“Happy” ~ 1st Birthday Layout

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I don’t make a habit of redoing my scrapbook layouts, but this one was a major exception!  The original photos were just haphazardly stuck unmatted onto two neon pink cardstock pages with random stickers of butterflies surrounding them.  It was one of the layouts that I’d made when I was unable to afford supplies and have hated it ever since I finished it.  So, when I saw these awesome pocket pages cards at Tuesday Morning, I had to redo this one…finally!  It’s a 10 year old layout!


Because of the bright red of the presents and her brother’s shirt contrasting so strongly with her light pink outfit and blue eyes, I tried to make sense of that bold color by blending it with some gentle greens and blues.  I think the effect is quite lovely!  The cream card background attempts to minimize the business…I hope!

On this first photo, I added one of my DIY embellishments that I’d made a few weeks prior as well as a bright pink doily, a small heart cluster, several layers of matting (including a glassine bag from my stash), and a happy wood veneer piece.  For the border on the left side, I used two of my Kiwi Lane border templates.

I also added my favorite gold Nuvo drops on both the corner of the main photo mat and on the banner in the top right corner.


On page two, I used several cards and a kraft pocket that came in the We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray set that I got at Tuesday Morning.  I cut down one of the cards into a tag and added red twine as well as a birthday banner and present stickers from Jolee’s Boutique that were on the original layout (excited I could reuse some of it!).  On the balloons card, I stamped the date and added gold Nuvo drops in the balloon as well as a first birthday cake sticker from the original layout.


Overall, I’m really happy with how the layout came together and I will definitely be trying this grid/pocket page style on a 12×12 layout in the future!  It was fun and easy way to add more pictures and details.

Let me know what you think in the comments below and be sure to check out my Youtube channel for process videos!

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