Usually, you see do-overs of old layouts. I decided to do-over one I did just earlier this week!
Many people will tell you they scrapbook to preserve their family memories, or to give future generations a glimpse at what their lives were like "way back when." My reasons are much more selfish - creating layouts is my passion. It gives me an outlet for my artistic side that is chained behind a desk job all day. Given that, I tend to focus on the visual aspects of layouts and I often neglect to tell the story.
I was thinking today about what a difficult stage Alexa is going through - doing things that she has been told over and over not to do. We were actually getting really concerned but after a bunch of research, we think it's just an appropriate developmental stage. I wanted to get this down on paper, so I took a layout that I did for one of my creative teams (Mari Koegelenberg's), refreshed the photo with something more recent, and added a bunch of journaling. Here's the before and after:
I'm really pleased with the change!