Family Movie Night

This week, Trevor had a Cub Scout assignment to make a family scrapbook.  We dumped out my big container of printed-but-never-scrapped pictures and he dug through them to pick a bunch for his scrapbook.  (I'll show you his completed scrapbook soon.)  While Trevor was focused on looking for pictures from his favorite vacation spots, I did some digging of my own.  I set aside a picture of Trevor at age 2, squatting beside our popcorn popper with a quizzical look on his face.  It was from our very first Family Movie Night, which was also the first time Trevor had tasted popcorn or seen it being made.  

As I've mentioned before, I am a HUGE fan of Young-Me-Now-Me layouts.  I absolutely love combining an older picture with a recent picture of the same person doing the same thing. So when our next Family Movie Night rolled around, I took a picture of Trevor, exactly 4 years later, next to the hot air popper.  He tried squatting and staring at the machine curiously just like in his 2-year old picture, but he kept cracking up and falling over.  So I settled for a picture of him just smiling.  

The day I picked up the newer print, Heather Landry posted a sketch that I knew would be perfect for my page.  Here's my layout:


And here's Heather's sketch:

I stayed pretty true to the sketch.  As you can tell, I was especially inspired by the gold scalloped border!  It went really well with the background paper I'd selected, a random piece that's been sitting in my stash for at least 10 years!  


  1. Ohhhhhhh that is just toooooooooo sweet!! I love love love the two photos and love love love the little popcorn embellie!!!!

  2. Very nice! I totally remember that first picture. I love that Trevor was wearing his Giants gear, too!

  3. Love the "then and now" theme and that story about him trying to re-create his pose made me smile!

  4. Your then and now pages are always awesome!! Thanks so much for using my sketch Cindy. Your page turned out wonderfully! You should go enter it on the Scraptastic Club blog for the sketch challenge.

    1. I don't have to have used Scraptastic Club supplies?

  5. Cool! Just love the pictures of Trevor! :)

  6. Love the clean line and how you stayed very close to the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us at Scraptastic Club!

  7. Sketches are fantastic aren't they? Especially if you have one that will work perfectly with your photos and story. What a fantastic story you have created. I like the then and now photos. Excellent.
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  8. Love your take on Heather's sketch!! Looks like you have a great time on movie night!! Such adorable photos!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  9. Cindy you were a rockstar at staying almost 100% true to the sketch :)

  10. This turned out really cute, Cindy. Love this ide of the comparison photos. You sure do have a willing subject. My three year old would never pose for me like that and smile to boot!!


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