Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Then & now

My husband's nephew is getting married in a couple of weeks and as a gift, his mother-in-law-to-be is putting together a scrapbook album for the couple. I created the following double-page layout documenting how Christopher has grown over the years. I chose pictures of him at various ages, with a picture of the couple as the main picture. My husband wrote a message where he talks about how proud he is of his nephew which I turned into a letter and used as my journalling.
The page layout is based on the current Stuck On U Sketches challenge. I kept very true to the sketch while adjusting it to a 2-page 8-1/2 x 11" layout. The page elements include:
  • Ezee Pzee chipboard - Shelley's Borders: Swirlies (coloured with Copic marker and a layer of Glossy Accents added for shine)
  • Bo Bunny rub-ons, sticker strips, title (layered throughout)
  • Martha Stewart border punch (for the journalling block)
  • Fabric leaves, unknown
  • Lace flower ribbon, unknown (used as a strip but also cut and coloured with Copic)
  • Copic markers
  • Glossy Accents


  1. What a lovely layout and what a lovely idea! This will be something to treasure.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    hugs Laurie x

  2. Shelley, this is wonderful!!! Love how you turned the sketch into 2 pages. And your husband's message/your journaling is something that is so heartwarming... Something your husband's nephew and his new bride will treasure forever!! Thank you for joining us over at Stuck On U Sketches!! Hugs!!

  3. Beautiful LO you have done!! A wonderful wedding gift for the couple. Im sure that the page will be one to treasure for years to come.Thanks for joining our Birthday Celebration and remember to visit the team blogs and leave comments to be in the drawings.

  4. This is gorgeous!! And that punch was just perfect for the page as well!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  5. Oh this is a great idea. Love it. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  6. What a fabulous idea! Love the layout!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at T.T.T and out 'open challenge' week, hope to see you again soon! Good Luck

  7. Beautiful layout! What a great treasure. Thanks for playing at Use It Tuesday and we hope to see you next time! - DT Heather

  8. oh my gosh.....this is SO cool!
    I just love what you did with this and how special it is turned into a 2 pager...
    I love it and think the details are great
    what a neat idea she had...glad she knew you!!!!!!!!!!!!


  9. oh wow!! that is so cool... love it as a two pager and such lovely detail!! I love your idea to use your hubby's letter as the journaling, that is going to be so sweet to read later in life..
    thanx so much joining us over at SOUS

  10. Fab LO! thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  11. What a wonderful take on the sketch .. I love it as a 2 pager. Such a heartwarming layout and even more so as a gift! Thanks for playing with us a Stuck on U Sketches!

  12. What a lovely layout! I love how you used the punch on there. Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  13. It's so nice to see a layout entered in our challenge. I love how you incorporated the journaling into a letter. I am sure this scrapbook will become a treasured family heirloom. Thanks for playing along with Shopping Our Stash!

  14. Beautiful layout! I love 8.5 x 11 pages too. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  15. I just love your take on this challenge! The swirls are my favorite detail on your layout. Thanks for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

  16. Gorgeous layout! So elegant and such pretty details.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at SOS this week.

  17. How wonderful! I love how you turned the sketch into a 2 page layout! I am sure your nephew will love it! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

  18. wow!! what a fabulous keepsake!!
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time would love to see you play along with us next time too

  19. This is really pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday and usin' what you got!

  20. I LOVE this layout. What a beautiful idea for a gift!