Summer, Butterflies, and Scrapbooking Memories

What fun it is to relive my summer memories with Little Honey by scrapbooking her summer book.  This is a fun and very easy layout.  I picked up on the theme of butterflies from Edventure's butterfly exhibit.

Ingredients:  My Minds Eye ... title card, flowers, transparency element; Recollection fabric paper butterflies; Dymo Label Maker; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink; Stazon Jet Black ink

The Idea...
was to divide the 12" x 12" page into 3" x 3" photos to get in as many photos as I could.  Of course there were several photos that would not fit into a 3" x 3" crop space.  I kept the idea of 3" x 3" and just made what would be two photos into one 6" x 3" or 3" x 6" photo.  I used a couple of the 3" x 3" spaces for embellishing, journaling, and title.  I ended up telling a bit of LH's summer adventures at the children's museum with 9 photos. 

I use my Photoshop Elements (this is a link to Amazon dot com for Photoshop Elements 10.  Two thumbs up for any scrapbooker)  to crop my photos, but I also have Googles' Picasa program that is great for resizing photos and so much more.  You can find the free download here:  Picasa.

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  wellness
2.  sweet smiles in the morning
3.  my strong, smart, steadfast young man...Jay
4.  "night, night"
5.  God's blessing on my sweet children


  1. love picassa~The Lo is so you. Love all the photos of LH~awesome design!

  2. Such a great grid design, Debby! I haven't tried Picasa. I'll take a look at it.

  3. Great job incorporating so many photos! I like the way you added small strips for journalling/captions directly onto some of the pictures.

  4. Great idea, ,love how it turned out.

  5. You are so awesome, great layout

  6. Wonderful layout! So many photos!

  7. Great layouts and I would like to learn more about photoshop and how to crop photos so I could print collages but my printer had home wouldn't be good enough quality but I could put on a zipdrive and print at a local store. TFS.


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