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As soon as I started making V’s princess album, I realized that my son would also probably like to have a little scrapbook to look at–focused on his favorites from the trip.  It turned out to be a longer process than I’d expected!

It was easy to select photos, and I purchased an 8″x8″ album the next time my local Hobby Lobby had a sale… and then I got stuck on patterned papers.  Which is so silly, right?!  I hemmed and hawed, and tried to use papers I had in my stash, but I just didn’t like the way they looked.  Finally I went out and purchased a Simple Stories Sn@ap! “Color Vibe” 6″x6″ paper pad.

The next hangup was that unlike V’s album, for which I came up with a basic layout formula for each spread, I had varying numbers of photos in both orientations for the nine favorites I’d picked for B’s album.  I’m not sure where I got the idea, but I finally decided to color block/collage the photos together with monochromatic patterned papers to coordinate with each photo set.



Also unlike V’s album, each page was a different topic, so I opted to create a title.  I used the font “Lobster 1.4” and cut each word three times from black textured cardstock.  I glued the layers together to give the words some substantial dimension before I added them to the page.


I kept the embellishments minimal.  Not only is the album for a two year old, I also wanted it to be finished quickly!  I used the cut-apart tags from the “Color Vibe” paper pad and kraft tags from Jillibean Soup (jb0413), to which I added some crochet thread.  (By the way, I had to make a few more tags because I wanted to stick to only a star motif– I just used a 1.5″ circle punch and a tiny star punch I have that just happens to match the Jillibean tags perfectly!).  To top it all off, I added some Hobby Lobby enamel dots.


For the title page, I broke from the color-block look and instead did some layering.  I chose the “classic” Disney colors (red, gold, and black), and added aqua for some kick.  Again, I embellished with the enamel dots and kraft tag… and the title is triple-layered die-cut cardstock.


The 8″x8″ album I purchased at Hobby Lobby had a photo window in the front, so I chose a photo of Husband, B, and me from our day in Epcot and added a quickie title in PSE, using the same font (Lobster 1.4).


(pardon the reflection, the protective plastic over the photo created quite a glare!)




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