It looks like it's been awhile since I shared themes from the kids' scrapbooks. If you're a regular reader here, you already know that each year I choose a theme for my kids' scrapbook pages -- I pick colors, papers, an embellishment that can be varied or repeated -- then spend my energy on telling their story and making more memories (instead of using my energy to reinvent the wheel with every page). I also limit how many pages I make for them each year, so they don't have a truckload of scrapbooks to carry with them through adulthood. You can read more about my philosophy here.
The last scheme I showed for Forest was at age 8: it was splashy with color and pattern, which directed me to tone it down and keep it simple for Forest at age 9.
The pages for this scheme are solid black, with writing (or stamping) in white and accents in red. I'll go on the record that this was not my favorite scheme (either to execute or to look back on), but it was what I needed at the time. And it still tells the story!
I've got a little catching up to do, so look for more scrapbook pages over the next few weeks. For those in the US, I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. With an early holiday this year, I'm appreciating a few extra days to get ready for Christmas!