When I started scrapbooking many years ago, I already had 5 kids and a bookshelf of photo albums bursting with memories. I quickly abandoned all hope of being "caught up" and concentrated on simply scrapping the photos and memories that grabbed my attention. I often hop around from year to year, picking out various photos to scrap. Here are two pages from my recent trip through time, both created with Scraptastic's Carry On kit.
The first layout begins with a simple cardstock base, a few layers of patterned papers and a triple matted photo. The "24/seven" card works as the main title, leading into the subtitle, Every Moment of Every Day:
My favorite part of this page is the casual little banner, composed of several Ormolu pennants and a few tag shapes cut from one of the Simple Stories patterned papers. Fun stuff!
My next page has a bit of a grunge look, beginning with an inked, stamped and misted background. After that I brought in lots of the color, greatly contrasting with the dark, nighttime photos.