Resistance is Futile by Tracy Kosofsky

Friday, March 19, 2010

A layout do-over

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!


Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Aw! I like that, too! I didn't read the journaling, but I'm glad you captured it!! By the way, I'm totally selfish with my scrapping, too!!

Pabby said...

I'm amazed at how much she has grown from the before and after. Both layouts are beautiful.