The Long Hair Phase | A Scrapbook Layout

I’m back to day to share a new layout! I took an unexpected break last week. I’m working on a big non-crafty project and got so wrapped up in it last week that blogging just wasn’t a priority. When you get in the groove with something, sometimes it’s best just to ride the wave and go with it.

But I did manage to fit in some scrapbooking this weekend. This layout is for my Mom. Because she looooooves the long hair phase. Ha ha. (No, not really.) She pretty much despises it but that is where my nephews are right now.  They both want longer hair and this was last summer. I imagine that today it’s much longer. But that is real life, right? So it gets documented! When I saw this photo, my heart actually did a flip flop. It hit me so suddenly. The rambunctious little boys are gone and we are entering the tween zone. I love them to pieces but man, they are growing up so fast.

This layout came together so quickly. For some bizzare reason, I am having a renewed love affair with my old Quickutz shapes. Maybe it’s because they were packed away in a box for the better part of two years while I went through my selling house/moving transition. But now that I have access to them again, I’m finding all kinds of fun new ways to use them. I don’t have many of the seasonal or theme-y dies, I always went with the classic, basic shapes so they are still versatile and easy to use.

I thought this square-in-a-square shape would create a fun background. I just happened to pull my Basic Grey paper file because I thought about using my beloved Vegabond collection (yes, I am still hoarding it!) when I found this awesome B-side pattern that provided a perfect template. Like they were meant to go together! I punched some heart shapes to add to the background and finished it off with a few stickers and the Studio Calico wood veneer stars. My journaling was long winded — about how fast they are growing up and how much I remember the same stage from my youth — so I added a large journaling block under the photo.

This was a fun, simple and easy page to complete.

And the rest of this week I’ll try to play catch up and finish all the projects I missed last week. Don’t you hate it when you get behind?

Thanks for stopping by today!



13 Comments

  1. Such a striking and cool background on here, Tammy! I love the hearts interspersed throughout the squares.

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  2. totally love the background you made with the diamonds- totally awesome

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  3. This is gorgeous. I love all the colors you’ve chosen and the pattern behind the photo. Perfect! The picture is adorable.

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  4. Oh man, what a great photo, title and memory to document! Love it! I love the wood stars and the hearts peeking about. Great layout! I’m feeling a bit behind right now, but it’s the time of year for me. Lots of birthdays coming up for us 🙂

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  5. how fun is this!?!? love those graphic diamond shapes 🙂

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  6. Oh yes, they do grow up SO fast – my little Pun’kin will be driving at the end of this year! YIKES – how did that happen?

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  7. Great design, love the diamonds on the background:)

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  8. Stunning design and fun photo!! Good to see some Quickutz back in action 🙂

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  9. Love how you fit those squares inside the existing pattern!

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  10. Great photo, but I can understand not loving the long hair phase. Love your background and completely with you on collecting only classic shapes, I pass on all the fancy stuff.

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  11. This is such a fun background.
    I have to say…I like the longer hair phase, teehee. But don’t tell your mom 😉

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  12. Fantastic, I love that bold background! And the tab for the hidden journaling looks really cool. x

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  13. What a fun page!
    And I love the added doodling on the hearts!

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