Young Scrappers LEAP DAY Blog Hop – {List of Unachievements}

I belong to a little group called Young Scrappers at Two Peas in a Bucket.  They are a bunch of great, easy going girls (in their 20s & 30s), and I’m so glad to have found a place I can call home in the vast sea of scrapbook forumers.  We’re doing our first blog hop (first after I joined anyway) on the leap day!

This layout features one of my all-time favorite photos of my son.  This was taken on the day he turned 9 months.  He was sitting there in the Charlie Brown shirt flashing a big toothless grin, while I snatched the photo.  I immediately thought all the milestones he should’ve reached but hadn’t, and he looked so silly, content and happy in the photo.  I posted this photo on my facebook wall with the list of “UN-achievements” describing all his failed milestones.  Even though I hadn’t scrapbooked at that time, as soon as I started scrapbooking, I knew it would be one of my must-do layouts.

Those of us with busy lives (who isn’t?), remembering what to scrap and what to journal is not an easy task.  Aren’t we always catching up, scrapbooking photos than a few months or even years ago?  I find facebook a great way to document important photos and stories that go with them.  I’ve been diligent in writing the caption on facebook, and/or my photo editing software (Lightroom), and they are an invaluable source for my pages.  If I didn’t record this, there’s no way I’d remember what milestones he reached or not.

I didn’t plan this layout.  I knew I wanted to use this round, die-cut My Mind’s Eye paper from my last order.  There are a few new orders coming in so I want to use up that batch before I’m drowned in paper, albeit beautiful paper.

Here’s the final layout.  I copied and pasted the journaling from my facebook album.

Epoxy dots emphasizing the letters

One of many things I learned from Paperclipping membership videos, is Diamond Glaze.  I’ve never heard of it before I watched Noell Hyman’s videos.  It is very strong, acid-free, and dries completely clear.  It’s stronger than glue dots, and is almost invisible.  Most importantly, it doesn’t buckle paper.  I find twine, or any fabric for that matter, tricky to glue down.  I tried liquid glue but it made the twine fuzzy and wasn’t very secure.  This time I tried diamond glaze, and isn’t it hard to tell from the photo where I used it?

Ends of the twine are glued down with diamond glaze, which has become my favorite strong glue.

A great way to use up brads


Alright, thanks for reading.  Please hop to the next fabulous young scrapper.  Oh, there’s a giveaway at the bottom of this post.  Make sure you enter before you hop away!  Happy Leap Day!

- Becks (TwoPeas username: yelppuppy) < you are here >

- Rachel (RachH) <– this is your next stop –>

- Loni (LonR)

- Rosie (OCLittleFlower)

- Christina (hodgepodge200)

- Monica (Monica B)

- Caro (Caro_frenchie)

- Jen (JenRitchie)


Finally, here’s the giveaway:

-One American Crafts Flocked green letterman thickers
-Three sheets of Kraft ring hole protectors (awesome for those of you that make mini albums!)
-One Authentique alpha stickers, petite type circles.
-Last but not lease, one solid orange washi tape from

Please follow my blog and enter a comment.  Comments are moderated, so don’t worry if they don’t show up right away!  I’ll approve every few hours.  You have until the end of Sunday (March 4) to comment.  I’ll randomly select and announce a winner on Monday!  Thank you for stopping by.

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  1. Rona wrote:

    Nice layout! I particularly like how you changed the font colours in your journalling. I really like the way that looks.

  2. Jette Gad wrote:

    So great… love the way you worked with the round die-cut… and the journaling is so funny…
    Thanks for a chance on the give away…

  3. Vicki J wrote:

    Love the layout and your little guy is super cute!

  4. Michelle wrote:

    This is an adorable page -such a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. nitasha wrote:

    Your layout is gorgeous! Happy to be a new follower of your blog!

  6. Erica wrote:

    This is great! I love the list.

  7. Michele wrote:

    love the layout! thanks for sharing..

  8. soapHOUSEmama wrote:

    Great LO as always! Super fun idea to do the “un” achievements :)

  9. Loni wrote:

    Great LO!! I love it, and my dd is almost 9 months. Hmmm, she is very close to being the same, hehe. She does army crawl, and I definitely love her!

  10. Caro_frenchy wrote:

    Dear YS friend :)
    Really nice post and LO, I love them
    happy leap day !!!

  11. Rose wrote:

    I love the layout. Your son is adorable!

    Now I need to go find some Diamond Glaze — where do you buy it?

    • Becks wrote:

      Thank you, Rosie! It’s available at But it was out of stock last week. So I grabbed it at a local scrapbook store. I don’t think M or J carry them, but specialized scrapbook store should.

  12. Alyssa wrote:

    What a sweet layout. It’s great that you are recording the moments and unaccomplishments. :)

  13. Jill C wrote:

    Great LO! Love the colors and your little banner. I also love your title/journaling, not to mention the adorable photo!! Thanks also for the tip on diamond glaze…I have some sample tubes I got at a crop that I will have to try out now!

  14. thenancyrd wrote:

    Such a cutie!! Will have to try the diamond glaze tip. Thanks for the chance to win a prize :)

  15. Barb C wrote:

    Love your layout and your blog! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

  16. Christina H wrote:

    Hey Becks, it’s Hodge! I love this layout! Such a cute baby and I love the last journal strip :) I love how you recorded the “unaccomplishments”, definitely a unique idea.

  17. Penny Arnold wrote:

    I love this! The photo is too cute, and I love the “You” banner underneath it! Love Penny

  18. Penny Arnold wrote:

    Thank you dear, I had no idea that it was typing in my address incorrectly. My computer types it in automatically. Love Penny

  19. Jen Ritchie wrote:

    Love it!! What a great idea to scrap un-achievements ha ha also thinking I will have to invest in some diamond glaze now.

  20. Patricia wrote:

    This is adorable, love the circle and the use of the brads. He is so cute!

    Wanted to tell you that you won my giveaway…so just email me back with your address and I’ll get it out to you! Have a great weekend!

  21. I’ve finally found time to sit down and enjoy this hop you ladies have put together. How exciting!
    Your layout is adorable. Love the little list of unachievements. Hehe!
    I’m following your blog via blogspot! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Rachel wrote:

    Love the list on the layout! Fabulous!!!

    That yellow washi tape is to die for!!! You don’t have to include me in the giveaway though!! ;)

  23. Monica B wrote:

    Your layout turned out so cute, Becks! I love your list.

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