Scrapbook Layout: Halloween

Halloween Scrapbook by Natalie ParkerHalloween Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Holiday scrapbooking anytime of the year:

This is a Halloween post in March — I design scrapbook pages when I get to them.  Though it can be helpful to draw inspiration for pages during the actual season, I don’t need to.

Halloween with No Kids:  Looking back, this is an interesting part of our lives in terms of how we celebrate Halloween.  It is in between the time of our lives where we dressed up and went to Halloween parties and when we’ll eventually have kids and need to document their costumes.  I like the single picture and simplicity of it.

Halloween paper not necessary: I mixed Halloween colors from my stash but did not use Halloween-themed paper.  I love how it definitely says Halloween without being theme-y.

Halloween Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Pacifico | Tools: Silhouette SD (headline), Epson Stylus R2000 (photo) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photo), Echo Park/Dots & Stripes/Quartz Small Dot, Pebbles/Walnut Grove/Eliza Jane, American Crafts/Amy Tangerine/Ready Set Go/Wind Down (patterned papers) | Keepsakes Included: None.

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Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, End Page

New York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: I love end pages just as much as I love title pages!  The purpose of this page is to wrap up or bookend the trip.

Ephemera leftovers: I love making end pages out of the pile of ephemera leftovers I didn’t use elsewhere.  I did this at the end of my 2004 scrapbook.

On including pressed pennies: I flattened my penny with a set of pliers so I could glue it to the page.  Often, pressed pennies are curved when they come out of the machine.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Times Square, Ground Zero, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Broadway Show, Opera.

That wraps up this trip!  I hope you liked it!

New York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Shopping bag, business cards, hotel room key, metro cards, pressed penny, museum map, subway map.

Scrapbook Layout: Birthdays

Birthdays Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerBirthdays Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerBirthdays Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerI put together bits and pieces from our birthdays in this layout.  I didn’t have much for each birthday to get it’s own page.  This is an example of my first rule of scrapbooking winning out: I had these keepsakes and wanted to capture the memory, so I needed to come up with a creative way to do it.

Now I’m realizing that for many subsequent years, I didn’t collect any birthday bits at all.  Funny how that works.

I put together the baseball stuff from Mr. P’s birthday and the card that came with the flowers I got.

I experimented with using negative space and cut little squares showing each of our ages and then added a headline.

Birthdays Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker 1Fonts: Cafe Rojo (numbers) ClementePDam (headline)| Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines), Epson Stylus R2000 (photo).

Scrapook Layout: Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Nursing Graduation Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNursing Graduation Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThis super duper simple layout is from my sister’s first nurse pinning ceremony.

I actually had the invitation and a copy of the program.  I thought about it for a long time and decided to pick one thing.  Yes, including keepsakes is my priority but it doesn’t mean I have to glue down every last thing I save.

I included a small single photo.  My pictures from this event were few and they were not good.  The event was in a dark theater and it was many moons 3 or 4 cameras ago (can’t remember exactly).

I added a headline and then hand wrote my thoughts on the day and my sister’s achievement.

I know, we’re rocketing back and forth from layouts chock full of stuff to painfully simple!

Nursing Graduation Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Lavanderia | Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines), Epson Stylus R2000 (photo)

Scrapbook Layout: San Francisco Skyline

SF Skyline Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerSF Skyline Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerSF Skyline Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerI’m starting to get more practice with single-photo layouts and I really love them.  It gives me a chance to keep the design really simple!

I printed the picture 4×6, added some printed text beneath, then capped it on each end with some dark green cardstock.

I experimented with putting the headline directly on the photo like Cathy Zielske tends to do, but I couldn’t get it to look right to me.

What do you think?  I love it!

SF Skyline Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Font: Century Gothic

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, the Getaway

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutThis isn’t really the end.  It’s the end of this section.  The getaway picture really gives me an “end” feeling though!

I’m ending the wedding with something very simple.  I’ve been planning to use this exact picture on a page by itself for years now!  Nothing fancy here – just the picture with a little dressing up.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutI added a pink flourish on top.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutBelow the photo, in very small text, I added our name and the date.  Then I learned I shouldn’t try to cut letters that small out of really thick stock.  Noted.  It could also be that my Silhouette blade is getting dull with all I’ve been putting it through.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutJust us – distraction free.  Love it!

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Random Rambling:  Looking at the page, I realize my future kids will probably think it’s weird to see “two thousand six.”  Now that we are in the next decade, I feel like everyone has gotten used to “twenty twelve” instead of “two thousand twelve.”  Still, for the first decade of the millennium, it was “two thousand —” and that’s how I still think of it.  Pretty weirdo and neat at the same time!