Jennifer Wilson lives in central Illinois with her husband and 9-year-old daughter. She has been scrapbooking for 12 years, dabbling in digital, paper, and hybrid over the years. Jennifer is the founder of Simple Scrapper, a website and community dedicated to helping memory keepers find more joy and ease in this hobby. She is also the host of the Scrapbook Your Way podcast and author of The New Rules of Scrapbooking. Jennifer is addicted to the whimsical and sweet designs in each Cocoa Daisy collection, loving that her planner and scrapbook pages get a refresh every month.
Jennifer took the Treetop Canopy collections and created stunning layouts! Keep reading!
Project 1: Biosphere 2
This layout tells the story of my college semester at Biosphere 2 in Arizona. This page was a bit tricky as my photos from this time (fall of 2000) are 72 dpi 480×640 images taken with my first digital camera. I printed six of these as 1.5″ squares and then also scanned a few prints I had been given from friends so that I could have some larger photos on the page. I enjoyed using the planner papers and oversized tags from the Classified kit as the patterned paper on this layout.
Project 2: Five Right Now
This layout tells the story of what life is like for my 9-year-old daughter in early 2021. The transparent word art pieces inspired the direction of this layout. I started this page by creating a grid in Photoshop to map out the placement of my journaling. Each square is 2″ and I grouped two embellishments and a cardstock number on top of each. The transparent pieces added the final touch to my full page photo.
Project 3: Love Your Self
This layout tells the story of my mental health journey entering into the new year. I don’t create many pocket pages these days, but I love using 3×4 and 4×6 on my layouts. I didn’t want my journaling to feel like it was floating, so I printed it on a colored block. (I sampled the color from the Treetop Canopy planner printable.) Once my grid came together it felt a little austere, so I added the stamped lines and drew a wonky outline around the groupings.
Project 4: Together
This layout tells the story of one of our favorite family spots, the university arboretum. I started by making marks with ink on the background. Then I layered a patterned paper cut, my photos, and a collection of the Treetop Canopy embellishments. I saved a few of my favorites for the left side where I printed my journaling. A visually continuous strip of washi tape along the bottom brings the two pages together. Note: This layout uses a Paige Evans cut file.