#kidsalbumproject

Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Hey ya’ll!!! Today I am working on our kids’ albums, a project to complete albums for each of our four kids to take with them when they have their own homes. This is a dance layout I created for Emberlynn – it is a pocket page created using Felicity Jane kits.

Oh my goodness, you guys, I have had these photos on my desk for quite a while and am so happy to create this layout! Emberlynn took dance for about two years and we were gifted these photos from a friend. So these are the first of the layouts I am working on for Emberlynn’s album! I can’t think of a more fun place to begin (although this isn’t the first in the album itself, just where I began my process)!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

When you need products to help with a feminine layout, there is no better source than Felicity Jane! Am I right?!!? The florals, the pinks, all of it come together so lovely. The cards and embellishments I used are from a combination of kits – namely Zoey, Kate, and Summer. I chose these cards for the floral and the pink, coral, and turquoise plus black and white.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

My title card is simple and to the point. I began with the floral background and layered a simple white card stock wrapped with washi tape. I then used the black puffy alphabet set to spell my words.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Look at these tiny dancers! Of course the dance photos themselves are dark, so my product choices were geared for light and bright to contrast and balance the layout. Simple embellishments keep the focus on the photos themselves.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

I love the 4×6 cards that give an opportunity to play with embellishments, and doilies just make my day. 

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

I have repeated the floral element across the page, along with black and white and stamped elements. Lots of repetition in this lovely layout!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

On the right hand side of the layout, more black and white plus pink and coral! I also repeated the dark wood floral embellishments. I feel they tie the photos to the cards.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

This was sometime in early 2012, I believe, so Emberlynn was just seven years old. There are also professional photos from her dance years, so when this layout goes in the album her professional photos will go in the album with it. Remember that Becky Higgins sells 8×10 inserts and 5×7 inserts to fit into these albums!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Just another fun filler card here, again with a patterned paper background, floral embellishment, and this time a chipboard frame and stamped sentiment. I also used those tiny little puffy dots, almost like confetti, to ground this card and give it a little more presence.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Thank you so much for joining me today! What a fun and memorable layout, and Emberlynn’s eyes lit up when she saw it. I hope you make time to be creative today too!

~Theresa

Kids Albums Project | Natalie’s Baby and Toddler Albums

Hi guys! Today I am sharing what I have for our daughter Natalie so far for her scrapbook albums! Alan and I are working together to organize and create albums for each of our four kids that they will then take with them when they have homes of their own. The albums in this video are for Natalie and are layouts I made from around 2007 (the year she was born) until 2010. I hope you enjoy seeing what I have created for her up to this point!

To follow along with the rest of this series, click this link here.

Kids Albums Project 02 | Nick’s Album Share Toddler Age

Hi guys, today I am walking you through Nick’s album from when he was a toddler/preschooler! These albums include snapshots, professional photos, school photos, memorabilia and artwork, all the good stuff! 

Thank you so much for following me along on the journey of creating our kids’ albums! To see more of this project and to continue following with us, click here!

Kids Albums Project Episode 01 | Where to Begin?!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing a little bit of my process for working with our kids’ albums and how we are organizing all their photos, memorabilia, and ultimately the albums they will each take with them when they have their own home one day! This will be an on-going project with lots of steps and hopefully lots of helpful videos for you so I hope you will stay tuned!!!

In today’s video I am working with Nick and Natalie’s albums that I created years ago. I began scrapbooking in 2003 and these are the layouts and albums I created up until about 2012 specifically for Nick and Natalie. These were created before I began Project Life and before pocket pages, back when I had a whole different way of memory keeping! The layouts were in various order, in different albums and not really organized well at all, so I pulled them all out. In this video I share some of my thoughts during that process.

As we are just beginning this gigantic project, a few things begin to jump out at me, and for today I just wanted to share one thing in particular. You heard me mention this in the video and I think it bears repeating. One of my main strategies to help us get through this project for four kids is to always remember that we each experience life differently and even when we share the same experiences, every person’s memory of that time may be different. What does that mean and how does that impact our children’s albums?

This means that every child will have their own unique collection of albums! Every album is different and every kiddo is so unique and that means trying to create the same layouts or the same albums for all four, or even for two, would be impossible. I hope this strategy will free us up to include the memories for each child that are truly relevant and meaningful to them, not just random collections of the same photos and layouts.

These albums are our love letters to each of them, and I hope they feel the love when they look through them years from now. I hope you will enjoy following along with us on this journey. I anticipate it will be a long journey, and this is only the beginning!

See you again soon!

~Theresa