My July Post focused on looking through all of those vacation and summer photos and picking out a few that really speak to you then scrapbooking those thoughts and feelings. This is definitely my preferred method to scrapbooking, but as I sit here in late August going through all of our photos I can say that I'm starting to get the shakes and hives from the magnitude of photos and memories I want to scrap!
So today we are going to take a different approach since it's a different month. Let's look at putting LOTS of photos on a layout and scrapping the memory of one event/vacation or several at once.
I love a grid design so that's what I did on this one. I had wallet sized photos printed at scrapbookpictures.com then used a circle punch to punch them out and nest inside a circle journal spot and/or patterned paper also punched with a circle cutter.
This was a day trip we took locally this past spring up to the DC Zoo. I wanted to fit as many pictures as possible on here, but still have the space to tell the story and this worked out pretty well for the layout.
For this layout it is a very similar concept as the last one, however, the grid design was already there for me, making it even easier to document a trip down to Charleston, SC. This paper is from SEI and I simply (again) circle punched my photos and embellished the other circles with journaling and/or embellishments. I was able to get our entire weekend down into these little circles and still highlight the memories.
Notice a trend with me? I'm telling you if I could marry grid design I would! This one however is just slightly different because I used squares instead of the circles. I simply printed my photos on my own printer this time and used the wallet setting on the printer. I really love keeping a small white border on my photos and left that as well. I get a bit OCD about them all being the same size, so that probably took the longest-trimming and re-trimming the photos!
This one I left a bit bigger square for journaling so I had a little more space to share why we went and more about our day at Mt. Vernon Estates.
And finally, while this isn't a trip, it is an event/holiday and I wanted to share it because, well, although it's linear, it isn't a grid design! I do have some other tricks up my sleeve! Not many, but a few!
So there you have it. Just a few ways to get lots of those summer photos down onto a 12 x 12 canvas. What are some tricks you have to getting lots of photos on a page? Mine is obviously the very secret society of wallet photos, but I'm always looking for other insider tips too!