Memories Made #20 Scrapbooking Process Video: You & Me

Welcome to my weekly scrapbooking process tutorial series. If you've missed any of the videos, be sure to search my blog for "Memories Made" to find the other layouts and start-to-finish videos. Or you can subscribe to my Youtube channel HERE for all my videos. You don't want to miss out!
This week's memory: Me, Myself, and I

I REALLY don't like having my picture taken. I just feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera, but if I never have my picture taken then I won't be a part of my family's photographic history. I want to change that so I'm challenging myself and YOU to make sure you are included in your scrapbooks. Today I wanted to use some photos that my daughter took of me from a recent photo shoot. I don't always like being center stage on a scrapbook page, but I'm trying to get over it. It's something I think many of us struggle with.
Here is the layout I created: 

This week's techniques: Paper Strip Layering

Border strip patterned paper is great for this technique or this is also a great way to use up items from your stash. Simply cut several strips of paper and layer them at the bottom of the layout. Overlap some of them. Cut some of them at a unique angle or give them a different tip. Just make sure they work with the style and color scheme of the rest of your layout.

Here are the close-up photos of the project:

You can watch the helpful, start-to-finish video tutorial HERE on my Youtube channel or below to learn how I used this technique for this layout: 

Below I've suggested the products you might consider when creating a similar layout (including the products used on this layout). Start by shopping your own stash for papers and embellishments that inspire you. Combine both older items you've been waiting to use with newer items you've recently purchased. If an item that I used to create this layout is out of stock, be sure to search for similar items by using words like "frame" or "tape" to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Suggested Products (click the photos/text for product information or visit my blog to shop these products):


  1. you are lovely!! you need to be in your scrapbooks!! <3

  2. You are so right! I really don't like being in photos... I like taking them! AND you are absolutely right in that we need to be in our families photos.

    No matter how much I dislike it, I do try to be in in front of the camera sometimes. :)

  3. This turned out beautiful. All the colors pop and it's so nice to see pictures of you in your scrapbooks! I have the "Beautiful Life" collection in my hot little hands and I can't wait to find some time to play with it. :)

  4. Love this. Great inspiration for using up those left over strips of paper too. TFS

  5. Beautiful page and photos :)

  6. Anonymous6:30 PM

    you look great and seem natural on camera... Thanks for the do LOs of self, you're right it's not an easy thing to do. :)

  7. It looks happy, your LO)

  8. You look lovely and so does the layout! Thanks for the reminder. I have few layouts about me.


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