Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sometimes it takes two pages

I remember taking a free scrapbooking class at Archiver's (RIP) to get started years ago. I was making a page about a family trip to Glacier N.P., and I wondered if I should make one or two pages, and the woman beside me told me, "Make a two-page layout. You can fit more." and so I did. Here's the page for a chuckle:

So much about this is a product of the age: I matted every photo, I deckle edged the journaling, I die cut mountains and layered stickers over them. Still, I think it's a nice page, one that accomplished its goal: telling the story while fitting many photos in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Here's a couple layouts I made recently that accomplished the same goal, both using my March Studio Calico kit:

The first is a layout recording my spring break trips to the Art and Science museums over spring break. I took a LOT of photos, so I knew I wanted to put a lot on. I like putting a lot on one page and a few, plus focal point photo, on the other. That's what I did here.

The next is a little more spare:


This one I did an old favorite: I hand cut some banners out of patterned paper. Banners remind me of pennants, which remind me of baseball. :-)  I spent a lot of time think about die cutting an envelope for a ticket, but then I found some pockets in my stash, so serendipity, plus less effort.

Thanks for checking out this very long post about scrapping two pages! How often do you scrap two pages?

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