Good morning! It’s Beth Proudfoot, and I am so excited to be hosting the blog this week. Is anyone else amazed that it’s already the middle of August?! The summer has flown by at lightning speed! In fact, two weeks from tomorrow my kids are heading back to school, and despite my love of fresh school supplies and the promise of a more structured daily routine, I’m approaching the first day of school with a bit of trepidation.
You see, summer has always been my favorite time of year. Seaside vacations, backyard barbeques, baseball games and lazy mornings —I love it all! And with three children who are growing up faster than I can handle, I’ve learned to celebrate our summer memories more than ever.
And it starts right here, right now.
This week is all about celebrating summer through our scrapbooking. Each day I’ll share ideas and inspiration for scrapbooking summer photos. And I promise that all of the layouts or projects will be quick, easy, and totally doable! After all, summer’s not over yet. There are beaches to visit, ice cream cones to devour and backyard games to be played.
So let’s get started!
Today I want to talk about the ever-popular one photo layout. I love creating layouts with three, five, even ten photos, but sometimes, for me, it’s just plain easier and quicker to share a story with just one photo.
Case in point:
On each of these vacations I probably took at least 200 photos. As I’m sure you can relate, my scrapbooking time is limited--ten minutes here, fifteen minutes there. So when I sat down to scrapbook these summer memories I didn’t have time to scroll through hundreds of photos. So what'd I do? I picked my favorite shot, added some journaling, and called it done! In the time it would have taken me to select, edit and print a stack of pictures, I was able to create three layouts that effectively illustrate the stories I wanted to remember from each adventure.
While those layouts are more event-based, in the sense that the journaling is geared more toward the trips themselves, I also like to use my summer photos to illustrate entirely different stories.
In these layouts I paired a summer photo with more personal thoughts and feelings to create a moment-based layout. Neither type of layout is right or wrong or better than the other--they're just different!
So tell me, does your scrapbooking tend to be more event or moment based? Do you prefer to use one photo or multiple photos to scrapbook your memories? Share your thoughts in the comments section—I’d love to hear from you!
And be sure to check back here tomorrow where I’ll be sharing summer multi-photo layouts and spreads.
In the meantime, get out there and make the most of these last days of summer!
Tuesday: summer multi-photo layouts and spreads
Wednesday: summer mini-albums
Thursday: Giveaway Day!
Friday: leftovers (of the scrapbooking kind)
Saturday: Reader Showcase and another giveaway!