Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Sometimes when I have so many events or things I want to scrapbook I feel overwhelmed with the thought of being so far "behind" and trying to play catch up, while still living life and continually making more memories.
So when I was sitting at my desk trying to think of what layout I wanted to do next, I thought what better way to tackle many events at once, and put them all on one layout.  So now instead of a layout for all 20 of these things, I have one .

I combined all my photos from all our fun summer events and made this collage in photoshop.  I printed it on one piece of paper.  When I trimmed it down I left a little white border around all entire thing. I just like the look, to me it gives it a little more finished detail look.  

 I started with the photo collage and built the rest of the layout around that.  I cut the photo grid apart and added the turquoise banner strip, which spread the photos across the page higher, Seperating the photos with the banner in there, gives a more cohesive look.  It groups all the sides and elements together in some way.
I used my favorite font sweet pea for the word summer and cut that and 2014 out of pink patterned paper and white cardstock.  I used the white cardstock as a mat for the title, to make it stand out just a bit more.  

I wrote out my journaling in my microsoft word program and printed it on kraft cardstock, then turned it sideways and added it right next to the photos.  I used tiny number stickers I had on hand to number each photo, and in my journaling I used those numbers to tell what each picture is. 

I added some tickets to the side of the journaling, which add a fun little element to that side of the page.  I used a little washi tape in a few places and some enamel dots for a few pops of added color on the left side of the page. Lately I don't think I know how to make anything without washi tape and enamel dots.  But they are so fun, so go with it I say.  I found in my stash the cute little wood veneer bike and since I had a photo of the kids on their bike I just had to use it.  

Something I have really been embracing over the years is using papers and embelishments from different manufactures on a page.  I used to "think" I could only use the same line of stickers, and papers and embellishments together, like I was breaking some kind of unspoken rule if I used one from a different company mixed with another on a layout.  Well I don't know why I was like that, but now I am completely embrassing using whatever works together.   So now I shop my stash for whatever color, or look I am going for and let me tell you it is amazing the things I find right in my own stuff.  That is how I found the good times this way sticker (that was in a set of back to school stuff), and the days of the week were in a fall themed kit.  See just look in your stuff you would be surprised how things work with other things that you may not have thought of.  

Do you use collages to combine multiple events on a scrapbook layout or do you prefer to just scrapbook one event per layout?  

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout.
When I am not here , you can find me over on my blog at RANDOM RAMBLINGS .  If you stop by make sure to say hello.  :)

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