Thursday, May 20, 2010

Woah- 2 days in a row!

Having re-visited my little blog last night, I am ambitious to post again. In the spirit of “2 days in a row”…I’m going to talk about the 2-page layout.

When I started scrapbooking 10 years ago, I was all about the 1-pagers; the idea of anything more was just overwhelming! Once I got the hang of it, I became addicted and somehow got it in my head that EVERY PHOTO of the event must be included. If I took the kiddos to the playground and took 15 adorable photos of them swinging, sliding and jumping, ALL 15 photos would be included in the scrapbook. There was no regard for whether the layout was balanced or appealing to the eye, it was just “must squeeze every Kodak moment onto this layout”. Thus, the 2-pager was born in my scrapbooks.

Nowadays I’m choosier with my layouts, selecting the pics that best capture the moment. If there are 8 fabulous playground photos, then 8 it will be. But if there’s just one pic that really says it all, then 1 it is! Most days I’ll do single page layouts, I can fit all that I want to in one 12x12 space. But here and there I have more to show, and you get those 2-page spreads. Here’s a couple I’ve done lately. =) T

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