Scrapbook Layout: 2006 Title Page

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I love new beginnings.  Say what you want about chronological scrapbooking, but I love the feeling of starting on a new project.

Inspiration: This sketch from DCWV.  I’ve had it pinned for a while knowing I wanted to use it for this page.  Even though I have a wedding scrapbook, I wanted this page to represent the whole year.  I want my fictional kids to look at this and say “that’s the year mom and dad got married!”

Fighting with the Layout: I’m usually excellent at making title pages, but this one goes in the category of “almost killed me.”  I just couldn’t get it to look right and obsessed over it for a while.  First, I couldn’t figure out how I wanted the roman numerals (they were printed on one of the photos at one point.  Then I couldn’t figure out how to place the numbers.  Then I obsessed over whether the numbers should be white with silver backing or the opposite.

Earlier: Wedding Scrapbook Title Page, 2004 Scrapbook Title Page, 2005 Scrapbook Title Page

2006 Scrapbook Title Page by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Georgia (numbers), Courier New (flag), Muncie (roman numerals) | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline & roman numerals)

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Scrapbook Layout: 2005 Title Page

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Here we go with 2005.

It took a bit of creativity to come up with something that wasn’t a photo grid like I did for 2004.  I’m totally bringing back the photo grid for 2006 though!  I love photo grids.  Moving on . . .

Like 2004, I picked a set of photos that were representative of the year.

Inspiration: I’m enamored with vertical photo layouts and pinned several.  Now I can’t find any of them to show you.  That’s what I get for having huge scrapbook pinboards.

I sized the photos and printed them together — the entire thing is one giant rectangle.  I didn’t cut out the individual photos.

I decided to stick with writing the year 3 ways like I did for 2004: Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, and letters.

Tucked underneath the pictures is a little bit of handwriting.  I decided not to do an intro page like I did for 2004.  Instead, I added this bit of writing to talk about some things that happened to us.  I’ll do a stand-alone layout on news and pop culture later.

Let’s compare, 2004:

2004 Scrapbook Title Page by Natalie Parker

and 2005:

2005 Scrapbook Title Page by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Tandelle, Carton, Machine Script | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Pebbles Walnut Grove Eliza Jane, Pebbles Sunny Side Content, American Crafts Garden Cafe Petunia’s Pastries (patterned paper) | Keepsakes Included: none.

Scrapbook Layout: 2004 Scrapbook Title Page

2004 Scrapbook Title Page by Natalie Parker2004 Scrapbook Title Page by Natalie Parker2004 Scrapbook Title Page by Natalie Parker2004 Scrapbook Title Page by Natalie ParkerI like title pages (see here, here, and here).

Earlier I talked about how I wasn’t sure how I was going to scrapbook “just life” without definitive periods like I did for school scrapbooks.  I realized if I created a title page for each year, it would be pretty much what I was doing before.

Plus, making title pages is so fun.  I love picking out photos for them.  I also love layouts with lots of squares.

I picked a couple of photos from my college graduation even though they’re in my last college scrapbook.  Since graduating is kind of a big deal, I wanted it in this snapshot.

I printed the pictures in 2×2-inch squares and glued those onto a navy blue cardstock background.  Below that, I added a huge strip of chevron paper and a big 2004 cut out of blue shimmer cardstock.  On top of the year, I added this strip I designed that alternates the year and roman numerals.

Not a bad beginning if I do say so myself!

2004 Scrapbook Title Page by Natalie ParkerFonts: PosterBodoni BT (numbers), Century Gothic (green strip) | Paper: Blue & Ivory Chevron by Canvas Corp.