I take a lot of photographs. Mostly with my Iphone, but also with my DSLR. For my nephew’s birthday he had about 20 little friends and their parents, along with about 20 relatives come out for his bowling party. This results is a lot of snapshots, many that were blurry or unfocused, which happens trying to follow a bunch of kindergartners.
I prefer to scrapbook the more untold, everyday stories, but I try to record holidays and life events along the way too. For 2014 and 2015, I’ve focused on cutting down on the amount of photos I scrap and just picking a select few to tell the story, sometimes even just one. Part of this is time. I just don’t have a ton of time to scrapbook (which I try to look at positively since I am busy creating memories). And another part is the reality of where will it all go? How many books can I actually store? It’s a practical choice for all types of artists that produce some sort of product from the messy thoughts that inspire us.
For this layout I chose a 9×12 photo (a favorite size from Mpix) I was able to snap while the kids were busy with cake. There’s so much I love about this photo: the colors, the leading lines, the shapes & patterns. I considered adding the 4×4 square photo directly onto the large photo, but there wasn’t any space in that shot that I wanted to cover up. So I put it below, choosing to fill some of the blank space of the photo with an embellishment cluster. I love this technique and try to use it where I can.
I will probably include one divided page protector of a few other shots of my nephew with his friends, parents and cousins. And then call it good and done.