Scrapbook Challenge | Document Your Name

Have you ever scrapbooked the origins or your name or how your name was chosen? That’s the prompt and inspiration for my latest scrapbook layout.

A scrapbook layout inspired by a journaling prompt: what's in a name?

I have scrapbooked a lot of layouts about me, but I’ve never documented my name. Until now.

The design of my layout was instantly inspired by a layout my friend BeckyΒ shared on her blog last Friday. I loved her row of punched embellishments and it was the perfect starting point for me.

Challenge Lessons Learned:

  • When I start off with strong inspiration, my layouts come together much quicker. No troubles with this one.
  • Glimmer mist travels much farther than you think it does. I liberally sprayed my yellow punches sitting on top of my Ranger craft mat. But I still got Marshmallow glimmer on my magnetic mat and my table and my journaling block and the die cut. I should have sprayed in a box like I usually do.
  • Lysol sanitizing wipes are great for cleaning up glimmer mist!
  • I don’t use my handwriting often and I’m rusty. I’m not exactly happy with it, but I think handwriting is important on a layout like this. When I do hand write my journaling, I usually “print” rather than use handwriting. But like anything else, if you want it to be better, you have to work on it and practice. I should write stuff more often, so that my handwriting will look better when I do use it.
  • I loved using a baby photo! I think working on my Random Memories project has encouraged me to find and use more older photos. This is the first time I’ve usedΒ one of myΒ own baby portraits.

Thanks for stopping by today!

29 Comments

  1. I love this layout and I think your handwriting is great on it. Thanks for the tip about the Lysol wipes!

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    • Thanks so much. I love the Lysol wipes. I know a lot of people use baby wipes but I don’t have kids so baby wipes aren’t something I think about picking up. When I needed to clean something I grabbed the cleaning wipes the kitchen and I was amazed and how well they clean my stamps and gunk off my table. I always have them nearby now. πŸ™‚

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  2. I like the supplies you used that go with your name. That’s cool! Cute layout. I could copy that since I had the same problem. πŸ™‚

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    • You know you can! πŸ™‚ Anytime.

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  3. LOVE this layout. Never too much of a good thing. And the picture is adorable.

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    • Thank you!

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  4. This is so pretty! I just love all the punched embellishments and the clever space you have made for a nice chunk of journaling. Lovely!

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    • I can be wordy! And my handwriting isn’t exactly small, so I knew I’d need a LOT of room. LOL πŸ™‚

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  5. Beautiful! I love how you share the lessons you learned too. xoxo

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    • Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  6. Great Layout! Love the layered boarder! It totally rocks! The baby pic is cute & the whole thing came together well! Love that you had to use your name for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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    • I was surprised that in all my All About Me pages I have done over the years that I’ve never scrapbooked about my name. It was a fun challenge – everyone should do a page like this!

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  7. Tammy, this turned out great! I love the baby picture and the paper you used for your journaling. I know what you mean about using your own handwriting, there are days where I have issues with mine! Thanks for the shout out πŸ™‚ I’m thrilled that you were inspired by my layout Friday!

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    • And thank you for the inspiration! I was blog reading on Friday and hunting for ideas for my layout and when I saw your page, it was instant: That’s what I’ll do! πŸ˜€

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  8. This is a lovely layout Tammy. I really like that row of punched embellishments and your choice of colors. Such happy pops of color yet they don’t overshadow that cute photo, they enhance it. Your handwriting looks great on the layout, very readable!

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    • Thank you! These papers make me really happy – so wishing that spring would get here already and the cold and grey would go away. If Mother Nature can’t cooperate, at least I can create it in my layouts. πŸ™‚

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  9. Love your layout Tammy! I love the border of punched shapes!

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    • Thank you! I love when something you envision turns out just as cool on paper! πŸ™‚

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  10. What a lovely layout. So special to have photo’s like this.
    I love all those soft colours together.

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    • Thanks Tracy! My Mom had these portraits done a couple times a year until we were about 2 years old. I’m so glad she did! I’m so thankful to have them…better yet, to use them in my albums! πŸ™‚

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  11. Lovely layout, love old photos.

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    • Thanks so much!

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  12. what a super cute page, Tammy! and what a coincidence, I posted some childhood pics on my blog earlier today too and made a page πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Love everything about this one: the pic is adorable, love your journaling and story, the design is great and so are the colors! and thanks for sharing the lessons learned too πŸ˜‰

    xo

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    • Thank you for stopping by! Love the childhood photos. πŸ™‚

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  13. Gorgeous page!! Love all the punched elements, the look of the title and the design. Hand journaling is perfect for a page like this. Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMITM!!

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    • It was fun! Thanks for the fun challenge. πŸ˜€

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  14. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at HMITM! I think your layout is beautiful! I love all the punchouts! And your tips are very helpful. πŸ™‚

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  15. Love, love your layout with all the details and the colors in it are just beautiful. Thanks so much for doing the challenge and doing it so fantastic.

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  16. What a wonderful, beautiful page, Tammy! Loved reading your journaling, and such a sweet photo! So many beautiful details–especially love that border of sweet little punchies! Thank you for playing with us at HMITM!

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