Today I am sharing my first ever scrapbook layout with you.

To be honest, I am not really into scrapbooking. I LOVE to look at people’s work and can truly appreciate the time and skills that go into it, but I personally find it very tricky to follow multiple types of crafting.

However – I do want to dabble in this just a tad to record some special moments in my children’s lives. So I thought if I could just do one page for the birthday party/gathering and one for the “adventure” that we go on for their birthday, then that’s a pretty good start.

Two kids = 4 pages per year. I think I can manage to squeeze that in my never-ending to-do list between the house, kids and the ideas that my crafty brain keeps throwing at me.

Even in saying the above, I have a few plans for a couple more pages per year. I can’t help myself.

So let’s take a look at my first layout.

As you can no doubt tell, it’s pretty basic. I didn’t think of things like dimension until after I had adhered the excavator onto the Cardstock. In hindsight I think it would have been a better to do a few layers of this cut file.

While designs like this may seem tedious with filling in all the gaps with coloured/patterned paper, I quite enjoy activities like this. It may be time consuming, but it’s simple and I can catch up on some craft tutorials on YouTube as I don’t need to focus too much on what I’m doing – two birds.

Something that really surprised me when looking up the current trends with scrapbooking is that the main focus is definitely not directly on the photos (it’s been years since I last looked into scrapbooking, so I am waaaaay behind).

It’s very different, but it’s also what I find so appealing! I love that the photos are their for the memory but then you’re left with all this space to be creative!

While I most definitely need more practice with all of this, I am happy with my first attempt. Excavators are one of my son’s favourite things in life (garbage trucks ALWAYS come first!) and his favourite memories of his 3rd birthday party were his construction cake that I made him and playing in the dirt (with the trucks that I put on the cake).

So I think this page sums it up just fine.

If you’d like to see how this scrapbook page all came together, here is a link to my YouTube video:

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