Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Simplifying my Scrapbook Page

While I haven't been doing a ton of scrapbooking lately, I've been trying to scrap some of last school year's photos.  That way I won't feel quite so overwhelmed when I start to print this school year's photos!  When I was looking at the pictures of the scrapbook pages, I noticed a common design thread running through these pages:  Grouping my photos into a block.  

There are a few reasons why I think that look works for me:
  1. It takes the guesswork out of trying to position my pictures in just the right way.
  2. I can fit a lot of pictures onto one page or a two page layout.
  3. I use a lot of 4x6 uncropped pictures, and I don't like to overlap them very often.

Even though these two pages can stand on their own, they also work as a two page layout.

One more thing I used a lot on these photos and pages was a thin line of white paint to make the photos or paper stand out without cutting extra mats.  In the Pumpkin guts single page above I double matted the finished Jack-O-Lantern photo, but grouped the three related photos together with a single mat behind.

As you can see, the Halloween pictures were out that day!

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Wanna Be Balanced Mom said...

Love them all, very cute!

Julianna, Jade, Janae, Jamie said...

Cute halloween photos! By the way we used your red and turquoise suggestion for the grocery template printable! Come get it here http://theletter4.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-grocery-shopping-time.html Thanks!

Venassa said...

Very cute! Makes me want to pull back out my scrapbooking stuff. I've been ignoring it lately to work on other things.

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