Then And Now | A Scraplifted Layout

Welcome back to the third layout in my mini scraplifting series. Because January is a super busy month for me but I still wanted to be productive, I decided to take four favorite layouts from 2013 and scraplift them in some form or another.

Here’s my latest layout based on the two page layout (at the end of the post).

From the original layout, I liked the idea of splitting the layout in two halves with one larger photo on one side and a row of photos on the the other side. I mixed it up, adding the pattern paper to the left side (here I used Memories from Crate Paper’s Close Knit collection). I left the right side of the layout bare and inked around the outside edge of the cardstock.

I had some random photos of my nephews — thanks to my sister-in-law and Facebook — that didn’t have any stories associated with them. I printed them in 2×3 and paired them up with this fun photo of the boys 7 or 8 years ago. I was going for that “then and now” feel so not having the details of each of the smaller photos didn’t matter. The only thing that matters here is comparing and contrasting how little they were to how grown up they are now.

With that large title, I left no room for journaling so I added it to a tag behind the larger photo. Because I was short on time, I kept the layers simple and the embellishments few. It’s always my instinct to add more layers and lots of embellishments, so I had to hold myself back. But when you are short on time, the best way to get it done is just to keep it simple.

I love combing photos from different time periods on my layouts. Do you ever do that?

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. What a sweet page!
    I love that title and am probably going to nab this idea for some photos of my nephews who are now 15 and 16 :-O. It is hard to believe!
    Although I can’t believe I am going to have a 7th grader next year either!

  2. What a great idea! Super cute layout!

  3. Love comparison pages like this! Such a great side-by-side comparison and design, Tammy!

  4. Another great scraplift Tammy! And a wonderful connections layout showing how fast they are growing.

  5. I love that paper! Very cute and great idea for a 2page layout. I haven’t done a then and now layout yet but I have a couple baby pics and current ones of my twin boys pulled (they are 14 now, tons of journaling planned). Once I have pictures pulled and grouped I will start thinking papers and other supplies. Anyway cool layout. Michelle t

  6. It turned out great and this scrap lifting is really helping you be productive this month!!

  7. I love that rustic old photo, what a great shot of the stinking cute. I love the idea where you do the before and’s really a great page. I did one similar with my son but took his baby shoe and then stood it up to his current size 12s I think they were back then.

  8. Such a great layout Tammy 🙂
    Cute photo of your nephews when they were younger.


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