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?