• Allison

"Grandma's Boy" for a Scrapbooking Throwback Thursday



The other day my mom shared one of my all-time favorite photos of her and my youngest son, Jackson. It inspired my post today for a Throwback Thursday look at an older layout I created using that photo and a few others.


I don't usually like to point to favorites when it comes to people, but it was pretty hard to deny that Grandma Debbie was Jackson's favorite when he was younger. I like to think I hold the title of Jackson's favorite now, if we had to do that whole choosy thing.




It was almost comical to watch him beeline to his Grandma. You could throw his dad, his mom, his aunt, his brother, ANY of us in his way and he would speed right on past you and straight to Grandma with his arms stretched out reaching for her. It was so sweet you couldn't be jealous that she was the clear favorite.



As far as layout design, this one will probably go down as one of my all-time favorites, just like the photo. It's really quite a simple design. There's nothing necessarily spectacular or unique about it. What stands out to me the most are the photos. The design highlights those photos in a way that immediately draws your focus right to them. Layout designs that do that always end up being the style that I'm drawn to most.



I also remember when making this that I was so excited to use flowers! Being the mom of two boys, flowers just were never an embellishment that I used a lot of. (More on that next week!)



The other thing that stands out to me and a clear sign that this is an older layout are all those buttons! It's so funny the things that come and go in trends. I used to add buttons on my layouts all the time. I had almost completely forgotten about them until I dug this layout out to take the pictures.


Be sure to check back next week. I've got something to share with you all that I'm so excited about!

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