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Hey, Ya'll,

This month's layouts just go to show that you don't have to spend hours on your layouts to be a Memory Keeper. Now, sometimes it is fun to spend a lot of time "playing" with cool new colors and supplies but you really don't have to have that much stuff to get your stories recorded. : ) So, do what you can. Don't feel guilty that you don't have perfect chronological albums for everyone in your family. Just do 1 layout and it will be more than you had before. Chances are, you'll do more and then more when you see that it doesn't have to take tons of time.

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Thank You Anna Rie

This was super simple to make. Adhering all those circle punches under and on top of the photo wasn't quite as easy. I opted to use glue which I usually don't use. It did make it a bit warped when it dried...oh well...nothing is ever perfect. : ) Overall, I was very pleased with the look, though. The story here is about the boy's Aunt Anna Rie getting them Gameboy Advances for their birthdays. I also included some journaling about a few other things since I don't keep a regular journal anymore. I usually use a "then/now" style of journaling. I write about the photo on the page and what is going on in my life right now when I'm doing the layout.

I used 4 different paper scraps to punch out the circles. On one of them I used a "thank you" stamp and on one I added a black brad just for some interest. The embellishment on the bottom right is just the leftover scrap from punching out the circles. I just attached it with staples. Can you see how to make cheap scrapbooking layouts?...use those scraps. You don't have to buy expensive embellishment packs if you don't want to. I know sometimes I want the fun pre-packaged embellishments but it is nice to know I can create great pages without them.

There really isn't a title for this one

What? No title? I know, I know...I broke a "scrapbooking rule": ). I just wanted this layout to be super clean and graphic. I like it that way sometimes. I used the background paper and then added the grey card stock scrap and the green print scrap and then the 3 metallic eyelets and did my hand journaling and that's it! So simple! You can do it too! Just set your timer for 15 minutes and get it done. : )

What about next month?

You just never know. We'll see...stay tuned to Youtube to find out.

Until sometime around the middle of July

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