Anyway, I knew I had to tell the story of Dear Baby in my scrapbooks. I'd never done a layout about her before and wasn't sure I had any pics of her from when I was little, but the story had to be told. The first step was to look for old photos that might feature Dear Baby. After that, I took a few pics of her as she is now.
I never did find the old photo that I thought I had, so I had to use a newer one. Tracie printed it out in 5 X 7 for me, and I took it with me to the crop I attended.
Next, I selected my papers. I used October Afternoon because the vintage feel was perfect for this topic. I used a couple of different patterns and made sure to include a large block of journaling space as I began to lay it all out.
Now that's a lot of journaling!
I grounded my title with the B side print from one of my OA papers and used Jillibean Soup letter stickers for my title. I allowed the letters to drop onto the photo because there was plenty of white space in the photo and because it helped ground/link the title to the photo. The label on the right serves as an embellishment and a subtitle for the page.
On the left hand side of the page, I used a similar label that I dated, a strip of washi tape, and two diecut butterflies that I popped up a bit from the page.
Here's a better shot of my journaling in case you'd like to read it.
On the bottom right hand side of the photo, I created another embellishment cluster in order to create a visual triangle and balance the layout. A simple piece of washi tape, a quote strip, a rectangle word embellishment, and a popped up heart complete this cluster. I think popping up elements on either side of the page created a sense of flow from one corner to the next.
And here's the finished layout: