Saturday, December 18, 2010

LAYOUTS: October 2010

I can't even tell you how much I love Love LOVE Cathy Zielski's The Monthly template kit. It has made it so easy for me to document an entire month that I've done more layouts since my daughters's been born than I have in a long while. Other than the journaling, the majority of these pages have been completed one-handed while I feed my baby. Got to love digital scrapbooking!

I realized why these work so well for me. I still have a hard time letting go and doing layouts without "meaningful" journaling. For example, I have a bunch of pictures from when DH's aunt visited. Normally, I'd put all those pics on a layout and then struggle to come up with some awesome journaling over a visit that lasted only a few hours. With this format, it's a sentence. "Aunt so-and-so came to visit and meet Baby." That's really the whole story; there's not much else to tell. It's much easier for me to journal about our month in general than it is for me to try to come up with titles and journals for every little thing.

I talk more about The Monthly kit in the post with my September pages.

I used papers and elements from ScrapChicStudios' Beautiful kit and SimpleCleanDigiScraps' Halloween Treats kit.

October Title Page:
Oct2010 page 1 dps



Page 2:
oct2010 page 2 dps



Page 3:
oct2010 page 3 dps



Page 4:
oct2010 page 4 dps



Page 5:
oct2010 page 5 dps



Saturday, December 4, 2010

LAYOUTS: September 2010

I love Cathy Zielski's philosophy of scrapbooking and her clean and simple style. She sells layout templates at Designer Digitals ( including album kits. One of her kits is called "The Monthly".

Here's some posts on her blog about it:

I bought the kit and finally sat down to start using it. I started with September 2010. I now have 8 pages (4 2-page spreads) giving an overview of our September. Even if I never get to scrap the details of all the major things that happened that month, I have this. I love this idea!

My plan is to use a different color scheme/set of papers for each month. For September, I used papers from SongBird Avenue. They put out a kit in benefit of Haiti back when the earthquake happened. Unfortunately it's no longer available, but here's the link to the list of the designers:

First page:
Sept2010 page 1 DPS

Left Side:
Sept 2010 - page 1

Right Side:
Sept 2010 - Page 2

Second Page:
Sept2010 page 2 DPS

Left Side:
Sept 2010 - Page 3

Right Side:
Sept 2010 - Page 4

Third Page:
Sept2010 page 3 DPS

Left Side:
Sept 2010 - Page 5

Right Side:
Sept 2010 - Page 6

Fourth Page:
Sept2010 page 4 DPS

Left Side:
Sept 2010 - Page 7

Right Side:
Sept 2010 - Page 8