A scrapbooking bug hit me yesterday so last night I grabbed out a bunch of photos I'd taken last year of the kids getting stuck into some cooking and put this simple layout together. Just cardstock, photos, and a touch of ribbon.
Here's a closer look at the left side. I had a tiny gap at the bottom where one lot of photos was a touch shorter than the ones on the right of the page so I used our new very narrow taffeta to square the bottom up, and popped some more here and there to coordinate ...
This layout was a bit like doing a jigsaw. I trimmed down the photos to feature certain portions, then arranged and rearranged until it worked on the 12" Kraft (oops Crumb Cake) base. I popped some scraps of cardstock into the gaps, picking out some colours from the photos - Poppy Parade, Real Red and Melon Mambo.
My Big Shot and Timeless Type alphabet die came in handy for making a coordinating title. Love this alphabet. Was a bit of an investment but I've used it a lot so quite worth it I think. Decided the photos spoke for themselves really so no written journalling on this one apart from the title "We love to COOK."
I popped the date on the right hand subtitle - just the year since the photos were a mix taken over last year. Can you see the '2009' jotted in there on the 'o'?
Off to Harvey Norman in a tic to pick up another great batch of photos from the last 6 months, so hopefully a bit more scrapbooking for me in the next few months. I've missed it with all the busy busy of the last few months. Time to get back into it. I always feel happy when I've recorded some of those funny little everyday snippets of life. Such a satisfying hobby.