Havin' a blast
Happened so fast...
Grease had it so right! Our Summer Lovin' gallery was a total blast and it all happened so fast. August has somehow melted away but before we go, we need to take one last look back at our beautiful gallery and its lovely layouts!
This month our gallery featured 11 single photo layouts, 14 multiple photo layouts, and 1 minialbum. If you copied each layout, you would have scrapbooked 86 photo and told no fewer than 25 stories. This month brought lots of geometric shapes, brought to you by misting, cutting, and silhouetting. There were also a handful of negative shapes, with color peeking in from behind. Color was ever present, with nary a black and white photo to be found! Instagram continues to trend with phone photos giving our digital slr's a run for their money!
As we look back through the gallery project by project, let's compile one last set of inspiration lists! (Unless of course you want more? and then we need to hear your comments letting us know that this is a feature you would like us to continue!!)
First up, 26 journaling ideas for your summertime pages.
- Francine - write about a single moment on a family vacation
- Vivian - a trait about you or your child you notice while away from home
- Deb - let your title help tell the story
- Alexandra - capture a change of thought from times' past
- Kathy - do you cheat on your summer foods during the remainder of the year?
- Diane - tell what you see every single summer
- EmilyS - tell of an unplanned tradition
- Celeste - do you have a con artist in your family? details, details....
- LisaO - seeing your hard work pay off
- Valerie - the ease/unease of seeing old friends
- Katie - the season that best fits you or your family members
- Christa - soccer moms unite! tell what you do for your children!
- Paula - tell a time when the weather got in the way
- Teka - what is your favorite summer footwear and why
- Erin - today we took a spontaneous field trip...
- Sarah - relate your childhood to a current moment in your children's lives
- Amy - in between moments, stages, ages, and their trials
- Monika - this week my kids got along/didn't/something in between...
- Katrina - describe a summer scene you see every single day
- Jenny - ask each member of your family to relate their summer's top 5
- Kelly - make a list of things you remember from a summertime outing
- Keshet - make note of a new favorite food stop
- EmilyP - capture a story from your grandmother
- Donna - compare this summer to last
- Marie - write a bitty love letter to someone special in your life
- Marnie - find a photo from summer that you love and write about it
Next, 26 photo ideas for your summertime pages.
- Francine - take a photo of a time that might have been frustrating
- Vivian - snap your subject and then snap the sky
- Deb - put your camera on "running man" mode and snap away
- Alexandra - include some background that will give your historical perspective
- Kathy - prove it's your favorite food by showing it from different occasions
- Diane - take an action photo from the back. try to capture the feeling of the movement
- EmilyS - take a photo of a sign
- Celeste - goggle shots rock!
- LisaO - take a picture of the food you grow
- Valerie - follow around some little friends and capture their bond
- Katie - watermelon eating is sloppy and colorful and makes for a lovely shot
- Christa - take a series of photos that includes a detail shot, a macro shot, and a few backgrounds
- Paula - take a photo of something that challenges the season
- Teka - shoot down - feet and shoes!
- Erin - don't forget a family shot
- Sarah - turn up your shutter speed for a fast action shot
- Amy - photos of having fun
- Monika - capture the emotion of a relationship
- Katrina - the view out your car window on your commute
- Jenny - place your subject in the lower third's grid intersection
- Kelly - capture everyone who came along for the trip (you, too!)
- Keshet - something new to you
- EmilyP - flower by flower, or food by food, or person by person
- Donna - let a background help provide size perspective
- Marie - find a repeating event but capture it from the front, back, top, bottom, side, ...
- Marnie - take a photo before you grab a napkin for a summer drip
Lastly, 26 bits of design inspiration.
- Francine - use the bottom strip from your patterned paper
- Vivian - hang your photos from a laundry line
- Deb - use different fonts for your title
- Alexandra - mist an embellishment but not completely
- Kathy - use two contrasting patterns in balanced sizes
- Diane - mist over stickers and then remove them
- EmilyS - tilt away: the cropping of the photos, the placement of the photos, and all the papers around them
- Celeste - coordinate your colors to those in the photo
- LisaO - use a title font that mimics your design asthetic (rounded for rounded, squared for squared)
- Valerie - add a date to your layout
- Katie - balance an oversized title with a small subtitle
- Christa - pick a focal photo and find a way to bring attention to it
- Paula - use a photo as your background
- Teka - use a repeating graphic element in an unusual way
- Erin - round two corners while leaving the other two square
- Sarah - add a speech bubble
- Amy - use a set of photos from an outting as a backdrop for a related story
- Monika - crop a photo so the angles are askew
- Katrina - draw a color pallette from your photo
- Jenny - incorporate a list
- Kelly - use a map as your patterned paper
- Keshet - find paper that allows your photo treatment to shine
- EmilyP - stitch a border around a photo
- Donna - add a doily to a boy layout
- Marie - add an icon to help support your story
- Marnie - "cut out" a title digitally by using inner shadows
That's it! 78 ideas to help keep your pages coming! No ruts allowed!!
As a thank you for the time you have spent with us this month, Marnie created a printable for you to help you with your very own Summer Lovin' pages.
You may download it here!
Thank you for stopping! We would love to see your inspired pages!