July 4th, 2008
I’ve heard that some scrappers find it challenging to use multiple 4×6 photos on a page. Well, here’s a super-simple, quick and easy scrapbooking page layout idea for what to do with 4×6 photos plus papers that have lacy die cut edges. (Note: I did crop the photos slightly around the edges to focus in more on the flowers.)
Lately I’ve been scrapping some of my floral reference photos. I will be so excited to have them all scrapped and put in albums to enjoy! (It will take me awhile to get that project finished though, I have thousands of flower photos, and even if I only pick my favorites I don’t think I will ever get them all scrapped.) These are more photos from the arboretum in Arcadia, California.
Materials and Supplies Used in this Scrapbooking Layout:
- Lacy Die-cut scalloped paper: 12×12 White Line by Karen Russell From the Narratives Collection by Creative Imaginations
- The Floral Patterned Paper is “Vineyard” from the Fleuriste Collection by Cosmo Cricket.
- Chipboard Alphabet Letters Used in the title are by Karen Russel / Creative Imaginations, From the Honeydew Line / Narratives Collection.
- The scrollwork sticker at the top and also the letter stickers used in the title are Cardstock Stickers from the From the Honeydew Line / Narratives Collection too.
- I also used some inks to ink the chipboard letters a bit.
The layout was fairly straightforward and was very easy to put together once I decided which elements to use. I love scrapping with 4×6 photos- while I do love using larger photos too, getting enlargements made can be an extra hassle and expense. I think I will probably repeat this idea again, because this layout was soooooo easy to put together. It only took a few minutes, and I love the way it turned out! Please feel free to scraplift this layout if this is an idea you can use too.
There isn’t any. Why not? Well, there’s no rule that says you have to journal on every scrapbook page. Since I already have dozens of pages that explain the “who what where why” of these photos, I really didn’t feel any need to repeat it again on this particular page. One of my mottoes: the scrapbooking police will not arrest me for scrapping the way that I want to, and the way that best tells my story the way I want it told. Scrapbook layouts do NOT HAVE TO HAVE journaling. They don’t have to have titles, and they don’t have to even have photos if you don’t want them to. Do whatever works best for telling the story you want to tell, and don’t be a slave to what everyone else says you “should” do!