Tuesday, July 19, 2011

First Picnic Layout

Just a quick post today to share my latest layout and my process for scrapping it. (The week 3 assignment in the Mother LOAD workshop was to pay attention to our scrapbooking process.)

As I was slipping my latest photos into a storage binder, I realized that I would need to empty a binder before I could add any more photos. I decided to empty my 2001 storage binder, which only held one last set of photos that I wanted to scrap. I pulled the photos and knew I wanted to use at least seven photos, so I would need a two-page layout. I chose the two-page sketch #11 from Sketch Support as my starting point. Then I pulled papers and began the layout. Once I had adhered the photos & papers, I chose a title and altered some chipboard letters by adding pink ink over the ones that were different colors.

Then I added a thin ribbon, a journal block, and a couple of rub-ons for embellishment. Journaling reads: I was living in the rent house behind Brenda & Michael in the summer of 2001 when I discovered the kids had never been on a picnic. Trey & Nichole could not remember ever having a picnic, and Pun'kin was only 3 1/2-yrs-old. Being Aunt Melissa, I (of course) decided to remedy the situation. We headed off to the park with sandwiches, chips & dip, bananas, crackers & cookies. After the picnic, we all had fun on the playground.

I had several photos left over from this event, so I triaged those into my category drawers. Now I have a wonderful layout that records the story of me taking two of my nieces & my nephew on their first picnic (back in 2001), and I have an empty storage binder waiting for new photos when I order prints next month, and I have some photos in my category drawers that I can combine with other photos in future layouts. And the main thing - I totally enjoyed the process! Anyone else enjoying some crafty time this week?


  1. gorgeous layout and I really love the placement of photos vs. embellishments. Of course, I love anything with butterflies on it!

  2. Wow, its hard to believe they were ever that young.

  3. Very beautiful layout! It flows so nicely. Where do you order your prints from? I have a gazillion to have printed.

  4. Beautiful LO Melissa...love the colours!
    Alison xx

  5. Love it! You were able to get a ton of photos on there but the photos do not overwhelm the page. Love the colors. Very cool layout! :)


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