Wednesday, November 9, 2011

M. Ed: A 'Summery' of Camp

*Copied from my Project Blog: A 'Summery' of Camp.

Thought I might share some of my completed double page layouts here on the blog. These are some of my favorites.

Note: I apologize that some of the pics are fussy within the pages but I had to blur the faces of the children for privacy's sake.

Let's talk a little bit about design as we go through them.

So right off the bat I will tell you that I STRUGGLED with the 8 1/2 by 11 size of this album. That page size was difficult and challenging to work with. Initially, I chose it because I never use that size and thought it might be fun to try something different. Turns out 8 1/2 by 11 is a LOT smaller than the 12 by 12. And it's a long rectangle which made it much more difficult to work with. I don't think it deterred me form using 8 1/2 by 11 because it is a nice size to add some variety to a scrapbook 12 by 12 album and I know lots of people love it and use it exclusively. But, it was a learning experience for me that's for sure.

I used a lot of sketches to spark my creativity here and used this project as an opportunity to try out some different designs-linear vs. a little crazy. I LOVE how some of them turned out.

This is very simple and linear-there weren't a lot of photos to work with for this layout either so I kept it streamlined and simple.

This one is FUN. love the color combo and again more streamlined.

I like the banner on this one. This one came from a sketch.


Simple again. A lot of pastel colors-not something I usually do but I enjoy it.


This one's wayyyyy out of my comfort zone but I LOVE how it turned out. I especially like the layers of embellishments on the left.



And this is the last one in the album and I love it. Went for a collage look and I've been saving that American Crafts paper for ages, deciding how I would use it. I LOVE this layout!!!Lots of bits & lots of pics.


So that's how the project is shaping up. If you are interested in checking it out you can visit the blog link at the top of the post.

Best thing about this project is that it's forcing me to use up a serious amount of my stash. It's also killing two birds with one stone-I get school credit for it & I get to work on a project I was going to do anyways.



  1. Your layouts are fantastic! I love how even your pictures span the two pages, it's like that split isn't even there. Gorgeous work.

  2. Wow, so many wonderful layouts! Love them all!

  3. You've done a wonderful job, especially since you stepped out of your comfort zone!!!

  4. OMG that is turning out fabulous! Congrats on going out of the comfort zone! I love it (and all the picture sizes)! Thanks so much for sharing! It looked like a fun summer! -Amanda

  5. Awesome layouts! Glad you are using your stash to get them done.

  6. Love how you got so many photos on each one, even with the double pages! These are great!