Layout Share: 14 and Feisty, a design revisited

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking12 Comments


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.

WANT MORE DIGITAL TO HYBRID? Watch this video, which walks you through the process of designing digitally but then printing and assembling traditionally.


Cathy ZielskeLayout Share: 14 and Feisty, a design revisited

12 Comments on “Layout Share: 14 and Feisty, a design revisited”

  1. #1

    I love this so much Cathy, great idea!! Will put this on my list to do when my scrap space is cleaned up.

    What a wonderful post below, seeing your kids have fun with their friends. LOVE that picture you took looking down at Cole’s party. AWESOME!!! How lucky for you and the kids to enjoy your home so much.

    Hope you have a great day, loving the pictures on IG. That Chester melts my heart too.

  2. #8

    simply love this! Your kids will appreciate looking back over the pathway of their lives. Mine love it when they find a piece of history, and laugh over little stories when remembered. I only wish I had documented more. Now it is such in insurmountable task and so many events have been forgotten. Good on you!

  3. #9

    Love it Cathy – I was waiting for you to tell us he had mastered pooping in the pot but alas you missed this one lol. All jokes aside I love this concept of bringing the then and now layout into another realm.

  4. #11

    I’ve done that w/my son after accidentally coming across an almost identical shot of him holding his cat. The first page had been titled Boy into Man (right before our eyes), he was about fourteen. The second my Boy is a Man, he was 21.

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