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I created these two layouts to document a bit of us with our little baby. Turns out I’ve been a bit crazy taking photos of the little one, but there’s rarely anyone else with him in the photos – oops!

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So I’m trying to turn the camera around and document us together. That is much more real life… just us hanging out. Even though I always say our little boy is little… he’s actually a big boy! He is growing constantly and tall for his weight as well. Everyone says he looks older than his actual age too! That’s why I titled the page Big Little Boy.

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For the other page, it was to document the cuteness of when our boy in the hospital room holding onto his daddy’s finger. Oh so precious! I know, this is the lovey dovey, sugar sweet stuff that melts a mom’s heart. I often wonder how much time parents spend just staring at their kids… LOL!

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Simple layouts that really just feature the photo, not to mention the patterned paper already has a lot of design going on. I’m most definitely back to the basics these days. I’m realizing that I often want to add more to my pages just because I think it should be more designed or filled up… but it’s not necessary in the end. So I let myself be simple. Everyone scraps in their own way and there is no right or wrong after all. For me right now, scrapping simple is the feasible option and I don’t want to add elements – “just because.” However, creating pages still gives me some creative playtime, however simple those pages may be.

What about you? Do you scrapbook clean and simple or super embellished?


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