Monday is my scrapbooking and memory page day. I found that if I try to complete just one page a week, I somehow manage to keep fairly caught up. That doesn’t seem like too lofty of a goal, and it really isn’t. I actually look forward to sitting down on Sundays and going through my photos to figure out what I’m going to do next.
This week, I decided to work on another dance page using the photos from my daughter’s latest recital. There were so many good photos that I decided to group them by costume and just pick my three favorites. (Or, actually my daughter’s three favorites, because she was very specific about which photos I was aloud to use!)
I completed this page using My Memories Suite software and a digital download called Heartsong by Misty Cato from Sweet Shoppe Designs. I’ve used this download for several dance pages lately, because it works so well with the backdrop used for the photos, and because it has so many different papers and embellishments that came with it! I’ve done three pages now and I’ve barely scratched the surface. The only additional elements I used were from an old Stampin’ Up! digital download called Mis-Stitched (the stitching on the title and underneath the middle layer.)
This is a fairly basic layout for three photos, but I like it because the photos really pop. I like clean pages. My basic rule for scrapbooking or memory pages is that I want the photos to be the center of attention. I like subtle background papers and embellishments that enhance, but don’t detract from the photos.
For some variety and interest, I rotated some of the photos and added the year on the bottom right. I also really liked the vine embellishment that I added to the left photo.
Have you created any scrapbook or memory pages lately? There are so many methods to choose from … you can create pages digitally, use your stamping supplies to create real paper pages, or use the vast array of Project Life products offered by Stampin’ Up! Or, do whatever strikes you in the moment. The most important thing is to just do it, one page at a time.
Have a great week.