It’s A Whole New World | A Scrapbook Layout

by Tammy on December 17, 2013

I have been saving this October Afternoon collection since it came out. I still love these retro looking office ladies. This line was released well into my 4 year adventure in unemployment. While I could have used it for other things, I really wanted to save it to create a layout about my job. Only I didn’t have one at the time. You can see the dilemma.

Not long before I was laid off, I started working on an album called “15 Years of Jobs”. It gave me a place to gather up all of the things I saved from my various positions over the years. I had done a few layouts related to my job but never one about what I did for a living or my office or where I worked, etc…

So now that I am working again and it’s all going really well, it was time to break out 9 to5.

For the first time in my career, I have snapped some photos of the office environment where I work. The photos aren’t that exciting, but this office is unlike any place I have ever worked. It would be hard to understand without photos. I also asked one of my co-workers to snap a photo of me. She was gracious enough to take three, I just wish one of them had been a bit more flattering. Sigh. I was tempted to leave it off but don’t think the layout would have been quite the same. So there it is.

It’s important to me to document this particular job – not only because it’s the job that got me back into real estate transactions, but also because the office environment is unlike anything I have ever experienced. That’s where the title came from. It’s an open office and everyone has a laptop. There are no assigned seats, no offices, no cubicles, just open seating. It takes some getting used to.

Because there was a lot to say, I typed my journaling and inserted the large block under the photos. I’m not sharing all of my journaling because it is about the place that I work and it’s best to keep that private. I added a paper clip with a bit of ribbon to the edge of the journaling block so that I would remember it’s there.

I used a Scrapbook Generation sketch for this 2-pager. I’m not sure I could create a 2 page layout without one of their sketches any more. I didn’t have any embellishments from the 9 to 5 collection, but I had the Collecting Moments ephemera pack on my desk and it included that adorable phone and the clocks. Exactly what I needed for an office layout. I stamped a few office related words to help build out the embellishment clusters, added some buttons, more ribbon and finished it off with a few enamel dots.

Have you ever created a layout about your daily work? Be it in an office, at home, in a creative studio or in the field. It’s all part of our larger story so I hope this inspires you to think about it.

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1 Amy Coose December 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

Awesome 2 page spread!


2 Lisa Swift December 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

Awesome job with the OA, Tammy! Love the layered embellishment clusters!


3 Ange December 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Fantastic line for those pics! Great 2 pager!!


4 Melissa December 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Tammy, how cute! First of all, I love that you are documenting your work. I wish wish I had done that over the years. Second of all, that paper is too cute. And thirdly, I love your clusters!


5 Mary Jo December 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Really great page, Tammy!
And I love your embellishments clusters!


6 michelle t. December 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm

What a great idea! I’m a stay at home mom now and I scrapbook mostly my kids. Which I guess is documenting my work. I love the Collecting Moments embellishments. Your 2 page layout turned out great. Terrific idea.


7 lilgik December 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

So glad the new job is going well! Cute 2-pager, love all the fun patterns and the addition of the wood veneers!


8 Tracy :) December 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Great layout, great photos, and of course that paper is awesome :)


9 Becky G December 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

I love this collection too. Great idea to document your office/job! Open seating?? I’m so confused! Lol!


10 soapHOUSEmama December 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I love that you have an album of your jobs! This page will be a great addition :)


11 Melissa Gross December 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm

So exciting that you now have reason to use those great papers! They work perfect on this layout. I have a Project File with items from all my teaching jobs – my plan is to create a “Teaching” theme album. I included a photo of my five-year office manager job in my A to Z album that covered those years, plus a couple of other photos from company events, so I guess I have done a little job scrapping.


12 Debbie P January 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Love this layout. I guess I missed a couple of postings?? :)


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