Print your photos and enjoy your memories
If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I encourage everyone to print their photos. It is great to show people an event with photos on your phone but it is so much better to find the best photos of the bunch, we take so many now, and print them out. Even better, scrap them! As a family we love looking back at scrapbooks and reminiscing. This was a really poignant day on our holiday to Austria in July 2017.
I kept the layout simple so the photos really take centre stage. Three 4″ by 6″ portrait photos fit across the page and are the focal point. The Nature’s Poem patterned paper complimented them perfectly with the leafy outdoor feel.
Add your Title
The title is stamped on a scrap of patterned paper using the Lined Alphabet stamps then cut with the matching dies. These letters are designed to cascade together but you can use the dies to cut the majority of the letter out then use your paper snips to finish them off.
The embellishment behind the title is a Stitched Shape circle cut from a piece of patterned paper with the gorgeous branch from the Petals & More Thinlits – this set is retiring so snap it up before it sells out! Sprinkle some Faceted Dots around to finish it.
The top and bottom of the paper is stamped with dies from Rooted in Nature stamp set using Calypso Coral and Tranquil Tide ink. Did you spot the piece of twine subtly tied around the top? You decide if it adds anything to the page or not!
And most importantly: Add your journaling
I know I’m such a nag about journaling but you know this really is the important piece to capture. If you are struggling, start with the When, Where, Who and then see if you can work up to the memories and/or feelings as well. I stopped by my local auction rooms at the weekend and was so saddened to see an old box of photos up for sale. Who were the people in them and what were they up to? Instead of a pile of old photos.
As writing on the page directly is a bit nerve wracking I chose to write on Whisper White strips and stick them on!
Why don’t you have a go at this simple layout. I’d love to see your take on it. Here are the materials you need to re-create it.