One obvious way to use multiple photos is on event layouts - Christmas, Thanksgiving and birthdays. I'll share one of those in a moment. But I don't do nearly as many of those as I do personality and just everyday pages. One of my favorite things to do is to use pictures from different time periods on one layout, like this page about Mackenzie climbing everywhere. (Funny thing about this, after I'd finished it, I found another climbing layout from a few months ago. Two things to point out about this: 1. She's been climbing since birth. 2. It's just another example of my poor retention skills.)
Here are two pages using my beloved photo strip, but containing different sized photos than my go-to 2x3. This layout uses the horizontal photo strip, but with narrower photos.
This one uses a smaller, vertical strip.
When I sat down to scrap last year's Halloween, I had a lot of pictures I wanted to include. I narrowed it down to seven, but that was still quite a few to fit on one page. I don't do two-page layouts very well. Or very often. I decided to do a photo collage in Photoshop Elements because I thought this would be the easiest way to make them all fit on the page in a neat and tidy way. (Not sure if you can tell, but I actually cut them apart once I'd printed them, thinking I was going to do it a different way. Then I just put them back the way they were. Should've gone with my first instinct and left them alone.)
Obviously, that didn't leave a lot of room for journaling. I decided to stick with just-the-basics journaling. For an event page like this, it worked. I have thought about doing another page detailing how Emma chose her costume, because it's a cute story and one that should probably be recorded. I'll just add that to my 12-page long to-scrap list.
When scrapping events, one thing I like to do is make a page giving an overview of the event and then if there's any special, funny or meaningful story that occurred, scrap that separately so I can give it all the attentions (read: journaling) it needs.
I went through my layouts and pulled out some pages with different multi-photo arrangements.
Today's challenge: Create a layout using multiple photos from different time periods. Please post your layouts, making note of the challenge, in the Flickr gallery. Happy Friday!