Thursday, September 13, 2012

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

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. You are so awesome, great layout

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  6. Wonderful layout! So many photos!

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  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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