Scrapping the Funny Things Your Kids Say

Kids really do say the darndest things don’t they? At least most of the kids I know do. As Moms, we try so hard to write those things down so we don’t forget, but why not make a scrapbook page about them? My sister’s kids are hilarious. I love when she calls me with a silly story, or funny thing they did. She keeps track of them on her blog. So, one day, I decided to make a scrapbook page of all the funny things my niece Hazel said. I titled it, “Hazel-isms”

In the center of the layout, I put my most recent adorable picture of her. I matted it in a cute paper that I loved. Then, I put all the little quotes and embellishments around the main photo. You really don’t need a lot though to make this page pop. The simple technique that I used was just writing the quotes in different ways, and in different directions. For example, one quote that she said was written in a circular pattern around an embellishment like this:

One quote was a song that she made up on the fly. I chose some cute music notes and embellishments that went with a music theme to put next to the song that I wrote down that she made up. It looked like this:

I also did some journaling around the photo, and tried to use some embellishments that went along with the silly things that she said. Like, her quote to her Mom one day, “You make my heart so happy” Of course, I used a heart for that quote and it turned out super cute.

I think if you framed this and gave it to any Mom or Grandmother, they would absolutely love it! I gave mine to my sister, and it is something that she treasures to this day. It would also be a great way to immediately add a quote to the layout as they say those silly things. Over time, you would see your layout turn into something beautiful. Most important is to let it evolve, and get creative. Here’s a picture of my finished project:

Start scrapping your kids’ funny quotes today.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com

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