Hi there Creative Embellishments Fans! Sarah here today to share a more ‘traditional’ layout with you! I decided it was high time that I got around to scrapbooking monthly layouts for ‘Baby’s First Year’ (my son just turned 7, so better late than never)!  I love mixed media scrapbooking, but for the baby album I wanted to go with a simpler, more traditional style – especially since I want the pages to fit inside the album! I’ve used a combination of several Graphic 45 paper collections (A Place in Time, Children’s Hour, Mother Goose, and Precious Memories) to create this layout.

I think this layout is a great example of how just a couple of pieces of chipboard can really ‘make’ the page – I’ve used two of the leafy branches from the Chipboard Branches (set of 3), which I painted with acrylic paint in tones to match the papers. I used a dark brown for the branches and sponged two tones of green onto the leaves. Then, I used the branches to ‘suspend’ the fussy-cuts from the Mother Goose papers on the page – the two branches frame the central portion of the layout to direct your eye to the picture. Here are some different angles and close-ups of the chipboard elements.

Thanks for stopping by the Creative Embellishments Blog Today! I hope you liked my first ‘Baby’s First Year’ layout – only eleven more to go!

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