Friday, August 16, 2013

Adding more layouts to Ava's First Year Album

I have been very busy trying to catch up on my darling granddaughter's first year album.....getting closer! One thing that has helped is the fact that I purchased a better printer to be able to print my photos at home....yes, I know it is costing me more money, but this is how I like to scrap!  Pick out my photos, find a sketch, print photos to size, then scrap!  I have scrapped more since purchasing the printer than in the precious 6 months!  

In the first layout, my son in law, Heath, had taken a serious of 20-25 photos Raegen feeding Ava her first pickle while her Aunt Rachelle held her and watched Ava go back for more!  She really didn't seem to mind the taste of the pickles.  I decided to only scrap 8 of the photos and love how it turned out!  

My second layout was scrapped using a sketch from Allison Davis, a free download during the month of May of 2013.  It is my turn this month to host the Sketch Challenge and I decided to use a sketch by Allison, which happen to be some of my favorite sketches.  Also, love the layouts of her sweet boys.
I liked the sketch so well, I decided to scrap another layout using the same sketch.  I changed it a little and didn't add the banner across the top, instead I added tags under the left photo and added a button banner.  
My newest layout is of my son in law, Heath, and Ava playing one evening after work.  The photos aren't the best, but still very special.  This is probably one of the fastest layouts that I have finished for a long time.....trying to get faster as I go along!  Before long, actually in a little over 5 1/2 months, I will have another grandchild to scrap layouts excited.  We are heading down this weekend to find out what the sonogram revealed, a boy, or, a girl!  

I am almost finished with Ava's first year, I just need to add her first Christmas and first birthday....then add more to her second year, which is close!  

Wishing everyone a blessed weekend!  


  1. You've been busy, Carolyn!! Amazing layouts to go in Ava's book!! :)

  2. Your layouts are beautiful Carolyn. I hear you regarding printing photos yourself. I have always printed my own photos because it is just so much more convenient to have them when I want them.

  3. What gorgeous layouts, Carolyn!!! I always love how you use so many photos on your pages, wonderful!

  4. Gorgeous layouts, I especially love the first one, with these touches of bright colors on this subtle distressed background, and this so cute film stripe embellishment !