Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry and Bright: Capturing Everyday Life

Good morning! I have a Christmas themed layout today that captures everyday life of my then three-year-old. 

When my son was little, he carried this stuffed puppy with him everywhere he went but I had never documented that. When I was looking through old Christmas pictures, I saw this one of Cory with Puppy at the Tree Farm. 

I had already scrapbooked other tree farm pictures - with action photos of chopping down our tree - and had overlooked this. Cory's not looking at the camera, but I thought I could still use the photo to capture my son's love of his stuffed animal. 

I created the base of my layout and added a doily to serve as a photo mat. I printed out some strip journaling and made sure I had a space for it. Often I use hidden journaling on my pages, but on this particular layout, I wanted to be sure the journaling was easily readable. 

I added the strip journaling in the middle of the layout, clustering photos and embellishments around it. 

At the top of the layout, I hung some ornaments. I used my sewing machine to make hangers. 

Here's another look at the page. 

I made this layout using the December kit at My Creative Scrapbook. The kit featured the Be Merry collection from American Crafts. I loved this kit. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with more pages from my December Daily. 


  1. So cute! I'm glad you captured this part of his everyday life. I've found that sometimes I don't notice the story-worthiness of things like that until after the stage is over. It's really fun to go back and scrap them.

  2. Love how this turned out, Izzy! Such a fun and festive page. I figure if women can take their purses every where, then why shouldn't adorable boys be able to take their favorite stuffed animal with them? LOL!

  3. OMYGOSH!! Brookie has that SAME STUFFED ANIMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love love love love this!! LOVING the colors, the photos and the ornaments!!!!!!!!

  4. So cute!! :) Cory looks so sweet with his puppy! :) I love the rich reds and greens in this collection - perfect for this page!