Beach Play

I am currently working on a Mexico Album from an adventure our family took in January 2016. It is a fun trip to scrapbook as my two 9 year old nephews were on the trip with us and they provided lots of fodder for my camera! Candid pictures of little people in our family are my favourite to scrap!

The memory I captured in the below layouts is one that is dear to my heart – the two boys getting along in just the most awesome way as they explored the sand and ocean waves together. As land locked Alberta kids this is quite the adventure for them and the pics really captured that excitement!

I had too many pictures for a single page 12×12 format, so went for a double page spread:

I loved how the design of this double page spread was working out without journaling directly on the page so I didn’t try to work that into the final look and feel. Instead, I went my usual route and created a matching journal card that I would secure to the page protector of the layout using Close to My Heart Memory Protector Flip Flaps.

Here is a pick of the two pages together and the matching journal card:

I decorate the front and the back of the journal card to match the layout, so no matter if it’s flipped or flapped, it still looks great against the page. Here is a quick look at the back of the journal card decorated with the scraps I had from the layout itself. A great way to journal without impacting the design of a page and a great scraps and stash buster too!

I like how this turned out … but I do love a double page layout so I am a bit biased.

~ Brande

The following supplies were pleased to be part of the fun: Bazzill Cardstock (Avalanche); Simple Stories You Are Here Collection (Pattern Paper: Green Map / Teal Map, and Horizontal Elements; Enamel Dots; and Washi Tape); Simple Stories DIY Clear Photo Stickers; wood veneer from my stash, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; and Close to My Heart, Memory Protector Flip Flaps

Scrapbooker + Story teller + Historian = Scrapstorian. Are you a Scrapstorian?


  1. LOOOVE THIS LO! Seriously cute!!! love the split back ground and the way you made two pages into 1 with out sacrificing the pics or the flow!!! gona lift this bad boy!!!!! And love the mini me journal card!!! so FUN B! your colour selection could not be better!!! winner winner chicken dinner for sure!

    • Thanks Shar – do you know that feeling every once in a while when scrapbooking when you are like “yah, I am loving this layout right now”? Well this was one of those for sure, and that split page is a go to for me now as well. I did it because I only had one piece of paper left for this Simple Stories, You are Here collection and 1) I needed to stretch it to look like I had a lot more and 2) i loved both sides of the paper! haha

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