Summer is quickly winding down - far too fast it seems - and if you are like me, you have a nice little pile of random photos from this all too brief season. After all, we take more photos in the summer than any other time of year. These casual shots likely do not warrant their own individual layouts, but neither do they deserve to be tossed in the trash. Today I'm going to present several ideas for combining these pictures on layouts that will help you summarize the summer season.
1. Unite Your Photos with A Map
Aside from The Big Vacation (it was the beach for us this year), we love to take little day trips that are closer to home. This layout combines one photo from each place we visited and a map that neatly summarizes our wanderings. That was such a fun summer!
2. Unite Your Photos by Location
The pool, the park, the zoo...think of all the places you frequent every summer and take photos every time you go. Do you really want to scrap a separate layout for each visit? No, me neither. A summer summary layout is the perfect solution. In this case, I stayed very close to home with a layout about the summer world that lies right outside my door.
3. Unite Your Photos with a Color Scheme
One year I selected a few random photos, added some fun product and created a summary layout based on color. The yellow, green and black palette reminds me of summer and I was able to unite the page even further with my journaling. Color always makes me happy.
4. Unite Your Photos with a Letter of the Alphabet
Look at the objects in your photos. Can you select a grouping that all begin with the same letter of the alphabet and use that to create a summer summary layout? That's exactly what I did here using the letter "B". This is still one of my favorite summer pages.
5. Unite Your Photos with a Common Theme
Summer eating is glorious. So much fresh produce, casual meals eaten outdoors, and ice cream. Lots of ice cream. We constantly snap pictures of summer food and I have actually created an entire layout about corn on the cob, but that is another story. This summer summary page uses photo strips of 2x2 shots to capture our favorite summer foods. Now I'm hungry!
There you go, five ideas for organizing and scrapping those stray summer photos. So many summer memories deserve a place in our scrapbooks. Combining them strengthens those memories and their impact on our lives. Happy scrapping!