I recently designed a template based on a layout from 2003. The idea is to create a title using your child's age, and then use the journaling space to list specific facts about them in the present day.
My original page about Cole looked like this:
I had a few shots of Cole and I picked one out to use and then it hit me: he's still feisty. Sure, a lot has changed. He's taller. He plays the drums for real now. But one thing has not really changed: the level of feisty. Ergo, "Fourteen and Feisty."
Using the template, I added in the photo and the journaling and changed the background color for the title strip. Then I printed everything out.
I sampled some greens in his shirt to create two title bar options, then dug through my patterned paper stash and found a really old sheet from Autumn Leaves to finish out the page.
Here's a challenge to you: find an old page you created and copy it exactly for a present-day version. I think this is going to be a cool addition to Cole's album. He may not love the idea of it right now, but I think he'll get a kick out of it some day. At least that's the story I'm going with.
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