It is true…I blinked and now my daughter is just a few days away from turning 13 years old! Today, I am documenting this transition by creating a 12×12 inch layout featuring products from the January 2023 Hip Kit Club Scrapbook Kit and Scrapbook Embellishment Kit.
When I started my YouTube Channel in 2014, my daughter was about 4 years old. Many of you remember her random appearances in some of my older videos and she is the muse for a lot of my projects. Well, that little tiny tot is turning 13 years old next week and I am a feeling a lot of mixed emotions. I am happy and excited for the next phase of her development, but I am also a little sad. The time seems to have flown by and I feel as though there isn’t much time left before she ventures into adulthood. So, I decided to document this next phase by creating a 12×12 inch layout called I Blinked.
Using pattern paper from the January Hip Kit Club Scrapbooking Kit, I created a distressed background by tearing the top edge of the pink notebook pattern paper and adhering it the floral pattern paper as shown. Next, I positioned two 3×4 inch photos of my daughter to the top right and bottom left of the layout. Each photo is backed with pattern paper from the kit for added interest. Once the photos were positioned, I added a title using a die cut and blue puffy letter stickers from the kit.
Next, I created fun embellishment clusters using pocket stickers! Each pocket contains a small cluster for floral die cuts, puffy stickers, chipboard phrases, and puffy dots. The pockets are backed with adhesive foam for added dimension and height. Normally, I would have hoarded these pocket stickers, however, they are way too cute NOT to use!
Lastly, I created two journaling blocks in Microsoft Word and printed the journaling on Classic Layering Vellum by Hero Arts. I also added tabs to the left side of each photo as a spot to document my daughter’s age at the time the photos were taken.
And with that, this layout is complete! I had so much fun designing this project and documenting this phase of my daughter’s life. To learn more about the products I used for this layout, click on the links below. And be sure to check out the process video for this project, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel.
Hip Kit Club – January 2023 Main Scrapbooking Kit https://www.hipkitclub.net/january-2023-main-kit
Hip Kit Club – January 2023 Embellishment Kit https://www.hipkitclub.net/january-2023-embellishment-kit