After reigniting my scrapbooking flame recently, I am pleased as punch to report that I finished the Maine vacation album. The one long overdue, you know from 2007. Ta-da!
A drawback to this size is not being able to fit very many pictures on each page. Using this size layout more and more has forced me to choose only the best pictures and to be creative with my cropping. I usually crop an inch or so off each picture, use my large paper punches on my photos or only put one (maaaaybe two) uncropped photo on a page.
Another thing I like to do is use a repeated pattern of simple embellishments. For this album (honestly though, I do it all the time) I used my circle punches to make circles from coordinating papers that I dotted around the pages here and there. Fast, cheap and easy!
Remember, and say it with me, "It does NOT have to be perfect to be beautiful."
For this album I either wrote on a piece of white card stock and used my spiral punch (above) to add a little flair, or I wrote directly on the layout itself (below). It's okay to do that. Really. Pinky swear.
Now I that I'm on a roll...watch out. Well, maybe.
If you scrapbook, what is your favorite album size? What's your favorite tip or trick to make the process easier/faster? Do you take notes or save ephemera (yes, that's my word of the day) on your travels and use them in your albums later?