Monday, March 14, 2011

Layouts - No Photos & One Photo

This week's topic in the Finding Your Way workshop at BPC is Photos. Karen Grunberg encourages us to evaluate the size photos we most like to scrap and the number of photos we like on a layout. She suggests trying various photo sizes and various number of photos (including no photo) as we scrapbook. Here are a couple of layouts I've created over the past week.

This first layout is 8x8 and does not contain a photo. I had created the 4x6 card to include in my 2007 photo album right about the time I began switching over to the LOM system and non-chronological scrapbooking, so this 4x6 card was in my storage binder. This layout will go in our All About Us LOM album.


This next layout is 12x12 and showcases one 5x7 photo. I love this photo of my nieces and great-nephew laying on the living room floor coloring during our Christmas get-together last year and knew I would want to highlight it by itself on a layout. So, when I ordered my 4x6 photos from December, I ordered a larger print of this one. This layout will go in our Activities We Enjoy LOM album.


I actually scraplifted the title for this layout from a layout by S and I've had this crayola paper in my stash for quite a few years.


For me, the number of photos on a layout depends on the event or topic of the layout. I have layouts that include numerous photos and some that include one or none and I like them all. I don't think I'll ever settle on one particular type of layout based on the number of photos.

BTW - this is my 250th blog post!! Next week I'll be celebrating my 1st Blogiversary, so be sure to check back for a fun give-away.

8 comments:

Brenda Kay said...

Love the page of the kids coloring. It was a day full of fun activities.

Cheri said...

love the perspective on your shot of the kids!

S said...

Great layouts - and you know I'd especially like the bright colorful one of the kids. Congrats on 250 posts - looking forward to your blogiversary too!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I love the idea of using a smaller size page for a no photo layout! Congrats on 250 posts and your upcoming anniversary!

Sian said...

Congrats on 250 posts Melissa - that's quite an achievement :). I love that crayoning photo too - it's really clever!

Tammy said...

Fun pages! I love the coloring photo. That's a great perspective. I scrapbook all numbers of photos too. Not sure I really think about it - I let the photo dictate I suppose. I like it all so I'm an equal opportunity photo user! :)

humel said...

Congratulations on 250 posts! :-) Love your layouts, and I was interested to think about how many photos I like to include - I think my conclusions are similar to yours! xx

Ginger said...

Love the colour crayons paper with the photo! Perfect. I believe I have the same ideas as well about photos - Although I don't typically pick larger than a 5x7 photos, I know I wouldn't be opposed if it fit the layout. (thanks for keeping me up to date with Finding My Way!)