With the birth of the digital camera, we seem to be taking so many more photos than we used to with our film ones, don't you think? Especially on those special days, those milestone moments that we wish to hold on to ever so tightly... as they seem to just be flying past. As we skim through our photos, it can be very hard to choose just one. A lot of the layouts in magazines are normally that ONE perfect photo, of a gorgeous child.... beautiful but not a moment to remember as such.
As scrapbooking is about remembering life's moments I think it's really important to scrap even the non photographer style photos...the real life ones, the ones that matter most.
Double layouts are awesome as they can capture the true essence of the moment, because you can fit so much on to them!!
Here I have created a simple layout of my daughters Third birthday. As you can see, the photos aren't perfect but they still make me smile, remembering how excited she was.... I managed to fit in 7 photos, with a little trimming, yet it doesn't feel like it is over crowded at all, to me at least ha ha.
STAMPS: A Little Birthday Cheer
INK: Whisper White Craft ink
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Basic Grey Textured
PAPERS: Raspberry Tart Designer Series
RIBBONS: Satin Ribbon ( Kiwi Kiss)
EXTRAS: Corduroy Button and Brads (Kiwi Kiss and Basic Grey), Clip Assortment, Designer Buttons (Button Bouquet), Clear Rhinestone Brads, On Board So Tweet (hearts), On Board Timeless Type, Crystal Effects, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (White), Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker.
TOOLS USED: Corner Punch, Eyelet Border punch
ADHESIVES: Glue Dots (for the buttons), Sticky strip (for the ribbon) and Tombo Mono Glue (for the paper and photos).
EXTRAS: White paint
I also bit the bullet and used my stash of buttons and brads and chipboard. Stampin' Up has such an amazing range, that I find that I get so "attached" to all those beautiful things that sometimes I am too afraid to use them...but I challenge you to crack them open and give them a whirl... Here is a close up of some.
So there you have it. Double layouts are fantastic for using up all those photos you have laying around, whether is be old school or digital. Why not whip one up tonight??
Till next time, take care
PS/ Those gorgeous CORDUROY Buttons and Brads are only out for a LIMITED TIME so contact your Demonstrator ASAP so you don't miss out.
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