Sometimes a change in scenery is the best inspiration.
My friend Chantel and I spent nearly our entire Saturday scrapbooking at Archiver’s Scrap Mania this weekend. I brought a plastic storage bin, one paper container, and a box of photos that will someday complete the scrapbook I will be giving to my cousin who is graduating from high school this year.
Once I was settled into my workspace across from Chantel in the back of the store, I charged through approximately 10 pages. Considering it’s mid-March and the book should be finished by the beginning of June, I consider 10 pages to be a pretty solid start.
Scroll down to see some examples of the pages I’ve completed so far:
It’s a Boy; page one
Baby photo collage
I just barely put a dent in photos from Jason’s second year before I left Archiver’s late last night, so here’s to hoping I can complete the book in time!
However, I’m pleased with the amount of work I was able to finish while I was at Archiver’s, not to mention the fact Chantel and I tried some delicious food at Earth Fare, and of course, made a visit to Menchie’s for some tasty froyo during our last break of the night. Good day!
Confession: It’s hard for me to leave photos behind.
Especially the cute ones, even if several photos I’m including show the same expression or smile.
And I admit I’ll cram the blurry cute ones into a layout, even if it requires a bit of last-minute re-arranging.
Who can relate to this?
Since I have a feeling many fellow scrappers have experienced the same dilemma above – several times – I’ve captured a few examples of layouts I created last year for my brother Matt’s graduation gift. WARNING: Because quite a bit of cuteness appears on each page below, your eyes may need a slight adjustment before moving forward. (Please note it’s not too often I will refer to my brother as “cute.”)
I’m a fan of squares. Photo squares.
Make a full-page collage. This takes a little extra time to plan because not all photos will be cropped to the same measurements, but a full-photo layout is a great technique to use to place more focus on the photos you’re using and to create a break in your book from patterned paper, embellishments, etc.
Make a letter out of photos.
Make numbers out of photos. (“’01”)
And when you have A TON of great photos to use, create a spread. It’s just too hard to pass up so many cute and hilarious vacation photos!
Hope you’ve found these ideas useful! If you’re looking for more ideas let me know!