!! Great colors and designs!!

mellyandrosie said...

aaaaaaw! How cute! I just love those little paper elephants!! You made me realise I must get cracking! I did an albumn for my son when he came into our lives but I have never done one for my daughter! I am not usually a scrap booker but I think she might feel a bit left out if she doesnt have her own pretty albumn!! hmm another task to add to the growing list!! =)

amy said...

I really like to use bright colors too. The cut outs look great. I'm going to try something for that with my daughter's pictures from horse camp. She is very excited about starting her own scrap book too. She has started to catalog what pics she wants to use from the summer.