If you are like me, then you have a mountain of photos taken from your family’s summer adventures sitting on your desk waiting to be placed in a scrapbook. I have a million of ideas for summer-themed layouts, but have yet to organize all of the elements needed to create the perfect book.
My goal is to have all 1000-plus summer photos sorted by Christmas… I mean… the end of September. Wishful thinking? Maybe.
Here are some of the layouts I have been working on:
Layout featuring a picnic basket. I have a large die cut of a picnic basket (though you could use clip art, if you desire), which I plan to attach to the top of the page, then place fun picnic photos under the top of the basket, so when you lift up the basket flap, you can view the photos inside.
*My daughter biting into a huge slice of watermelon
*My world-famous potato salad
*Candid shots of people eating, laughing, chatting
*My daughter and her friend using potato chips as buck bills
*The surrounding area: park, beach, backyard, etc.
I also kept some picnic memorabilia for my layout. I have a map and brochure from a nature reserve we visited and pressed flowers from our yard.
I have thousands of photos of my family’s trips to the beach, but this summer I want to create a unique layout that features a chronological progression of my daughter’s beach visits. It will act as a timeline of sorts, chronicling her very first visit, when she was just five months old all the way up until August 2010. (She’s 6 now).
The layout would include multiple pages. However, I haven’t figured out if I want to devote one page per year or whether I should create a single montage of photos of her sitting on the sand from age one to six.