I was so productive last evening! Three layouts - and I'm really pleased with all of them! The only draw back is that I got to bed way too late so I'm really tired today. But scrapbooking is like meditation to me so the soul is rested and eager to scrap some more!
This first layout has four smaller photos of my daughter. I tried to tie the layout together with my embelishment clusters but I didn't feel it was enough so I added some stamping in a different triangle around the photos and I thought it got alot better.
A while ago I ordered a whole bunch of 6''x6'' paper pads and I got alot of inspiration from working with whole collections. The smaller size was really fun and it was alot "easier" to use a couple of those smaller papers than actually cutting into a bunch of large 12''x12'' papers. For this layout I took out the All About a Boy collection by Echo Park. It isn't particularly boy-ish so I thought it went perfect with these fun photos.
The second layout I made is probably the best I've made in weeks, atleast in my own opinion :) I think it is my daughter who has taken the photos, hence the slight "frog perspective". I cut the photos into squares and my first thought was to make it look like those strips of photos you get from a photo booth but they were too large. Instead I matted them on a piece of Simple Stories patterned paper. That paper had a nice dotted backside so I used both the striped and the dotted for the rest of the layout. While I was at it I used my clear stamps also from Simple Stories. I finished with some birdies and white paint splashes.
The third layout was a quick one and I wanted to give the photos as much room as possible because they speak for themselves in a rather dramatic way. The photos are from winter 2010/2011 when we got so much snow we had to shovel it from the roof of our house due to the risk of damage from the weight. I tried to make a red diagonal with the alpha stickers and my daughters red cap in the photo :)
I think it is time to count how many layouts I've made for that 50 layout challenge, I think I'm in the mid-30's. It has really been fun and perhaps I'll continue to 100... I haven't even started with my new papers! But on the other hand I'm running low on those fun little things that make the whole difference with the embelishment clusters. I'll think about it :)
Have a wonderful day!