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Friday, December 31, 2010

It's true - I actually created a scrapbook page!

I'm sure I am not alone when I say that I have so many pictures to scrapbook that I'll never be caught up. Sometimes the tasks seems so daunting and I just don't even know where to start. I have thousands of pictures of my two grandkids - and Natalie is only 3! We are just a little camera happy in this family.

In addition to all the snapshots and family event pictures, Jenn has provided us with many beautiful portraits of the kids and I really need to get them in albums. So, lately, I have been playing around with some ideas for portrait layouts - I get especially stumped with those. Working with a single 5x7 or 8x10 photo presents its own challenges - a 5x7 leaves a lot of blank space on a page and an 8x10 leaves next to none. On top of that, I like my embellishments to support the theme or mood of the pictures and this is not always easy to do with portraits.

This is the first layout of the 5x7 portraits. For this page, I used the first background from the Mrs. Robinson's collection at SVGCUTS. Originally designed for a smaller photo, I tweaked the file in Inkscape to create a larger photo mat. Then, instead of using the one piece background cut as it was created, I used the cut out elements.

I inked the edges of the border cut and added stickles to the inside edge. I created some 3d flowers using ribbon and brads. Using Inkscape and SCAL2, I cut the lettering and some small flowers from font files. To complete the layout, I added a few rhinestone flower centers.

I'm not entirely sure that I am happy with the result - maybe I added a little too much? However, it is a completed layout so it's time to move on.

Sorry about the poor picture quality - I really need to set up a space to take decent pics of my projects.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a Happy and Safe New Year!


TennLady said...

It's very nice. IF you run out of photos - I have 31 years worth of them to scrapbook!

Summer said...

Such a cute LO and an even sweeter photo.

Anonymous said...

OHHH I love it

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

I think it looks marvelous and, boy, she's a little cutie isn't she?

Stephenie said...

I love this color combo...I think it is just right!

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