Having fun with Layouts

When I originally started my crafty hobby some years back I made layouts of the boys to capture all my favourite moments of them and now have an album for each of them but stopped making 12 x 12 pages when I came across the crafting community on you Tube and turned my hand to making albums and memory books.  

After sorting through all the photos on my laptop recently I found some I though I'd like to make into pages again and heres a couple of them tat featured on the Paper Crafters Library blog a couple of weeks ago. 

.The first is of the boys (and me) when they were 9 and 4.  Why do boys always feel the urge to pull a face just when the camera goes click!!  the photo really captures their characters and I love it to bits. 
I used Cor'dinations for the back ground and Bohemian Bazaar papers by G45 for the detail along with a few of the gorgeous Petaloo flowers that cam in our G45 DT boxes. 

Bohemian Bazaar 12 x 12 layout 

The second layout is a real favourite.  its of my mum (left) and her two sisters taken in 1945 at Lower Spode Farm in shropshire where they spent 5 years during the war with my Grandma, Uncle and Aunt.  Sadly mum and Auntie Sheila died in their 40's so this layout was a really special one ot make.  i used the12 x 12 Ladies Diary papers by Graphic 45.
Phyllis, Patricia and Sheila Mather - Ladies Diary Layout 

I had lots of fun putting these two layouts together, although it took ages to decide where to put each element lol.  If you fancy putting one together yourself there s a sketch below to follow.  I'd love to see your finished project and share your pictures on my followers gallery. 

Happy crafting :-)


  1. Lovely layouts! Love the colours & the details.feeling inspired to have a go!

  2. Me encanta el segundo, es precioso.
    I love the second, is precious.

  3. Morning Clare, These layouts are stunning, and the pics are gorgeous, your placing of all the elements culminates in two stunning scrapbook pages.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx