I've really been a scrapbooking machine over the last week. It was nice to have some time to work on it after Christmas while I still had some extra vacation time. Deb and Rachel came over to craft (they knitted while I scrapped) on Saturday so I spent a few hours working on these layouts and finished them up yesterday. Notice Cleo was helping me photograph them today. :)
I like the simplicity of this layout, but I think it needs a little something. I was thinking of repeatedly stamping the word "pumpkin" vertically up the two orange strips. Any ideas?
I also finally put my 12x12 and 8 1/2x11 layouts from the past couple years into albums. I decided to go with Stacy Julian's method and organize my layouts in category albums instead of chronological. My 4 albums are "Celebrations","Everyday Life","Christmas", and "Places We Go". Celebrations has birthdays, weddings, Halloween, parties, etc. in it. I decided to make one just for Christmas because I tend to make lots of Christmas layouts and I think it will be fun to look at them all together through the years. The light blue album is Lachlan's, with layouts specifically about him from when I got pregnant - current. They have windows on the covers for the titles, but I'm working on an idea to make labels for the spines. Also ordered a new album for baby-to-be so I can start filling that one!