Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cream & Sugar | 2017 Layout by Caroli

I'm delighted to be continuing for another year on the Doodlebug Design Team as I truly appreciate this opportunity and really hope to be a creative inspiration for everyone. 

Every year at the end of December, I make a summary layout looking back over the past twelve months. So for my first project of the new year I created a layout using the super sweet Cream & Sugar collection that captured my 2017 on a single page. I decided to use lots of small pics because I wanted them to be the main focus of this layout. I carefully chose every single photo, every pic meant something (wether good or bad) that happened to me this year. 

I kept my design simple as I wanted to focus on the photos and the journaling. So, I cut the word "now" using my electronic cutter machine and placed a selection of little pics inside the letters N and W keeping the letter O to write my journaling. "Everything Now" is the name of a song by Arcade Fire (my favorite band) which I was fortunate to see live this year. It was one of the most amazing concerts ever so of course I had to include it on my layout. This song (like several of this band) means a lot to me and acted like some kind of soundtrack of my life over the past twelve months which is why I decided to use it as the title in this layout. 

My idea was to document both happy moments, and also few sad ones. I thinks it's a good exercise to document not only happy times, but also the not so happy times as a way of learning and growing. 

I love how this came out, its quite simple but it means a lot. I'm really glad I'm able to document my life through my scrapbooks. In the future I will look back at this page and remember how intense, confusing, wonderful, chaotic and amazing this year was.

Thank you for visiting today, hopefully I was able to give you some inspiration on creating a page of memories for your 2017.


  1. I love this idea! Beautiful layout!

  2. I loveeeee the idea!!! The layout is soooo beautiful!!!

  3. This is a great page Caroli! I love how it documents 2017 for your family ... great idea!


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