Monday, February 13, 2012

Then and Now Layout

First and foremost, I apologize for the low quality picture. My camera did NOT want to take a decent picture of this layout.

This is another layout I did for a challenge over at Two Peas In A Bucket. The challenge was to make a layout of something "then" and "now". I decided to do the layout of my husband and I. I've been with my  husband since I was 14 years old (and he was 16). We have changed so much over the years but no matter how much we change, one thing stays the same - our love for each other.

I had been visualizing the sketch of this layout for a while and was excited to finally "put it down on paper". This layout is loaded with Authentique! The dotted paper at the top/bottom, the arrows/banners around the pictures, the tag, and the photo mats are all from Authentique's "Journey" collection. The background paper is from Authentique's Splendid collection.

The jean pocket is actually a pocket I cut out from a pair of my daugher's old jeans that don't fit her any more. I also added a touch of the jeans in the upper corner along with a remarks sticker by Amy Tangerine and a transparency that says "Together Forever" by DCWV. I decided to get a little messy with the white paint. It was fun! The title "Then And Now" are made up of alpha stickers from Colorbok and EK Success.

Happy Crafting!


  1. I love doing comparisons like this on layouts!
    What an amazing accomplishment to be together that long :)
    Love how you used the pocket as part of your page!

  2. Love the layout, what a neat way to showcase your relationship! And I love the jean pocket!

  3. This is a great idea to document! Love that you used the jeans and great job with the white paint. I always have fun getting messy with paint too. :)

  4. Such a sweet layout. Love the "then and now" concept.
    I have been with my hubby since I was 16...that was 28+ yrs ago :)

  5. That is seriously precious. I need to do something like this ;)

  6. This is great! I Love, Love, Love that pocket...Great look!