Scrapbook Layout: Big Game

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The Story:  I used two layouts for the Big Game, the tailgate Mr. P and I hosted, and the rally the night before.  A on of stuff to fit on two pages!

Collage it Up:  I went back to my teenage-collage-making roots with this one.  I couldn’t figure out how to get everything on the page to be cohesive design-wise.  I decided to screw it and make a collage.  Done and done.  I love how it turned out!

Previously: I’ve covered a ton of Cal football here before!  Check out my scrapbooks menu for more!

Big Game Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerBig Game Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Klinic Slab Italic | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: tickets, schedule, envelope.

Scrapbook Layout: 3rd Birthday

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The Story: My lovely niece turned 3.  She’s almost 11 now!  Time, as always, flies.

Simple simple: I kept the pictures the same size and arranged them in a pattern.  I could have made it more design-y by turning some of them black and white, but the color was so important here.  How else do you understand how much she was into princesses?

Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Nevis, Tekton Pro Cond | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), Echo Park/Splendid Sunshine/Sunny Stripe (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: none.

Scrapbook Layout: Sudoku Books

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The Story:  When Mr. P gave me a set of sudoku books for our first anniversary.  Read the full story about it here.

More to the Story:  The text on the page is taken from this post about how I developed a fear of flying, how working on sudoku puzzles helps, and why I take these books with me when I travel.

Pic from Last Year:  Mr. P bought these for me in 2007, but I never took a picture of them until last year.  When we were on our flight out for our Big European Adventure last year, I took out the camera to get a few shots.  Why yes, stranger sitting next to me, I am the weird person taking pictures on the plane.

Simple Layout: The story is the highlight here and I’m a big fan of white space.  I’m still a big fan of 11×14 scrapbooking even though I may not need all the space on each page.

Sudoku Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Nevis, Clear Line, Calibri | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: Season tickets, fridge magnet.

Scrapbook Layout: Football Season

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The Story: Football.  Need I say more?

Key Ephemera: I have to have someplace to put my season tickets and our fridge magnet.  I love mixing them up with photos.  See more on how I scrapbook with fridge magnets here.

Changing up the Fonts: I’ve used Bebas almost exclusively on older football pages.  I decided to go with a smaller, more sleek headline this time.

More Football Layouts: I’ve done similar layouts for every year that I’ve been a season ticket holder.  They’re similar, but each have a slightly different take: 2004 part 1, 2004 part 2, 2005, 2006.

Go Bears!

Cal Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerCal Football Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Futura, Nevis, Cambria | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: Season tickets, fridge magnet.

 

Scrapbook Layout: Backyard Party

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The Story: Mr. P and I hosted what would become an annual Labor Day party for a number of years.  We had some awesome recipes we wanted to make for a crowd, which is a great excuse to have a party.

Pictures of Food: I took a few pictures during food prep but was too busy during the party to get any of the people.  Go figure — this always happens.

Simple simple: I like keeping layouts simple like this and not worrying too much about creaking an innovative design.  I’ve used a similar design for a layout about wedding planning and also for a scrapbook title page.

Backyard Party Scrapbook Page by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Oswald, QuickType II Mono | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: none.

Scrapbook Layout: News

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The Story: I picked big news and pop culture stories from the year and put them together in one layout.

Housing Bubble:  I will always remember August 2007 very clearly as when the housing market started teetering.  I looked for a while for an image to illustrate that and I love the political cartoon I found.

Inspired by: I saw these 2×2 Instagram prints at Persnickety Prints and really liked the thick white border.

Previously:  You know I love including news layouts in my scrapbooks to give a bit of context to what was happening in my life.  See earlier news layouts here, here, here, and here.

News Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Nevis | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: none.

Scrapbook Layout: Pool Dedication

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The Story: Mr. P attended the dedication ceremony for the new pool at his high school.  He played water polo and swam all throughout high school.  The pool was named for his water polo coach who introduced the sport to the area and coached at the school for decades.  When the ceremony was over, Mr. P and other fellow alumni played each other in the new pool with Coach refereeing.

Dates on newspapers:  I always jot down the date on newspaper pieces I save.  When I add them to my scrapbook, I hand write the date near the story.

On not being present: This is one of the few events I’ve scrapbooked where I wasn’t actually there.  I couldn’t go to the event and relied on Mr. P’s family saving newspapers and the program.  I talked with him about his history with Coach before I wrote the captions.

By the time I made this page, Coach had passed away.  He was only 65 and had just retired.  He was such an instrumental person in my husband’s life and his loss was really hard.  I’m really glad I saved everything from this event so we can show our kids later.

Water Polo Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Water Polo Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Futura Bk, Segoe UI Light | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook(scrapbook & pages) | Ephemera Included: program, newspaper articles.

Scrapbook Layout: 2007 Recipes

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The Story: Mr. P and I cook a lot.  When we save favorite recipes, I try to note the year we first made them.  I really do that just for fun but put it to good use here in a layout.

Some Not Pictured: I didn’t have pictures of all the recipes, so I included some pictures and elsewhere I just listed recipe names.

Pictures from Various Years: Just because we first made something in ’07 doesn’t mean I got a picture of it back then.  I went through a ton of my “food & drink” tagged pictures from over the years to find these.

Recipe Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Nevis, Century Gothic, Pacifico, Klinic Slab Book | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook(scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Ephemera Included: none.

Scrapbook Layout: Summer Misc

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The Story:  Lots of bits and pieces about 2007 that didn’t necessarily need their own layout.  In some cases, I had a bit of ephemera.  In others, I had just a couple of photos.

Multi-Event Page: As with the pages for my friend’s wedding, I could have made so many pages with this.  I didn’t want to spend that much time/space on any one of these so it made sense to combine them.

In the end, I thought this was a pretty effective way to use up stuff and tell a story!

Summer Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Teen | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), Blue & Ivory Chevron by Canvas Corp. (patterned paper)  | Ephemera Included: event tickets, thank you card, basketball schedule.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Weekend in Atlanta

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The Story: I was asked to be a bridesmaid in a very dear friend’s wedding.  Mr. P and I flew to Atlanta for a weekend’s worth of wedding activities.  It was my first time being in a wedding!  Other than my own, of course.

Three Pages, Could Have Been Six:  I originally planned one page per event in the wedding.  I went to a bridesmaids lunch, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, the wedding, reception, after parties every night, plus seeing a bit of Atlanta.  I stepped outside of the box here and mixed everything together.  I realized that it wasn’t my wedding so I didn’t have to break it down into ever detail, nor did I have to use every piece of ephemera I saved.

Different Sizes, Black and White: I mixed photo sizes and mixed color and black and white photos.  It could have been a hot mess but actually ended up pretty cohesive looking!

Headline on Photo:  This was a new design challenge and I love the clean modern look of how it turned out.

Photos of Important Keepsakes: Remember, when you can’t put something in a scrapbook, take a picture of it.  The bride had handpainted fans made in China for the wedding guests.  She also bought each of us bridesmaids a pearl set from her friend’s shop in China (she’d take Mr. P and I to that very shop five years later).  The mother of the bride also gave each of us a handkerchief to carry with our bouquets.  Before working on the page, I put the pearls, the handkerchief, and the fan together and took a picture.

Atlanta Wedding Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerAtlanta Wedding Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerAtlanta Wedding Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Nevis, Century Gothic | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Pioneer SJ-100 Jumbo Scrapbook (scrapbook & pages), Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), Fancy Pants Designs/All My Heart (patterned paper)  | Ephemera Included: Wedding invitation, wedding program, rehearsal dinner invitation, transit card, boarding pass, room key, brochure.