> Why We Scrapbook (June 2009)

Connections | Karen Glenn

Connections | Karen Glenn

materials heart punch (Carl) + font (Times New Roman)

A Note From Karen

I love pretty much everything about scrapbooking, from the photos to the patterns and colors of the paper, to the stories behind it all. I especially enjoy the creativity. But this layout captures what, for me, is really at the heart of scrapbooking—making and keeping connections.

I laid out my plan initially in Adobe InDesign and then recreated it with paper. This is my first time to try this approach, but I think I may really get to like it! It allowed me to test how I wanted the color-blocking, and also the cropping of the photos, without actually making any cuts :) I also loved that it helped me to size and place my title and journaling accurately for printing.